The Irish Sport Industry Awards are back for 2019 and applications are now open!

This year will see the awards take on a new approach with a mixture of open categories, applications for which are open now, and judges selection categories which will be based on our expert judging panel’s insight and in-depth knowledge of the sporting and business landscapes in Ireland. While the latter are not open to applications the nominations panel will accept nominations and/or expressions of interest to be considered for the long list. Details of how to nominate/express interest can be found under each individual category.

We are looking forward to reviewing the many fantastic and worthwhile applications from a wide cross section of sports and business ventures and rewarding and recognising those most deserving on the night.

Best of luck!

Open categories

1. Best use of social media by an organisation – Enter
2. Best programme/campaign to increase sporting participation – Enter
3. Inclusivity award – Enter
4. 20X20 – Enter
5. Local sports partnership initiative of the year – Enter
6.National governing body of the year – Enter

Roddy Guiney

Chairperson, Federation of Irish Sport

I am delighted that the Irish Sport Industry Awards are returning for another year. The Awards were set up to highlight the overall impact sport has on the economy from a variety of sources including sports businesses, sporting equipment, the construction of facilities, jobs, marketing spends, tourism and so on. These awards recognise the value that sport adds to the Irish economy while also acknowledging the work done by those National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships who deliver on the continued investment from business. I would encourage everyone involved in sport to submit an entry to the variety of open categories available.”