Dublin footballer Paul Flynn has been named as the new chief executive of the Gaelic Players Association.

The Fingallians man will take up the role in September, having worked out his notice as a commercial director with recruitment agency Lincoln Recruitment. 

Flynn, 31, has been on the board and the National Executive Committee of the of the players' representative body since 2012.

The five-time All-Ireland winner forward takes over from Dermot Earley, who departed the role in January.

He said: "My vision is to build on the great work of our previous leaders and to engage the next generation of players.

"Players will be at the heart of all GPA decision making and the Association will remain unrelenting in its pursuit of members’ interests."