Gymnastics Ireland shortlisted for 3 Sport Industry Awards

5th April 2019, 14:36p.m. | National

Irish Sport HQ, Dublin; Gymnastics Ireland is delighted to have been shortlisted for 3 of the 2019 Irish Sport Industry Awards. After winning the 2018 National Governing Body of the Year Award last year, we have once again been shortlisted in this category. Our GymABLE programme has also been recognised and shortlisted for a second consecutive year for the Inclusivity Award and thirdly we have made the shortlist for the Best Use of Social Media Award.

Speaking of the news, Gymnastics Ireland CEO Mr Ciaran Gallagher, said: ‘The announcement of Gymnastics Ireland making the shortlist for 3 awards at the 2019 Sport Industry Awards is again an endorsement of all the hard work done from club through to national level and recognition of what was a great year for our organization and the sport in Ireland. We look forward to the awards event on 15th April which no matter what will be a celebration of all the good work going on in Irish Sport.’

Speaking at the announcement of the short-list, Mary O’Connor, CEO, Federation of Irish Sport, said “The awards were set up to highlight the importance of the business of sport in Ireland and the value of sport to the Irish economy. Today sport supports almost 40,000 jobs, represents almost €2.4 billion in household expenditure and has been estimated to contribute almost €1.9 billion in tourism revenue. And that is beyond all of the other contributions sport makes in areas such as health, inclusivity, diversity and reputation both at home and abroad.”

The Awards recognise and reward excellence in the business of sport, whilst simultaneously highlighting the contribution of sport to Ireland. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Monday 15th of April in the Crown Plaza Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

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