Cork chairman Bob Ryan is optimistic a new county sponsor will be announced in the coming weeks. He
confirmed talks with prospective backers have progressed since the start of the month, when the footballers sported the Mercy Foundation logo on their jerseys for league matches.
“We’re at a more advanced stage in negotiations,”
“They’re ongoing and I’d be confident we will be able to conclude them over the next few weeks.”
Ryan would not say whether the hurlers will follow the example of the footballers and wear a charity logo for their league
clash with Tipperary in Páirc Uí Rinn next Saturday week.
Two years ago, Tipperary themselves did not announce their €600,000 three-year deal with Skoda until April despite it being understood for a couple of months that their previous deal with Enfer had come to an end.
Cork’s footballers have worn the Mercy Foundation jersey for their opening two Division 1 games against Dublin and Kildare.