Rory McGauran - Head of Operations, Actimet.

A new app and software platform has been launched which will help sports clubs to return to play safely after Covid-19.

Actimet is a mobile app that simplifies coach and athlete communications by allowing athletes to enter subjective information such as their temperature, wellness, sleep info, training effort, gym session effort, as review schedules, and receive notes sent by their coach.

Founded in 2019 by Galway hurling’s fitness coach, Lukasz Kirszenstein; Head of Performance Analysis, Rory McGauran and software engineer Edward Kaschula, it was first piloted by Galway hurling club Corofin.

The app is now used by over 150 clubs and teams from numerous sports, schools, and third-level institutions, including the All Ireland Club Champions both ladies and men’s football and camogie.

Player welfare

Actimet Head of Operations Rory McGauran: “Managing the wellness of players in any sport is essential, but because of Covid-19 it can no longer be taken for granted. In most sports coaches only see their players for a short period of time each week.

“We have built an app that allows players to log their own training, diet, and wellness information – then the coaches can review it and make informed decisions.”

“We have a special feature that allows players to log their temperature, a key feature of returning to play safely for any sport after Covid-19. It also removes the huge admin burden on sporting administrators,” he added. 

“We are already working with hundreds of clubs in all sports, including football, hurling rugby, and soccer. There are hundreds of clubs in Cork now looking to return to the sports that they love and we’d love to help them,” said McGauran. 

“Coaches are finding it helps them understand more about how their training is impacting their players both positively and negatively.

“It also allows players an efficient, secure, and private way of sharing any readiness to play and wellbeing information that will be of interest to coach and club officers,” he concluded.