The 2018 Red FM Senior Hurling league launch   22/02/2018

The 2018 Red FM Senior Hurling League was launched on Wednesday February 22nd in Pairc Ui Chaoimh followed by the opening game of the league between Killeagh and Sarsfields in the 4G pitch.
In attendance were players and representatives of all eighteen clubs who are participating in the 2018 Senior Hurling League, County Board Officers chairperson Tracey Kennedy, vice-chairperson Kevin O Donovan, PRO Donal Leahy who acted as MC for the event, development officer Pat Horgan, Red FM CEO Diarmuid O Leary, Lisa Lawlor, Ruairi O Hagan, Cork Senior Hurling Coach John Meyler and Officers of the Senior Hurling League Committee.
Tracey Kennedy thanked Red FM for their continued sponsorship and said the Board were very happy to continue their very successful association with RedFM, a partnership that had helped to grow the status of the league and at the same time promote a very successful radio station which has provided excellent coverage of our games and that has continued to increase its market share in the cork area. 

Billy Murray of the League Committee thanked the Officers of the Board, Red FM and the clubs for their continued support of the league. 
Diarmuid O Leary of Red FM replied that they were very happy with the alliance and felt it was benefiting their business and that they were looking forward to another successful League in 2018. 
Kevin O Donovan thanked Red FM for their support not just in terms of sponsorship but also their coverage and promotion of our games at all levels. He outlined the changes to the league for 2018 which included a single group with teams playing 13 games based on a ranking system and the introduction of relegation/promotion.

In the opening game of the league in the 4G pitch which was a repeat of the 2017 final Sarsfields had a convincing win over Killeagh on a score of 4-20 to 3-9 having led at halftime 2-9 to 0-3.

Pic: Jim Coughlan
Click HERE to view fixtures, results and league table for the competition

Red FM Senior Hurling League Entrants 2018:
Bride Rovers
Erins Own
Glen Rovers
Na Piarsaigh
St. Finbarr’s

Conroy Cup
The Conroy Cup commemorates the late Denis Conroy of Carrigtwohill, who served as Registrar, Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the County Board. The Cork Convention at the end of 1987 witnessed the realisation of Denis Conroy's dream. Forty-eight years after he first presented himself for election at the county board he achieved the office of chairman. He was 76 years old when the honour fell to him and had suffered a stroke that autumn but Conroy stood his ground against infirmity, as he did against everything else.
During Conroy's three years as chairman Cork won seven All Ireland titles but the double of 1990 conferred a unique distinction on him. Cork had won the double in 1890 and Tipperary had achieved it ten years later, but neither double had been done in the same calendar year and neither had been done under the same chairman.
In St Colman's College Fermoy, he captained the Dr Harty Cup team and went on to play Fitzgibbon Cup for UCC. He also played in the senior championship for UCC in the days when students were bound to play for the college. He scored two goals on his senior championship debut for Carrig in 1937 and later that summer his goal was Carrig's only score in the county final against Glen Rovers.
He was Munster Council representative for 25 years and a Central Council delegate, was a member of GPC and a Congress delegate, did a stint as County Board registrar and was made a vice-chairman of the Board two years before he became Chairman. At his death he was Vice-president.
On the night his remains were removed five GAA presidents were among those who shouldered his coffin. As a mark of his life he was buried as a statesman of the Association a few hundred yards from where he was born.

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