Rossies get finances back on track

April 02, 2021

Roscommon's Enda Smith and Ciaran Lennon celebrate. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Roscommon GAA have retaken full control of their financial affairs for the first time in over three years.

In December 2017, an interim financial committee was put in place by Croke Park to assist the Roscommon county board in improving their financial systems after they had run up a creditors' bill of €550,000.

The interim financial committee, which included Connacht Council and Croke Park representatives, stood down last month, handing back all financial control to county board officials.

Club Rossie, the official Roscommon GAA supporters club, have contributed significantly to the financial turnaround, raising a total of €906,500 in profit for the county board at the end of 2020 following the hugely successful ‘Win a Home In London’ fundraiser.

"As a county we found ourselves in a very challenging financial position in 2017," a Roscommon GAA statement reads.

"Since then, with the help of the interim finance committee, we worked together to get our financial situation back on track."

"I want to thank everyone in Club Rossie, the members of the interim finance committee, members of the county & management xommittees, all our clubs, our two main sponsors Seán Mulryan & Tom Hunt and all our other sponsors for their continued support in reaching this milestone," county board chairman Brian Carroll said.

"We must now ensure that our financial situation stays in a healthy state while continuing to progress the GAA in Roscommon, both on and off the playing field.

"Hopefully, before long, we will see all our players back on the pitch and our supporters at games, with everyone back where they belong."

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