The Federation of Irish Sport present the 2023 Irish Sport Industry Awards, in association with Financial Broker

Judges Announced!

Judges Announced!

Later this week entries will close for the 2023 Irish Sport Industry Awards, in association with Financial Broker. It's time to meet the panel of judges who will have the unenviable task of...

Official Launch

The Federation of Irish Sport today launched the 2023 Irish Sport Industry Awards in association with Financial Broker. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 25th May in The Westin Hotel’s historic Banking Hall.

The Federation is very pleased to welcome Financial Broker – the consumer financial brand of Brokers Ireland as the official sponsor of the 2023 Irish Sport Industry Awards. The 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 sixth staging of the awards which recognise the invaluable relationship between business and sport in Ireland. The Sport industry in Ireland supports 64,000 jobs, stimulates €3.3 billion in household spending, and generates €3.7 billion (GVA) gross value added to the Irish economy.

Liam Carberry, (President of Brokers Ireland)
and Mary O’Connor (CEO Federation of Irish Sport).

“I’m delighted to launch the call for entries and to announce Financial Broker as the official sponsor of these prestigious awards. I would like to thank them for their support in recognising the valuable link sport plays to the economy. Through these awards and variety of categories we recognise the value that sport adds to the Irish economy across the sporting landscape. According to Sport Ireland research the sport economy has grown faster than the economy as a whole over the past 10 years. We are looking forward to building on the success of the 2022 awards and celebrating the return to sporting activity post-pandemic and looking towards the future of the sports sector.”

Mary O’Connor, CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport

Brokers Ireland is delighted to announce the new partnership collaboration between Financial Broker, and the 2023 Irish Sport Industry Awards.

Liam Carberry,
President of Brokers Ireland

Commenting on the partnership with Financial Broker, Liam Carberry, President of Brokers Ireland, said:

“We are proud to collaborate with the Federation of Irish Sport on their prestigious annual Irish Sport Industry Awards which recognises the value that the sports sector contributes to Irish society, in addition to the work being done by National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships within communities across the country” stated Liam.
‘’There are synergies between the Federation of Irish Sport which is the voice for Irish sport and endorses the value, well-being, and positive attributes that sports participation offers, and the Financial Broker brand which provides consumers with a more confident and holistic approach to financial guidance. Studies have shown that proactive financial planning can help to build a more secure financial foundation which can lead to a happier, healthier life’’ said Liam.

About Brokers Ireland /Financial Broker

Brokers Ireland is the leading representative body for Brokers with a combined strength of over 1,250 firms representing both general insurance and financial brokers throughout Ireland. Financial Broker firms advise consumers on financial service products and services including pensions; protection; savings; investment and mortgage products. Financial Brokers are experts on financial planning matters and provide a wide choice of products and providers from across the market. See for further information on the Financial Broker brand offering.

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.