GAA says thank you to McManus family

The McManus Charitable Foundation has surpassed itself on the sporting front by gifting an incredible €1 million to each county across the island “to be evenly divided and distributed” among the hurling, football, camogie and ladies football clubs.
The generous windfall represents a huge boost to clubs across the country coming at a time of the year, when they are struggling to raise funds to meet insurance and registration costs. Many clubs will earmark the money to go towards improvement of facilities.
The extent of the McManus family’s generosity extends far beyond the G.A.A. with a whole raft of worthy causes benefiting from the family’s benevolence.
The J.P. McManus Pro Am in 2022 raised €141 million, from which many worthy charitable causes stood to benefit.
Mr McManus and his family are long-time sup-porters of the G.A.A. and he is a former officer of his club, South Liberties.
Association President Larry McCarthy and its Director-General Tom Ryan thanked the McManus family for “yet another remarkable gesture of support”, one that eclipses tenfold the €100,000 donated to each county in a similar gesture five years ago.
Cork and Limerick G.A.A. have welcomed the exceptionally generous donation which will be a huge help at a time when costs are increasing for clubs.