Finance a hot topic at GAA Convention
FINANCE will likely be a hot topic when delegates convene for the Meath GAA Convention in Navan O’Mahony’s next Monday evening, December 10th, at 7pm.
The recently published financial report for the year doesn’t make pretty reading as it shows a deficit for the year of €105,402 compared to a surplus of €408,249 for the previous year.
Total income was down from €1,973,040 in 2017 to €1,766,806 for this year, ending October 31st. Total expenditure was up significantly to
€1,872,208 compared to €1,564,791 for 2017.
The biggest increase was in administration expenses with the planning/feasability study concerning Pairc Tailteann costing €453,051 compared to €130,108 which was paid out in 2017.
General administration expenses more than doubled to €112,478, however postage and telephone expenses dropped by €6,000. There were also bad debts of €7,575 compared to €1,945 for the previous year.
Gate receipts dipped to €458,426 compared to €481,644 in 2017. Fundraising activities were down significantly from €329,093 to €83,771.
Sponsorship of county teams came in at €260,000. County team expenses were €687,649, up from €658,487 in 2017. The biggest increase here was in travelling and catering expenses, €393,444 compared to €351,321 in 2017. However medical and physiotherapy expenses were reduced by €27,000.
Gate receipts for the senior football final between Dunboyne and Summerhill were €48,525. For the senior hurling final between Kiltale and Trim gate receipts were €26,515.
Meanwhile Walterstown club man Eamonn Barry has confirmed that he will oppose Peter O’Halloran for the position of chairman on Monday night. Barry also contested the position vacated by Conor Tormey 12 months ago but lost out to O’Halloran 111 votes to 70.
Barry is also nominated to contest the post of vice chairman, secretary, treasurer, assistant treasurer and Leinster Council delegate but has indicated that he won’t be running for any of those positions.