Leinster Hockey (Field Hockey) are using Sportlomo since 2012, Leinster Hockey are one of our longest league partnerships. This season they have decided to boost their online presence by redesigning their website to be mobile responsive.
Working closely with the Leinster Executive Officer Claire Kelly – Sportlomo have reduced the number of web pages that existed on the old site by condensing their Competition and Club structure by using our new responsive display system.
We wish them the best of luck with the new website and it can be viewed at www.leinsterhockey.ie
Well done to Claire and her team from Sportlomo.
National Rugby League Ireland (RLI) is the internationally recognised governing body for the development of Rugby League in Ireland. New website developed by Sportlomo. View Rugby League Ireland
Rugby League Ireland (RLI) is the internationally recognised governing body for the development of rugby league football in Ireland, having secured official recognition from the RLIF in 2000. It is recognised within the Irish Sports Council and took over the running of the international team entirely in 2008 for the World Cup.
Phase 3 of Official Technology Partnership
Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland launch mobile responsive website.
Phase 3 of our partnership as Official Technology provider for the Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland is now complete. A new modern and mobile responsive website has been designed by Sportlomo following on from our previous redesign of the SFAI’s flagship competition the Kennedy Cup https://www.kennedycup.ie/
The Schoolboys Football Association has been established since 1943 and caters for close to 100,000 players from more than 1,000 clubs through its 32 affiliated Leagues all Ireland.
Almost 1500 teams entered and paid for the Skechers SFAI Cups through our competition management system and the competition draws are now being entered into our competition management system for scheduling over the next few days.
The new website can be viewed at https://sfai.ie/
Well done to the team in SFAI.
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 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.
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!
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Field Hockey Association, Ireland Hockey new online store
Hockey Ireland Sportlomo Shopping Cart launched October 2014. Check it out.
Get Inspired for the Elverys Sports Connemarathon 2015
With 7 weeks to go to the Elverys Sports Connemarathon and miles to run, preparation is important to remain positive and upbeat about your training. If you are sitting on the fence about signing up hopefully this might inspire you to do so.
With entries in the event starting off with as little as 73 in its first year and growing to in excess of 3,000 in 2014, the numbers speak for themselves. Not only is the Elverys Sports Connemarathon the biggest athletics event in the west of Ireland, but it is also an international affair with enthusiasts travelling from all over the world. In 2014 participants came from 28 countries to experience the stunning course.
There is a huge sense of support and comradery on what is a meandering and unforgettable journey through breath taking Irish countryside. Find yourself surrounded by bogs, hills, lakes, mountain ranges and even a couple of cheeky sheep. A half (13.1 miles), full (26.2 miles) and ultra (39.3 miles) marathon will each take place on Sunday 12th April 2015 from various start locations. With three distances Connemarathon has something for everyone.
You need to be both mentally and physically strong to be a distance runner and Don Hannon has proven this on numerous occasions, most notably his 2015 win of the Art O’Neill Ultra Challenge – a self navigation race from Dublin Castle to Glenmalure through the Wicklow Mountains with a 2a.m. start time. As well as being strong you need to be motivated. Don came 2nd in an ultra distance 100 mile race in Connemara in 2014, beating the previous year’s winning time and setting the 20th fastest time in the world, so he knows a thing or two about inspiration.
Don has a real love of the course in Connemara and following completion of the 100 mile race he wrote that he felt “humbled, inspired, gratitude and respect”. Don had led the race from mile 36 to mile 83, but finished second in the end.
“Sometimes the other person is just stronger and what will be will be. If you do your best, that’s what counts”. With the winner passing him to take the lead, Don pulled him back to shake his hand; this setting is not about winning or losing it is about friendship, hard work and togetherness.”
“As runners we all need to understand we are always learning and progressing. Some days it all goes well and other days not so well. The main thing is you are on the journey of becoming the runner you aspire to be. Rather than get caught up in times and splits too much sometimes, you have to remind yourself why you are doing all the hard miles and training”.
With long distances to be covered there are bound to be some tough moments; here’s Don’s advice.
“Remember it’s all a journey so try and take some time to really enjoy the magnificent landscape that‘s on offer. It doesn’t really get better than racing in one of the most scenic and beautiful parts of Ireland with rolling hills in every direction. What a race and what a place to run around for 100 miles or any distance for that matter. Best wishes to anyone who is taking part in the Connemarathon 2015!”
Ireland beat West Indies in a four-wicket Victory.
Posted by Vivek Kumar On February 16, 2015
Ireland yet again took the Cricket World Cup by storm as a brilliant batting display secured a four-wicket victory over the West Indies in Nelson, New Zealand on Monday.
Set a formidable target of 305 after letting their opponents break free from an early stranglehold, Ireland showed the strength of their batting line-up as Paul Stirling (92), Ed Joyce (84) and Niall O’Brien, with an undefeated 79, got Ireland home with 25 balls to spare.
Just like in Bangalore four years ago, Ireland chased down a total of over 300 and yet again it was John Mooney that hit the winning runs after Ireland suffered a little wobble in the sight of the finishing line.
Ireland now own three of the six 300-plus run chases in World Cup history after they also chased down a huge score to beat the Netherlands in Kolkata in 2011.
Paul Stirling scored a century that day at Eden Gardens and the Middlesex opener was again key to the chase against the Windies, with his knock of 92 coming off 84 balls.
Joyce took advantage of the short boundaries at the Saxton Oval to make his 84 runs off 67 balls, while Niall O’Brien was coolness personified in bringing Ireland home, his unbeaten 79 coming off just 60 balls.
Having won the toss and inserted the West Indies, Ireland then reduced their opponents to 87 for five in the 24th over, with left-arm spinner George Dockrell taking three wickets.
A knock of 102 from Lendl Simmons, a nephew of Ireland coach Phil Simmons, helped rescue the Windies’ innings and he put on 154 for the sixth wicket with Darren Sammy to help them finish on 304 for seven from their 50 overs.
Ireland Cricket Team now bid to make Quarter Finals.
Ireland will now target victory over fellow Associate side UAE in Brisbane next week as they bid to make the quarter-finals.
Irish Rugby Football Union use Sportlomo Referee assigning software | Schedule Creator
Sportlomo are pleased to have the Irish Rugby Football Union on board for the 2014-2015 season with our referee management system (schedule creator).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 game 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 Referee 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.
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