Live streaming coverage of Irish Life Health Events in 2019
Athletics Ireland are delighted to announce that six high profile Irish Life Health athletics events will be streamed in 2019, with the first of these being the Junior and Under 23 Indoors which takes place this Sunday January 27th.
Over 250,000 tuned into streamed athletics events in 2018 and Athletics Ireland Marketing Manager Daragh Browne is confident 2019 will see viewership top 300,000.
“We are delighted to be able to offer this service again in 2019 and we must thank our sponsor Irish Life Health for providing us with the platform to showcase our great sport to an ever-increasing audience. Irish Life Health has been a fantastic supporter of Athletics from grass roots right up to masters level and we are looking forward to working with them again this year to promote athletics as a sport for life across the country.”
Live Stream Goals for 2019
“Our target this year is to stream six high class national athletics events and to reach over 300,000 views. It’s an ambitious target but streaming of the 2018 Irish Life Health Senior Indoors attracted a viewership of over 90k alone and the feedback received from fans was overwhelmingly positive, so we see no reason we can’t build on this success” said Athletics Ireland Marketing Manager Daragh Browne.
Liz Rowen, Head of Marketing, Irish Life Health commented: “We are really excited to work with Athletics Ireland to offer live streaming at six Irish Life Health events this year. There is a 300,000-strong running community in Ireland and the increase in viewership represents a real appetite for live coverage.”
Rowen added: “Through our partnership, we have a shared vision to get Ireland active and staying healthy. Streaming these events and showcasing talent will hopefully help to inspire the next generation of athletes to get involved in the sport.”
Hamish Adams, CEO of Athletics Ireland: “This is the fifth year in which Athletics Ireland has live streamed our Irish Life Health events and we are delighted to once again partner up to continue to promote our great sport to growing audiences.”
How people watch live sport is ever evolving and Athletics Ireland continue to work closely with nTrai to ensure the service improves to meet these demands. Athletics Ireland have been streaming events since 2013, and this combined with a strong social media presence has created an ideal platform with which to broadcast the high-class action.
A full list of streamed events can be found below.
2019 Live Streaming Schedule:
27-Jan Irish Life Health Junior and U23 Indoors AIT, Athlone. Streamed via Facebook from 11am on Jan 27th.
16-Feb & 17-Feb Irish Life Health Senior Indoors National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown
30-Mar Irish Life Health Juvenile Indoors Day 1 AIT, Athlone
01-Jun Irish Life Health All Ireland Schools Track and Field Tullamore
06-Jul Irish Life Health Junior and U23 Outdoors Tullamore
27-Jul Irish Life Health National Seniors Morton Stadium, Santry
Exact streaming times to be announced in the days leading up to each event.