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Friday 27 Sep 2019
IFA's digital team scoops top prize at inaugural Northern Ireland Social Media Awards

The Irish Football Association has fought off stiff competition to win a top award recognising excellence in its social media output. 

The IFA’s communications department scooped the Best Overall Use of Social Media gong in the Overall Excellence category at the inaugural Northern Ireland Social Media Awards, held at Belfast’s Europa Hotel on Thursday evening (26 September).  

The NI Social Media Awards honour and recognise freelancers, individuals, teams, agencies and businesses delivering social media marketing and demonstrating excellence in their work.

The IFA team, made up of John Gillespie (Digital Manager), Andy McComb (Website and Social Media Editor), Adam Johnson (Digital Content Producer) and Nigel Tilson (Senior Media Relations Manager), saw off Cool FM, Suitor Brothers Tailors, PSNI, Queen’s University to win the award. 

John Gillespie, Digital Manager at the Irish FA, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that our team has won this prestigious award. The team work so hard to produce compelling social media content that showcases the work of the association, the IFA Foundation and our national teams. This award is fantastic recognition of everyone’s creative output.”