McManamon: players deserve "a few bob" for promotions

June 27, 2019

Dublin's Kevin McManamon and Paul Cahillane of Laois
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Dublin’s Kevin McManamon says GAA players deserve to “get a few bob" for promotion events.

Speaking to the Irish Independent yesterday, the six-time All-Ireland winner refuted claims that players get as much as €6,000 for certain events but does feel they deserve to earn something for giving up their time.

"I don't know where they came up with those figures because I've never seen anything like that so I don't know where it came from, saying that people are getting six grand to go and give medals out? That's not true like," he stated.

He added: "If lads give up their time and they do whatever it is, it's fair game, but I don't know where lads are getting figures from to be honest.

"If people give up their time and they're training as much as they are and they're going out and they're doing a sponsorship thing, all well and good, they get a few bob, but I haven't personally seen figures like that."

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