GAA: Tipp chairman calls for Govt funding

A call for more Government funding for the GAA was made by Con Hogan, Chairman, at Tipperary GAA convention in Thurles today.

A call for more Government funding for the GAA was made by Con Hogan, Chairman, at Tipperary GAA convention in Thurles today.

Mr Hogan expressed satisfaction that the Government recognised that for every pound spent on sport, many more are spared on social services and the penal system.

"We appreciate this year's major contribution to the GAA by the Government, its support of development through the National Lottery and its commitment to support our national coaching programme", he said.

He added: "We ask as a right not necessarily for sporadic injections of cash, although they are welcome, but for ongoing, planned and regular funding for our association."

"We ask also as a matter of urgency for the allocation of land in urban areas and areas under development for the provision of playing facilities for Gaelic games."

Officers elected:

President: S O'Riain.

Chairman: Con Hogan

Vice-chairman: D Shanahan.

Secretary: M O'Brien.

Treasurer: M Nolan.

Asst Treasurer: M Power.

Central Council Rep: N Morris.

Munster Council: J Ryan and M Power.

PRO: Elizabeth Howard.

Dev Officer: J O'Donnell.

Youth Officer: G Halley.

Irish Officer: C O'Riain.

Coaching officer: D Floyd.

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