Irish sports tech firms join forces

Partnership between Galway’s Clubforce and UCD’s Output Sports keeps clubs on the field fighting fit.

Two fast-rising young Irish sports tech firms Clubforce and Output Sports have forged a partnership to help sports clubs to improve on-field play and enhance player’s performance by providing them with a means to monitor and track their progress.

Clubforce is the Irish leader in club automation, simplifying payments and providing a communications, promotions and fundraising platform for members, clubs and leagues.

“Offering clubs and volunteers new technology to enhance their experience is at the core of who we are and what we do”

With recent funding the company has more than doubled in size to realise the goal of creating a new sports tech ecosystem and category, sports participation technology.

“Our vision at Clubforce is joy, health and wellbeing through sport. Offering clubs and volunteers new technology to enhance their experience is at the core of who we are and what we do,” said Clubforce founder Warren Healy.

“Clubforce and Output Sports share this mission of bringing sport and its benefits to as many people as possible. We are really excited to see the added dimension and enjoyment this will bring to both our members and players.”

Elite level performance

Output Sports, the UCD spin-out, is a sports technology company which makes elite level performance tracking more simple and widely available than ever before. I

Its technology uses wearable and phone camera sensing technology to track gym performance with lab grade accuracy and integrates this data for enhanced training, injury risk stratification and talent ID.

The company claims to have developed the most diversely capable performing testing tool on the market and has clients in more than 17 countries including in the GAA Championship, English Premier League, NBA, Six Nations Rugby and Major League Baseball.

“At Output Sports, we are passionate about bringing elite level sports testing and tracking to a much wider audience than ever previously possible,” said Darragh Whelan, co-founder of Output Sports.

“Clubforce has a proven track record in working with GAA teams at all levels to efficiently manage all aspects of their club. As such, they are a natural partner for us as we bring the same performance technology used by Provincial and All Ireland winners to the wider GAA community. We look forward to working with them to ensure that athletes at all levels of the GAA reach their training goals safely and efficiently.”

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