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A general view of Croke Park.
A general view of Croke Park.

Financial package agreed to help stage 2020 Championships

A financial package has been agreed between the Government and GAA, LGFA, and Camogie Association to help stage the upcoming 2020 All Ireland Championships.

Inter-county action resumes next month with Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs and Sport Jack Chambers confirming that funding from the Department of Public Expenditure will be made available.

“I am very pleased with today’s funding approval of €15m from Minister Michael McGrath which will allow these organisations to run their delayed championships," Chambers says.

“The impact of Covid has been felt by all sports organisations and particularly those which depend on the income generated by match tickets.

"The prospect of there being no GAA, ladies football or camogie championships this year has been a very real one up until now.

“Dealing with the pandemic has caused such hardship for people right across the country. Everyone is need of a lift and I know people seeing their team line out in the country colours, with Amhrán na bhFiann playing overhead, will give so many people a much-needed boost in these difficult times.

“The funding will help address the income shortfall the organisations will experience due to lost income from match tickets."