GAA expects to take major financial hit

April 04, 2020

GAA Director General Tom Ryan. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

The GAA is looking at losses of up to €60 million due to the indefinite cancellation of all games because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

It's unknown when the GAA will return to action and Director General Tom Ryan has warned that the shutdown on activity would have a severe financial impact on the Association:

"It’s going to have, it’s already having, a really serious impact on things. Central Council-wise, there’s probably about €60 million at risk," Ryan told the Sport for Business Leadership Series.

“All we have is matches, that’s all we have. We don’t have an international umbrella organisation or anything like that that can come to our aid.

“Everything that we generate is generated pretty much on the island of Ireland, and it’s all generated within probably a two or three month period of the year which is the period that could be lost to us.

"Income wise, we’ll suffer.”

See Tom Ryan's full interview with Rob Hartnett of Sport for Business below:

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