JP McManus, the famous Irish businessman and racehorse owner, has donated €100,000 to each of the 32 county boards in the country.
The €3.2 million investment has been made on the back of Limerick’s All-Ireland hurling final success this summer as the Treaty country ended their 45-year wait to bring the Liam MacCarthy cup back to Shannonside.
The €100,000 which each county will receive will be divided equally among the clubs in the particular county.
According to RTÉ Sport, a spokesperson for the GAA has described the gesture as “unprecedented” and an “incredible”.
A letter issued to each county board has stated that the donation is for the continued growth of Gaelic games in the country.
McManus has long been affiliated with Limerick GAA and has been the main sponsor of the county for some years now.
The entrepreneur is a keen follower of sport and his Adare Manor resort in Co. Limerick is set to host the JP McManus Pro-Am in 2020 where the world’s top golfers will descend on the world-class course.