Irish tech companies playing to win in sports arena

GPS trackers, VR and player protection among areas firms are competing in

Gianluigi Donnarumma of Italy saves England’s fifth penalty, taken by Bukayo Saka, leading to their side’s victory in the Euro 2020 Championship final at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Gianluigi Donnarumma of Italy saves England’s fifth penalty, taken by Bukayo Saka, leading to their side’s victory in the Euro 2020 Championship final at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

At the turn of the century, a stopwatch was the extent of technology for amateurs participating in sports. Some 21 years on, one seldom now sees a jogger without a Fitbit or Garmin watch measuring their every move.

These technologies were typically developed at professional level first before trickling down to the masses and, across Ireland, there are a spate of companies getting in on the action.

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