The GAA is a staunch organisation that wants to protect its value and appreciation in Irish culture, this includes the rule on amateurism. It is frustrating though seeing these athletes train and live like professionals and maintaining a full-time job to top it off. Many of the GAA stars do receive car sponsorship and marketing deals but that only applies to a few.
The Irish dilemma: Gaelic football talent in the AFL and AFLW
Thank you mzilikazi
Leinster has been producing the majority of young talent in Ireland.
I agree that Stockdale will be an interesting choice since he has been ineffective in previous games for Ireland. I would love to see Simon Zebo in there but the IRFU rule has blocked a serious asset to the team especially after his performance for Racing recently.
A look into Ireland’s Six Nations clash against Italy