GameDay team up with Irish Olympic Handball Association

By Published On: September 29, 2023Categories: Media Release

GameDay and the Irish Olympic Handball Association (IOHA) are delighted to be launching a brand-new partnership to digitalise the management of the sport across Ireland, with the start of the new season this coming weekend.  

GameDay’s best-in-class membership and competition management platform will be powering all elements of player registration and fixture organisation, as well as providing the national governing body with insights on their sport and participation. 

This partnership adds to GameDay’s presence in and support of the sport, having announced our England Handball partnership earlier this year, as well as further growing our presence in the country’s NGB landscape alongside existing partnerships with Hockey, Basketball and Cricket Ireland.

Greg Sturge, GameDay director of strategy (EMEA), said: “Ireland Handball are a great new partner for us – a small NGB with big ambitions to grow their presence and impact.

“We are looking forward to helping them achieve those ambitions with our advanced registration, data and fixtures capabilities, and we hope to support the IOHA to better understand and promote their participation across the country, making the sport easy to access and participate in to facilitate their exciting growth plans.”

Joao Ferreira, operations director for the IOHA, said: “We are thrilled and proud to announce a strategic partnership with GameDay, a leading membership and competition management platform in the sports and events industry! This partnership marks a significant milestone for both our organisations, as it brings together our strengths and expertise to enhance the experience for all our users – whether you’re an athlete, team manager, event organizer or a sports enthusiast.

“GameDay is renowned for its cutting-edge technology and seamless solutions that empower sports clubs, leagues, and associations to streamline their operations, manage memberships, organise competitions, and engage with their members more effectively. With a commitment to innovation and user-centric design, GameDay has earned the trust of countless organisations worldwide.

As a result of this collaboration, our users can expect a range of exciting benefits:

  • Enhanced User Experience: We will integrate GameDay’s state-of-the-art features directly into our platform, making it easier than ever to manage memberships, registrations, and competitions
  • Streamlined Operations: Sports clubs and associations will enjoy more efficient administrative processes, reducing the burden of paperwork and manual tasks
  • Increased Engagement: We’ll introduce new tools and features that enable better communication and engagement with members, athletes, and fans

“At the IOHA and GameDay, we share a common vision of simplifying sports management and enhancing the experience for everyone involved in the world of sports and events. We are committed to working closely together to bring you innovative solutions that empower you to focus on what you love – your sport.

“We can’t wait to embark on this journey together and take your sports experience to the next level.”

About GameDay

GameDay, part of the Stack Sports family, have been providing next generation sports management technology solutions in the Australian market since 2001 and have extended their key markets to include the United Kingdom, Europe and New Zealand. GameDay provides a range of solutions including membership management, competition and tournament management, event/ticketing platforms and various digital websites, e- commerce, and online auction fundraising solutions. GameDay works with a wide variety of organisations including grassroots sporting clubs/associations, professional clubs/teams, national governing bodies, event providers along with charities and foundations.

More information on GameDay’s customers and the GameDay product suite can be found by visiting

About Irish Olympic Handball Association

The Irish Olympic Handball Association (IOHA) is the governing body responsible for the promotion, development and organisation of handball in the whole island of Ireland.

The IOHA was founded to oversee the development of handball in Ireland to establish and promote the sport at all levels, from grassroots to elite competition.

The IOHA is dedicated to growing the sport of Olympic handball in Ireland with efforts to introduce the sport to schools, communities, and sports clubs across the country by organising coaching programs, tournaments, and other events to promote participation.

Like many sports governing bodies, the IOHA collaborates with other national and international handball organisations to exchange knowledge, develop the sport, and facilitate participation in international events.

The IOHA places a strong emphasis on youth development. They often have initiatives to introduce young people to the sport and provide pathways for them to progress in their handball journey.

The IOHA’s efforts have led to increased awareness and participation in handball in Ireland. While the sport may not be as widely recognised as some others, the IOHA works diligently to establish handball as a prominent and respected sport in the country.

About Stack Sports

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry.

The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organisations, including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars, rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organisations.

Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars — Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit

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