Player Welfare

Player Injury

The GAA Injury Benefit Fund is not insurance. The Injury Fund is a benefit cover funded entirely from Club and Central Council contributions.

The Fund provides cover for registered member participating in an Official Fixture or Official supervised training session as part of a team registered with the fund.

Risk is an inherent factor in sport, as in life. When members voluntarily take part in Club activities they accept the risks that such participation may bring.

The Injury Fund does not seek to fully compensate but to supplement other covers such as Private Health Insurance, National Health Insurance, Personal Accident Cover, Employment benefit covers, Income Payment protection covers.

The Fund only provides cover for otherwise unrecoverable losses up to the benefit limits. The Fund should not be used as a guarantee of for the payment of expenses. Ultimately, the responsibility to ensure that adequate cover is in place rests with the individual member commensurate with their specific individual needs.

More details can be found at


Procedure for Submitting Claim

  • Report any suspected Injury (to team management)
  • Claim form can be downloaded from Scroll to the bottom of the page for downloads.
  • LGFA form can be donwloaded from
  • The first two pages of this form must be filled out as soon as possible (Preliminary claim form for LGFA) and given to our Player Welfare Officer who will forward to Willis the GAA claims administrators.
  • A claim must be registered with Willis within 60 days of an injury, (8 weeks – LGFA) otherwise the claim will not be processed.
  • When the treatment for the injury is completed, the remainder of the form must be filled in and given to our Player Welfare Officer, along with all medical bills.
  • Any queries or correspondence relating to a claim must be made through the Clubs Player Welfare Officer.
  • The Player Welfare Officer will ensure that all required Club and County Board signatures and documentation are completed.
  • The Player Welfare Officer will also follow up with the player regarding any queries from Willis or any further information required.
  • Once a settlement cheque has been issued to the club, the Player Welfare Officer will organise for the settlement amount to be forwarded to the player
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