The G-A-A today has reported a deficit at national level of 34.1 million euro after 2020 revenue was badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The loss at central level is 27.1 million euro, with an additional 7 million euro deficits at county and provincial level - compared to an €8m national surplus in 2019.
The figure - revealed in the association's annual finance report today - does not include any potential losses incurred by clubs.
The association’s revenue is down by 57% (€73.9m to €31.4m), and over half of that income came in state funding of €18.5m.
Director General Tom Ryan noted in his annual report that "The GAA simply could not have navigated its way safely through 2020 without the significant support of governments both north and south" while finance director Ger Mulryan said similar support would likely be needed again this year.