GAA insurance claims under the spotlight

More than 60 per cent of the insurance claims brought against GAA clubs are for incidents that are not related to the playing of games according to information in this month's GAA Club Newsletter.

The annual average cost of liability claims taken against GAA Units is €3.2m and of that total some €1m or slightly more than 30 per cent relates to claims from games activity.

The remaining claims relate to activity such as use of facilities like walkways, all-weather facilities and halls/meeting rooms for recreational users and groups and the staging of club fundraising event activities.

The highest incident of claims arises following alleged slip/trip/fall on premises costing insurers €1.2m annually.

The GAA’s insurance department noticed a drop in claims in the second half of 2020 as facilities were only in use outdoors and were games-based.

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