2018 Winners

The winners were revealed at the seventh annual Irish Sponsorship Awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 5th, in the Round Room at The Mansion House, Dublin.

For photos from the night, visit our Facebook page.

High resolution photos can be found on our Flickr page.

Sponsorship of the Year

 Just Eat delivers Love Island on Virgin Media Two 
Sponsorship of the Year
Just Eat delivers Love Island on Virgin Media Two - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Gerard O'Neill, Chairman, Amárach Research, presents the Sponsorship of the Year award to the Just Eat & Virgin Media Team.

Best Sponsorship Brand

 Just Eat for the Just Eat dublinbikes Sponsorship  
Best Sponsorship Brand
The Brand Fans sponsored by logo.jpg
Just Eat - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Daragh Persse, Founder, The Brand Fans, presents the Best Sponsorship Brand award to the Just Eat team for the Just Eat dublinbikes Sponsorship.

Best Sponsorship Team - Agency

TITAN Experience
Best Sponsorship Team – Agency
TITAN Experience - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Margaret Colton, Head of Marketing, Dunnes Stores, presents the Best Sponsorship Team - Agency award to the TITAN Experience Team.

Best Sponsorship Team - Rightsholder

Live Nation Ireland
Best Sponsorship Team – Rightsholder
Live Nation Ireland - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Daragh Persse, Founder, The Brand Fans, presents the Best Sponsorship Team - Rightsholder award to the Live Nation Ireland Team.

Best Sponsorship Team - Brand

Three
Best Sponsorship Team – Brand
Three - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Daragh Persse, Founder, The Brand Fans, presents the Best Sponsorship Team - Brand award to the Three Ireland Team.

Best Sports Team or Athlete Sponsorship

Aer Lingus Official Airline of the Irish Rugby Team
Best Sports Team or Athlete Sponsorship
Aer Lingus Official Airline of the Irish Rugby Team - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Colin O'Toole, Marketing Manager, Mondelez, presents the Best Sports Team or Athlete Sponsorship award to the Aer Lingus Team.

Best Sporting Event Sponsorship

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon #TwentyThousandStories
Best Sporting Event Sponsorship
SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon #TwentyThousandStories - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Colin O'Toole, Marketing Manager, Mondelez, presents the Best Sporting Event Sponsorship award to the SSE Airtricity & JGA Team.

Best Entertainment Event Sponsorship

Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular
Best Entertainment Event Sponsorship
Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Colin O'Toole, Marketing Manager, Mondelez, presents the Best Entertainment Event Sponsorship award to the Laya Healthcare Team.

Innovation in Sponsorship

Playstival with The Happy Pear
Innovation in Sponsorship
Playstival with The Happy Pear - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Tony O’Flanagan, Marketing Director, JCDecaux, presents Innovation in Sponsorship award to Gerard O’Neill, Amárach Research, on behalf of Playstival.

Best Multi-Platform Sponsorship

Lidl Ladies Gaelic Football Association County Jersey Campaign
Best Multi-Platform Sponsorship
JCD sponsored by logo.jpg
Lidl Ladies Gaelic Football Association County Jersey Campaign  - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Tony O’Flanagan, Marketing Director, JCDecaux, presents the Best Multi-Platform Sponsorship award to Jay Wilson, Lidl Ireland, Jackie Cahill & Aislinn Harkin, LGFA.

Best TV Broadcast Sponsorship

Just Eat delivers Love Island on Virgin Media Two
Best TV Broadcast Sponsorship
Just Eat delivers Love Island on Virgin Media Two - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Jim Geraghty, Sponsorship Manager, Heineken, presents the Best TV Broadcast Sponsorship award to the Just Eat & Virgin Media Team.

Best Arts & Cultural Sponsorship

Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia
submitted by The Brand Fans
Best Arts & Cultural Sponsorship
Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Tony O’Flanagan, Marketing Director, JCDecaux, presents the Best Arts & Cultural Sponsorship award to the Seachtain na Gaeilge & Energia Team.

Best Societal Sponsorship

Lyons Tea & Pieta House #TimeToTalk
submitted by Unilever
Best Societal Sponsorship
Lyons Tea & Pieta House #TimeToTalk - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Sarah Rooney, Associate Director, Amárach Research, presents the Best Societal Sponsorship award to Ann Marie Finucane & Paul Kelly, Unilever Ireland.

Best Grass Roots Sponsorship

Aldi Play Rugby
Best Grass Roots Sponsorship
Aldi Play Rugby - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Sarah Rooney, Associate Director, Amárach Research, presents the Best Grass Roots Sponsorship award to Colm Finnegan, IRFU, Audrey O’Brien & Rob Hyland, Aldi Ireland.

Rising Star in Sponsorship

Pippa Doyle
Littlewoods Ireland
Rising Star in Sponsorship
Pippa Doyle, Littlewoods Ireland - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winner

Conor Cullen, Sponsorship and Events Manager, Football Association of Ireland, presents the Rising Star in Sponsorship award to Pippa Doyle, Littlewoods Ireland.

Best Use of Experiential Marketing

Bringing Hoops to the Streets
submitted by Largo Foods
Best Use of Experiential Marketing
Bringing Hoops to the Streets - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Conor Cullen, Sponsorship and Events Manager, Football Association of Ireland presents the Best Use of Experiential Marketing award to Ian O' Rourke, Largo Foods.

Best Use of Social Media

 Lidl for Ladies Gaelic Football Association 
Best Use of Social Media
Lidl for Ladies Gaelic Football Association

Conor Cullen, Sponsorship and Events Manager, Football Association of Ireland, presents the Best Use of Social Media award to Tom Mughal, Lidl Ireland.

Best Low Budget Sponsorship

XL for TG4's Ros na Rún
submitted by Post TV with XL
Best Low Budget Sponsorship
XL for TG4's Ros na Rún - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Margaret Colton, Head of Marketing, Dunnes Stores, presents the Best Low Budget Sponsorship award to the BWG Foods & Post TV Team.

Best Use of PR

Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon
submitted by Teneo PSG
Best Use of PR
Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Jim Geraghty, Sponsorship Manager, Heineken, presents the Best Use of PR award to Vhi, Teneo PSG & Women’s Mini Marathon Team.

Best Use of Digital

Life Style Sports for #LiveMunster & #LiveLeinster
submitted by Teneo PSG
Best Use of Digital
Life Style Sports for #LiveMunster & #LiveLeinster - Irish Sponsorship Awards 2018 winners

Jim Geraghty, Sponsorship Manager, Heineken, presents the Best Use of Digital award to Lifestyle Sports Team & Teneo PSG.