GAA launch new strategic plan


The GAA has launched a new strategic plan to grow and sustain the Association over the next five years. It is entitled ‘Aontas 2026 – Towards One GAA for All’,
The strategy features a variety of objectives to realise the GAA’s vision as a sustainable community-based and volunteer-led Association where as many as possible, participate in Gaelic games and culture for as long as possible.
Among the stated priorities of the Association between now and 2026 are a sustainable Association with thriving Clubs at its core as well as six codes, one Association.
The strategy aims to give units and members direction on where the Association wants to be by 2026 and how we plan to get there. It specifically makes choices about what we will and will not do as an Association.
GAA President Larry McCarthy said: “The importance of our clubs to the communities they serve was never more evident than it was during the harrowing Pandemic. If the GAA is about People then it is appropriate that we have a strategic plan that delivers for everyone and after this detailed consultation process, I believe we have a strategic plan to allow Gaelic games to face the future with confidence.
While Director General Tom Ryan commented: “The significant level of engagement from every level of the Association that was used in preparing this plan had a direct input into the final document and helped shape our vision for the coming years. Ensuring that Gaelic games is robust for whatever challenges are ahead and is capable of staying relevant to our members and clubs will be our priority.”
A Strategic Plan Implementation Committee chaired by the Preside will oversee the implementation of the plan. This committee will also include the Director General and four Provincial Secretaries / CEOs. They will meet on a regular basis to review progress before a mid-point review takes place ahead of February 2024 when the next Uachtarán starts his role. This review will allow the new President to refresh the specific actions to be taken.