Eugene McGee: GAA must take control of money madness
In recent years, many GAA officials tended to glory in the fact that, for the first time, they were the top spending sports organisation in the country and wasn't it time to put manners on the soccer and rugby crowds anyway.
These people regarded the brilliant success of the new Croke Park as an indicator that, when it came to big-time financing, the GAA was your only man. But, unfortunately, how things have now changed.
In practically every corner of the country, county boards are complaining about running up annual debts -- up to half a million euro in some places.