Fi­nance a hot topic at GAA Con­ven­tion

Drogheda Independent - - SPORT -

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.

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