Cork camogie squad need financial support to compete for silverware

Cork camogie squad need financial support to compete for silverware
Cork's Laura Treacy breaks from Tipperary's Casey Hennessy in action. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

THE Cork senior camogie squad are seeking extra funding for the new season in their endeavours to remain one of the country’s leading teams.

The squad has been hugely successful in recent years and will be one of the leading contenders again in 2020 for major honours under the management team led by Paudie Murray.

However, despite the very generous sponsorship of Blackbee and the support given by the Cork Camogie Board and the Cork GAA Board, there is still a need for extra finance to help with the huge expenses that are required to be successful.

Spokesperson for the Cork squad, Laura Treacy told The Echo that extra funding for physical and coaching preparation, physiotherapy and medical assistance, training and playing equipment, and compensation for players expenses etc is always necessary.

“We get great support from our sponsors Blackbee, great support too from our own camogie board and the Cork County Board but we live in a time when costs are rising continually.

“The Cork County Board have provided us with the use of their gym in Páirc Uí Chaoimh and also with the use of the 4G pitch in bad weather.

“We need funds too to defray players expenses if they require physiotherapy and ensure that players are not out of pocket.

“People are generous to us and we appreciate that, but extra assistance would further benefit us on and off the playing pitch.

“The cost these days to participate competitively at elite level is great and any extra funding we receive will help to keep the squad at that level and ensure we are challenging for the biggest honours.’’

Cork begin the new season in February with national league games against Waterford, Offaly, Clare and Kilkenny.

The winner of the group will contest the final as there are no semi-finals.

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