Former Mayo footballer Tom Parsons says he's "honoured" to become the new CEO of the Gaelic Players' Association.
The Charlestown Sarsfields clubman succeeds Paul Flynn in the role, having been on the GPA's executive committee since 2017. Parsons had been co-chair of the committee with Maria Kinsella following the merger of the GPA and women's GPA.
“I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be appointed as the CEO of the GPA," said Parsons, who retired from inter-county football earlier this year.
“I truly believe in the great work of the Association and, from personal experience, the GPA has supported me in my sporting, personal and professional life since my debut with Mayo in 2008.
“As a player, I feel I have experienced nearly all the challenges, highs and lows a player can face. I know how important it is to have an association that unconditionally cares for every player. I’m committed to build on the great work of our previous CEO Paul Flynn and I’m privileged to have the opportunity to work with a dynamic, dedicated team in the GPA who have the player at the heart of all decisions.
“A huge motivation for me was the decision by players to merge the GPA and WGPA in December of 2020. I feel this truly represents the leadership of our male and female inter-county players and I’m committed to serve the voice of all our players to the best of my ability. I look forward to taking up the position later in the summer.”