One GAA Player Said To Be Earning Circa €140k Per Year From Sponsorship Deals

One GAA Player Said To Be Earning Circa €140k Per Year From Sponsorship Deals

During the week, Lee Chin said he doesn't like to talk about making money from his image as a GAA player. Still, he talked about it anyway.

The Wexford hurler is open and affable - someone tough not to like when in his company - he could not help but be forthcoming. Ask Lee Chin a question and you'll get a straight answer, there's not much dodging and dancing.

It's perhaps why he's able to make a living indirectly from the game. Along with being a superb athlete, he's also highly marketable.

The 25-year-old revealed that he has three main sponsors - Fulfil, O'Neill's and iPro sports drinks - along with other less substantial deals. He has not had a regular full-time job since quitting work as a barber three years ago. Though, he does the odd bit at his family's takeaway restaurant in Wexford town.

In today's Sunday Times, Denis Walsh reveals that Chin's earnings are apparently modest - that is at least when compared to one other inter-county player in particular. That player is not named. Though, the pool of contenders would be small.


It's said that the veteran footballer made between €130,000 - €140,000 a year over the last number of seasons for working on national ad campaigns according to sources working in the industry.

Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

See Also: Lee Chin Explains How He Makes A Living From Being A GAA Player

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