PTSB NextGen Shortlisted for Federation of Irish Sport Irish Sport Industry Award

13 April 2023; In attendance are, from left, Permanent TSB NextGen participant Melanie Griffith, Paralympics Ireland sport director Neasa Russell, Permanent TSB head of people experience Karen Hackett, Permanent TSB NextGen participant Tiarnán O’Donnell, Paralympics Ireland chief executive Stephen McNamara, Paralympics Ireland pathway lead Brian Hughes, and Paralympian Britney Arendse, during the Paralympics Ireland launch of the Permanent TSB NextGen Athlete Pathway Programme the at Sport Ireland Institute in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Today the Federation of Irish Sport announced the shortlist of nominees for the 2024 Irish Sport Industry Awards, which will take place at Dublin’s College Green Hotel on Tuesday 28th May, with keynote speaker Minister for Finance Michael McGrath TD.

Paralympics Ireland were thrilled to learn that PTSB NextGen made the shortlist in the “Best Initiative to Promote Inclusivity in Sport & Physical Activity” category.

PTSB NextGen brought us around the country and opened the doors to many young athletes to start them on their para sporting journey.

The 11 award categories celebrated represent a cross-section of enterprise, sporting organisations and individuals that fuel and drive the promotion, management, growth, and sustainability of sport in Ireland.

Mary O’Connor, CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport said, “The Federation is delighted to host the 7th annual Irish Sport Industry Awards which recognise and reward excellence in the business of sport and entrepreneurship. Sport has a unique potential to drive positive change in Irish society, in the areas of public health, education, social integration, tourism and economic growth. These awards provide an important opportunity to recognise the multibillion-euro value of the sport sector to the Irish economy and celebrate the work of the more than 60,000 people employed within the sector.”

Sport for Business Founder and CEO Rob HartnettChair of the Judging Panel commented, “It has been a real privilege to study the record number of nominations and to debate their merits with my fellow judges, each bringing a depth of industry knowledge and expertise to the discussion. The awards are a unique celebration of the intersection between sport and business. Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted and achieving this accolade.”

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