Sport for Business News

20×20 Launches Final Chapter
September 8th, 2020

The fifth and final chapter in the 20×20 campaign has been launched this morning and we are pleased to give Sport for Business a unique first look at the campaign’s closing piece. Continue reading

Changing Nature of Sports Reporting
September 4th, 2020

Back in 2016 Google gave a grant of €300,000 to the Daily Telegraph newspaper as part of a project looking at how football match reporting could be automated. The following year I attended a session in DCU led by Padraig … Continue reading

Dundalk on Edge of €3 Million Payday
September 25th, 2020

It won’t be the same atmosphere as when Dundalk played their last Europa League game at the Aviva Stadium in 2016 but the stakes will be as high if not higher next Thursday when they step out against Klaksvikar Itrottarfelag … Continue reading

Tech Input on Return of Fans
September 25th, 2020

The British Government has brought together an independent team of sport, health and technology experts to explore a range of high-tech solutions to speed up the potential return of fans to elite sports venues when it is safe to do … Continue reading

AIG Honours Clubs as Part of 2020 County Launch
September 25th, 2020

Dublin GAA, LGFA and Camogie in partnership with sponsor AIG were in Parnell Park yesterday to launch the 2020 inter-county season and to pay a tribute to the work of club volunteers across the county. AIG has launched ‘Lockdown Lives’ … Continue reading

Irish Cyclists Go Again in Italy
September 25th, 2020

Irish cyclists Nicholas Roche, Ryan Mullen and Ben Healy are in action in Imola in Italy this weekend for the UCI Road World Championships which take place in Imola, Italy. They will be hoping to add to the sense of … Continue reading

Volleyball Ireland Looking to the Future
September 25th, 2020

Volleyball Ireland held its first online AGM this week and published an annual report that makes a very positive statement about the growth of the sport through the year to the middle of 2020. A 32 per cent growth in … Continue reading

Interview with an Ironman
September 25th, 2020

Ironman took the decision last week to announce a Triathlon Festival for Cork in August 2021 and have been rewarded with the new 70.3 event selling out completely in a matter of days. That’s 1,600 extra athletes heading to Youghal … Continue reading

GPA Make Key New Appointments
September 25th, 2020

The Gaelic Players Association has made two major new appointments with Mayo footballer Tom Parsons taking over as the new Chairman and Professor Brian MacCraith as the new Chairman of the GPA Board of Directors. Parsons is one of the … Continue reading

Getting Back to County
September 25th, 2020

The Inter-County GAA Season is looming on the horizon and we caught up with double Dublin All Ireland Ladies Champion Jennifer Dunner on what it was like to be back training, how she had enjoyed the summer as a club player and the challenges of playing both Football and Camogie.
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Lowry Underway at Galgorm in Irish Open
September 24th, 2020

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is underway this morning at Galgorm Resort and Spa just outside Ballymena in Northern Ireland. The course has featured regularly on the golf circuit and hosted both the Northern Ireland Open and the ISPS … Continue reading

Monday Night for Guinness PRO14 in New Season
September 24th, 2020

The traditional sporting schedule has long since been a thing of misty memory and the Guinness PRO14 will break new ground with the start of the new season next month as it introduces prime-time Monday Night Rugby to the schedule. Continue reading

Sport Ireland Launches New Policy on Outdoor Activity
September 24th, 2020

Sport Ireland has published a new Policy on Sport and Physical Activity in the Outdoor, with a vision to create opportunities for everyone to participate in and enjoy sport and physical activity in the outdoors. The concept of sport and … Continue reading

Budget Call to Allow Sport Adapt, Rebuild and Grow
September 24th, 2020

The Federation of Irish Sport has called on the government to ensure the survival of sport and physical activity in Ireland by honouring the commitments made in the National Sports Policy 2018-2027 in respect of the current funding levels for … Continue reading

Now That’s What You Call Skill
September 24th, 2020

Today’s Sport for Business Daily Video is of the winning entry in the final monthly competition by AIG and 20X20 encouraging girls to show their sporting skills. The August winner is Zara, age 12 who lives in Tallaght where she … Continue reading

Meath Club Lands Kellogg’s Cash Prize
September 24th, 2020

The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps of 2020 were like a swallow heralding summer with their restaging one of the first ways in which sport began to emerge from the deepest stages of the Covid-19 lockdown. Continue reading

Sport for Business Special on Budget Submissions
September 24th, 2020

The Irish Government’s 2021 Budget will be announced on 13th October. This morning we were joined by three leading sports administrators to talk through the budget submission from the Federation of Irish Sport.
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Countdown to Women of Influence in Irish Sport 2020
September 23rd, 2020

Today, in partnership with our friends at Liberty Insurance, we start the countdown for our eighth annual list of 50 Women of Influence in Irish Sport. Since we began back in 2013 the game has certainly changed for how Women’s … Continue reading

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