The Irish Sport Federation launches the Irish Sport Industry Awards 2022, in association with Clubforce

Present at the Irish Sports Federation’s launch of the Irish Sports Industry Awards 2022 in association with Clubforce are, left to right, Warren Healy, Founder of Clubforce, Mary O’Connor, Managing Director, Irish Sports Federation, and Noel Murray, Chief Executive Officer, Clubforce, at the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The Irish Sport Federation today announced that Clubforce is the title sponsor of the return of the Irish Sport Industry Awards, following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday 17and May in the historic Banking Hall of the Westin Hotel.

The Irish Sport Industry Awards 2022, in association with Clubforce, will be the fifth edition of the awards which recognize the invaluable relationship between business and sport in Ireland. The sports industry in Ireland supports 64,000 jobs, stimulates €3.3 billion in household spending and generates €3.7 billion (GVA) in gross value added to the Irish economy. The awards celebrate and reward excellence in sport, while highlighting sport’s contribution to Ireland Inc.

Mary O’Connor, CEO of the Irish Sports Federation noted, “I am delighted to launch the return of the Irish Sport Industry Awards and to have Clubforce on board as title sponsor. It is more important than ever to celebrate the economic importance of sport to the economy after two incredibly difficult years for the industry I’m especially pleased to announce that Clubforce is the title sponsor and sponsor of the award for Best National Board of Directors Leading provider of an all-in-one sports platform, they power clubs and sports associations across the country and have proven to be an invaluable resource in the daily work of NGBS.We are especially excited to hear news of their specific NGB product later this year.

The 10 award categories recognize the value that sport adds to the Irish economy from a sports industry perspective, as well as celebrating the continued work done by national governing bodies and local sport partnerships to promote the sport and physical activity nationwide. According to recent research from Sport Ireland, the sport economy has grown faster than the economy as a whole over the past 10 years. Entries for the awards will open in the coming days and I encourage everyone involved in the sport to submit an entry in the open categories available.

Noel Murray, CEO of Clubforce noted ThisIt is a real privilege to work with Mary and her team to show the value sport brings to our economy here in Ireland. One of our values ​​at Clubforce is to make sport accessible to everyone. Thist is a rare event like this that allows us to reflect, measure and celebrate the tangible benefits of ordinary people, us non-professionals, doing sport every day.

We are excited about the lineup and grateful to Mary and her team for putting together such an impressive program. I am delighted that Warren Healy, our founder, is presenting the award for Best National Governing Body as his passion has fueled the innovation of our new NGB product which we will officially launch later this year. We hope to have a great evening.

Applications will be open on Monday 4and April, all categories open and can be done via www.irishsportindustryawards.ie. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday 25and April.

For more information visit www.irishsportindustryawards.ie or contact Clare Louise O’Donoghue on 086 0437887 or via [email protected]