Irish rugby went professional to compete with the other nations. That doesn't apply in the gaa.
Besides, what professionalism does rugby have anyway, four teams?
The league of Ireland couldn't do,professional.
Does the gpa seriously think that a professional level at intercounty is viable? Someone must be selling the, a monorail and magic beans.
A full time professional gaa player would need to be on enough money to ensure a standard of living in line with that status. Their teams will,have to generate that money for them and also be able to pay for the facilities neeðd for a professional team.
Nobody could do that on even a medium term.
I understand the fear but the reality is that it will not happen, anyone agitating for,it knows this and they are in it for something else.