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Kitman Labs Announces Deal with Legendary Irish Hurling County, Kilkenny

First Hurling Team in the Gaelic Athletic Association to Deploy iP: Intelligence Platform
Technology to Launch with Men’s Senior Squad

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Menlo Park, California and Kilkenny, Ireland September 26, 2023 – Kitman Labs, the global enterprise SaaS platform providing the only single, centralized operating system for performance intelligence in the elite performance industry, today announced a new deal with Ireland’s most successful county team in the GAA – the Kilkenny Senior County Hurling Team.  The team will utilize several Solutions in iP: Intelligence Platform, including: Performance Medicine, Performance Optimization and Coaching & Development.  The Platform combines medical, performance and talent development data into a single, interactive system that yields actionable intelligence to support specific operating and performance outcomes.  

As the 36x winner of the All-Ireland Championship, 75x winner of the provincial Leinster Championship and 19x winner of the National Hurling League, Kilkenny is indisputably the most successful county team at the senior level in the history of the game.  The Intelligence Platform is being deployed across the Men’s Senior Squad.  The platform will serve as the singular operating system for the Organization – eliminating data and information silos, enabling cross-Departmental communication, supporting informed, data-led decision-making and providing a comprehensive, real-time view of every player in the squad. 

“The Intelligence Platform has been designed to unify data, people and processes to support informed decision-making, streamline operations and ultimately, yield the action plan necessary to achieve critical performance outcomes,” said Stephen Smith, CEO and Founder of Kitman Labs.  “One of the key benefits of iP is the ability to support real-time collaboration and transparency across all Departments – driving increased efficiency off the pitch to ensure more time for development on the pitch.  And it goes without saying, that as a company founded in Ireland, I personally take great pride in officially welcoming our first GAA team to the Kitman Labs family.”

“While Kilkenny has an established track record of success, it’s incumbent on us to ensure we continue to innovate to drive performance.  Part of that strategy will be working with Kitman Labs to make sure we have the platform in place to support cross-functional communication and collaboration and best-in-class data and analytics capabilities to unlock specific operating and performance goals,” said Derek Lyng, Kilkenny Senior Hurling Manager. 

“Kitman labs will enable team management, coaches and their squads to aspire to better results through the power of performance data, streamlined coordination and transparent communication” Mickey Comerford, Athletic Development Lead with Kilkenny Senior Hurling team.

Kitman Labs has an established track record of working with top leagues, teams and athletes across a variety of sports, including soccer, basketball, rugby, and American football.  The Kilkenny Senior County Team represents the first Kitman Labs client in the sport of Hurling and the first within the GAA. The company’s technology is currently being used within some of the world’s most elite sports organizations, including the National Football League (NFL), Premier League, Major League Soccer (MLS) and Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU). 

This launch follows other recent business strategy moves Kitman Labs has undertaken including two strategic acquisitions of The Sports Office and Presagia Sports. The combined companies represent the industry’s largest network of elite and youth organizations (700+) and created the industry’s largest dataset of talent, performance, and medical data for all stages of the athlete lifecycle.

About Kitman Labs:

Kitman Labs is the world’s leading sports science and performance intelligence company.  Kitman Labs powers iP: The Intelligence Platform, the advanced operating system used by the largest and most innovative leagues, teams and regulatory bodies in elite Sport.  Our software solutions –  Performance Medicine, Performance Optimization, Coaching & Development and League Operations – have been designed to optimize human performance; enhance overall health, wellness and longevity; reduce injury risk; and drive operational efficiencies and value. Kitman Labs is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Dublin and Manchester.

Media Contacts:

Kilkenny

Mary Morgan
Public Relations Officer, Kilkenny GAA

Email: pro.kilkenny@gaa.ie

Kitman Labs

Joe Favorito
JFavorito@kitmanlabs.com

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