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 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 for more information.
RECENT WEBSITES TO GO LIVE
A new football mobile site has been designed for Fermanagh and Western Football (Northern Ireland).
Dubai Celts (United Arab Emirates) a recent GAA website to go live.
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Vivienne Lee, Marketing 25/08/2017
Ulster Rugby launched its new Umpire software in Ravenhill Park on the 18th August. A packed house of over 200 referees were there to see the presentation of the new Referee Management system for Ulster Rugby.
Ulster Rugby joins Leinster, Munster and Connacht Rugby in using Sportlomo. With Leinster Rugby the first province to commence using the system for all its competition management in 2007. All domestic rugby in Ireland is managed on the platform.
The Ulster branch now manage their referees electronically through the Sportlomo system, they can notify referees by text message and email of their selection for upcoming games.
The new system has vastly increased the speed at accessing team sheets (rosters), referee data and player queries. Each referee has been allocated their own Sportlomo log-in where a referee can accept or reject fixtures, change their account details or mark their availability throughout the year for games.
The system keeps a log of each match official’s games throughout the season. After each game the referee is required to submit their match report and discipline report to the system. This data automatically feeds through to the Ulster branch.
A further useful feature is the electronic-team sheet module. All the clubs in Ireland are required by the IRFU (governing body) to update their player selections online, this gives referees access to team sheets/players online and this integrates with their discipline reports.
View more information on Referee and Umpire Organizer and Scheduling.
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Well done to all involved in each club from the Sports Manager team.
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Congratulations to Niall Martin, the first Club Publicity Officer of the month for the 2014-15 season. Stillorgan RFC, once viewed as a small club has come on leaps and bounds with Martin’s aspiration to see the club become one of ‘Dublin’s fastest growing clubs’.Since attending last year’s Leinster Rugby PRO seminar, Niall decided that his club needed to put a marketing strategy in place to really drive the clubs key goals. He started out by encouraging the club to invest in a new club website and also decided to tackle social media whereby he increased their Facebook by 149 and twitter followers by 160 the last 6 months. Stillorgan’s PRO added ‘Since attending the Leinster PRO seminar’s last season, I decided to create a wish list of what was needed in terms of marketing and communications to encourage perspective players to come down for a training session and potentially join our club. Once I had the website and social media tackled, I decided that video content would really push these platforms and this is where the idea for our first promotional video came about’.
By Elma Beirne
Article courtesy of Leinster Rugby
Hong Kong Rugby won the inaugural Asia-Pacific Cross-Regional Sevens Cup final in East Malaysia.
Hong Kong beat Tonga 24-0
Hong Kong beat Tonga to win the inaugural ARFU Asia-Pacific Cross-Regional Sevens final in Sandakan, East Malaysia, for a major boost ahead of the HSBC Sevens World Series qualifying tournament at the end of March.
Tonga, who had defeated Hong Kong 21-19 in the group stage, had no answer to a clinical, disciplined performance from Gareth Baber’s men, who scored four unanswered tries to win the final of a tournament featuring teams from Asia and Oceania.
The McQueen brothers, Tom and Alex, scored early for Hong Kong, who capitalised on Tonga losing a man to the sin-bin for a dangerous tackle. Winger Salom Yiu Kam-shing added a third to give the reigning Asian Sevens Series champions a 17-0 lead at half-time.
Fierce defence kept Tonga at bay before long-serving Rowan Varty added the icing on the cake with Hong Kong’s fourth try.
Baber was delighted with the victory, four weeks ahead of the 12-team HSBC Sevens World Series qualifier, which will be held at the Hong Kong Stadium as part of the Hong Kong Sevens for a second straight year.
“This is a huge boost for us as we look ahead to the Hong Kong Sevens and the qualifying tournament for core-team status,” Baber said.
“You can’t hope for more. We had one or two performances where we were not at our best, but this is what this three-day tournament was all about. We are now gelling as a team and coping with stress situations. We have been very mature on the field.”
Hong Kong, the only Asian men’s team to beat the Oceania sides this weekend, knocked out Papua New Guinea 24-12 in the Cup semi-final while Tonga beat Sri Lanka 26-17.
Hong Kong, Tonga and PNG will all figure in the 12-team qualifying tournament at the Hong Kong Sevens to decide which team wins core-team status on the 2015/16 Sevens World Series.
Tonga coach Andy Katoa said: “I’m disappointed in the way we finished off, but that is just part of the process of where we are and part of our development. You want to go out with all guns blazing and not the way we did.
“Today we got a lesson. Hong Kong were the better team. We got outplayed and out-coached, but we will get better. Now our focus is to have a good three weeks before we head to Hong Kong.”
Papua New Guinea bounced back from their semi-final loss to hammer Sri Lanka 33-7 in the Plate final.
Japan won the women’s competition by beating East Asian rivals China in the Cup final.
In the women’s competition, Japan continued their strong form into Sunday, as they upended Asian Games gold medallists China 22-7 in the final. In an all-Oceania plate final, Samoa beat Papua New Guinea 24-19.
Hong Kong winger Aggie Poon Pak-yan continued her outstanding performance in the women’s competition as she totalled 117 points over the three days. Poon scored 25 points including a hat-trick of tries in the 55-0 Bowl final win against Thailand, with Lindsay Varty grabbing a brace.
Kingspan to become main Ulster Rugby Kit Sponsor
Pro12 club Ulster Rugby have today (February 18, 2015) announced new rugby kit sponsorship deals with Kingspan and the Bank of Ireland. The new four year deals will see Kingspan become main jersey sponsor, while Bank of Ireland, who are currently on the front of the jersey, will have branding on the back of the shirt.
Kingspan have been associated with Ulster Rugby since 1999, while Bank of Ireland have been a sponsor for the last 18 years. www.ulsterrugby.com/KingspanStadium
The new agreements will bring in record shirt sponsorship revenue for Ulster.
Well done to Ulster Rugby, a rugby client of SportLomo.
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Irish Rugby Football Union use Sportlomo referee management
Sportlomo are pleased to have the Irish Rugby Football Union on board for the 2014-2015 season with our referee management system.With Ulster and Munster Rugby domestic unions using this software in the 2013-2014 season, its a great boost to the company to see the National governing body coming on board for their Ulster Bank Leagues. While the IRFU select the referee within the system the software is designed to trickle down to the provinces to allow them to nominate the touch judge officials for their matches.The system will notify the official by email and SMS and officials can interact with the system to notify the branch of their availability and build a match history over the course of a season. Match reports, discipline reports and a mobile APP alongside the web log-in will all be available to the IRFU this season.The new system will vastly benefit the IRFU for accessing team sheets, referee data and player queries.