The Gaelic Players' Association has called on the GAA to look into the potential to ban advertising by betting companies during the live broadcast of games.

Citing a 2019 ESRI report which highlighted the issue of gambling among inter-county players, the GPA outlined that the matter will be discussed at Central Council rather than as a motion before this weekend's Congress.

The players' representative body are hopeful that a rule change could be implemented in time for the 2021 GAA Congress.

"It was clear from the ESRI Report that gambling is an issue that concerns inter-county players," said GPA CEO Paul Flynn. 

"The ESRI Reports, the GPA Student Report and other membership surveys allow us listen to the voice of players and act accordingly. 

"This information informs us of their views on issues of great importance to them and their playing experiences.  This guides our policy developments and strategy initiatives. 

"Both the GAA and the GPA have long been leaders in this area and we'll now work with Central Council to take another big step towards removing the link between gambling and our games."

Meanwhile, the GPA will also vote against the introduction of a black card and sin bin rule in hurling when it goes before Congress this weekend.

Of 1,116 inter-county hurlers surveyed between 6 and 20th February, 89% of respondents are against the introduction of a black card or sin bin, with GPA delegates at Congress to vote in line with respondents.

"We're urging all delegates to support the views of the players at Congress and will share this information with them ahead of the weekend," said Flynn.