Cork GAA appoints chartered accountant as new CFO

Cork GAA has appointed Denis Calnan as the new CFO.

Chartered Accountant for the past 20 years, he will be responsible for financial management, control and treasury in all aspects of Cork GAA and will report to Managing Director, Kevin O’Donovan.

This move is a further sign of the growing financial responsibility of County Councils and some treasurers are struggling to complete due to the volume and size of transactions, especially one with the scope and scale of Cork.

A member of the Carbery Rangers Club, Calnan has worked in the renewable energy sector, private industry and multinational organizations such as Kerry Group and EY. He was the financial controller of GP Wood.

Cork GAA generated 3.35 million euros in 2020 despite the impact that Covid had on the balance sheet of current borrowing levels of 21.65 million euros linked to the bank and 11.98 million euros due to Croke Park after the costly redevelopment of Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

The announcement complements an appointment process overseen by County President Marc Sheahan, Treasurer Diarmuid Gowen, Ger Lyons (Audit & Risk), Michelle McAleer (Croke Park) and O’Donovan.

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