One day to go!

Over 60 Irish sporting organisations and corporate partners are attending the Federation’s inaugural Conference at the Guinness Storehouse tomorrow.

Here is some more information on the event:


Guinness Storehouse
Level 2, Arrol Suite
St James’ Gate,
Dublin 8


3:00pm Conference commences
(2.45pm Registration)
5:30pm Drinks reception
7:00pm Dinner

Directions to the Guinness Storehouse: there are a number of ways to get to the Guinness Storehouse: on foot, by public transport or car. More detail on each of these options can be found on the Guinness website here

Parking: there is limited parking available in the Crane Street parking lot and on-street parking in the area around the Storehouse – Thomas Street, Echlin Street, Bond Street and Robert Street South.

NB: there are no parking stations in the area open after 7pm.

Access: to the Storehouse is via the public entrance on Market Street. This area is a drop-off zone only. Disabled Access is available beside main entrance on Robert Street.

Ticket: don’t forget to bring your ticket to show on registration and be there at 2.45-3:00pm sharp.

Accommodation: if you need accommodation for the night, contact the Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown to take advantage of the Federation’s corporate rate: 01-8977721.

Additional requirements: If you have any dietary or accessibility requirements send them to Stacey at


The Federation is grateful for the support of the Conference from the our event partners:

BHP Insurances– BHP have been appointed by the Federation to develop and manage a bespoke Insurance Scheme for Federation member organisations, their clubs and individual participants. BHP are an Irish owned insurance broker specialising in the development of Group Insurance Schemes. Since their appointment in 2012 BHP have arranged the insurances for a large and growing number of Federation members.



Coca-Cola Ireland– Coca-Cola Hellenic Ireland is Ireland’s leading non-alcoholic drinks company and employs 900 people in the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of a premium range of full, low and zero calorie soft drinks, juices, bottled waters and still beverages.  Coca-Cola Hellenic Ireland is a founding member of Business in the Community and supports active balanced lifestyles across the island of Ireland at local and national level through an annual programme of sponsorships and corporate social responsibility.


Diageo Ireland– In 2012 Diageo Ireland donated over €1m to charities, community groups and social entrepreneurs across Ireland through initiatives such as the Arthur Guinness Fund, Gifted, and Double Your Fundraising. In addition to this, Diageo Ireland supports many community and sporting organisations and events in Ireland.



IPB Insurance– As a wholly Irish owned and managed general insurance company, IPB Insurance is proud to be the leading insurer in protecting local communities across the length and breadth of Ireland. We serve local authorities and national government bodies as well as underwriting risk for private commercial businesses, expert representative bodies and associations. IPB is an award winning insurance company and official underwriter to Irish Sport through the FIS Group Insurance scheme.





Shared Access– Shared Access invest in the development and ownership of shared wireless communications infrastructure on grass roots Sports Clubs across the Country, bringing great site locations to our Mobile Network Operator customers, and the benefits of significant investment into national communities. Visit our website for more information.



The Federation is also delighted that a number of businesses have committed to exhibit at the conference, evidence of the important role sport plays in Ireland’s business life:

Auxilion– is an IT support and cloud transformation company.  We take over our clients’ end-to-end IT support function and deliver an enhanced support service for end users through the Auxilion Virtual Service Desk. Clients include Mainstream Renewable Power, All Water Systems, I.T. Alliance Group and the National Sports Campus Development Authority (NSCDA) where we provide IT support services for 18 Irish sporting bodies. Visit our website for more information on Auxilion, our 24×7 support service and other services.

CI Structures Ltd- is a Manufacturers Representative for the Sprung building system which is effectively a substitute for conventional bricks and mortar. CI Structures can offer assistance to interested parties for the purchase or lease of a Sprung building and also offers a full planning, design, supply, erection and fit out service to clients – a turnkey service – for the Spung building system.

Crowne Plaza Hotel– The Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown is a luxurious four star hotel, located at the Blanchardstown Centre, just minutes from the National Sports Campus. With 188 rooms and 14 meeting rooms accommodating up to a maximum of 600 delegates, the hotel is perfectly suited for meetings, conferences, events and gala dinners.

McSport– have been supplying sporting equipment to Irish sportsmen and women for over 25 years and prides itself in selecting only the finest sports goods from around the world. McSport stocks a wide range of easy-to-use sports gear that will keep everyone from the seasoned sportsman to the amateur kitted out. View the product range on our website.

FutureFit– passionately believes in the importance of sport, but recognise that without tackling the issue of sustainability and cutting energy costs sport at all levels faces the possibility of becoming a pastime for the select few, rather than the community as a whole. FutureFit achieves this through training and education and innovative energy efficiency technology and finance. Contact Paul O’Connor on 0863433368 or for further information. is an integrated communications and fundraising Internet platform for sports organisations. There are currently over 700 sports clubs and NGB’s in Ireland using our low cost, 100% money back guaranteed system, to make their lives easier and their management, fundraising and communications more effective – ask us how and we can arrange a demonstration.  Visit our website for more information.

OSK– established in 1985 are one of Ireland’s leading Accountancy firms and provide a full range of financial and advisory services to clients in a broad range of sectors. OSK are passionate about sport and have a history of providing quality service and advice to Sporting Organisations. OSK’s specialist knowledge of this sector’s financial requirements combined with their practical approach ensures that clients receive expert advice and service.

Print Depot– is a design and print company specialising in making their clients look great in print. One of the most trusted names for print in Ireland, we provide small, medium and large-sized companies with their complete communication  requirements. We can design and supply everything from a simple compliments slip to in-store point of sale materials and promotional products.

2into3– are Ireland’s specialist advisors and capacity builders for the not-for-profit sector. We work with social sector leaders and collaborate with partners to help scale impact, develop sustainability, build leadership and innovate. For more information about the work of 2into3 visit our website

Spend some time with our partners and exhibitors to understand more about their business and what they could do for you. The exhibition space will be located just after the registration desk inside the Arrol Suite.


Leman Solicitors– is corporate law firm based in Dublin 4 which are specialists in Sports Law.  They are the Irish Sports Law Firm of the Year, 2011 and 2013.  They represent NGB’s clubs and athletes and are experienced in corporate structuring, governance, complaints and discipline, arbitration and sponsorship. For more information see our website or contact Larry Fenelon on 016393000.

The event is being streamed live by Livestream Digital