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Irish Mirror
Karl O'Kane

GPA chiefs urge LGFA and Camogie association to call on GAA to fund player charter

GPA chiefs have urged the LGFA and Camogie Association to call on the GAA to fund a new player charter for their female members.

The latest move follows GAA Director General Tom Ryan’s statement to an Oireachtas joint committee that the Association are willing to support a female charter - if they are asked by the two bodies.

Inter-county players are demanding that female players receive the same expenses as their male counterparts - 70cent per mile - with less than 10 percent currently receiving anything.

The GPA says the LGFA and Camogie Association have to either outline how they will fund such a model or ask the GAA for help.

“The ball is clearly now in the LGFA and Camogie Association’s court,” read a GPA statement.

“There should now be no block to a standardised, mandatory charter for female inter-county players being developed.”

Meanwhile, female inter-county GAA players have escalated their ongoing protests as they bid to secure equality with their male counterparts.

Camogie and Ladies footballers will boycott planned upcoming media events organised by the LGFA and Camogie Association for the remainder of the Championship.

There is no indication that male inter-county players will follow suit, with just two and a half weeks of the football and hurling championship remaining - barring replays.

The move was agreed at a meeting of female GPA player reps and captains yesterday as part of the #UnitedForEquality protest.

A GPA statement said they would organise media access to players and local and regional media outlets would not be affected.

This move and continuing protests are a blow to the two parent bodies and their sponsors TG4 (ladies football) and Glen Dimplex (camogie)

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