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    Philips Lighting Recognising the Best in Sports

     

    November, 2016

    Sport has always been a big passion for Philips. Not surprising really given that PSV Eindhoven was in fact originally founded in 1912 as a team for Philips employees. We have also been lucky enough to light some of the best know stadiums around the world, but we recognise that lighting alone doesn’t guarantee success. Managers play a big role too and that is why we are proud to be the sponsors of the Philips Lighting Sports Manager of the Year Awards.

     

    The award is open to any Irish sports managers, trainers or coaches and overseas-born managers of Irish teams. Last year Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill and Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill jointly received the honour after a year which saw them both guide their sides to improbable qualification for Euro 2016.

    Philips Lighting Ireland Sports Manager of the Year Awards


    2016 has been another phenomenal year in Irish Sport with a host a great achievements to be looked back on. This year the annual award is hotly contested by the monthly winners of the Sports Manager of the Month Awards listed below. Because the annual ceremony is traditionally held in early December each year, the December winner from the previous year is eligible to compete. 

     

    The judging panel, composed of 8 of Irelands leading sports broadcast and print media have the difficult decision of deciding who will go home in glory from the awards ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday 7th December. I know who I think deserves to wear the crown. Do you? Tweet us now with your thoughts.

     

    Philips Lighting 2016 Sports Manager of the Year Award Nominees

    Month
    Prefix
    Name
    Title
    December
    Mr.
    John Kavanagh
    Coach to Conor McGregor
    January
    Mr.
    Mark Keenan
    Head Coach of Templeogue Premier League Basketball Team
    February
    Mr.
    Shane McGuigan
    Coach and Trainer to Carl Frampton
    March
    Mr.
    Willie Mullins
    Champion Jumps Trainer
    April
    Mr.
    Michael (Mouse) Morris
    Aintree Grand National & Irish Grand National Trainer
    May
    Mr.
    Pat Lam
    Head Coach to Connacht Rugby Team
    June (shared)
    Mr.
    Michael O'Neill
    Manager of Northern Ireland Football Team
    June (shared)
    Mr.
    Martin  O'Neill
    Manager of Republic of Ireland Football Team
    July
    Mr.
    Liam Kearns
    Manager of the Tipperary Senior Football Team
    August (shared)
    Mr.
    Rory Fitzpatrick
    Manager and Olympic Coach, Irish Sailing Association
    August (shared)
    Mr.
    Morten Espersen
    High Performance Director and Olympic Manager, Rowing Ireland
    September
    Mr.
    Michael Ryan
    Manager of the Tipperary Senior Hurling Team
    October (shared)
    Mr.
    Jim Gavin
    Manager of the Dublin Senior Football Team
    October (shared)
    Mr.
    Stephen Kenny
    Manager of the Dundalk F.C
    November
    Mr.
    Joe Schmidt
    Head Coach to the Ireland Rugby Team

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