Supporters Club make big contribution

THE ever active Kilkenny GAA Supporters Club contributed in the region of 100,000 euro to the promotion of Gaelic games in the county over the past year.

THE ever active Kilkenny GAA Supporters Club contributed in the region of 100,000 euro to the promotion of Gaelic games in the county over the past year.

The actual figure was 95,500 euro which went towards the schools equipment subsidy, team gear for all county sides, a grant for the players’ holiday fund and a subsidy towards the payment of the coaching team in the county.

The details of the accounts were revealed at the annual meeting last week. Membership, while decent, could be a lot better but it was still the biggest earner for the club at 39,830 euro.

Chairman John Mackey called on Kilkenny followers everywhere to join the Supporters Club. By simply being a member people were contribution to the promotion of games, and they were helping the county make ends meet in these very difficult financial times.

The county has enjoyed massive success during the past decade and more, and during that time the Supporters Clubs has contributed in the region of 1-million euro to the GAA cause locally.

Officers elected - John Mackey, Lisdowney (chairman); Eddie Keher, Rower-Inistioge (vice-chairman); Jim Freeman (secretary); Barry Hickey, John Lockes (treasurer).