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2023 Shortlist

Congratulations to the Irish Sponsorship Awards 2023 winners.

Sponsorship of the Year

WINNER:



Three: Launching a sponsorship that is All For Music submitted by Sweartaker



FINALISTS:



  • #10SecondSPAR with Israel Olatunde

  • Allianz + Women's Aid

  • Irish Life Dublin Marathon

  • Londis Proud Sponsors of Ireland's Fittest Family

  • NCH Primary Ensemble Project in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy of Music & supported by Walkers

  • Premier League Live powered by talkSPORT with Harvey Norman submitted by Urban Media

  • SPAR Community Road Trip with Kellie Harrington

  • The Allianz Leagues 2023

  • The Vhi "More than Running" Campaign for parkrun

  • Three: Launching a sponsorship that is All For Music submitted by Sweartaker

Outstanding Contribution

RECIPIENTS:



Pat McDonagh & Una McDonagh


Best Sponsorship Team

WINNER:



Football Association of Ireland



FINALISTS:



  • Electric Ireland

  • Football Association of Ireland

  • KPMG

Innovation in Sponsorship

WINNER:



The Neuroscience of Sponsorship submitted by AIG



FINALISTS:



  • AIB The Toughest Tailteann Cup Mic`d Up submitted by Fifty-Three Six

  • Pinergy, Official Energy Partner of Munster Rugby

  • The Neuroscience of Sponsorship submitted by AIG

Best Low Budget Sponsorship

WINNER:



#10SecondSPAR with Israel Olatunde



FINALISTS:



  • #10SecondSPAR with Israel Olatunde

  • AIG 4 Nations Para Badminton International

  • Best of Awards with Bord Gais Energy Local Heroes, Building Trust through Local Radio

  • Con & Annie Kirby Memorial (10 Year Anniversary) submitted by Greyhound Racing Ireland

Best TV Broadcast Sponsorship

WINNER:



Londis proud sponsors of Ireland's Fittest Family



FINALISTS:



  • Failte Ireland and the RTÉ Weather

  • Just Eat x Love Island

  • Londis proud sponsors of Ireland's Fittest Family

  • Müller & RTÉ's Dancing with the Stars: A Partnership Perfectly in Step

  • Panadol 'Made in Ireland' with RTÉ

Best Societal Sponsorship

WINNER:



Allianz + Women's Aid



FINALISTS:



  • Allianz + Women's Aid

  • Bord Gáis Energy State of Play

  • Creative Thinking for Life with MSD submitted by The B!G Idea

  • Electric Ireland for Darkness Into Light

  • Junk Kouture submitted by EUROSPAR

  • SPAR Community Road Trip

  • The Empty Plate Appeal submitted by EUROSPAR

  • The Vhi "More than Running" Campaign for parkrun

  • Think Before You Flush operated by Clean Coasts in partnership with Uisce Éireann

  • Transforming Lives Through Sport, Special Olympics Ireland & eir

Best Radio Broadcast Sponsorship

WINNER:



Premier League Live powered by talkSPORT with Harvey Norman submitted by Urban Media



FINALISTS:



  • Best of Awards with Bord Gáis Energy Local Heroes, Building Trust through Local Radio

  • LiveScoreBet & Urbanmedia, a Cross Media Sporting Sponsorship

  • Midlands 103 A Gift Of Hope with First IVF Ireland

  • Premier League Live powered by talkSPORT with Harvey Norman submitted by Urban Media

  • SKY VIP, LOYALTY FOR ALL CUSTOMERS! submitted by Urban Media

  • The Suss with Disney+ submitted by Urban Media

Best Sporting Event Sponsorship

WINNER:



Irish Life Dublin Marathon



FINALISTS:



  • 123.ie & Athletics Ireland

  • Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships #ThisIsMajor

  • Irish Life Dublin Marathon

  • KPMG Women's Irish Open

  • Munster v South Africa XV presented by Pinergy

  • Punchestown Racecourse & Event Venue

  • Sage x Six Nations Rugby Limited

  • The Vhi "More than Running" Campaign for parkrun

Best Grass Roots Sponsorship

WINNER:



