Federation of Irish Sport Proudly Launch 2024 Sport Industry Awards, with Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education & Gaeltacht Thomas Byrne

  • 7th hosting of the Irish Sport Industry Awards
  • Economic value of Sport €3.7bn GVA to the economy
  • Over 64,000 employed in sport
  • Entries are now live: www.irishsportindustryawards.ie

The Federation of Irish Sport today launched the 2024 Irish Sport Industry Awards alongside Minister of State with responsibility for Sport, Physical Education and Gaeltacht Thomas Byrne. Now in its 7th iteration, they will be celebrated at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 28th May at The College Green Hotel in Dublin’s city centre.

A highlight of the sports awards calendar, the event brings together a cross-section of the sports sector and key stakeholders in sport. 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 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.

Minister of State for Sport, Physical Education and the Gaeltacht, Thomas Byrne TD, commented: “The Irish Sport Industry Awards are a unique celebration of Sport. The awards offer a welcome opportunity to recognise new enterprises and innovation in sport and celebrate the many successful campaigns undertaken by National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships, in promoting participation for all in sport. I want to commend the Federation of Irish Sport for organising the awards and commend all of those being recognised and celebrated.”

Mary O’Connor, CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport said: We are once again looking forward to hosting the Irish Sport Industry Awards which recognise the invaluable relationship between business and sport in Ireland. The Federation firmly believes that the true power of sport can be harnessed by viewing it in a wider context including what it delivers for the economy and our communities.”

Entries are now open for submission, for a full list of categories, event updates and to enter the awards go to: https://irishsportindustryawards.ie/. Closing date for entries is Friday 3rd May.