Thursday 23 May 2019

Dublin star Paul Flynn named as new chief executive of the Gaelic Players Association

Paul Flynn of Dublin celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Allianz Football League Division 1 game between Dublin and Roscommon at Croke Park in Dublin.
Paul Flynn of Dublin celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Allianz Football League Division 1 game between Dublin and Roscommon at Croke Park in Dublin.
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Paul Flynn has been appointed as the new CEO of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA), the organisation announced today.

The four-time All-Star will take up the position from September 2018, concentrating on his playing commitments with Dublin over the summer.

Flynn has won five All-Ireland's with Dublin and will play an important role with his county again this campaign, coming off the bench in their dominant victory over Longford last weekend.

The 31-year-old will succeed Dermot Early as chief executive of the organisation, after the former Kildare footballer stepped down from the role earlier this year.

"I am very proud and honoured to be taking up the position of CEO of the GPA at this time of enormous change and development for the game," Flynn said in a statement.

"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.

"I am really looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting started on the work ahead. I look forward to working alongside players to ensure that their unique contribution to the games and society as whole is fully recognised."

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