Dan Shanahan feels the effort being put in by women's GAA players is not being recognised sufficiently.
The former Waterford hurler was part of the county's senior camogie management team for 2020 under Fergal O'Brien and alongside Pauline Casey before they stepped away in the wake of their Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship defeat to Tipperary.
"We thought as a management it was the right decision," he told RTÉ's Game On of the decision to step away.
"We gave it everything we had. The ladies gave us everything they had but the fundraising that the Camogie Association have to do, I saw it in our county here.
"The fundraising you have to do compared to the lads get... they put in a massive effort to do what they do but they'd never get the recognition."
Shanahan's comments come as All-Ireland finalists Kilkenny set up a GoFundMe page in order to make up for a shortfall in fundraising due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"I feel for the Waterford girls. I was involved with them this year and it was an honour to be involved with them. They gave us management everything they could," he continued.
"We came up short against Tipp two or three weeks ago but again, to go out and try and raise your money this time of year... every place is being hit with Covid.
"But I just don't think the recognition for the girls - the performances in the semi-final at the weekend in the conditions, the skill levels, the training they do to play the game - they just don't get recognised."
Watch the finals of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Intermediate (Antrim v Down, 3.45pm) and Junior Premier (Armagh v Cavan, 1.45pm) championships on RTÉ News and RTÉ Player this Saturday.