2018 Shortlist

The Irish Sponsorship Awards 2019 shortlist of finalists has not yet been announced. View the 2018 shortlist below.

All 2019 entrants will be notified as to the status of their submissions in the weeks after the entry deadline date.

The winners will then be announced at the black tie gala awards ceremony which will be attended by hundreds of industry professionals.

​Sponsorship of the Year

  • Just Eat delivers Love Island on Virgin Media Two (winner)

Best Sponsorship Brand

  • Just Eat for the Just Eat dublinbikes Sponsorship (winner)
  • Littlewoods Ireland
  • SuperValu

Best Sponsorship Team - Agency

  • Legacy Consultants
  • TITAN Experience (winner)

Best Sponsorship Team - Rightsholder

  • Live Nation Ireland (winner)
  • Virgin Media Solutions

Best Sponsorship Team - Brand

  • Londis
  • Three (winner)

Best Sports Team or Athlete Sponsorship

  • Aer Lingus Official Airline of the Irish Rugby Team (winner)
  • Aldi Play Rugby with Paul O'Connell
  • Three Ireland for FAI #TheCallUp

Best Sporting Event Sponsorship

  • AIG Fenway Hurling Classic submitted by Teneo PSG
  • BoyleSports Irish Grand National
  • Bus Éireann for IWAS Youth World Games Transport Partner
  • Carling for Play on a Premier League Pitch submitted by Legacy Consultants
  • Londis 7s All Ireland Senior Football Tournament
  • Londis for HELL & BACK
  • SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon #TwentyThousandStories (winner)
  • The Stena Line Dublin Horse Show at the RDS submitted by The Story Lab with Carat Ireland

Best Entertainment Event Sponsorship

  • Groove Festival brought to you by Energia submitted by The Brand Fans
  • KBC Bank for WellFest
  • Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular (winner)
  • PwC All-Stars submitted by Teneo PSG
  • SuperValu for WellFest submitted by TRA Brands at The Reputations Agency
  • Three for #MadeByMusic at Longitude & Electric Picnic

Innovation in Sponsorship

  • BoyleSports for RTÉ's Irish Racing Coverage
  • Fast Track at Dublin Airport with Grant Thornton
  • KBC Bank for WellFest
  • Littlewoods Ireland’s Ultimate Croke Park Sleepover submitted by Legacy Consultants
  • Playstival with The Happy Pear (winner)
  • Sure Official Statistics Partner of the GAA submitted by Mindshare
  • The Stena Line Dublin Horse Show submitted  at the RDS by The Story Lab with Carat Ireland

Best Multi-Platform Sponsorship

  • Carling for Play on a Premier League Pitch submitted by Legacy Consultants
  • Lidl Ladies Gaelic Football Association County Jersey Campaign (winner)
  • Londis for HELL & BACK
  • Londis for Tastes Like Home
  • Samsung for The Pitch submitted by IMAGE
  • SMIRNOFF for Pride 2018 submitted by Carat
  • The Stena Line Dublin Horse Show at the RDS submitted by The Story Lab with Carat Ireland
  • Volkswagen #RoadToRugby submitted by Legacy Consultants

Best TV Broadcast Sponsorship

  • Gas Networks Ireland for Virgin Media One's The Restaurant submitted by The Story Lab with Carat Ireland
  • Harvey Norman for Virgin Media One’s Showhouse Showdown submitted by Virgin Media Solutions
  • IKEA for RTÉ's Desperate Houses submitted by The Story Lab with VIZEUM
  • Just Eat delivers Love Island on Virgin Media Two (winner)
  • Londis for Tastes Like Home
  • Panadol for RTÉ's Nationwide & Ear To The Ground submitted by RTÉ Commercial
    Solutions & Mediacom
  • XL for TG4's Ros na Rún submitted by Post TV with XL

Best Arts & Cultural Sponsorship

  • Bus Éireann for Macalla na hÉireann Concert Tour of Ireland
  • Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular
  • NCH Female Conductor Programme supported by Grant Thornton
  • Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia submitted by The Brand Fans (winner)

Best Societal Sponsorship

  • AIG for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie & Dublin GAA submitted by Teneo PSG
  • Energia Get Ireland Growing submitted by The Brand Fans
  • HB Fundays Ice Cream Party with Down Syndrome Ireland submitted by Unilever
  • Just Eat dublinbikes
  • KBC Bank for WellFest
  • Lyons Tea & Pieta House #TimeToTalk submitted by Unilever (winner)
  • parkrun in partnership with Vhi submitted by Teneo PSG
  • Super Troopers with Laya Healthcare submitted by Legacy Consultants

Best Grass Roots Sponsorship

  • AIG for Dublin GAA submitted by Teneo PSG
  • Aldi Play Rugby (winner)
  • Con & Annie Kirby Memorial submitted by Irish Greyhound Board
  • Energia Get Ireland Growing submitted by The Brand Fans
  • Lidl Ladies Gaelic Football Club Competition
  • SPAR FAI Primary School 5s Programme
  • Subway for School Basketball, Hockey & Football Tournaments submitted by Teneo PSG

Rising Star in Sponsorship

  • Pippa Doyle - Littlewoods Ireland (winner)
  • Claire O’Brien - Londis
  • Ian O' Rourke - Largo Foods
  • Leanne Sheill - SSE Airtricity

Best Use of Experiential Marketing

  • 3Arena Launch Event
  • Aldi Community Games
  • Bringing Hoops to the Streets submitted by Largo Foods (winner)
  • Flavourville at the Just Eat Retreat
  • Keelings Love To Grow at Bloom
  • Lidl Future Stars
  • ŠKODA for The World Meeting of Families Congress

Best Use of Social Media

  • AIG for Dublin GAA submitted by Teneo PSG
  • Allianz MyTribe submitted by Fifty-Three Six
  • Just Eat delivers Love Island on Virgin Media Two
  • Lidl for Ladies Gaelic Football Association (winner)
  • Londis for Tastes Like Home
  • Three Ireland for FAI #TheCallUp

Best Low Budget Sponsorship

  • Breyers Delights for HELL & BACK submitting by Unilever
  • Bus Éireann for IWAS Youth World Games Transport Partner
  • Glenisk Rugby Trading Cards submitted by Legacy Consultants
  • Persil & The Little Museum of Dublin for Irish Fashion Radicals Exhibition submitted by Unilever
  • XL for TG4's Ros na Rún submitted by Post TV with XL (winner)

Best Use of PR

  • Domino’s for Virgin Media One's Ireland’s Got Talent submitted by Harris Public Relations
  • Littlewoods Ireland for GAA #StyleOfPlay submitted by Legacy Consultants
  • ŠKODA for The World Meeting of Families Congress
  • SuperValu for WellFest submitted by TRA Brands at The Reputations Agency
  • Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon submitted by Teneo PSG (winner)

Best Use of Digital

  • Allianz MyTribe submitted by Fifty-Three Six
  • Life Style Sports for #LiveMunster & #LiveLeinster submitted by Teneo PSG (winner)
  • parkrun in partnership with Vhi Rewards Launch
  • Schweppes Culture Magazine submitted by Mediacom & Journal Media

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