Welcome to our Learning & Development Portal

This site has been developed to provide better access to key resources for GAA members and those actively promoting Gaelic Games. Register as a site member and access Education Programmes to support your role as Coach, Referee, Administrator or Player. 


The first ever GAA Player Conference will take place in Croke Park on Saturday, February 17th. Open to all adult players of Gaelic Games (Football, Hurling, Ladies Football, Camogie, Handball and Rounders), the event themed Prepare, Perform and Recover is designed to engage, educate, support and inform adult club players on player welfare topics. 
The conference will include keynote addresses, engaging workshops and discussion groups as well as practical experiential demonstrations.  Special guest and speakers include
  • Eamonn O'Shea (former Tipperary Hurling manager)
  • Cathal Cregg (Head Strength & Conditioning Officer with Connacht GAA)
  • Prof Niall Moyna (Head of the School of Health and Human Performance and Sigerson Manager - DCU)
  • Caroline Currid (Performance Coach - experience with multiple All-Ireland winning teams)
  • Dr.Crionna Tobin (Leading sports nurtionist)
  • Dr. Edwenia O'Malley (Sports Physiotherapist involved in the development of GAA 15)
  • Further speakers to be added in the coming weeks.

For further information see http://learning.gaa.ie/player

Future Leaders Transition Year Programme


The “Future Leaders Transition Year Programme” is a joint initiaitive from the GAA and the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It is a cross-curricular programme comprising of a series of modules designed to encourage maturity, initiative, responsibility and leadership skills in pupils. The Programme gives pupils the knowledge and skills to support all roles required in the effective staging of Gaelic Games. For more info go to the Future Leaders Page


  Click here for more information on the GAA's new 5 Star Centre initiative for Primary Schools


GAA Games Development Conference 2018

The GAA Games Development Conference 2018 is being developed in partnership with Sky Sports and will take place on Friday and Saturday, January 12th and 13th 2018 in Croke Park. For more information click .

2017 Conference Summary                                                                                

The Coach10/MVA Model for Effective Coaching



Click on the image above to learn about the model

GAA Activity Planner for Hurling, Football, Handball and Rounders


Plan your own sessions with the help of the new GAA Activity Planner.  Click here for more.