€1m - The massive cost of Tipperary's 2016 success
The cost of success for Tipperary GAA in 2016 has been revealed at over €1m.
County board chiefs will reveal their annual financial accounts at this evening's convention in Thurles but it is understood that spending on the Premier County's various inter-county teams has exceeded €1m for a second successive year.
In 2015, county team administration expenses totalled €1,045,916, a jump of €179,511 from 2014 figures. Last year also marked the first time since 2012 that spending on Tipperary's inter-county teams crashed through the €1m barrier.
The 2015 figure looks set to be topped, which is understandable given the success achieved by the Premier County this year. And yet Tipp will report a profit for a fourth consecutive year, with a surplus of over €80,000 to be confirmed by board treasurer Michael Power.