The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) turned over more than €7.5m in revenue in 2019 and the average salary for its 10 employees is just under €65,000, their annual report shows. 

The GPA's Player Development Programmes / Player Welfare programmes (€2,604,632) accounted for 81% of total expenditure. 

"We surpassed our strategic goal of delivering 75%," the report highlighted. 

The 2019 accounts show that comprehensive income has dropped from €306,300 in 2018 to €87,674. 

Operating costs made up 14% of the overall expenditure figure. 

The accounts show that employment costs came in at €647,127, meaning an average salary €64,713, down from €65,448 a year previous. 

"The total remuneration for key management personnel for the financial year amounted to €449,163," the report states. 

Government grants of €3m accounts for 40% of revenue, with the core funding from the GAA almost matching that figure (39%). 

Commercial income brought in a little under €1m (12%) while the GPA's own fundraising activities accounted for 8% of the overall revenue, with €611,994 raised through different initiatives, including New York and Boston Gala Dinners, over the course of the calendar year. 

The report indicates the GPA had total assets of €4,172,598 (down from €4,253,444 in 2018). 

GPA CEO Paul Flynn told the members in the report that the players’ body will continue to put player welfare at the heart of everything it does. 

He said: "My priority is keeping you at the centre of all our actions and to reinforce our three core pillars of player representation, player development and player welfare. These pillars, with the player at the centre of everything we do, will continue to be our focus. 

"We believe that we need to work towards building a modern form of sustainable amateurism where you have balance between your playing, personal and professional lives." 

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