Dublin August 15: Hockey Ireland and STATSports have set pen-to-paper on a new long-term deal that will see a continuation of the partnership that has been in place since 2018.
STATSports will provide its GPS tracking and performance monitoring technology for both Hockey Ireland Senior Men and Senior Women’s national squads.
Hockey Ireland has had unprecedented success in the last number of years with the women earning a silver medal at the 2018 London World Cup and becoming the first ever female team to represent Ireland at an Olympic games, in any sport in 2021.
Meanwhile, 2023-24 will see the senior men compete in World Hockey’s Pro League against eight top Hockey teams from around the world.
In addition to working with the national sides, the Newry-based company want to make their technology as accessible as possible for grassroots teams in Ireland and will be running educational events and discounts to engage with local clubs, players, and coaches through this partnership.
Eoin Cunniffee, Head of Athletic Performance commenting on the renewal:
“STATSports Apex GPS equipment and software play a very significant role in our performance planning, analysis, and management processes. As a result of the flexibility and user-friendly nature of the technology, it is easy to monitor the physical load of our players when they are not with the international team.”
Lisa Jacob, Hockey Ireland’s High-Performance Director, commenting on the partnership:
“STATSports is a key partnership for Hockey Ireland, enabling our senior women’s and men’s teams to maximise individual and team preparation and performance with cutting edge software and technology. This critically underpins our player and programme management while we look to qualify for Paris 2024 and become a Top 8 nation in world hockey.’
STATSports, CCO and Co-founder Sean O’Connor, added:
“We’re delighted to announce the renewal of our partnership with Ireland Hockey. At STATSports, we take immense pride in our collaboration and support of Ireland’s sporting organisations. We’re dedicated to driving the sport’s development here at home and helping the national team further their success on the global stage. This renewal underscores our commitment to this.”