The inaugural SSE Airtricity League Club Awards proved to be hugely popular following a ceremony at Dublin's City Hall on Tuesday, October 24. With the support of title sponsors, SSE Airtricity, the Club Awards were established by the Football Assoc
The inaugural SSE Airtricity League Club Awards proved to be hugely popular following a ceremony at Dublin's City Hall on Tuesday, October 24.
With the support of title sponsors, SSE Airtricity, the Club Awards were established by the Football Association of Ireland to recognise, support and encourage each club in the Premier and First Division to strive in their efforts to excel off the pitch as much as they do on it.
There were a huge number of entries from six categories that were open to submissions, while the SSE Airtricity League Club of the Season was chosen by a judging panel based on entries across all awards.
In the lead-up to the event, two awards were announced with the Regional Sports Centre claiming the SSE Airtricity League Pitch of the Year and Derry City winning the SSE Airtricity League Supporters Contribution Award.
There was also a special Dublin City Council Award presented by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Micheal MacDonncha, to Bohemian FC, Shelbourne and St Patrick's Athletic.
2017 SSE Airtricity League Club Awards
Best Community Initiative: Limerick
Commendation for Community Initiative: Bohemian FC
Best Match Day Experience: Shamrock Rovers
Commendation for Match Day Experience: Cork City
Best Family Initiative: Bohemian FC
Commendation for Family Initiative: Cork City, Shelbourne
Supporters Contribution Award: Derry City
Commendation for Supporters Contribution: Sligo Rovers
Multimedia Club of the Year: Cabinteely
Commendation for Multimedia Activities: Wexford FC
Best Overall Marketing: Bohemian FC
Commendation for Marketing: Cork City
SSE Airtricity League Club of the Season: Cork City
Commendation for Club of the Season: Bohemian FC
Dublin City Council Award: Bohemian FC, Shelbourne, St Patrick's Athletic
Pitch of the Year: Regional Sports Centre, Waterford