2023 Winners

Congratulations to the Irish Sponsorship Awards 2023 winners.

Outstanding Contribution

RECIPIENT:

Pat McDonagh & Una McDonagh

Sponsorship of the Year

RECIPIENT:

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

Best Sponsorship Brand

WINNER:

Electric Ireland

FINALISTS:

  • 123.ie
  • Aviva
  • Electric Ireland

Best Sponsorship Team

WINNER:

Football Association of Ireland

FINALISTS:

  • Electric Ireland
  • Football Association of Ireland
  • KPMG

Rising Star in Sponsorship

WINNER:

Rheanna Waters - Live Nation

FINALISTS:

  • Leona Hughes - Punchestown Racecourse & Event Venue
  • Rheanna Waters - Live Nation
  • Ross Murphy - Legacy Communications

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 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 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 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 Out 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 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 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 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 Radio Broadcast Sponsorship

WINNER:

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

FINALISTS:

  • Best of Awards with Bord Gais 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 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 TV Broadcast Sponsorship

WINNER:

Londis Proud Sponsors of Ireland's Fittest Family

FINALISTS:

  • Failte Ireland and the RTE 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 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 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

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 Digital

WINNER:

Mediahuis Sponsorship with Tesco powered by GroupM Programmatic

FINALISTS:

  • 123.ie & Athletics Ireland
  • Mediahuis Sponsorship with Tesco powered by GroupM Programmatic

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