Women’s GAA Teams Getting 14% Less Ham Sandwiches And Club Orange Than Men


ALTHOUGH great leaps have been made in the past year to promote women’s GAA as equally exciting as its male counterpart, new statistics have shown that ladies playing football or camoige receive 14.4% fewer sambos after each match.

Under the standard GAA pay structure, male participants in games such as hurling, football, and handball receive up to four ham sandwiches, a swig out of a 2 litre bottle of Club Orange, and a good hard slap on the back after each match.

This can be increased to a carvery dinner and a big feed of drink after significant matches, such as selling out Croke Park at 60 euro a ticket.

However, women receive just 86% of this total amount, as evidenced by yesterday’s All-Ireland Ladies GAA final where the victorious Cork senior team didn’t even get a full sliced-pan’s worth of sandwiches after defeating Dublin by one point.

“Women are underpaid in almost every profession in Ireland, and now we’re getting done when it comes to refreshments as well,” said Maureen Hanillan, spokesperson for the GAA Gender Gap Awareness Association (GAAGGAA).

“Our women train as hard as the men, play as hard as the men and are as committed as the men, and they don’t even get crisps? It’s time for equality. Christ knows it’s not like we’re asking for actual money, we know it’s the GAA we’re dealing with, but if the men are getting cheese on their sandwiches, we want cheese on our sandwiches”.