the Disputes Resolution Authority
At Congress 2005, the Gaelic Athletic Association
(GAA) adopted an Arbitration Rule and a Disputes Resolution
Code. It also established the Disputes Resolution Authority
(DRA) to implement the Code. The DRA is independent of the
GAA and maintains a panel of Arbitrators from which it establishes
Arbitration Tribunals to deal with disputes referred to it.
The Panel comprises Solicitors, Barristers, Arbitrators and
persons 'who, by virture of their experience and expertise
in the affairs of the Association, are properly qualified to
resolve disputes relating to the Rules of the Association'.
Congress 2005 also appointed Liam Keane as
Secretary of the DRA for a term of three years. This was extended by a further year in 2008. At its Congress in 2009, the GAA appointed Matt Shaw as the new Secretary of the DRA.