Irish companies at the forefront of sports performance technology insist it's not just for the elite, but also for the grassroots. Photo: Sportsfile

Sports performance technology for all, not just the elite

The market leader in sports club automation, Clubforce, is hosting a live webinar on Tuesday, December 7, called Performance Technology for the GAA.

The live webinar, starting at 7 p.m., sees three innovative Irish technology companies – Output Sports, STATSports and Clubforce – coming together to make sports performance technology accessible to all.

The purpose of the event, targeted at GAA coaches and players from all over the world, is to kick-start conversations around performance technology for sports, how it can benefit teams and players, and how it truly makes sport accessible to all.

Speakers at the live webinar include Barry McEntee, lead physiotherapist with Meath ladies footballers, Marty Clarke, former Gaelic footballer and Australian Football League star, and Gary Flannery, head of athletic performance at Roscommon GAA.

Responding to being a speaker at the live webinar event, Marty Clarke said: “STATSports is excited to partner with Clubforce for the upcoming live GAA event for teams across the country and the world. We are really looking forward to showcasing our Apex Coach Series product and talk about how it has already helped some of the best clubs up and down the country.

“By tuning in, you can gain a true understanding of how sports performance technology can help your team get a competitive edge for this season and many seasons to come.”

Barry McEntee adds: “I am delighted to be part of this initiative, which aims to educate GAA teams of all levels about the advantages of technology in analysing performance and, most importantly, how this relates to the player on the field.

“I think there is a genuine appetite out there to better understand how we can make better choices and better decisions. Irish companies are leading the way on the world sporting stage in developing these tools which can help at grassroots level just like they are at an elite level.”

Gary Flannery says: “I am delighted to be part of an initiative to educate GAA teams of all levels on the advantages of performance analysis technology and the art of the possible. There are a lot of coaches out there who just don't know the tools that are available to them.

“After eight years now using performance analysis, I would recommend to any serious clubs that they should take advantage of the tools at their disposal. I'm glad to share my experience on this webinar as it might inspire some GAA coaches out there to take the step towards producing better results on their teams.”

Responding to the event his company Clubforce is hosting, Warren Healy says: “I hope this event will start to show our GAA clubs, associations and volunteers how technology can really serve them. Technology like this is not just reserved for the elite in 2021.”

To join the webinar next Tuesday, click here.