BlackBee, the Cork-based investment firm, has announced a new three-year partnership with Cork Camogie.
The partnership, which is the first of its kind for BlackBee, will see the company sponsor jerseys for the Senior, Intermediate, Junior as well as Minor and U16 teams.
The company replace New Ireland Assurance who have been with the team in each of the last three seasons.
Supervalu remain on board as sponsor of the Cork Ladies Football team while Chill Insurance is heading into year seven of its partnership with the Men’s football and hurling teams.
“We are delighted to partner with Cork Camogie who have been fantastic ambassadors for Cork,” said BlackBee CEO David O’Shea.
“They are an amazing group of athletes who have really made the county proud with their achievements. We are looking forward to the coming years as we support them on their task of bringing more trophies back to Cork.”
“This is the first and biggest sponsorship deal for BlackBee to date. We are excited about what’s to come in the future.”
“Cork Camogie are delighted with the announcement today by BlackBee of a three-year partnership with Cork Camogie,” added Mary McSweeney, Chair of the Cork Camogie County Board.
“This sponsorship will help Cork County to grow, develop and further enhance Camogie and keep us to the fore of the world’s fastest female sport.”
Cork are the current All-Ireland Senior Camogie Champions after beating Kilkenny by one point in last year’s final in Croke Park. That was their fifth successive final, winning four of those and with 28 titles to their name, they are the most successful team in the history of the sport.
The Liberty Insurance All Ireland Championship gets underway next month with Galway looking to challenge the recent dominance of Cork and Kilkenny after winning last month’s Littlewoods sponsored National League Division One.
Sport for Business is travelling South today for the latest stage in the development of a Cork Sports Leadership Group, in partnership with Maeve Buckley of Leading Sport. This has arisen out of a number of sessions held earlier in the year and we are excited for the potential of working with the major sporting organisations and business involved in sport across the city and county.
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