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New Rugby, Soccer, Hockey and GAA websites just launched

It has been a busy few months for the Sportlomo Sports Manager web design team.  We are finding many Leagues and Clubs are now looking to redesign their website for mobile (cell) and tablet.

The demand from players, supporters and fans to be able to check up the latest scores and news on their sport on their phone and tablet is ever increasing.  Sportlomo recently redeveloped an extensive Youth GAA Website.   The Rebel Og website was re-designed for mobile and the views on mobile has been staggering since its launch.  In the first 3 months of the new site, 65% of visitors accessed the site on their mobile and an additional 10.87% viewed the site on tablet.  See Case Study on this Youth GAA organisation, Rebel óg for more information.   View the Rebelog.ie website.

RECENT WEBSITES TO GO LIVE

Our most recent website launch is New England Rugby Football Union (USA) and Nova Scotia Rugby (Canada)

A new football mobile site has been designed for Fermanagh and Western Football (Northern Ireland).

St Finians GAA (Dublin)and Dubai Celts (United Arab Emirates) are two recent GAA websites to go live.

Also take a look at Avondhu GAA and Rugby Ontario (Canada)

A recent favourite of our team is Wellington Hockey, New Zealand.

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Mobile & Table Responsive High End Club Websites

€EUR800 |  $USD955  |  £GBP740  |  $CAN1190  |  $NZD1318  +monthly fee

 

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€EUR300 |  $USD410  |  £GBP410  |  $CAN440  |  $NZD490  +monthly fee

Oughterard Rugby, Galway is one of our template websites to get a nice makeover.

 

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Vivienne Lee, Marketing 25/08/2017

Hockey Ireland launch new SportLoMo website

Hockey Ireland who have been clients with us since 2011, commissioned us to design a new mobile responsive website and we are proud to announce it went live this this morning.

Hockey Ireland round up of results

Hockey Ireland Website Development

www.hockey.ie being an NGO Sports site has a large amount of information available and the navigation was always going to be the most important feature for this site. To cater for this SportLoMo designed a multi level navigation system in our content management backend, so now upon creating a new link within the overall navigation you can also specify what menu to appear on what page. So instead of one menu with a massive amount of drop downs, we have a series of side menus such as News Media, International, Coaching, Hockey Ireland, Competitions and EYHL league and you can specify which side menu will appear upon creating each page.This makes the navigation easier as you have a top and side menu to work from the menu set up in our menu management backend.

Qualifying for the Olympics

With the mens team qualifying for the Olympics for the first time ever and the womens team coming so close to qualification the profile of the International players has never been higher. This is reflected in the website by the profiles section and the creating of an International news section.

Hockey Ireland staff also now have the option of choosing what news item goes where – the previous website had one catch all area for news and with so many news items being posted there was a feeling that news items were being lost in the flood of information. The new site has specific news tags such as featured which puts the news item on the the home page or International, coaching and development, EYHL latest, provincial and club sections, this should make things easier to find for the browser.

Live Scoring

The competition sections have been restructured – Hockey Ireland use our SMS results system whereby a results official returns a pre formatted SMS back to our system with the score which automatically updates our results and league tables area. We now also capture the goalscorers from that game and a match report from the game and make them available to view.

Membership and Player Registration

With Hockey Ireland also using our membership and player registration technology where clubs enter their team sheets electronically –  in the future there is the option of displaying the players and substitutes from that game beside the result also.

Finally we would like to thank Alex and all the staff at Hockey Ireland – websites are only as good as the information entered into it!

John Lee

Business Development Manager

Sports Manager | SportLoMo

Fantastic win for Irish Hockey over USA – only one more win needed for 2016 Rio qualification

Ireland put the USA to the sword in the World League today and took a step closer to Rio 2016

Ireland stunned world number five side USA 2-0 with goals from Megan Frazer and Anna O’Flanagan to ensure they finish in the top two of Pool B of the World Hockey League Round 3 in Valencia today.

It means they end the group with three wins from four outings – two of them against higher-ranked opposition – to comfortably earn a quarter-final berth.

That knock-out game will be against world No 7 side China on Thursday.

A top-three finish at the event would ensure Ireland qualification for the Olympic Games; however, a top-six finish could also book a spot at Rio 2016 if permutations at the five continental championships go in their favour.

If those championships are won by sides that have already qualified for Rio through the World League then further places will become available to the sides ranked further down the pecking order in the World League rankings.

And should Darren Smith’s charges make it to Rio 2016 they will make history, becoming the first Irish team to qualify for the Games in a team sport since the men’s soccer team of London 1948.

It was a smash and grab performance, built on a huge defensive effort as the US won eight penalty corners and drew a series of last-ditch tackles from a gutsy Irish defence.

From the few attacks Ireland had, they showed real menace.

Frazer served notice of her intent with one backhand shot that was brilliantly tipped around the post by Jackie Briggs before she opened the scoring. Gillian Pinder set it up with a neat turn before laying it into her captain’s path and she pinged home a low finish.

USA dominated the play thereafter. They had already seen a couple of chances well saved – including one from Melissa Gonzalez spectacularly batted away by Cliodhna Sargent.

The second half was one-way traffic with the US corner count mounting.  Shirley McCay spent ten minutes in the sin-bin for an over-exuberant tackle to pen the side back further.

US corner strikers Rachel Dawson and Lauren Crandall, though, were stumped either by the helmet of Emma Gray or the diving blocks of Yvonne O’Byrne, Sargent and Anna O’Flanagan while Hannah Matthews and Ali Meeke were immense at the back, too.

It kept them clinging on for the result and, from their sole attack of the second half, with 70 seconds to go, Ireland broke through Frazer who laid on for O’Flanagan to sweep home the second goal.

Speaking afterwards, defensive lynchpin Sargent said of her side’s efforts: “We knew we needed a huge performance to get a result against really tough opponents.

“They are really fit, really fast. We knew we had to play equally as hard to get a result.

“When it comes towards the end of the game, you are willing to do everything you can to keep the ball out of the goal. Putting your body on the line is the least you can do.”

Ireland had lost three times to the US in the past month in warm-up games but captain Frazer said the result “was not a complete surprise”.

She said: “I knew we had it in us; we played them three times in the past month and it served us well and learned a lot about them.

“All credit to our coaching staff. They put together a fabulous tactical plan and we executed well. We had belief from the beginning.”

Meanwhile, coach Smith said it was “a result to be cherished”.

“At times in the third and fourth quarter, we had to defend well but we did it,” said Smith. “The defensive corner unit did well and it was nice to grab the second goal at the end.

“It was a really important win. First and foremost, we wanted to finish as high up in the group as possible and to beat the world number five side, World Cup semi-finalists, is something to be cherished. The higher up the pool you finish give you momentum for the semi-finals.

“All of our defenders did a fantastic job in front of Emma Gray. She made some good saves but, at times, she wasn’t called on as much as the US would have liked. That was because of the work we did in front of her, defending with numbers and tackling really well. To keep a clean sheet is fantastic.”

Ireland: E Gray, Y O’Byrne, C Sargent, E Smyth, N Evans, S McCay, M Frazer, L Colvin, N Daly, H Matthews.

Substitutes: K Mullan, G Pinder, A Connery, C Watkins, K Dillon, A Meeke, A McFerran.

USA: J Briggs, M Gonzalez, K Kolojejchick, R Dawson, J Witmer, J Reinprecht, K Reinprecht, K O’Donnell, K Falgowski, L Crandall, A Manley.

Substitutes: S Fee, M Vittese, M Kasold, P Selenski, K Sharkey, C van Sickle, A Widdall.

Sourced from RTÉ