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Potts warns against cuts

The Gaelic Players Association has urged the Irish Government not to cut the player grants scheme in next month's budget.

A report commissioned by the players' body has revealed that GAA players and inter-county fixtures contribute 192m euros per annum to the Irish economy.

GPA spokesperson Sean Potts said: "Our commissioned report shows what the players and the GAA are doing for the Irish economy. The fact that 192m euros per annum is generated by the GAA and its players surely cannot be ignored.

"If all sports are cut their allowances, then I don't know if we can do anything but if only certain sports are targeted, people need to realise that we've already taken our medicine and we shouldn't have to take any more."


From Belfast Telegraph