"Everything emanates from getting back on the field"

March 01, 2021

GAA President Larry McCarthy. ©INPHO/Tom O'Hanlon.

New GAA president Larry McCarthy has outlined that “getting back on the field” remains top of the agenda for the association at the moment.

The incoming GAA president will be the first from overseas to hold office, having lived in the US since 1985 and previously served as New York GAA chairman, and says once teams are back out on the field everything else will stem from there, including projects like Casement Park.

"Everything emanates from getting back on the field and you saw the accounts, the cupboard is bare," Mr McCarthy is quoted saying by RTE Sport.

"And once we’re back in then we can have some funding to be able to distribute. I think our commitment was for £15m for the project (Casement Park) and we’ll stand by that and then let’s see where the costs of it are going, let’s see where the project is going. 

"Where is it on the wish-list? Well, getting back on the field is my wish-list.

"There are other capital projects as well that we’ve committed to so we’ll fund those as well. I don’t have any priority in terms of one coming before the other." 

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