PHONE COMPANY 02 last night revealed they will end their sponsorship deal with Cork’s County Board at the end of the year.
The current deal is set to lapse on 31 December.
“We are obviously very sorry to lose O2 as sponsors of Cork GAA after 15 mutually successful years,” said the Rebel county’s chairman.
“The County Board officers, our hurling and football players, our team managements and our supporters have enjoyed an excellent relationship with O2 and with its executives and representatives. We have shared in many memorable moments and achievements by the footballers and hurlers, including 26 national and 46 Munster titles. We wish to thank them for their partnership and generous support over the years. We are currently in negotiations with a number of interested parties about the sponsorship of Cork GAA from 2013 onwards,” he added.
The move brings to an end a relationship that stretches back over a decade-and-a-half and is thought to be amongst the top sponsorship arrangement in intercounty GAA.