Clubforce buys competition management firm Comórtais

Acquisition of Comórtais gives critical competition management capabilities to Clubforce.

Galway-headquartered sports participation platform firm Clubforce has completed its acquisition of Comórtais, a competition management technology firm.

Clubforce, which provides an all-in-one management platform for sports volunteers, is now adding competition management to its technology offering.

“The Comórtais focus has traditionally been on football but we plan to rapidly evolve and serve other sports”

The Comórtais software is used by some of Ireland’s largest football clubs and leagues. Comórtais enables associations to create their own league and cup competitions. Teams are provided with detailed match analysis and can add information like goal scorers, venues, referees and directions, all from fixtures generated by the league administrators. They can also view scores and other various statistics in real-time to manage player performance.

Comórtais’ customers include Sligo Rovers, KDUL, the Floodlit Soccer League, AUL Dublin, Basketball Ireland Area Boards, United Churches League, Cork Schoolboys League, Wexford Schoolboys League and Dublin District Schoolboys League (DDSL), the largest league of its kind in Europe. The competition management software can be used for an array of sports.

Game-changer for clubs

Responding to having his company acquired, Feidhlim Byrne, who will remain as a consultant and advisor to Clubforce, said: “I’m more than delighted to receive recognition and validation from Clubforce about the product I’ve spent the last ten years building with Aidan Coyne. It’s gratifying to receive the opportunity to scale the product beyond my means and deliver additional value to our customers. I look forward to working alongside Clubforce and seeing the technology evolve to become a game-changer for clubs and leagues both at home and internationally.”

Clubforce assists more than 2,000 clubs and associations to securely process memberships, manage their data, and raise funds online.

It will be integrating the Comórtais feature set into its own platform and positioning the product to increase player satisfaction and fan engagement, improving performance and participation across all sizes of clubs, leagues and sports. Comórtais is a unique solution and one of a kind when it comes to competition management software. Adding Comórtais to the Clubforce portfolio will take the product offering to the next level.

CEO of Clubforce, Noel Murray said in response to the arrival of this critical sports competition management technology: “We’re delighted to add competition management to our portfolio of products, bringing a more complete offering to our customers and allowing us to enter a new market with the leagues.

“The Comórtais focus has traditionally been on football but we plan to rapidly evolve and serve other sports. The technology features we gain from this deal will make us more competitive in Ireland, the UK, and further afield.”

Pictured in main image at top: Clubforce founder Warren Healy, Comórtais founder Feidhlim Byrne and Clubforce CEO Noel Murray

John Kennedy
Award-winning editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.