Club players are set to have a new voice in Gaelic games with the announcement of the launch of the Club Players' Association (CPA).

The move comes in response to frustration with the increasingly demanding GAA season, which sees club games vying for space in the calendar alongside national league and championship fixtures.

Former Monaghan selector Declan Brennan is part of the group behind the new players' body, and he argued that decision makers in Croke Park need to be reminded of the importance of clubs to the health of the sport.

"The club player needs a voice and I’m initiating a process to give [them] that," Brennan told RTÉ Sport.

"There would be huge frustration within communities, with the GAA, whether it be male, female hurling, Gaelic football, that the club has been forgotten in the process.

“Club players are county players. County players are club players. There’s no difference. They are mentally and physically drained. It’s a 12-month game at this moment. There’s no pre-season anymore. You’re going from club football to county football to university football to school football, right across the board."

Brennan added that the new organisation was keen to support any moves to revamp GAA fixture lists to the benefit of the club game.

"Somebody needs to be given power to make big decisions for the association for the next 100 years," Brennan said.

"If Croke Park come up with a satisfactory agenda of fixtures and the club player and ourselves as a group see it as satisfactory we will fully support anything they want to put forward.

"If Croke Park come up with a satisfactory agenda of fixtures and the club player and ourselves as a group see it as satisfactory we will fully support anything they want to put forward.

“What we’re doing is rallying the troops to say, ‘there’s discontent’, and that if Paraic Duffy or the president brings something to Congress, every person in the country gets the message through to the representative at the county board meeting that brings it to the county board and who brings it to the Congress. This is what the club player of Ireland wants.

“I’ve been energised by the good will out there. The club player is sitting there waiting on the GAA calendar to happen and can’t plan his life, could be playing six or eight months of the year and at the moment he’s training to play games instead of playing games to train."

The CPA is set to be officially launched in the coming weeks, with the immediate goal of improving the lines of communication between clubs and GAA headquarters.

“The group itself has been in discussion. In about two weeks' time there’ll be a launch of who’s involved, we have a clear message that we want to condense the county calendar in the year," Brennan said.

"Paraic Duffy said that one of the strongest bodies is the club, but unfortunately they’re disconnected to everything else at the minute and their point is not getting across because the line of communication is very poor.”