Clubforce acquires competition management platform ComórtaisLeigh Mc Gowranon April 14, 2022 at 10:19 Silicon RepublicSilicon Republic

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Sports software platform Clubforce announced today (14 April) that it has acquired technology firm Comórtais, to add competition management to its technology offering.

Comórtais’s platform lets associations create their own league and cup competitions. Teams that use the software are provided with detailed match analysis and can add information such as goal scorers, venues, referees and directions.

It is currently used by multiple football clubs and leagues such as Sligo Rovers, the Floodlit Soccer League, AUL Dublin, Wexford Schoolboys League and Dublin District Schoolboys League.

Clubforce, meanwhile, allows its users to collaborate on sports participation with visual reports. It also helps sports organisations to securely process memberships, manage their data and raise funds online.

Clubforce currently works with more than 2,000 clubs, including the GAA and FAI. The company made plans to double its headcount to 40 last year on the back of a €2.5m investment.

The Galway-headquartered company plans to integrate the Comórtais features into its own platform, to increase player satisfaction and fan engagement. Clubforce CEO Noel Murray said Comórtais is traditionally used for football, but “we plan to rapidly evolve and serve other sports”.

“We’re delighted to add competition management to our portfolio of products, bringing a more complete offering to our customers and allowing us to enter a new market with the leagues,” Murray said. “The technology features we gain from this deal will make us more competitive in Ireland, the UK, and further afield.”

Comórtais founder Feidhlim Byrne will remain as a consultant and advisor to Clubforce. Byrne said it was “gratifying” to receive the opportunity to scale the product beyond his means.

“I’m more than delighted to receive recognition and validation from Clubforce about the product I’ve spent the last ten years building with Aidan Coyne,” Byrne said. “I look forward to working alongside Clubforce and seeing the technology evolve to become a game-changer for clubs and leagues both at home and internationally.”

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