Duffy: Third of counties have money troubles

GAA director general Páraic Duffy has revealed a third of county boards are experiencing financial difficulty.

Speaking to Newstalk yesterday, Duffy acknowledged there are far more counties facing problems than has been reported.

He also suggested Simon Moroney’s position as advisor to the Kildare County Board could be a model for other counties to follow.

“We have to be realistic and recognise that one-third of counties would have financial problems. They’re no different to the rest of society.

“With Kildare we’re in a place where everybody is happy enough. It could prove to be a model for the future. I think this is a good pilot and we’ll see how it develops.”

Kildare and Mayo are two counties that have sought advances and assistance from Croke Park while other counties, such as Waterford and Louth, have reportedly had difficulties in paying expenses to players.

Duffy also said he is not certain county boards are willing to subscribe to the strict auditing of their financial dealing but hopes to have measures to establish an audit committee in place by October.


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