The judging panel for the 2024 European Sponsorship Awards has been named with Irish faces to the fore among the 108 strong group of professionals from across the continent.

Rob Hartnett of Sport for Business has been named as a judge for the second year and is one of 18 Irish or Irish based judges.

Elma Beirne of Line Up Sports; Laura Byrne of Bank of Ireland; Grace Crowley of the O’Callaghan Collection; Conor Cullen of the FAI; Lorna Danaher of Energia; Paul Fisher of BBDO, Sarah Geoghegan of Core; Michael Green of Verve; Katie Hanley of Group M; Rob Hartnett of Sport for Business; Siobhan McCartan of Six Nations Rugby; Shireen McDonagh of Legacy Communications; Ciara O’Grady of Onside; Rob O’Leary of CSM (UK Based); Rob Pearson of Teneo; Aiste Petraityte of Electric Ireland; Paddy Somers of Teneo; and Conor Talty of Future Proof Media;

The Awards close for entry on Friday 20th October with the shortlist published on Thursday December 14th and the winners announced at a ceremony in London on March 7th, 2024.

Irish campaigns came home from London with no fewer than 17 awards coming back on the plane, including hat tricks for the FAI and Sky Ireland’s partnership and the European Sponsorship of the Year for Dublin Headquartered Whoop.