Strategic Plan


GAA Strategic Plan 2021-2026

In April 2021, the GAA commenced work on a new strategic plan to set out the long-term strategy for sustaining and growing the Association. It will define the overarching objectives of the Association for the next five years and the roadmap for achieving them. The strategic plan is due to be finalised and published this autumn.

A Steering Group led by Uachtarán Larry McCarthy has already conducted an extensive programme of research to identify broad focus areas and issues. This has included:

  • 150+ surveys with GAA staff & a sample of GAA members
  • 80+ submissions from key stakeholder groups (GAA committees, government bodies, sponsors, media, etc.)
  • 7 focus groups with GAA members (Players, coaches, officers at both Club and County levels & youth members)
  • 5 focus groups with the GAA’s senior management team
  • Presentations from special interest groups
  • A review of 20 previous GAA reports

Between 14 and 24 September, all GAA members, supporters, and the general public will be invited to complete a 10-minute survey to help prioritise the most important issues that the Association needs to address in the next five-years. The GAA truly wants everyone to have a say in shaping its future and give their opinions on how to sustain and grow the Association.

Have your say now at: https://www.gaa.ie/2021-2026

Steering Group Members

The members of the GAA Strategic Plan 2021-2026 Steering Group are:

  • Larry McCarthy (Uachtarán CLG)
  • Tom Ryan (Ard-Stiúrthóir CLG)
  • Ruairí Harvey (Planning Coordinator CLG)
  • Conor McCarthy (O’Donovan Rossa, Cork)
  • Dr. Elish Kelly (Padraig Pearses, Roscommon)
  • Pat Gilroy (St. Vincents, Dublin)
  • Paul Foley (Patrickswell, Limerick)
  • Prof. David Hassan (St. Mary’s GAC, Banagher, Derry)
  • Shane Flanagan (Johnstownbridge, Kildare)
  • Tim Murphy (Brosna, Kerry)