Signify announces Sports Manager of the Year Award 2019

    December 5, 2019

    Dublin, Ireland – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today named Jim Gavin, Manager of Dublin GAA football team, as winner of the Signify Sports Manager of the Year 2019.

    In what was another stellar year for Irish sport, the judging panel - consisting of eminent representatives of Ireland’s leading sports media - had a difficult decision with regards to selecting a winner. In the end, it was the success of Jim Gavin in guiding his team to take the Sam Maguire Cup for a record fifth time in a row that won out of over the eleven other distinguished monthly winners (full list below). This is a feat never achieved before.


    The annual award, which has been held since 1982, was presented by Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Former winners include Jack Charlton, Eddie Jordan and most recently in 2018, former Ireland Rugby team coach Joe Schmidt.  This is the second time Jim Gavin has won the award following his success in 2013.


    In attendance were the other Sports Managers who have won Monthly Awards this year, as well as representatives from Irish Sporting Bodies and the media.

    This award really is for the players. They held strong during the replay match to deliver a result to make me and the fans proud. An amazing year for the team, all topped by the ‘Signify Sports Manager of the Year 2019 trophy’!"


    Jim Gavin,

    Manager of Dublin GAA football team

    Dermot Deely, Managing Director for Signify in Ireland said: “It is a massive honour for me to be able to present Jim Gavin with the ‘Signify Sports Manager of the Year Award’. What Jim has achieved this year is nothing short of outstanding, and he has topped a list of worthy contemporaries.”

    For further information, please contact:


    Edwin Atiegoba-Bello
    Tel: + 44 203 755 6530

    Media Assets


    About Signify


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