GAA president Liam O’Neill and director general Páraic Duffy at the launch of the director general’s annual report in Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Finding compromise between need for revenue and concerns of members is difficult

Páraic Duffy with the GAA president Liam O’Neill at the launch of the director general’s annual report at Croke Park. Photo: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Croke Park “let down” by decision not to licence Garth Brooks shows last summer

Dublin fans make their way past a group supporting the saging of the Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Annual report also stresses the need to exploit Croke Park commercially

Dublin players celebrate winning the Leinster Championship against Meath in July 2014. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin have won nine of last 10 Leinster titles, haven’t lost a match in province for five years

Dublin’s Michael Dara Macauley is sent off  late in normal time by referee David Gough during the O’Byrne Cup final against  Newbridge. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former holders Kildare bow to the Leinster champions – but only after extra-time

John Prenty says that allowing the replacement of a player who has received two yellow cards would be a virtual incentive to foul. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

John Prenty criticises proposals of Hurling 2020 committee

Galway manager Kevin Walsh: will be hoping to build upon the county’s recent All-Ireland successes at U-21 level. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
Previews

Kildare manager Jason Ryan: will be hoping to rebuild a winning mentality and create confidence in his young side, says former Lilywhite star, Dermot Earley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

O’Byrne Cup holders seeking to complete a three-in-a-row in Parnell Park final

Last year’s Munster senior hurling final. Income from the championship rose 40 per cent. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Overall income up 6.2 per cent on 2013 at €7,240,682

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