Cork County Board announced Dairygold Co-Op Superstores as the title sponsor of the Cork County Hurling Championships, which were launched at Co-Op Superstores in Midleton today on Wednesday 22nd July.
The Co-Op Superstores Cork County Hurling Championships will commence on Friday 31st July with a busy weekend of much-anticipated games. Clubs throughout the county are gearing up for the first round of games and the excitement is already in the air. The Championships will include three weekends of group games, with close to thirty games each weekend, followed by the knock-out stages which will culminate in the county finals in Páirc Uí Chaoimh later this autumn.
Co-Op Superstores is the retail division of Dairygold Co-Operative and has deep roots throughout Cork and local communities, just as our GAA clubs have.
Speaking at the launch Tracey Kennedy, Chairperson of Cork GAA, said, “This is a very exciting partnership, and particularly welcome this year as we launch our new county championship structure. The Co-Op Superstores brand has roots in almost every community across our county and is a particularly fitting sponsor for our County Hurling Championships. I look forward to a hugely exciting and attractive programme of games ahead and it is fantastic to have Co-op Superstores on board with us. My thanks to everyone involved in making this happen.”
Kevin O’Donovan, CEO/Secretary of Cork GAA commented “We are delighted to partner with Co-Op Superstores for the first time here in Cork and we thank them for their commitment to our games, particularly ahead of the opening round of our Hurling Championships. We look forward to a welcome return to hurling following an uncertain and turbulent time for our communities.”
Commenting at the launch of the Co-Op Superstores Cork Hurling Championship, Head of Dairygold Agri Business, Liam O’Flaherty said “We are very pleased to officially launch the County Hurling Championship here in our Midleton Store. Our Agri & Dairy business is deeply embedded in communities across Cork. Co-Op Superstores operates 18 stores across the County along with our online channel www.coopsuperstores.ie . Supporting the Hurling Championship is an opportunity to give something back to a sport that so many of our customers and shareholders are intricately involved in. Hurling is going from strength to strength and based on the experience of recent years we have so much to look forward to in this years Co-Op Superstores Championship.
With the Co-Op Superstores Cork County Hurling Championship commencing this weekend we look forward to an exciting weekend of games.