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. 

GAA Games Development Conference

The 2017 GAA Games Development Conference took place in Croke Park on Friday and Saturday, January 6th/7th and was a great success. Thank you to the 783 delegates and all the speakers who contributed to a very informative and enjoyable 2 days.The 2017 Conference focused on issues related to players across the playing pathway (Child, Youth and Adult players).  
For more information on the Games Development Conference, visit the Conference Webpage or email: gamesdevelopment@gaa.ie
Videos of the presentations will be posted soon.

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. 

GAA Go Games Skill Challenges

Check out these brand new hurling/camogie and Gaelic football skill challenges for children aged approx. 7-12. Learn from inter-county stars doing the challenges by clicking here.   


Introduction of Blood Testing

From January 1 2016 Blood Testing will be introduced to Gaelic games as part of the Association's Anti-Doping Programme in conjunction with the Irish Sports Council.

Blood testing is not a replacement for urine testing. The ISC can test both blood and/or urine on certain occasions.

The sanction for refusal is a period of ineligibility of up to four years from sport. For more information visit the Player Anti-Doping section.