Limerick football boss Billy Lee says the demands on inter-county players nowadays are 'crazy'.
The Treaty County are currently rooted to the bottom of Division 4 of the Allianz League, but Lee insists his players are training just as hard as anyone else.
"People don't realise the commitment these lads are putting in. It has gone to crazy levels. Amateurs are being asked to give professional commitment," he said in the Irish Sun.
"And it is easier to give that commitment if you are playing with the Dublin footballers or the Kilkenny hurlers.
"Imagine taking a case of beer into a dressing room after a game, players would be crucified for being seen to have a drink.
"It is not uncommon for international rugby players to do it. Martin O'Neill did it after Ireland beat Italy - yet if a GAA team were to do it or a player was to have a drink three weeks before a game there'd be hell on earth."