The Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA) has said that it’s looking in good financial health for next season.
The Association, which governs Ireland’s two national sports, hurling and football, said that initial figures look very positive, something which will no doubt come as a relief to the body as Ireland continues to weather a severe economic downturn.
It also emerged at the Council meeting that finances were in line with budgetary expectations for the fiscal year.
Concern was raised recently at lower than usual attendance figures at the yearly hurling and football championships, particularly in provinces Munster and Leinster, but such low attendances do not seem to have affected the bottom line too adversely
The GAA though has conceded to allow a reduction in ticket entry fees to round one matches.
GAA Director-General Páraic Duffy is also in the process of producing a paper concerning the Amateur Status Rule and the payment of managers, which will make specific recommendations to the GAA’s Management Committee and the Central Council.