Club Players Association disbands after claim ‘work is done’

The Club Players Association (CPA) has formally disbanded after declaring its ‘work is done’ following the GAA’s decision to introduce a split season, which provides distinct windows for club and intercounty activity.

The group held an online on Monday night and decided to bring its four-year campaign to an end.

The CPA was established in 2016 to lobby and campaign on the single issue of fixing the fixtures for all players. It was sparked by growing concerns about players physical and mental wellbeing, because of the demands and uncertainty of the playing season.

The association had a difficult relationship with the GAA at times. Their bid to get official recognition at Annual Congress in 2017 did not go to a vote when it became apparent that support was not there.