Statistics Seminar

November 8, 2018

Gaelic Games teams have embraced the area of match statistics to gain a vital edge, and now a leading performance analyst will address a Dublin seminar on how that edge might be achieved.
People involved with Gaelic Games teams at all levels are invited to attend the two-hour seminar in the Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, on Saturday, June 19 (starting-time 10am.)
“Number crunching – how to make valuable use of stats for Gaelic Games” is the title of the seminar, which will look at valuable methods of gathering and analysing match data.
“The use of statistics is a growth area in Gaelic Games, and there is a great hunger out there to learn about how best to approach it,” says Denise Martin, a leading sports performance analyst who will be the keynote speaker.
Denise has worked with the Irish U20 rugby team, a wide variety of GAA teams, and is currently involved with Dublin senior hurlers. She has also provided half-time statistics for BBC TV, and is regarded as one of the foremost experts on performance analysis in Ireland with a regular piece in the Irish News covering inter-county games. She is proprietor of Enhance Sports Analysis Solutions.
An experienced club manager will talk on the relevance of statistics, focussing specifically on how the information gathered should be shared with the players at half-time to realise the best possible value for the team.
Statistics must be handled carefully, and always with an eye on how it can improve the players and the team. They should not be used to isolate or undermine a particular player.
The seminar is being hosted by, who offer a customised Gaelic Games statistics package called StatzGaelic. This package’s unique selling point is that it is an iPhone/iTouch application which can be used on the sideline, allowing users to record stats during the game.
The seminar will be chaired by well-known Gaelic Games commentator and broadcaster Liam Horan, who will also facilitate a group discussion on statistics, half-time talks, and related issues.
Places cost €10, and can be booked by visiting or telephoning 01 485 3211. There will also be a number of Gaelic Games-related trade stands at the event.
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