Gráinne Barry, Stats and SportsTech Ireland

Gráinne Barry is Regional Operations Director for US giant in the sports data world STATS.  She established the European Headquarters for the company in Limerick this year and is a leading player in the Sports technology world through being a founder of Sports Tech Ireland alongside Martina Skelly and Emily Ross.

Her career has been forged in the world of technology and she cut her teeth in online dating before a passion for health and sports technology led her to the positions she holds today.

She is a competent storyteller and talented advocate for the role of technology in sport and how it is changing at such a rapid pace.

In 2018 Barry has spoken on panels we have been involved with at the US Ambassador’s residence in Dublin and at Predict which has become one of Europe’s leading Data Analytics Conferences.

STATS plans to create up to 130 jobs in Limerick over the next two years, servicing clients that include Amazon, ESPN and Google.


50 Women of Influence in Irish Sport 2018 is brought to you by Sport for Business in partnership with our friends at Liberty Insurance.

Over the coming weeks, we will identify more leaders on and off the field of play. They will include those who are role models in terms of their abilities and what they have achieved. They will come from teams and individual sports, from sponsorship partners, from the media, from the administrative corridors of power and from places where influence may be subtle but no less powerful.

We want your voice in who the remainder should be. Who do you come across in your working life within sport, or in your position as an observer, that you feel deserves recognition.

Contact us today Quoting Women in Sport 2018 Nomination to let us know who you think should be joining us.

This year we will be inviting each of our nominated 50 to join us at our Annual Women in Sport Conference, hosted this year in the studios of RTÉ on Wednesday morning, December 5th.

We will be unveiling the line up of speakers we have joining us over the coming weeks and you can book one of the limited places available to join us by clicking below.

We will also be publishing this year’s Women of Influence list, together with other interviews and content relating to the cause of promoting Women in Sport in a commemorative booklet.

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