• PFA Ireland AGM group shot
  • PFA Ireland AGM

    The PFA Ireland AGM took place on Wednesday 28 June in Castleknock Golf Club.
    There were numerous players there from various teams around the country and also representation from the women’s game through Áine O'Gorman.
    The year just gone was reviewed and plans for the year ahead were spoken about. All the players present took part in some good discussions on the issues that directly affect them.
    The players also got two fascinating presentations from Mary Larkin of Pathways Counselling on how to look after your mental health and also from John Ryan from the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation on the Heroes of Football project which promotes diversity in football.

    General Secretary Stephen McGuinness said,”It was a great meeting in a fantastic setting here in Castleknock Golf Club. There was some good debate on the state of play at the moment in the league here. Some big plans for the year ahead but it’s all driven by the players and everything we do is for them. We also had two superb presentations from Mary and John on areas that we have put a lot of effort into and I’d like to thank them for their great work.
    Also a new committee is now in place and I look forward to working with them over the next year.”

    PFA Ireland chairman Gary Rogers commented,”It was a very good AGM with lots of good interaction from those present. We are always striving to improve the conditions for players and it’s great to see that the players are very passionate about it and want to improve both on and off the pitch.”