The GAA Club Players Association have signaled their intent to adopt a more 'militant strategy' but ruled out striking after a survey of their members showed support for such an approach.
The CPA has 25,000 members who are involved in the club game around the country.
A new survey revealed that over 77% of its members would back a more aggressive approach and while a statement from the CPA does not spell out exactly what action could be taken.
The CPA recently withdrew from the GAA's fixtures review task force, claiming that the purpose of the task force was to "ratify the status quo" of the inter-county football calendar and going so far as to describe the task force as a "Trojan horse".
Speaking to RTÉ Sport, CPA Chairman Micheal Briody revealed the depth of of feeling among CPA members but insisted that strike action is off the table.
"[The members] voted for us to adopt a more militant strategy," he said. "I will point that our version of a militant strategy is not a strike.
"We don't believe that a club player strike is logistically possible or that it would have significant effect and it’s giving players less games.
"There are other forms of militancy, we have written to some of the key sponsors that support the GAA and we’ll be looking for them to support the cause of the many, which is the club players, as opposed to the cause of the few."
"To us, there's no real surprise in the result of the survey. They voted strongly that they don’t want the status quo or the version of the status quo that’s coming through the fixtures task force.
"We can see a lot of disquiet at the moment, there’s a lot of anecdotal evidence of dissatisfaction with the crossover of things, with the likes of Sigerson Cup and provincial cups even as early as January.
"They feel that there’s a disconnect between the grass roots and Croke Park with the elitism that’s coming through our game."