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2024 Irish Sport Industry Awards Reward Excellence in Sport

Pictured above; Mary O'Connor FIS CEO, Minister for Finance Michael McGrath TD, Dr. Una May CEO Sport Ireland The Federation of Irish Sport celebrated the 7th annual Irish Sport Industry Awards which recognise the important economic role Sport plays to the Irish...

Category Spotlight: 2023 Best New Sports Business of the Year

Output Sports is a fabulous Irish success story. In 2018, the company was founded by Dr. Martin O’Reilly, Dr. Darragh Whelan and Julian Eberle, because of their deep running passion for sport and their desire to drive sports technology innovation. Output Sports...

Category Spotlight: 2023 National Governing Body of the Year

We are continuing looking back at some of the inspirational sports stories which were celebrated at the 2023 Irish Sports Industry Awards. The coveted NGB of the Year Award 2023 was won by Swim Ireland. Swim Ireland was founded in 1998 and inherited a rich history...

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.