Tesco Ireland has announced a three year deal with Cumann Peil Gael na mBan Corcaigh to sponsor the Cork Ladies Football Club Championships. Starting this summer, Tesco HomeGrown will become the title sponsor of all Cork Ladies Football Club Championships from the U/11 Championship right up to the Senior Championship.
In addition to supporting the Cork Ladies Football Championships, Tesco HomeGrown will be supporting Cork clubs through a number of initiatives including a sponsored jersey scheme, player’s awards, fundraising activities and support of the Championship finals. Further details of these initiatives will be announced shortly.
Four of Cork’s highest profile Club and County stars were on hand to launch the sponsorship – Geraldine O’Flynn (Liscarroll), Rena Buckley (Donoughmore), Valerie Mulcahy (Rockban) and Annie Walsh (Inch Rovers).
Tesco has long been a supporter of Ladies Gaelic Football Association and currently sponsors the All Ireland Club Championships, the All Ireland Club Sevens, the Club Person of the Year Award and the All Ireland Post Primary Schools competitions.
John Prendergast, Tesco Ireland’s Head of Trade Planning and Local Marketing, commented, “We are thrilled to come on board as sponsors of the Cork Ladies Football Championships. Tesco HomeGrown is all about promoting the best local Irish produce, and with our sponsorship of the Cork Ladies Football Club Championships we are committed to helping promote some of the best home grown footballers in the country.”
Neilus Carroll, Chairperson of the Cork Ladies Football County Board, commented, “I am delighted the Tesco have come on board to support of club Championships which are now the Tesco HomeGrown Club Championships . To have a multi-international company such as Tesco as our sponsors is such a great boost for Cork Ladies Football and for our clubs and I hope this sponsorship will benefit Tesco HomeGrown as much as the sponsorship will certainly benefit Ladies Football within the county of Cork ”
About Ladies Football in Cork
There are 63 Ladies Football clubs in Cork with thousands of players playing each week. Cork is a hotbed of Ladies Football talent and its club and county sides have regularly tasted success at provincial and national level.
About Tesco HomeGrown
Tesco ‘Homegrown in Ireland’ is a new campaign which aims to highlight the best seasonal, fresh, Irish products to Tesco customers, educating them so that they understand the Irish growing seasons and know when they can buy the best quality, fresh Irish products in stores. The new ‘Homegrown in Ireland’ logo has now been introduced to Tesco Fresh Own Label produce, beef, pork, lamb, milk and eggs to denote that they are seasonal, fresh, Irish products.