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O'Mahony: The CCCC won't go for Ronaldson RTE to finish sponsorship

MAYO boss John O'Mahony says he does not expect the CCCC to review Mark Ronaldson's clash with Ryan McMenamin at the end of Sunday's NFL clash in Healy Park.

Man of the Match Ronaldson was booked for a collision with McMenamin, an incident which eventually led to Joe McMahon's sending off after reactions from players on both sides, but O'Mahony is not worried about losing Sunday's top scorer to any retrospective ban.

"I can't imagine Mark Ronaldson in trouble," said O'Mahoney. "But I haven't seen any picture so I don't want to pre-empt anything that might or might not have happened. I know he did get a yellow card. I think it was the same incident as Joe McMahon was sent-off. But I didn't see anything in the match itself."



RTE to finish sponsorship

FRESH from announcing a new sponsor for the senior football championship, the GAA are on the search for another after RTé confirmed they would not be renewing their backing of the hurling championship.

SuperValu were confirmed as Toyota's replacement for the football championship at Croke Park yesterday, but now the GAA must go on the hunt for a third party to back their marquee hurling competition to add to the continued partnerships with Etihad and Guinness.

However, despite the economic downturn, GAA President Christy Cooney was confident that the Association could still charge top dollar for the rights to be associated with the GAA's major competitions.

"We have a strong brand and we take pride in that,"said Cooney. "That brand is invaluable to the association and is something that, even in the economic climate, is very valuable."


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