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Carrigline Entrepreneur Wins Best Business Idea Award

Dr. Martin O’Reilly, from Carrigaline, the co-founder and CEO of Output Sports (, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, has won the Best Business Idea Award at the national final of the 2019 Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition. 

Representing the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Martin won the Award and a €15,000 investment, following pitches at an event held at Google’s European HQ in Dublin.

Output Sports, headquartered at NovaUCD, shrink lab-grade athlete performance analytics into a wearable system so coaches can truly understand athletes and optimise their performance.

Output Sports is an end-to-end system designed to streamline the off-field athlete performance optimisation process. It is capable of testing an athlete’s performance profile, such as strength, power, balance, speed and mobility, and tracks their exercise programmes. This is completed using off the shelf wearable sensors and applying sophisticated signal processing and machine learning applications to the sensor data. 

During 2019, the company’s technology has been co-developed with over 40 sports sites across Ireland, Europe and the USA including Olympic level athletics organisations, premier league, MLS and international football teams, inter-county GAA teams, European club and International rugby teams and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) university set-ups. 

Dr Martin O’Reilly, co-founder and CEO, Output Sports said, “I am thrilled to have won the Best Business Idea Award at the final of the 2019 Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition, representing Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of my fellow co-founders, Darragh, Julian and Brian, as we work together to translate our research outputs into what we plan to be a successful company with global reach.”

“It is a very exciting time for Output Sports with our tech being trialled around the globe as we prepare to launch our first product, ‘Output Capture’ in the near future.” 

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