2019 Winners

The winners were revealed at the eighth annual Irish Sponsorship Awards ceremony on Thursday, December 5th, at Croke Park.

For photos from the night, visit our Facebook page.

High resolution photos can be found on our Flickr page.

Sponsorship of the Year

 Three Ireland for #Madebymusic 
Sponsorship of the Year
Three Ireland - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Gerard O'Neill, Judging Co-ordinator presents the Sponsorship of the Year award to the Three Ireland team.

Outstanding Contribution

 Peter McKenna
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Outstanding Contribution
Peter McKenna - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards recipient
 Gerard O'Neill, Judging Co-ordinator presents the Outstanding Contribution award to Peter McKenna.

Best Sponsorship Brand

 SSE Airtricity 
Best Sponsorship Brand
The Brand Fans
SSE Airtricity - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Daragh Persse, Founder, The Brand Fans presents the Best Sponsorship Brand award to the SSE Airtricity team.

Best Sponsorship Team

 Aer Lingus 
Best Sponsorship Team
Event Fuel
Aer Lingus - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Steven Delaney, Sponsorship Director, Event Fuel presents the Best Sponsorship Team award to the Aer Lingus team.

Best Sports Team or Athlete Sponsorship

 Energia for Leinster Rugby & Energia Park submitted by The Brand Fans 
Best Sports Team or Athlete Sponsorship
Event Fuel
Energia, Leinster Rugby & The Brand Fans Teams - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Will Matthews, General Manager, Event Fuel, presents the Best Sports Team or Athlete Sponsorship award to the Leinster Rugby & Energia teams.

Best Sporting Event Sponsorship

 Londis for HELL & BACK 
Best Sporting Event Sponsorship
Londis and HELL & BACK - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Tomás Quinn, Awards Judge, presents the Best Sporting Event Sponsorship award to Emma Houlihan, Londis.

Best Low Budget Sponsorship

 Aviva Soccer Sisters 
Best Low Budget Sponsorship
Aviva - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Tomás Quinn, Awards Judge presents the Best Low Budget Sponsorship award to the Aviva Ireland & FAI teams.

Innovation in Sponsorship

 Almac Group for STEM Pathway™ Programme at W5 MED-Lab Belfast 
Innovation in Sponsorship
Almac Group - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Tomás Quinn, Awards Judge presents the Innovation in Sponsorship award to Dr. Frances Weldon & Catriona Clarke, Almac Group.

Best Societal Sponsorship - Charity

 Aviva Ireland with BeLonG to Youth Services for #SafeToDream 
Best Societal Sponsorship - Charity
Aviva Ireland & BeLonG to Youth - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Daragh Persse, Founder, The Brand Fans, presents the Best Societal Sponsorship - Charity award to the BeLonG to Youth Services & Aviva Ireland teams.

Best Societal Sponsorship

 AIG for #EffortIsEqual 
Best Societal Sponsorship
AIG - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Tony O'Flanagan, Marketing Director, JCDecaux, presents the Best Societal Sponsorship award to John Gillick & Rebecca Claffey, AIG.

Best Multi-Platform Sponsorship

 Three Ireland for #Madebymusic 
Best Multi-Platform Sponsorship
JCDecaux
Three Ireland - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Tony O'Flanagan, Marketing Director, JCDecaux, presents the Best Multi-Platform Sponsorship award to the Three Ireland team.

Best TV Broadcast Sponsorship

 CCPC for RTÉ One's How to be Good with Money
submitted by The Story Lab with Carat Ireland 
Best TV Broadcast Sponsorship
CCPC, The Story Lab & Carat Ireland Teams - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Rachael McGrane, Co-founder, All That Jazz, presents the Best TV Broadcast Sponsorship award to Aidan O’Hare & Sinead O'Connor, The Story Lab.

Best Radio Broadcast Sponsorship

 SuperValu GAA Off The Ball Roadshow 
Best Radio Broadcast Sponsorship
SuperValu & Off The Ball - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Rachael McGrane, Co-founder, All That Jazz, presents the Best Radio Broadcast Sponsorship award to the SuperValu team.

Best Digital Platform for Sponsorship Activation

 Extra.ie for Rustlers FAI Sponsorship submitted by DMG Media Ireland 
Best Digital Platform for Sponsorship Activation
Extra.ie & DMG Media Ireland - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Sharon Casey Ledwidge, Awards Judge presents the Best Digital Platform for Sponsorship Activation award to Emma Yourell & Bernard Bermingham, DMG Media Ireland.

Best Radio for Sponsorship Activation

 FM104 for The Apple Alarm Clock
submitted by News Ireland and Urban Media 
Best Radio for Sponsorship Activation
FM104, News Ireland and Urban Media - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Sharon Casey Ledwidge, Awards Judge presents the Best Radio for Sponsorship Activation award to Karen Price, News Ireland & Grάinne Ryan, Urban Media.
 

Best Arts & Cultural Sponsorship

 Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia
submitted by The Brand Fans 
Best Arts & Cultural Sponsorship
Seachtain na Gaeilge, Energia & The Brand Fans - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Carol McMahon, Awards Judge presents the Best Arts & Cultural Sponsorship award to Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia & The Brand Fans teams.

Best Grass Roots Sponsorship

 parkrun in partnership with Vhi 
Best Grass Roots Sponsorship
Event Fuel
 parkrun & Vhi - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Nikki Baume, Senior Account Manager, Event Fuel, presents the Best Grass Roots Sponsorship award to the Vhi & parkrun teams.

Best Use of Social Media

 AIB Backing Club & County 
Best Use of Social Media
AIB - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Kevin O'Driscoll, Director - Partner Programmes, BusinessRiver presents the Best Use of Social Media award to Claire Liston & Rob O'Leary, AIB.

Best Use of PR

 AIG Official Insurance Partner of the All Blacks 
Best Use of PR
AIG Official Insurance - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Kevin O'Driscoll, Director - Partner Programmes, BusinessRiver presents the Best Use of PR award to John Gillick & Rebecca Claffey, AIG.

Best Use of Digital

 Bord Gáis Energy for #HurlingToTheCore 
Best Use of Digital
Bord Gáis Energy - 2019 Irish Sponsorship Awards winner
 Kevin O'Driscoll, Director - Partner Programmes, BusinessRiver presents the Best Use of Digital award to the Bord Gáis Energy team.