Tuesday June 2, 2020

Sport in Ireland means business

First-ever Sport Industry Awards shine a light on huge financial potential of sport

8th November, 2015
Tom Lyons of The Sunday Business Post interviews Seán O’Connor of STATSports, Ian Lynam of Charles Russell Speechlys and Prof Chris Brady. Pic: Conor McCabe

It is unlikely that anyone would be surprised to learn that 2.8 million Irish people take part in sport, that there are more than 2,000 GAA clubs nationwide and across the globe, or that almost a million of us watched Katie Taylor win her gold medal at London 2012. What is less well known is that Irish sport supports 40,000 jobs, stimulates €1.9 billion in household spending, and indeed that every 60th euro in the...

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