1. I think we have a fair idea of how it's spent
- The current mileage rate of just under 42 pence is being increased to over 54 pence with a pot of just over £1m being provided annually for the new overall nutrition allowance for players
- Under the scheme, some £167,000 will be available annually to deal with what is termed "surgical interventions" for former players.
2. I'd favour providing more support for player's injury schemes but getting an extra £10 per year from all playing members would generate a couple of million without breaking anyone financially. There's also money there with or without the GPA funding so if it's required then why don't county boards push for this extra support?
3. Capital projects are vital, even if some have dubious merit. However, ground developments like PUC in Cork are heavily linked to the rugby world cup so the GAA got significant government investment for that.
Using words like 'sinister' in reference to the GPA just underlines the unfounded hyperbole that lads too frequently descend into when discussing the GPA.