The Irish Sport Industry Awards celebrate and reward excellence in the business of sport, while simultaneously highlighting the contribution of sport to the Irish economy. This will be the seventh staging of the awards which recognise the invaluable relationship between business and sport in Ireland.

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“We are once again looking forward to hosting the Irish Sport Industry Awards which recognise the invaluable relationship between business and sport in Ireland. The Federation firmly believes that the true power of sport can be harnessed by viewing it in a wider context including what it delivers for the economy and our communities.””

Mary O’Connor, CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport
Thomas Byrne TD,
Minister of State for Sport, Physical Education and the Gaeltacht

Minister of State for Sport, Physical Education and the Gaeltacht, Thomas Byrne TD, commented:

“The Irish Sport Industry Awards are a unique celebration of Sport. The awards offer a welcome opportunity to recognise new enterprises and innovation in sport and celebrate the many successful campaigns undertaken by National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships, in promoting participation for all in sport. I want to commend the Federation of Irish Sport for organising the awards and commend all of those being recognised and celebrated.”

About the Federation of Irish Sport

Established in 2002, the Federation of Irish Sport is the representative organisation for the National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) and Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) in Ireland. The Federation’s membership consists of over 110 NGBs and LSPs from every corner of the country, including the GAA, FAI, IRFU, Swim Ireland and Athletics Ireland. Currently, the Federation’s membership comprises 81 NGBs and 29 LSPs, representing over 12,000 sports clubs nationwide.

The role of the Federation is to speak on behalf of its members and represent their views to the public, while also providing them with a range of services. As governing bodies, the members’ priorities lie with their sport. Therefore, the job of the Federation is to communicate their views regarding the benefits of sport in areas such as personal health/wellbeing, the economy and society as a whole.