Sport Ireland

Sport Ireland Institute partners with Insight to explore performance data

Submitted on Wednesday, 08/05/2024

Sport Ireland Institute have announced an impactful collaboration with the Insight SFI Centre, signifying a major step forward in elevating the performance of athletes across diverse sports. 

Led by Dr. Michael Scriney, Assistant Professor, School of Computing, Dublin City University (DCU), and supported by Dr. Asma Slaimi, Postdoctoral Researcher, the Insight team is committed to utilising state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies to derive actionable insights from intricate datasets. Through this partnership, the goal is to equip the Sport Ireland Institute with comprehensive data analytics solutions, facilitating a deeper comprehension of the extensive data pool collected and ultimately enhancing athlete performance. With these insights the Centre can develop solutions and tools which enhance service capability, the coaching process and ultimately impact performance of athletes.

Prof Tomás Ward, Director, Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, DCU said: ‘We are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration between Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics and Sport Ireland Institute. This partnership marks a significant milestone as we join forces to leverage the Centre’s unparalleled expertise in data analytics to enhance the performance of athletes across various sports.’

Prof Noel O’Connor, CEO Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, said:The partnership with the Sport Ireland Institute is extremely exciting for Insight. We look forward to helping the Institute realise the true value of its data to better support Irish athletes and help them reach the level of excellence to which they aspire. It is a great example of how data-rich national organisations can benefit from partnering with the research expertise in our universities.’

Dr Asma Slaimi, Postdoctoral Researcher Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, School of Computing, DCU : ‘Our collaboration with Sport Ireland Institute marks the start of an exhilarating journey toward enhancing performance potential and efficiency through machine learning and data-driven solutions. Together, we’ll develop and integrate tools to optimise data management and analysis, paving the way for a centralised data solution and insightful athlete solutions.’

Dr. Úna May, CEO, Sport Ireland said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Insight Research Centre for Data Analytics as we seek to garner greater insights and a deeper understanding of the vast array of data our team of sport science, medical and lifeskills practitioners gather in their daily work with Ireland’s elite athletes at the Sport Ireland Institute.  We are excited by the potential of using insights gained to positively impact the performance of athletes at major events.’

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Dr Michael Scriney, Insight…
Mr Phil Moore – Head of Performance Support Paris 2024 at Olympic Federation of Ireland
Dr Asma Slaimi
Ms Celine Heffernan, MBA, Insight Bussiness Development Manager
Dr Luciana Herda, Research Integration Coordinator Insight DCU
Professor Tomas Ward Insight DCU Director
Mr Alan Swanton, Lead Performance Analyst, Sport Ireland Institute
Mr Liam Harbison, Director Sport Ireland Institute