Saturday 24 August 2019

€1m - The massive cost of Tipperary's 2016 success

Tipperary's John McGrath, left, and Noel McGrath with their younger brother, Brian who was the winning minor captain, after victory over Kilkenny in the All Ireland Final at Croke Park. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 4/9/2016
Tipperary's John McGrath, left, and Noel McGrath with their younger brother, Brian who was the winning minor captain, after victory over Kilkenny in the All Ireland Final at Croke Park. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 4/9/2016
In 2015, county team administration expenses totalled €1,045,916, a jump of €179,511 from 2014 figures.

Jackie Cahill

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.

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