Galvin believes amateurism is becoming unsustainable

Former Kerry star Paul Galvin believes "amateurism is becoming unsustainable" in the GAA.

Galvin’s comments come in the wake of former All-Ireland winning manager Eugene McGee predicting that players will be paid for their services within the next decade.

And Galvin feels that players should begin to benefit from the massive monies coming into GAA coffers from commercial deals.

“People say that professionalism is unsustainable, I look at it now and I think amateurism is becoming unsustainable,” Galvin said on 2FM yesterday.

“For players and the time they are putting into it, the money that is in the game, there is so much money in the game.

“I would be interested to see, watch this space, on how they can justify the income and the revenue and tell players ‘best of luck and thanks for everything’.

“The Sky thing is a big deal, a big departure for the GAA and I would see it as being a positive thing if players begin to see some benefits.

“I think a more condensed playing season would be a big benefit for players. I think increasing the rate of mileage players get for expenses would be good.

“We would have trained between Tralee and Killarney, most of the year in Killarney so some guys would have had an hour and a half each way, three nights a week maybe four nights a week.”


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