Frequently Asked Questions

What is the CPA?2017-08-17T10:57:37+00:00

The Club Players Association (CPA) is a volunteer association that was established to help resolve the GAA fixtures crisis. The CPA is committed to delivering an unchangeable, meaningful and balanced fixtures programme within a defined season – for both club and county competitions.

Why should I register to become a member of the CPA?2017-08-17T10:57:38+00:00

Your registration will confirm that the status quo is unacceptable and that change is required. The CPA will have an ongoing dialogue with its members to represent their views as accurately and effectively as possible.

Does the CPA want County Players to continue playing with their clubs?2017-08-02T12:57:18+00:00

Absolutely. County players are club players too. The CPA wants to ensure that county players are available to their clubs for the majority of meaningful club matches.

How will the CPA help change the current situation?2017-08-02T12:57:35+00:00

The CPA would like to work collaboratively with the GAA to facilitate a mutually beneficial solution. The CPA will try to influence the GAA through all appropriate channels e.g. Croke Park, Provincial Councils, County Boards and Clubs. The CPA will support good ideas and will push back against bad ones.

Does the CPA represent female players?2017-08-02T12:57:50+00:00

No. As the Camogie and Ladies Football Associations reside outside the GAA, the CPA does not claim to represent their players. However, female coaches, supporters and administrators are encouraged to join.

Does the CPA only care about the fixtures crisis?2017-08-02T12:58:03+00:00

While sorting out the fixtures mess is the primary objective, the CPA will be led by feedback from its members about what other areas require support e.g. insurance, facilities etc.

Is anyone getting paid to work for the CPA?2017-08-02T12:58:17+00:00

No. Everyone involved in the CPA is a volunteer and will not receive payment for their time and contribution. Some vouched expenses may be covered but there will be transparency for any money spent.

How is the CPA funding itself e.g. website and other marketing activities?2017-08-02T12:58:31+00:00

The CPA is grateful for the support of a number of people and organisations who have provided their services on a pro bono basis so far. As commitments increase, the CPA will explore sponsorship arrangements to help advance the key objectives.

How do I register and do I have to pay anything?2017-08-02T12:58:51+00:00

There is no fee to join the CPA. Please contact your local County Co-ordinator to get a form or go to the registration page by clicking here to register now.