IRFU adopts Canadian match analysis software

Pictured: Ireland Team Performance Analysts Vinny Hammond and Mervyn Murphy and preparing for the Guinness Series match against Australia in 2013

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15 April 2014 | 0

The Irish Rugby Football Union has announced a partnership with a Canadian developed software called myplayXplay following a successful trial of a its live video streaming technology during the RBS 6 Nations Championship.

The IRFU began using myplayXplay (my-play-by-play) as part of its live game analysis during the 2013 Guinness Series and throughout the 2014 RBS 6 Nations Championship. The technology, new to professional sports, takes live-streaming video from games as they are being played and sends it to mobile devices so that coaches can analyse game developments in real time.

“Live game analysis has been waiting for exceptional, tablet-based software to arrive,” said Mervyn Murphy, head performance analyst of the Ireland national team. “myplayXplay provides excellent support to aid proactive coaching.“

Ivan Reel, CTO of myplayXplay, said: “Seeing how the IRFU benefited from being able to capture, synthesise and take advantage of live video gave us a clear example of how simple yet effective technology can be when used in analysing athletic performances. We look forward to working with the IRFU to further utilise myplayXplay technology in the future.”

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