Armagh GAA’s sports analyst is set to take the internet by storm with a new iPad app that helps all teams to improve their performance.
Danny Turley, of Portadown, launched Performa Sports last month. The GAA Ulster Council are already signed up to use the performance analysis tool for next season, and several counties have also expressed an interest.
The app helps coaches and analysts to monitor and improve their team’s play while games are in progress.
Danny began developing Performa Sports during his work with Armagh. He was keen to create a format that would allow him to pass statistical observations to coaches while they could make an impact.
He said: “I would spend hours running through match videos, so I developed Performa Sports as a tool that allows the bulk of the analysis work could be completed during matches.
“Analysis can be very time consuming unless you’re at the very top level of sport and spending thousands of pounds a year on equipment.
“We’ve developed Performa Sports to be very intuitive so that you can save a lot of time and to ensure that clubs at all levels of their sport can generate data to benefit the team during and after matches.”
Danny has been an analyst with Armagh GAA for seven years, working with the development squads, minor teams, the under 21s and senior squads. He has also analysed the performances of the Armagh Ladies and Armagh senior hurling teams.
Although it was Gaelic football that sparked Danny’s idea to create Performa Sports, the app has been developed to be suitable for hurling, soccer and rugby, with basketball, hockey, ice hockey and cricket versions on the way soon.
He continued: “Small margins make all the difference in sport. Whatever level they are playing at, teams are constantly looking at ways to capitalise on those margins.
“With Performa Sports, teams can generate data that makes it easy to spot the areas of the game that can help them to win the match while it is still in progress.”