Player Injury Benefit
The GAA Player Injury
Benefit Fund provides benefits
to members playing
Hurling, Gaelic Football, Handball
and Rounders whose
clubs are registered with the Fund, and
also to accredited club personnel performing designated duties in connection with the activities of Clubs registered
in the Fund.
The Injury Fund is funded entirely from Club and GAA funds with no outside
(e.g. insurance) involvement. There is no legal
obligation on the GAA to
provide such a Fund.
The Injury Fund
does not seek to
compensate fully for injury but to
supplement other schemes such as Personal Accident
or Health Insurance. The Fund only provides cover
for unrecoverable losses up to the limit specified.
Ultimately, the responsibility to ensure
that adequate cover is in place lies with the
A detailed document on the Player
Injury Benefit Fund (as
well as the Claim Form) can be found
The Fund applies to:
· Players injured either in the course of a match or an official and team training session.
· Match officials i.e.
referees, linesmen or umpires.
· Voluntary coaches, team managers, selectors and
members of official team
parties injured during
games or training.
The Injury Fund
is funded by subscriptions
in respect of
teams registered and six per cent of Gross Gate Receipts from Championships, National
Leagues and Railway Cups.
The Club Subscription Costs are:
- Adult (Senior, Intermediate, Junior) - €1000 per team
Under 21 - €450 per team
Youth (Up to and including
Minor) - €200 per team to a maximum of €1,200
unrecoverable medical expenses are covered up to a maximum of €4,500 (This
benefit includes cover for MRI Scans up to a limit of €300 per scan and
post-operative treatment up to a limit of €320. A maximum benefit of €40 per
any one treatment applies). The first €100 of each and every claim is excluded.
Otherwise unrecoverable dental expenses are covered up to a maximum of €4,500.
The first €100 of each and every claim is excluded.
Physiotherapy (other than prescribed
post-operative treatment) is not covered by
Claims where the player was
not wearing an approved unmodified helmet will be declined.
There is also cover for
Loss of Wages and Supplementary
Hospital Cover. Refer to
Information Document at link above for
full information on these Benefits.
Note that anyone claiming for Loss of Wages must make a claim with
the Social Welfare
Office, as Social Welfare
Payments will only be
made on official
medical receipts (invoices
Turloughmore GAA Club Injury Policy
Any player sustaining an injury during a match (including
should report the
injury to management directly after match.
The team management will then inform the referee so that it will be included in the match report. If a player is not aware of the
injury until after leaving the match they should contact
the team manager
immediately to inform them of the injury.
If an injury is sustained during a training session the
player should report the injury
team manager before leaving training.
Player sustaining any injury which may warrant medical
treatment should fill out and submit the first 2
pages only of the GAA Injury Claim Form within
60 days of the
injury (see link above for form). Claims reported outside the 60 days will not be
processed, and the club
will not reimburse members
for any cost which would have been
covered by the
GAA Player Injury Fund
in any such instance.
is the responsibility of the player (or player’s parent/guardian) to ensure
that all necessary documentation is completed and submitted. The Club Secretary
will be available to assist in completing the claim process.
event of a player receiving an injury they should, in the first instance, utilise
their private health insurance provisions where applicable.
Similarly, for school children insured
under the School Insurance Policy parents
should utilise the
provisions of the health
cover of the
School Insurance Policy.
In the event of a
player having to attend a hospital the player should attend the public hospital
as each player has free access to the full range of services at the hospital
subject to the A&E charge levied (€100). If a player attends a GP prior to
attending hospital and receives a referral letter this A&E charge will not
apply. Players having attended A&E in a public or private hospital will be
reimbursed €100 towards the cost of the attendance on the production of a
receipt (this is the full cost in a public hospital).
Any attendance by a player at a hospital as arising from a match or
training incident MUST be notified to the
- Players who
require physiotherapy must attend the club appointed chartered physiotherapist.
players need to attend another chartered physiotherapist for specialist treatment, they
must receive prior approval from the club Chairperson. Such treatment must be
recommended by the club doctor.
- Anyone attending other physiotherapists do so at their own expense.
Any members who have not paid membership by the
membership deadline will not be eligible to receive any reimbursements from the club for
injury occurring prior to their membership
For any further Queries in relation to this policy, Please contact
your respective Team Manager or the Club Secretary.