GAA Injury Benefit Fund

The GAA Injury Benefit Fund covers registered players  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 in the course of an official supervised training session. For details about the scheme including exceptions and limitations, please read the GAA Injury Benefit Fund Information Summary Document.

In the event of a player sustaining an injury the following procedures must be followed:

  • If the injury is sustained in a match, inform the match referee of your injury and give the referee your name in order to have it submitted with the referees report. If the injury only becomes apparent after the match then inform your manager immediately ( who must contact the referee with your name and details of the injury ).
  • If the injury is sustained at training, inform your team manager. The manager should then inform the Club secretary–
  • Fill in the Injury Claim Notification Form  and send to the club secretary. All claims are required to be reported by the club to the administrators of DWF Claims within 60 days of the injury so Injury Claim Notification form needs to be sent to the club secretary as soon as possible. Failure by the club to notify the DWF Claims administrators within 60 days s will render the claim null and void.  
  • A player must attend a doctor or dentist in order to validate an injury claim  and Medical Certification will need to be completed by the attending doctor and sent to the club secretary along with the Injury Claim form.