GAA Player Conference - 2018-01-05 12:31:00

The GAA is delighted to announce

details of the first ever GAA Player

Conference. The event which

will take place in Croke Park on

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 is open to

all adult players of Gaelic Games (Football,

Hurling, Camogie, Ladies Football, Handball

and Rounders). The event is themed

Prepare, Perform and Recover and is

designed to engage educate, support and

inform adult club players on player welfare


In relation to the conference, Uachtarán CLG,

Aogán Ó Fearghaíl, said: “I am delighted to

announce this opportunity for our players to

attend an event such as this, which will help

increase awareness of the many fantastic

resources available through our online

platforms, and, which

are available to all our members.”

Player Welfare is one of the GAA’s core values

and the association invests considerable

time, personnel, and finance in developing

evidence-based programmes and resources.

Research has identified the challenge for

sports governing bodies in communicating

player welfare messages to the playing

population. To bridge this gap, the GAA is

providing a platform for adult club players to

engage and be informed about the following

player welfare areas:

• Warm-up / Injury prevention / Strength & Conditioning
• Technical demands of the game & Skills
• Mental preparation and performance
• Nutrition for Performance / Supplements
The conference will include keynote
addresses, engaging workshops and
discussion groups as well as practical experiential demonstrations on the above
and other player welfare related topics
including fixtures, concussion and gambling
awareness. Special guests and speakers
• Eamonn O’Shea (former Tipperary
Hurling manager)
• Cathal Cregg (Head Strength &
Conditioning Officer)
• Prof Niall Moyna (Head of the School of Health and Human Performance and
Sigerson Manager - DCU)
• Caroline Currid (Performance Coach
- experience with multiple All-Ireland
winning teams)
• Dr.Crionna Tobin (Leading sports
• Dr. Edwenia O’Malley (Sports
• Mark Roe (Researcher, GAA/UCD
National Injury Surveillance Database)
• Further speakers to be added in the
coming weeks…
For just €10, attendees will also receive
information on key areas of player welfare, an
attendee pack and refreshments (including
lunch) throughout the day.
In the lead up to the conference, as part of a
#PreparePerformRecover campaign, player
welfare related resources will be promoted
across, http://learning.gaa.
ie/player and the GAA’s many social media
channels to assist players, coaches and clubs
as they plan for the 2018 season.
The GAA Player Conference will take place
in Croke Park from 9.45am until 3.15pm on
Saturday 17th February 2018. Spaces are
limited so to book your place, and for further
information see
For further information please contact / 01-8658610