Player Injury Fund 2019-03-01 11:33:00

Players who have not paid their membership are not covered by the fund. Cover only starts from the date yearly membership is paid.

The cover offered by the GAA Player Injury Fund is a maximum of €4,500 of a benefit towards medical or dental costs with an excess of €100 per claim. There is also loss of earnings cover of €300 per week with an excess of one week. The Player Injury Fund is unique to the GAA and aids injured players in their recovery and assists in loss of earnings.

However, it is important to stress that the fund is not intended to take the place of a person’s personal cover but to provide assistance in a time of need. Players are still advised to have their own independent medical cover in place.

In 2018 alone there were 6,233 injured players who were assisted – the majority of them club players – at a total cost of almost €9m.

The money in the Player Injury Fund comes from registration fees paid by clubs all over the country and raises €6m every year. However, this amount alone is not enough to cover the number of claims that are lodged and requires an annual top up fee of €3m to be paid by Central Council.

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