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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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