The Vhi "More than Running" Campaign for parkrun



FINALISTS:



  • Con & Annie Kirby Memorial (10 Year Anniversary) submitted by Greyhound Racing Ireland

  • Fyffes Fit Squad

  • Marty Party and XL Stores

  • Olympic Federation of Ireland's Dare to Believe School's Programme, proudly supported by Permanent TSB

  • The Vhi "More than Running" Campaign for parkrun

  • Three City Stages submitted by Sweartaker

Best Sponsorship Brand

WINNER:



Electric Ireland



FINALISTS:



  • 123.ie

  • Aviva

  • Electric Ireland

Best Sports Team or Athlete Sponsorship

WINNER:



Aer Lingus airline sponsor of Irish Rugby



FINALISTS:



  • Aer Lingus airline sponsor of Irish Rugby

  • AIG and Dublin GAA

  • Canterbury & Ireland Women’s Rugby Swap White Shorts

  • IP Telecom sponsorship deal with Women’s League of Ireland leaders Peamount United

  • KPMG Building On Success submitted by Fifty-Three Six

  • PwC x Ireland U20s Rugby Team

  • SPAR Community Road Trip with Kellie Harrington

  • SPAR x Israel Olatunde

  • Supermac’s & Galway GAA

Best Multi-Platform Sponsorship

WINNER:



The Allianz Leagues 2023



FINALISTS:



  • Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships #ThisIsMajor

  • Junk Kouture submitted by EUROSPAR

  • Premier League Live powered by talkSPORT with Harvey Norman submitted by Urban Media

  • PwC x IMAGE Media Business Sponsorship

  • The Allianz Leagues 2023

Best Entertainment & Event Sponsorship

WINNER:



Three: Launching a sponsorship that is All For Music submitted by Sweartaker



FINALISTS:



  • Marty Party and XL Stores

  • Punchestown Racecourse & Event Venue

  • PwC Camogie All-Stars

  • Three: Launching a sponsorship that is All For Music submitted by Sweartaker

Best Arts & Cultural Sponsorship

WINNER:



NCH Primary Ensemble Project in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy of Music & supported by Walkers



FINALISTS:



  • Junk Kouture submitted by EUROSPAR

  • NCH Primary Ensemble Project in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy of Music & supported by Walkers

Best Use of Social Media

WINNER:



Just Eat presents John O'Shea 'The Nutmeg'



FINALISTS:



  • 123.ie & Athletics Ireland

  • Electric Ireland GAA Higher Education Championships & Electric Ireland Camogie Third Level Championships

  • Just Eat presents John O'Shea 'The Nutmeg'

  • MACE Jokes with Johnny

  • Sage x Six Nations Rugby Limited

  • Three: Launching a sponsorship that is All For Music submitted by Sweartaker

Best Use of Research

WINNER:



How to Be Good with Sponsorship: B&A and RTÉ Media Sales



FINALISTS:



  • Bord Gáis Energy State of Play

  • How to Be Good with Sponsorship: B&A and RTÉ Media Sales

  • The Neuroscience of Sponsorship submitted by AIG

Rising Star in Sponsorship

WINNER:



Rheanna Waters - Live Nation



FINALISTS:



  • Leona Hughes - Punchestown Racecourse & Event Venue

  • Ross Murphy - Legacy Communications

  • Rheanna Waters - Live Nation

Best Use of PR

WINNER:



Electric Ireland for Darkness Into Light



FINALISTS:



  • Aviva's Best Seat in the House

  • Bord Gáis Energy State of Play

  • Electric Ireland for Darkness Into Light

  • Just Eat presents John O'Shea 'The Nutmeg'

  • The 2022 Vhi Women's Mini Marathon

  • The Murals Project submitted by SilverCloud by Amwell

  • Three: Launching a sponsorship that is All For Music submitted by Sweartaker

Best Use of Digital

WINNER:



Mediahuis Sponsorship with Tesco powered by GroupM Programmatic



FINALISTS:



  • 123.ie & Athletics Ireland

  • Mediahuis Sponsorship with Tesco powered by GroupM Programmatic

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