GAA report a surplus for 2021 helped by Government funding


The GAA have reported a surplus of €13.5 million for 2021 which was largely helped by the Government’s funding of around €30 million.
Director General Tom Ryan outlined in the GAA’s Annual Report that the funding from the government makes up 44% of the association’s revenue. The coronavirus pandemic cost them €25 million.
The association suffered a loss of €34.1 million in 2020. Gate receipts went from €3.7 million in 2020 to €11.7 million in 2021.
Ryan admitted that things are going in the right direction for the association: “Despite what was going on around us, the year felt a little more orderly, and we navigated a steady course through most of what the year threw at us.
“Make no mistake, it was still traumatic though and as we strive to put Covid behind us there are some things we won’t forget.”
The 32 county boards combined showed a surplus of €8.3 million.