The long-rumbling row over expenses to inter-county hurlers and footballers is done and dusted.
That’s according to a short statement released jointly by the GAA and GPA on Monday night, ending months of back-and-forth that at one stage introduced weekends of media blackouts for post-match coverage with players and management.
“Subject to approval by the GAA’s Ard Chomhairle and the GPA’s National Executive Committee who meet separately this week, the GAA and the players’ representative body can confirm that agreement has been reached on a Players’ Charter which will cover the 2022 season.”
“It has also been agreed after recent discussions that a new charter will be negotiated for 2023.”
“All previously outstanding issues relating to travel expenses have been resolved.”
“The GAA and GPA are committed to working together in a positive way in an effort to avoid similar issues arising in the future”
Scoreline understands that the resolution reached today includes a restoration of travel expenses for inter-county players for four days / training sessions a week with no limit to the number of panel players who can avail of expenses.
It is also being reported that students will be able to claim expenses up to a maximum of €250 for the last year.