Some of us often wonder where the €60 or €70 we pay for our All-Ireland ticket or semi-final ticket gets distributed. Well, last Sunday in the match programme a comprehensive breakdown of where the money from a single ticket gets spent was given.
Admission to last Sunday’s game €70.00
Infrastructure investment €18.90
Distribution to counties €12.60
Match day costs €9.80
Player injury and welfare €9.80
Games development €9.10
Administration costs €9.10
Total expenditure €69.30
So based on those figures, Croke Park only retains €0.70 or one per cent of the purchase price of the All-Ireland final ticket. Almost 80 per cent of GAA revenues are re-cycled directly within the association. The GAA contributed more than €13 million last year to help counties meet the costs associated with training and looking after teams.