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Tipperary warned over financial failings after loss of €246,939 for 2012

Updated: Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 08:08 | Comments

Tipp warned over financial failings

Tipperary have been warned that they financial ruin if they do not address their financial shortfalls following another heavy loss this year.

The Premier’s accounts revealed a loss of €246,939 for 2012, following a near €220,000 deficit from the previous year.

Ballina delegate Michael Hayes said: “There’s a reason why income is falling — our product (county SHC) isn’t what it needs to be.

“But it can’t be done by five or six (officers) up there on their own. We need to tackle this on a broader basis and get clubs involved. We’re facing financial ruin if this continues."

Former Munster Council chief and Tipp’s representative for the Croke Park’s Central Hearings Committee Con Hogan said in the Irish Examiner that the county must reduce their costs immediately.

Hogan said: "Last year, there was no comment whatsoever from convention on the accounts. This year, it was looking as if there wouldn’t be again, almost as if convention is happy to follow the pied piper of Hamelin over the financial hit.

"I know at first hand the efforts that the chairman, treasurer and secretary have made to try to reduce expenses but putting it bluntly, there will have to be more.

"There is no other way. We can’t walk in here again next year with a financial report like that. If we don’t do something about it, our creditors will. It’s as simple as that.”

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