The 20 key points from the GAA financial report

  • Revenue dropped €500,000 to 55.7m.
The 20 key points from the GAA financial report
  • 48% of GAA revenue was gate receipts, 33% commercial.
  • Gate receipts down by 2.7m, a representation of 9.26%.
  • Commercial revenue up by over 2m, GAAGo being a strong factor.
  • Operating costs increased to €9.5m.
  • Central Council (All-Ireland series) attendances dropped by 40,000.
  • Games development increased by €1m to €10m.
  • Player welfare increased to €3.9m from €3.7m in 2014.
  • League revenue down marginally in each code.
  • Average attendance in All-Ireland series 19,211 compared to 18,244 in 2015.
  • All-Ireland football championship rose from €11.44m to €12.84m, up 19%.
  • All-Ireland hurling championship dropped from 11.61m to 8.13m, a 32% decrease.
  • Combined All-Irelands gate receipts down by 5%.
  • All-Ireland semi-final replay between Dublin and Mayo worth roughly €1m.
  • €2.4m spent on team expenses.
  • Almost €2.1m distributed directly to Dublin. Laois were next best with €1.25m, followed by Clare with €967,000.
  • 2014 International Rules tour in Australia cost €400,000.
  • Of 339 senior inter-county games in 2015 (32 All-Ireland SFC, 11 All-Ireland SHC, 118 Allianz Football, 97 Allianz Hurling, 21 Minor and U21 championships, 25 club championships, 5 intermediate and junior inter-county, 30 Ring/Rackard/Meagher Cups), 48 were profitable.
  • Average Croke Park attendance was 35,000, down 2,000 from 2014.
  • €8.3m upgrading of Croke Park included meeting and events centre, two stadium HD big screens, wifi investment and catering refurbishment.

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