Eamon Horan reports on the launch of the Gaelic Players Association.

Eamon Horan reports on the launch of the Gaelic Players Association. The organisation met formally for the first time at the Wellington Park Hotel in Belfast on 15 September 1999. It set out to represent the interests of all footballers and hurlers in Ireland, with the bulk of the initial support coming from Ulster.

Armagh footballer Kieran McGeeney says this is not about getting payment for players, it's about looking after them. Improvements in insurances schemes and championship structures are among the issues to be looked at. Kildare footballer Brian Lacey says it's about time players had a say, while Laois hurler Fionán O'Sullivan says it's all about the love of the game.

An RTÉ News report from 16 September 1999.

Kieran McGeeney
Kieran McGeeney