Leitrim GAA County Board Chairman Terence Boyle pictured with Secretary Attracta O'Reilly and outgoing Treasurer Brian Gordon at the launch of Mohill GAA's History. Photo by Willie Donnellan
Despite reporting a small surplus on the year, Leitrim GAA County Board are “not in a good place financially” according to County Board Chairman Terence Boyle in his address to Convention this evening.
In a wide ranging address, Terence painted a bleak picture of the Board’s finances despite sterling work from all involved in the county - “We have a huge task ahead to address our finances.
“Even though we have a small surplus for the year we are not in a good place financially and with further work to be done in Annaduff and Pairc Sean and with us trying to improve our working structures within the county all which will increase pressure on our finances.
“We will have to examine all aspects of our finances and ways to increase revenue without further impaling on our clubs who have challenges of their own.”
Leitrim will start the year without a Treasurer as there were no nominations received to replace Brian Gordon who steps down after four years and Terence paid tribute to the Mohill man for all his work.
“I want to pay tribute to our outgoing Cisteoir Brian for all his hard work over the past four years. I have worked with Brian for the past two years and have always found him a real gentleman to work with and always had the best interest of the county board at heart.”
Speaking of the failure to receive any nominations for the post, Terence said “It is not ideal that we find ourselves here this evening without a replacement treasurer and is unfortunate that one of the main officer roles remains to be filled.
“But it will be business as usual and it is important that we get the right person for the job and we will be going back to clubs and looking around the county for a suitable replacement.”
SEE THIS WEEK’S LEITRIM OBSERVER FOR ALL THE NEWS FROM THE LEITRIM GAA COUNTY BOARD CONVENTION.