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Two Mayo Clubs Claim To Be Excluded From JP McManus Donation

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Two Mayo hurling clubs have outlined their disappointment that they have not received their share of the generous donation from Limerick businessman JP McManus. 

Last week, McManus donated €100,000 to each of the 32 county boards in the country. That €100,000 was to be divided equally between each club in each county.

However, two Mayo hurling clubs, Ballyvary hurling club and Caiseal Gaels hurling club have both released statements outlining their disappointment that they will not receive any money from the €100,000 allocation. The clubs are pleading with the Mayo county board to reverse the decision.

“Ballyvary Hurling Club is deeply disappointed to learn that they will receive NO allocation of funding from the generous donation of €100k that was made to Mayo County Board by JP McManus,” the statement read.

“The club understands that this was to be divided equally among all clubs in the county. We are asking Mayo County Board to reverse the decision to exclude Ballyvary Hurling Club from its allocation list and honour the spirit of the donation.”

Caiseal Gaels followed suit with Ballyvary’s statement and also shared and expressed their disappointment.

“Caiseal Gaels Hurling Clubs shares Ballyvary’s disappointment in not receiving any money from JP McManus’ very generous donation. We believe the money was given for the development of all clubs in the county, so being one of two clubs who were left out when funding was allocated is very disheartening as we strive to promote GAA activity in Mayo. We echo Ballyvary’s call for Mayo county board to reconsider this allocation.”

Mayo GAA have yet to respond to these claims.

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email or on Twitter