This week will be dominated by the All Ireland Hurling Championship decider between Waterford and Galway at Croke Park on Sunday, the return of the Guinness PRO14 for all four provinces and the next steps towards World Cup Qualification for the Republic of Ireland in Georgia on Saturday and then back in front of a packed Aviva Stadium on Tuesday week against Serbia.
Over the coming days Sport for Business will be joining in the build up to the All Ireland with a look at how Littlewoods Ireland, Bord Gais Energy and Centra have activated their partnerships with hurling this year.
From Tuesday we will be running a series of features looking at how each of the Rugby provinces has been going in the pre-season of commercial deals and what they are looking forward to with the arrival of South Africa to the ‘domestic’ game and much more.
On Thursday morning we will start a new feature for Members of Sport for Business where we look at a key piece of research undertaken here in Ireland or further afield which will shine a light on the trends and activity happening within sport and it’s commercial side.
This week we will be looking behind the numbers of BDO’s fascinating survey of English football, at every level, and seeing what lessons can be learned from a local perspective.
Also on Thursday we will mark the return of our weekly column on the world of Women in Sport, taking a look back at the Women’s Rugby World Cup and where the sport is now in Irish and global terms after Ireland 2017.
Throughout the week we will cover all the launches and new partnerships that you are creating between the worlds of sport and business, including the launch of the eir Sport Sports Book of the Year, and the unveiling of the first keynote speakers for the One-Zero event in Dublin in October.
On Friday we kick off a new weekly look at the role of Sport in Social Good, following three young Galway Women as they cycle around Ireland and six workers from Bewley’s as they also get on their bikes for a great cause.
We will be in touch with all of our now more than 220 member organisations over the coming weeks about how we can help get you involved in the initiatives and events we are undertaking in the final months of this year and beyond.
PwC, Dublin City Council, Bank of Ireland, AIB, Liberty Insurance, Littlewoods Ireland, Bord Gais Energy and Electric Ireland are among the more than 220 organisations part of the Sport for Business community.