Interesting news on the Irish sports funding front. The Irish Sports Council has announced that GAA players will receive €900,000 in funding this year and next.
Government #GAA and Irish Sports Council have agreed €900k for players in each of next two years.
— Sport for Business (@SportforBusines) February 14, 2013
As Irish Olympian Barry Murphy tweeted, this is change of strategy in funding for the Sports Council, with funding being moved away from athletes competing for the Olympics.
@joncoates Dec 2012... "all funding geared towards Olympic events", Feb 2013... "€900,000 for a domestic sport"
— Barry Murphy (@Barry_J_Murphy) February 14, 2013
Kieran Cunningham of the Star has said the grants will be distributed to intercounty players in €400 - €700 allotments.
— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) February 14, 2013