Stats Perform creates Rugby Centre of Excellence in Limerick

Data and AI leader Stats Perform is within reach of having close to 300 Limerick staff.

Stats Perform in Limerick is actively recruiting for a number of open positions and by year-end will celebrate the significant milestone of reaching 60 full-time and 280 part-time employees by year-end.

The expansion of functions to create Stats Perform’s Global Rugby Centre of Excellence has created over 100 new full and part-time roles in Limerick over the past 12 months, in the areas of Rugby Union, Rugby League and Soccer, as well as supporting functions in video operations, data quality control and business intelligence. 

“Stats Perform services every part of the rugby world, including the British and Irish Lions, the Six Nations, Premiership Rugby, The New Zealand All Blacks, Pro 14, France, Australia, along with working with World Rugby during their global competitions”

“In 2017 Limerick was chosen by Stats Perform as an EMEA base due to its lead location for the sports technology cluster in Ireland, and the availability of talent within the local region,” explained Grainne Barry, senior vice-president of Global Operations at Stats Perform.

“Establishing a Rugby Centre of Excellence in Ireland was a natural next step for the company.  Stats Perform is the world’s leading data provider (media and performance) to the world’s top rugby governing bodies and teams.”

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Barry said that Stats Perform will be providing global rugby and teams with media solutions, digital platforms and team performance analysis services.

“Stats Perform services every part of the rugby world, including the British and Irish Lions, the Six Nations, Premiership Rugby, The New Zealand All Blacks, Pro 14, France, Australia, along with working with World Rugby during their global competitions.”

IDA Ireland’s Executive Director Mary Buckley said that Stats Perform’s decision to designate the Limerick facility as its Global Rugby Centre of Excellence, demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to the Midwest region.

“This announcement exemplifies IDA Ireland’s track record in winning jobs and investment in regional locations. I want to congratulate Gráinne and Seamus at Stats Perform on reaching this significant milestone and wish the team every success with its operations in Limerick.”

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

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