Limerick billionaire JP McManus to donate €1million to every GAA board in Ireland

Limerick billionaire JP McManus previously accepting an award from Horse Racing Ireland.

LIMERICK billionaire JP McManus is set to make a whopping donation to GAA bodies across the country.

The billionaire racehorse owner, and owner of Adare Manor, is set to donate €1million to every county GAA board in the country, to be invested in all forms of gaelic games.

While there has been no official announcement yet, it is understood that word has trickled out from the top ranks of the GAA nationwide.

The donation is similar to one Mr McManus made in 2018, however his €100,000 donation to GAA county boards is now dwarfed by this year’s expected donation.

According to, who first broke the story, the donation is to come from the JP McManus Charitable Foundation, and should be divided evenly between hurling, camogie, and both male and female gaelic football clubs.

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Limerick GAA have confirmed in a statement that they have received €1million from Mr McManus, his wife Noreen McManus, and their family.

“Limerick GAA are delighted to announce that they have received a €1,000,000 donation from the JP and Noreen McManus and family to distribute evenly to the GAA, camogie, and Ladies Football clubs within the county,” the statement said.

“The funds which will be distributed before Christmas will greatly help clubs as they prepare their plans for the 2024 season.”

Limerick GAA Chairperson Seamus McNamara said: “We are delighted with the news today from the JP and Noreen McManus and family and their exceptionally generous donation.”

“The clubs are the bedrock of the GAA and this will help in a time when costs are increasing for clubs to manage their funds. We are exceptionally grateful to JP, Noreen, and all the Mc Manus family for this fantastic donation,” he said.

Mr McManus is the current sponsor of Limerick GAA, who have won a record four in a row All-Ireland Hurling titles.