Both the Women's and Men's GPA have launched a joint initiative to celebrate the allegiances shared between both codes. The campaign which will be denoted by #OnHerSide on Twitter encourages players to unite men and women GAA players who have similar goals and lifestyles in an effort to improve equality in Gaelic Games.
Established GAA players including Lee Chin, Eoin Cadogon and Ger Brennan are among those backing the initiative throughout September in the run up to the Camogie All-Ireland Finals on September 13 and the Ladies Gaelic Football Finals on September 27.
It is hoped that the success of the campaign online and elsewhere will be translated in high attendance levels at the finals in Croke Park and will continue thereafter.
Commenting on the launch, GPA CEO Dessie Farrell said;
The GPA is delighted to support the OnHerSide campaign, another excellent initiative by the WGPA and a measure of the organisation’s progress in its first year. Increasing recognition of, and support for, inter-county camogie and ladies football is an ambition of everyone involved in Gaelic games and we are delighted to see prominent players acting as advocates for the campaign
— Ryan Mc Cluskey (@clucker60) September 7, 2015
Meanwhile, Women's GPA Chairperson Aoife Lane echoed Dessie Farrell's words.
Throughout this campaign, the mutual respect and affinity among male and female county players is clearly visible; players can and should be each other’s greatest supporters and advocates.