GAA Injury Scheme


It is now compulsory for schools participating in the Ulster Schools GAA competitions/blitzes to be covered either by a Personal Accident policy (i.e. Allianz) or under the GAA Injury Fund.

Cover for schools under the GAA Injury Benefit Fund will operate from 1st September to 31st August annually.

In order to be registered, Schools must complete the Registration Form available on the Ulster Schools website and return it completed with payment to Seamus Woods, Ulster Schools Committee Secretary, no later than 30th of September of the relevant calendar year.

Registration and payment of team subscriptions (€300 / £285) must be completed before any team is permitted to field in official fixtures.

Who is covered under the GAA Injury Benefit Fund?

The GAA Injury Benefit Fund applies to:

1.1 Registered Players as per the Official Guide who play on a team registered with the GAA Injury Benefit Fund who incur accidental bodily injury while playing Hurling, Gaelic Football, Handball or Rounders’ only either in the course of

  • an official competitive fixture or
  • an official sanctioned challenge match or
  • an official supervised training session

1.2 Match officials’ i.e. referees, linesmen or umpires injured while officiating at an official competitive fixture of Hurling, Handball, Gaelic Football or Rounders’ as specified in 1.1 above.

1.3 Voluntary coaches, team managers, selectors and members of official team parties injured during games or training as specified in 1.1 above.

Girls may participate only up to and including Under 12 Grade. Once a girl turns 12 years old, they must register with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association or Cumann Camógaiochta and ensure that cover is in place with the appropriate Association to cover their specific needs.

Funding & Subscriptions

The GAA Injury Benefit Fund is funded in its entirety by annual team subscriptions together with six per cent of Gross Gate Receipts from Championships and National Leagues alongside a significant Central Council contribution. The amount of school registrations shall be:

1. €300 per school – schools participating in competitions and blitzes organised by Ulster Schools Committee

2. There is a concessionary fee for schools which participate in a maximum of 5 blitzes per school year. Please contact Seamus Woods to discuss.

For more information, including a copy of the most recent claim form, visit:

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