It’s not official Cork GAA with now be sponsored by Mike Ashley’s sports wear company Sports Direct, the billionaire is also owner of Newcastle United football club and will now back the biggest county in Ireland. Quite a swop for the Londoner and a good backer for the future of Cork GAA
There was county committee meeting which took place virtually on Tuesday night and chairman Marc Sheehan made the announcement.
“The Chairman confirmed that a Sponsorship agreement had been concluded with Sports Direct in early December 2020 and the Board looks forward to the formal launch of this arrangement in the near future,” reads the report of the meeting.
“It is a matter of regret to the Board that information had come into the public domain prior to the intended launch of this arrangement. The Chairman acknowledged the generous sponsorship and support of Chill Insurance over the past number of years. The Board looks forward to providing the detail of our Sponsorship arrangements at our next meeting. He also confirmed that the Football Leagues would be sponsored by Cork Credit Unions and the Hurling Leagues by Cork’s Red FM.”
Good move for Cork GAA?