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Sport Industry Awards

November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sport for Business is honoured to be shortlisted in the final three for Emerging Sports Business of the Year as part of the Federation of Irish Sport’s Sport Industry Awards for 2016.

We are even more excited by the fact that 23 of the 35 companies, organisations and campaigns that have made the final list are active members of the Sport for Business Community.

That’s testament to the faith shown by those who have come with us on the journey so far since we first popped into people’s streams, inboxes and consciousness four years ago.

The Awards will be presented at a special evening of sporting celebration in the Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin on Thursday, November 10th.  We will of course bring you all the news from the night.

Here are the Finalists in each of the categories:

Established Sports Business

  • Titan Experience
  • INPHO Sports Photography
  • Nemeton TV

Emerging Sports Business

  • AGP Sport Consulting
  • GourmetFuel
  • Sport for Business

Best Mass Participation Programme

  • Run in the Dark
  • SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon & Race Series
  • Ladies Gaelic Football Association – The Lidl National Gaelic4Mothers&Others Blitz Day

Best International Sports Event

  • Pentathlon Ireland – 2016 UIPM World Championships
  • Irish American Events Limited – 2016 Aer Lingus College Football Classic
  • GAA – the Etihad Airways GAA World Games 2016

Best Sponsorship of a Team or Individual

  • AIG Sponsorship – Dublin GAA
  • PwC Ireland’s U-20 rugby team
  • Allianz Ireland’s sponsorship of Team Ireland at the 2016 Paralympic Games
  • Electric Ireland for #ThePowerWithin and Team Ireland at the Rio Olympics

Best Sponsorship of a Sporting Event or Competition

  • Lidl – Ladies Gaelic Football Association
  • AIG Sponsorship – AIG Fenway Hurling Classic
  • AIB – Backing Club and County #TheToughest

Best Use of Social Media

  • Life Style Sports – ­#FootbALLorNothing
  • AIB – Backing Club and County #TheToughest
  • Lidl – Ladies Gaelic Football Association

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative in Sport

  • FAI – The Late Night Leagues
  • GAA Healthy Club Project, in Partnership with Irish Life

Best Innovation in Sport

  • Powerfullogos Ltd
  • GolfGraffix
  • RAMfit

Best LSP Initiative

  • Cork Local Sports Partnership – Community Sports and Physical Activity Hub
  • Meath Local Sport Partnership – Kickstart 2 Recovery
  • Limerick Sport Partnership – Positive Ageing Week/Go for Life Games

NGB of the Year

    • Rowing Ireland
    • Gymnastics Ireland
    • Swim Ireland
    • Paralympics Ireland
    • Hockey Ireland

The winners will be determined by an experienced and knowledgeable judging panel drawn from the business and sports communities including:

    • Cliona O’ Leary, Deputy Head of TV Sport, RTE
    • Rob Hartnett, CEO, Sport for Business
    • Russell Murphy, Founder & Owner, BSI Entertainment
    • Maeve Buckley, Director, Line Up Sports
    • Roddy Guiney, Chairman of Wilson Hartnell and Federation of Irish Sport Board Member
    • Fiona Coghlan, former Ireland women’s rugby captain and Chairperson, Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership
    • Ian Hyland, CEO & Publisher, Business and Finance media group
    • Sean O’ Connor, Chief Operations Officer of last year’s winner of the established sports business award, Statsports


November 10, 2016
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Federation of Irish Sport


Mansion House
Dawson Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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