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Athletes, teams, leagues, and other sports organisations rely on Marsh’s consultative approach to implement comprehensive, data-driven insurance and risk management solutions.

Marsh Sports – Supporting your club and community

Marsh are leading experts in the sports insurance with many years' experience providing insurance solutions to International Sports Associations, National Sports Associations, Clubs and Athletes.

We are proud to work as official partners and insurance brokers to the Federation of Irish Sport providing support directly to many National Governing bodies and local sports groups right across Ireland.

Our joint focus and aim is to bring together Irish Sports in a cohesive fashion to ensure all associations and clubs benefit from cost effective, comprehensive insurance solutions.

Our experience spans the breadth of the globe and includes placement, risk management and claims management for some of the largest sporting events in the world. With Marsh, you benefit from global experience combined with local expertise and servicing.

On your side

Marsh Ireland is committed to working with Federation of Irish Sport members. We have negotiated premium insurance cover and, should the need arise, we will be there to support you to ensure that you receive a fast, efficient claims service.

You will be able to draw on Marsh’s global sports insurance experience and also benefit from our on-going claims trend analysis, whereby we will follow claims trends in your sector and provide advice to help you avoid similar claims.

"With many years of experience providing Insurance and Risk Management Solutions to sporting associations from grass roots to National Governing Bodies and International Sports Federations, Marsh Ireland are uniquely positioned to ensure all our members can benefit from extensive coverage and cost savings through the benefit of scale.”
Mary O’Connor, Chief Executive, Federation of Irish Sport

Our Sports Team

Marsh have a dedicated team with a passion for sport available to support clubs and organisations in delivering comprehensive tailored solutions.

Our team have years of experience and expertise in sports insurance and are available by phone and email to assist all clubs and organisations across the country.

Our Approach

Partnership is fundamental to our philosophy. We work closely with each sporting partner to ensure we recognise their requirements and their future direction. From the largest corporate sporting group to grass roots clubs, our solutions are designed to deliver clearly defined benefits to ensure each of our partners achieves their goals through our professional advice and superior service.

Global Strength

We are proud of our reputation as pioneers in the development of quality insurance and risk management outcomes for our commercial and community based partners across the globe, including:

  • National, International and Local Sports Associations
  • Clubs
  • Individual Athletes
  • Stadium and Venue Owners
  • Event Organisers


The biggest hazard to the sports industry is the ebb and flow of fan interest – fluctuations one way or the other can have butterfly-effect consequences on the entire industry. This is extremely difficult to predict with any certainty and thus not necessarily easy to mitigate.

That said, contingency planning is somewhat more feasible for many other sports sector risks, including but not limited to:

  • Career-jeopardizing injury
  • Personal accident risk
  • Property damage or destruction (i.e., stadiums and practice facilities)
  • Event liability (e.g., injuries to fans or staff)
  • Health and safety risks
  • Fraud and embezzlement
  • Crimes against persons (i.e., kidnapping and ransom, extortion)

Generally speaking, all sports leagues (professional or amateur; youth or adult) should consider the following lines of coverage:

  • General liability insurance
  • Accident insurance
  • Directors and officers coverage
  • Equipment coverage
  • Crime insurance
  • Property and casualty insurance

Beyond those fundamentals, the coverage provisions an individual or organization should pursue vary. Individual pro athletes, meanwhile, might want specialty coverage for high-value personal possessions or against kidnapping threats.

Other specialty lines worth thinking about include:

  • Event liability (including cancelation and abandonment)
  • Prize indemnity
  • Travel insurance
  • Motor fleet
  • Workers' compensation
  • Career-ending injury coverage

The scope and severity of risks facing sports organizations and professionals of all kinds means proper assessment of and planning for the precise hazards that may arise is of utmost importance.

Marsh brings significant experience to the table in the management of risks for athletes, teams, leagues, and other organizations in sports. We use cutting-edge analytics and outside-the-box thinking to help you determine your key risk priorities and design solutions that account for expected problems, one-in-a-million catastrophes, and everything in between.

Our people

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Ciaran Whelan

Head of Enterprise, Sport & Education Ireland

  • Ireland