Former chairman of Clare GAA Michael McDonagh is spearheading a campaign for the county board to follow the Cork GAA lead by issuing a commemorative jersey marking one of the most high profile victims of the War of Independence in the Banner County.
The Cork County Board’s audit and risk sub-committee has threatened to resign after advising the board executive to inform last week’s annual convention that the board’s deficit is more than €2.4m — and not the €560,000 figure given to delegates.
IF Cork GAA fans voted with their feet to the tune of a €200,000 drop in local gate receipts this year, little wonder that injecting life into the 2020 county championships is keeping Cork CEO Kevin O’Donovan awake until the small hours.
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