Kenoy accuses GAA over Croke Park funds

At this week’s monthly meeting of the Roscommon County GAA Board Central Council delegate Tommy Kenoy said that he was very dissatisfied with the plan to disperse the monies received by the GAA for the renting of Croke Park to the IRFU and the FAI — claiming that county grounds would get the lion’s share of the windfall.   ‘I was of the understanding that this rent money would go to the grassroots of the association, after all it was those people who voted to open Croke Park in the first place but that would not appear to be the case’ he said.    He went on to say that when the annual budget for the GAA was presented at a recent meeting it was stated that an increased allocation of €6.9m would go to the upgrading of county grounds but that the allocation to club grounds was now only €3m — up from €2m last year.   ‘Giving more money to county grounds is not helping the grassroots of the association. I am very disapointed with the response I got to questions I asked at recent meetings in that regard. The opening up of Croke Park should benefit the entire association’ said Mr. Kenoy.