Cost of preparing Cork GAA teams soars by €370,000

The cost of preparing Cork’s intercounty teams has gone up from €1.37m in 2016 to €1.74m for 2017 (in 2015 the figure was €1.44m).

Much of the increase in spending can be put down to the Cork senior hurlers having a lengthy run in the championship, reaching the All-Ireland semi-final, with the county minors and U17s also reaching their All-Ireland finals.

That helps to account for a significant jump in the spending on travel and overnight costs, for instance, which went from €55,139 last year to €121,409 in 2017.

The past year also saw a major increase under other costs, which includes gear, equipment and medical costs, which went from €482,503 last year to €631,377 this season.

This will surely have been noted by the new fundraising venture on Leeside, CSF Limited, which is to find revenue streams for Cork teams.

This story first appeared in the Irish Examiner.

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