Limerick pair Creamer and Hickey graduate from the Jim Madden GPA Leadership Programme

The Limerick duo were honoured recently after completing the programme.

Limerick’s Seamus Hickey and Muireann Creamer were among those who recently graduated from the Jim Madden GPA Leadership Programme. 

The programme develops a group of inter-county players from Hurling, Camogie and Gaelic football with the necessary skills, motivation and experience to become real leaders in the community.

Over 200 inter-county players have benefitted from the programme since it began eight years ago.

Muireann Creamer pictured with GPA CEO Tom Parsons and Jim Madden GPA Leadership programme facilitator Martin Kelly.

Creamer is a current member of the Limerick Camogie squad and was vice captain of the side in 2019. More recently she was instrumental in helping her club, Cappamore, to claim the Limerick Intermediate Camogie Championship title.

Hickey was a member of the Limerick senior hurling side from 2007 to 2018 before announcing his retirement in the wake of a maiden All-Ireland triumph. Hickey was also a prominent member of the GPA as Chairman of the National Executive Committee preceding Tom Parson who presented the awards to both Hickey and Creamer.

GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 19/8/2018 Galway vs Limerick Limerick’s Seamus Hickey lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The tailored programme sees students paired with a professional life coach with whom they work to address their individual development needs.  Participants gain skills which they can draw on in their personal, sporting and professional lives. 

The programme has been made possible through the support of Michael Madden and his family who have dedicated this programme and curriculum to the memory of their late father Jim, who was a tireless grassroots GAA and community activist in Tipperary. 

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