Membership and Registration
The GAA has the largest membership of any sports organisation in Ireland. When one becomes a member of a GAA club, they become part of the GAA family and part of a great community based organisation that continues to enhance the lives of so many people.
In order for one to become a member of the GAA (Association), one must first become a member of a GAA Club. A person can apply for membership of a Club by completing the Full or Youth membership application form and forwarding it to the club Secretary for approval by the Club Executive Committee. Once a member, a person is then registered with the Association and provided with a membership number.
All club officers should be familiar with the rules governing Club membership and the rules governing registration of members and players. This is an important consideration for clubs and every effort should be made to comply with all of the rules governing this topic.
Not a member? Why not join your local and/or a GAA club. Use the Getting Involved section to locate clubs from around the country.
Accessing the GAA Management System
Online registrations are managed by Clubs on the GAA Management System (people.gaa.ie) and each Club can have one or more officers who can access the system.
If you are a new Registrar that will be doing registrations for your Club, your Club Secretary through their official GAA e-mail account must contact email@example.com to update the Registrar details on the GAA Management System. This will ensure that you can access the system.
If you are a new Secretary and would like access to the system, you should obtain the password for your Club Secretary’s official GAA e-mail account (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) from your predecessor. At that stage, contact email@example.com and request administrator access for your Club.
User Forums / Training Documents
The GAA Management System consists of several sections such as Members Management (adding and registering members), Competition Management, Competition Creation, Fixture Generation, Match Official Management, Match Official SMS, Venue Management, Competition Calendar, Communications, Fees Management, Player Injury Scheme and Club Administration.
There are some significant changes to Data Protection legislation coming into effect which will impacts on how GAA clubs collect and use information about their members.
The GAA has obtained legal advice on this and have reflected the appropriate wording into the Official Guide sample membership form. The Rules Advisory Committee has also reviewed the required changes from a GAA rules perspective and it will be published in the next version of the Official Rule Book. The sample form and it is available for you to use as a template for your club this year by downloading the form below
Click here to visit the GMS Helpdesk.
For any queries on access to the system, or on the system functionality, please e-mail or call the GAA Games Management System Helpdesk via the following details:
Phone: 01 865 8632