JP McManus has donated €100,000 to every GAA county board in Ireland 5 years ago

JP McManus has donated €100,000 to every GAA county board in Ireland

What an incredible gesture.

Businessman JP McManus has donated €100,000 to every county board off the back of Limerick's All-Ireland Hurling Championship win earlier this year.


According to RTÉ, McManus will donate a total of €100,000 to each county board (€3.2million in total), to be split evenly among clubs in each county.

A letter written to each county board has said that the intention is for the continued development of Gaelic Games in Ireland.

One spokesperson for the GAA told RTÉ that the donation is "unprecedented" and an "incredible gesture."

The businessman and racehorse owner was deemed the 8th richest person in Ireland in 2018, according to the Independent.


Despite living in Switzerland, it's clear he still keeps an eye on the goings-on at home, especially when it comes to sport.

McManus has sponsored the Limerick hurling team for a number of years, and dubbed them the "champions of the world" following their All-Ireland win, which he attended.

This isn't his first sporting-based investment either. He recently invested €10m into a rugby visitor centre based in Limerick, which is being headed by former Irish captain Paul O'Connell.