Enda Kenny bypassed Ross to treble grants for GAA players

Grants for county players to increase from €900,000 per year to €3 million by 2019

19th February, 2017
GAA teams like Dublin above, will get more government funding in the coming years.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny bypassed Independent Alliance minister Shane Ross to treble the size of the grants for GAA county players.

Kenny has been a keen GAA supporter all his life, and rarely misses matches featuring the Mayo football team.

New documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show how he took it upon himself to treble the annual grant funding for GAA county footballers and hurlers over the next three years.

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