Case Study – The Celtic Ross Hotel West Cork Sports Star Awards 2020
26 Apr

Case Study – The Celtic Ross Hotel West Cork Sports Star Awards 2020

It is almost twenty years since The Celtic Ross Hotel West Cork Sports Star Awards in conjunction with The Southern Star and C103FM were established. All the winners from the various categories, including “The Hall of Fame Award”, “Sports Club of the Year” and “Team of the Year” are announced and their achievements celebrated. These are one of the biggest sports awards in the country and have grown in strength every year.

Phil Healy - Overall winner of the night @ The Celtic Ross Online Sports Award - West Cork

The Task

We have provided stage/lighting/visuals/sound and our technically team for this event for many years in a physical environment but in these times we are in, this was not possible. When our client asked would it be possible to do it virtually, we were on hand to guide them through the process in relation to the technical side of things. It was the first time they held a virtually awards night, but we assured them every step of the way.

Neil Grant from The Celtic Ross Online Sports Award - West Cork


We decided on a design/layout template for the slide deck which incorporated variations of side by side,3/4 screen and full screen shots with titles and corporate/sponsor logos. Given it was a virtual event we made a personal video call to each of the awardees to ensure we had a good connection. We also asked for a pre-recorded video of them just in case they had issues with their connection on the night.

We did a full rehearsal prior to the event with the event organiser and the presenters. This was very important as it made the speakers more comfortable in knowing what to expect on the night.

Karyn Keohane at The Celtic Ross Online Sports Award - Camogie Team Winners - West Cork

Awards Night

The event itself went perfect. But that is all down to the preparation that was done in advance. It was all over in just 1hr 30mins. Just after the event the client said the feedback on social media was fantastic. We were able to give the client an analysis of the event ie. How many viewers tuned in and what countries tune in also.

Brid Stack Guset Speaker - The Celtic Ross Online Sports Award - West Cork

Clients Feedback:

“We hired AVC to run a virtual live event for us – the West Cork Sports Star Awards. From the very start AVC were responsive, helpful, and in particular calm! Organising and hosting a virtual event is very different and AVC listened to us throughout and were available to help when we needed. The end result was an excellent and professional event – we got fantastic positive feedback from everyone who watched it. I would use them again.”

Helen Wycherley Director, Celtic Ross Hotel.

Celtic Ross Hotel

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