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GAA is in a healthy financial state, but Páirc Uí Chaoimh is a monument to vanity

Colm O'Rourke


Issues of governance must be addressed as healthy financial report gives shelter from storm

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Cork GAA's Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Cork GAA's Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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'County board balance sheets are relatively healthy while in many cases the best administrators of all are in charge of clubs.' (stock photo)

'County board balance sheets are relatively healthy while in many cases the best administrators of all are in charge of clubs.' (stock photo)

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Cork GAA's Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Some heavy reading dropped last week in the form of the GAA annual report.

There has been plenty of publicity on the finances - and with good reason too.

Much of the focus in the latter end of last year was on governance issues in some counties. Now there is shelter from the storm in the shape of really healthy central returns which show the GAA raking in almost €74m in 2019.


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