Mayo's spending on their inter-county teams in 2016 was the highest in the country
Mayo’s spending on their inter-county teams in 2016 was the highest in the country.
According to today’s Irish Independent Mayo spent €1.6m on their teams in 2016, the second highest figure ever accumulated by a county, with only Dublin in 2011, when they were in the hunt for four All-Ireland titles in the month of August that year, reaching higher with a figure of €1.75m.
Running the senior footballers accounted for 62% of that Mayo figure for 2016.
Mayo also had the Nicky Rackard Cup and All-Ireland B Hurling and All-Ireland U21 Football Finals to cater for in 2016.
For the first time Roscommon joined spending of over €1m, racking up bills of €1, 074,000 to run their team affairs and making it three Connacht teams among the six to pass the €1m mark.
Galway were the other county who spent over €1m with their bill amounting to €1,362,000.