The Federation of Irish Sport is delighted to announce the finalists of the Sport Industry Awards 2016:

Established Sports Business (Sponsored by Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown):

  • Titan Experience
  • INPHO Sports Photography
  • Nemeton TV

Emerging Sports Business (Sponsored by Coca Cola):

  • AGP Sport Consulting
  • GourmetFuel
  • Sport for Business

Best Mass Participation Programme (Sponsored by Diageo)

  • Run in the Dark
  • SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon & Race Series
  • Ladies Gaelic Football Association – The Lidl National Gaelic4Mothers&Others Blitz Day

Best International Sports Event (Sponsored by Fáilte Ireland):

  • Pentathlon Ireland – 2016 UIPM World Championships
  • Irish American Event Limited – 2016 Aer Lingus College Football Classic
  • GAA – the Etihad Airways GAA World Games 2016

Best Sponsorship of a Team or Individual (The Sunday Business Post):

  • AIG Sponsorship – Dublin GAA
  • PwC – Ireland’s U-20 rugby team
  • Allianz Ireland – Team Ireland at the 2016 Paralympic Games
  • Electric Ireland – Team Ireland at the 2016 Olympic Games

  Best Sponsorship of a Sporting Event or Competition (Sponsored by Custodian):

  • Lidl – Ladies Gaelic Football Association
  • AIG Sponsorship – AIG Fenway Hurling Classic
  • AIB – Backing Club and County #TheToughest

   Best Use of Social Media (Sponsored by Paddy Power):

  • Life Style Sports – ­#FootbALLorNothing
  • AIB – Backing Club and County #TheToughest
  • Lidl – Ladies Gaelic Football Association

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative in Sport (Sponsored by KBC):

  • FAI & IPB – The Late Night Leagues
  • GAA Healthy Club Project, in Partnership with Irish Life

Best Innovation in Sport (Sponsored by SuperValu):

  • Powerfullogos Ltd
  • GolfGraffix
  • RAMfit

Best LSP Initiative (Sponsored by Dublin City Council):

  • Cork Local Sports Partnership – West Cork Community Sport and Physical Activity Hub
  • Meath Local Sport Partnership – Kickstart 2 Recovery in partnership with FAI & HSE
  • Limerick Sport Partnership – Positive Ageing Week/Go for Life Games

NGB of the Year (Sponsored by JLT):

  • Rowing Ireland
  • Gymnastics Ireland
  • Swim Ireland
  • Paralympics Ireland
  • Hockey Ireland

A huge thank you to everyone who entered. The standard this year was extremely high and the judging panel had some very hard choices to make. Best of luck to the shortlisted entrants and we look forward to the awards night on the 10th November!

All finalists have also been allocated two tickets for the awards evening. Please RSVP to emira.oneill@irishsport.ie by Friday 4th November.

For more information on the awards please visit www.sportindustryawards.ie