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Past Judges

All submissions to The Irish Sponsorship Awards are judged by an independent panel of recognised and distinguished judges, drawn from academia, business and broader related sectors.

View a sample list of our past judges below and judge us by who judges you.

Alan FitzGerald
Marketing Strategy & Sponsorship Consultant, Aquattro


Alice Higgins
Creative Project Manager, News Ireland

Brendan Corbett
Group Head of Marketing, Eason & Son


Carol McMahon

Head of Business Marketing and Sponsorship for Ulster Bank

Carolyn Odgers
Business Director, OMD Ireland

Colin O'Toole
Marketing Manager, Mondelez

Conor Cullen
Sponsorship and Events Manager, Football Association of Ireland


Dave Winterlich

Chief Strategy Officer, Dentsu Ireland

Dr Martina Byrne
Chief Executive, Public Relations Institute of Ireland & Public Relations Consultants Association

Fiona Heffernan
Commercial Director of Mail, An Post

Frank Dillon
Sponsorship & Promotions Director, Communicorp One

Gerard O'Neill
Chairman, Amárach Research

Grainne Humphreys
Festival Director, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

Irene Gowing
Communications Manager, Bord Gáis Energy

Jim Geraghty
Heineken Sponsorship Manager

Jim O'Toole

Joe Rafferty

Director, Mass Participation Sports, Titan Experience

Karl Donnelly

Marketing Director, Bulmers Ireland (C&C Group)

Karl Kavanagh

Head of Agency Sales Ireland, The Sunday Times & The Sun News UK and Ireland

Laura Condron

Communications & Strategy Manager, BMW Group Ireland


Lorraine Walsh
Head of Marketing, Laya Healthcare

Maeve Buckle
Director, Line Up - Sports Media Entertainment

Margaret Colton
Head of Marketing, Dunnes Stores

Mark Osikoya
Associate Vice-President Global Partnerships, NBA

Martyn Wilson
Head of Sponsorship & Hospitality, RBS

Mike DaRe
Global Head of Influencer and Advocacy, Johnnie Walker


Neil McKenna

Founder & CEO, KICK

Noel Mooney
Head of Business Development, UEFA

Patrick Haslett

CEO, One-Zero

Paul Collins
Founder & CEO, Ballywire Media & Journalist, Today FM

Paul Dermody
Commercial & Marketing Director, Horse Racing Ireland

Ronan O'Donoghue
Head of Brand Partnerships, UTV Ireland

Sean McAuliffe
Director, Sport Collective

Selda Simsek
Sponsorship Brand Manager, Laya Healthcare

Sharon Casey Ledwidge

Innovation Manager, Virgin Media Television

Sian Redmond

Head of Marketing Partnerships, Live Nation Ireland

Tomás Quinn

Commercial and Marketing Manager,  Dublin GAA

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