The GAA has launched a survey to give all players, members and supporters an opportunity to shape the association's next five-year strategic plan.

As reported by RTÉ Sport last March, the body is putting together a longer-term plan to help form its future.

The association will use Foireann – its online membership system – for the first time to send the survey link directly to the email address of every eligible member.

The GAA Strategic Plan Steering Group has been consulting with a wide range of its members and partners since April in a bid to determine broad focus areas and issues.

President Larry McCarthy is chairing that group.

He said: "This process of engagement with our membership will be hugely important in helping us to establish the direction of travel for the association over the next five years.

"Over the next 10 days there will be an opportunity for members – across every section of the GAA – to have their say on what they believe are the issues we need to prepare for and what solutions might help us meet those challenges.

"I urge everyone to take up this opportunity and we look forward to feedback that for the first time we will be asking for via Foireann, our own membership system."

The questions in the survey are based on research which included surveys and focus groups with players, coaches, officers, other volunteers, and employees at Club and County levels, along with other key GAA stakeholders.

The steering group says it is especially eager to ensure that the views of club members are reflected in the GAA's strategic priorities. All feedback will be reviewed over the course of several workshops.

GAA director general Tom Ryan is keen to hear all voices: "Having a clear vision and strategy for the association over the next five years is of utmost importance and equally, finding out from the wider membership the concerns and aspirations for our organisation can only benefit this work.

"Our clubs and their members drive Cumann Lúthchleas Gael and this is a chance for them to be heard as priorities are identified.

"We want a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, so our strategy solves real problems and exploits meaningful opportunities. I would encourage as many members as possible to complete the survey."

The survey is available on the GAA’s official website.