The Federation of Irish Sport has announced the shortlist of finalists for the 2019 Sport Industry Awards.
The awards were set up in 2015 to highlight the contribution that sport makes to Ireland’s economy both directly and indirectly. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Monday 15th of April in the Crown Plaza Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. The Awards recognise and reward excellence in the business of sport, whilst simultaneously highlighting the contribution of sport to Ireland.
A women in sport award, under the banner of 20x20, will be a new addition to the award ceremony this year in a move towards showcasing the increasing contribution and value of women in sport in Ireland. In all a total of 14 awards will be distributed on the night, reflecting the diverse nature of Irish sport.
Speaking at the announcement of the short-list, Mary O’Connor, CEO, Federation of Irish Sport, said “The awards were set up to highlight the importance of the business of sport in Ireland and the value of sport to the Irish economy. Today sport supports almost 40,000 jobs, represents almost €2.4 billion in household expenditure and has been estimated to contribute almost €1.9 billion in tourism revenue. And that is beyond all of the other contributions sport makes in areas such as health, inclusivity, diversity and reputation both at home and abroad.”
The winners will be determined by a judging panel drawn from both the business and sporting community. The panel is Cliona O’Leary, RTE Sport; Athlete Fiona Coghlan; Carol Andrews, BNY Mellon & 30 & Club Founder; Amanda Harton, JLT Insurance; Sinead Galvin, Galvin Sports Management; David McHugh, Line Up Sports; Gerry McDermott, Fingal County Council; Miriam Malone, Paralympics Ireland; and Jill Downey, Core. The panel is chaired by Sport for Business founder and past Irish Sport Industry Award winner Rob Hartnett.
1. Best Sporting event of the year:
2. Best Sports Sponsorship of the year:
3. Best Sports Business of the year:
4. Best New Sports Business of the year:
5. Best use of Social media by an organisation:
6. Best Sports Media outlet of the year:
7. Jimmy Magee Sports Journalist of the year:
8. Best sporting innovation of the year:
9. Best programme or campaign to increase participation:
12. LSP initiative of the year
13. NGB of the year
Outstanding Achievement award will be announced on the night.
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