Jim Madden GPA Leadership Programme 2021 Application Process NOW OPEN

We are delighted to announce the Jim Madden GPA Leadership Programme is open to applicants for the 2021 academic year. The prestigious leadership course is open to all current and former inter-county players.

The Jim Madden Programme is a unique, bespoke Leadership programme, run in conjunction with the GPA, which develops a group of county players from Hurling, Camogie and Gaelic football with the necessary skills, motivation and experience to become real leaders in the community.

Many of our Gaelic athletes have exceptional leadership qualities. These skills are honed through the experience and resilience developed as elite players in a highly competitive environment, where high performance is often predicated on the player’s own ability to lead by example encouraging greater levels of performance from team-mates.

The Jim Madden GPA Leadership Programme establishes a learning pathway for both male and female players who wish to develop these qualities which can be harnessed both for their personal development and for the benefit of the community.

This programme is made possible thanks to the support of Michael Madden and his family who have dedicated the curriculum to the memory of their late father Jim who was a tireless grassroots GAA and community activist in Tipperary. His daughter Claire is the holder of five senior All Ireland medals with Tipperary while Jim was a selector for four of those victories.


To view the key dates & further information please view the 2021 Jim Madden Leadership Prospectus.

The application process for the 2021 Jim Madden GPA Leadership Programme will open on Wednesday 30th September 2020 and will close on Wednesday 14thOctober 2020.

WGPA members can contact gemma@wgpa.ie for further information.

GPA members can contact karen@gaelicplayers.com for further information.