Change, change, change! I've heard the word so often since the election that it's now embedded in my brain.
By the way, here's a observation for all those who keep telling us the people voted for change, they want change and we need change.
Just over a quarter of those who voted – and don't forget just over 62 per cent of the electorate actually voted – backed Sinn Féin's version of change. Am I missing something here?
Because to me this doesn't strike me as an overwhelming mandate for change.
Anyway, today I've opted for change as well – there's not a single reference to the new rules in Gaelic football.
My life is so exciting that I spent a few days last week poring over the GAA's annual financial report. It was a case of the good, the bad and the ugly.
Overall, revenue rose by 11 per cent to a very healthy €118million, while Central Council – who run the games side of the organisation – grossed €79.3m, an increase of €10.3m. Gate receipts rose by €6.5m to €31.1m.
Attendance figures at Allianz League and Championship games in the All-Ireland series increased by five per cent, while the average attendance at games in the All-Ireland series rose by 2,000 to 19,000.
Gate receipts in the All-Ireland football series increased €5.5m to €18.2m.
Even allowing for the fact that there was a replay in the All-Ireland final this is good news for the so-called poor relation game.
The GAA was able to reinvest over 84 cent back into the Association for each €1 collected.
As a result Central Council was able to grant aid club developments projects to the tune of €3m – an increase of €500,000 – and nearly €12m was spent on coaching.
The other good news story on the financial front was that County Boards earned in excess of €80m last year with the likes of Kerry, Dublin and Roscommon having considerable funds in reserve.
The ugly is the financial fiasco surrounding the ill-judged redevelopment of Cork's Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
The project is the GAA’s version of the National Children’s Hospital with nobody being held accountable for what went wrong.
A development which should have cost €70m actually cost at least €96m and the overall debt now stands at €31m with the Cork County Board stuck for €21m and Croke Park for €10m.
What's really galling is that Westlife is the only 'team' that might fill the place this year. Cork's last football League tie played in 'the Pairc' drew 1,600 fans.
The bad news came mostly under the heading of inter-county spending. A 13 per cent increase on the 2018 figure brought the total to just under €30m. And those are the audited figures.
I suspect the real figure is far greater because I imagine not all the costs are channelled through the official County Board accounts.
Twenty-six counties increased their spending on inter-county training in 2019 with Tipperary, Kerry, Dublin, Mayo, Galway, Cork and Limerick all breaking the €1m barrier while Donegal, Tyrone, Roscommon were just shy of €1m.
Action needs to be taken. For starters, a spending cap needs to be put on inter-county spending.
One of the country's leading experts on sports science, Dr Niall Moyna from DCU, said recently that if there was a 40 per cent reduction in training it wouldn’t impact on the quality of the games. Team managers please note.
Secondly, an external body of experts needs to carry out a carry out a forensic audit of all County Board accounts and carry out a cost benefit analysis study of inter-county spending.
At the moment County Boards are throwing money around like confetti at a wedding with little accountability.
As I have written previously it's akin to a runaway train.
Unless the issue is addressed County Boards are heading for as big a crash as our friends in the FAI.
The other major issue confronting the GAA is the growing disparity between the rich and the rest.
Figures published on Independent.ie on Saturday revealed the gap is now a yawning chasm.
Predictably Dublin lead the way – by some distance. Their total income in 2019 was €7.98m.
Next, in the matter of income, come Kerry with €6.5m, then Cork with €6.2m, and All-Ireland hurling champions Tipperary with €5.3m.
At the bottom of the pile, Wicklow County Board come in with income just shy of €1m in 2019 at €996,432.
Carlow and Sligo are barely ahead of them with €1.1m income, with Louth next at €1.3m.
Curiously three of the four counties with the least income are from Leinster. Is this the Dubs casting their long shadow again?
As in every walk of Irish life all the signs are that the rich are getting richer in the GAA while the poorer are in danger of falling off the cliff edge.
It is time that the GAA directed more resources towards the weaker counties.
The bigger counties and in particular Dublin are well able to resource themselves without needing any help from Croke Park.
There must be positive discrimination in favour of the weaker countries before they are completely cut adrift.
Finally, it was interesting to read that the 14 highest paid officials in the GAA shared a total payment pot of €2.1m in 2019.
Mind you, it was a neat way of getting the information into the public domain without telling us how much each individual was paid.
It was a kind of GAA solution to a GAA problem, but a bit more transparency would be welcome.