Worlds of sport and business come together to put Kerry on winning way

KerrySciTech and Kerry GAA join forces for Momentum 2020 event taking place on January 31st at Kerry GAA Centre of Excellence, Currans.

“With almost 70 science, technology and engineering companies in the region, Kerry has huge potential as a target location for talent and investment. By capitalising on a strong history of success in business and sport, Kerry can emerge as a regional powerhouse, sustaining and growing jobs, driving new start-ups and attracting and retaining talent” KerrySciTech has said ahead of its flagship Momentum 2020 event in partnership with Kerry GAA.

Now in its second year, KerrySciTech’s flagship event will take place from 6pm on Friday 31st January, at the Kerry GAA Centre on Excellence, Currans, with the theme “Staying ahead of the game,” highlighting the parallels between sport and business. Sustained high performance is best achieved by prioritising teams’ well-being and using technology to transform performance and develop a winning mind-set for a highly competitive playing field. The event will explore a range of topics, including the associations between enhanced employee well-being and higher productivity, company performance and talent retention.

Headlining this year’s event is Carole Ann Clark, co-founder and CEO of I Am Here and former captain of the Irish women’s rugby team. Drawing on over 20 years’ experience at global giants such as Diageo and Coca Cola, alongside a top-performing sports career, Carole Ann will discuss the importance of embedding a positive culture around mental health and wellbeing in corporate culture.

A panel of thought leaders from business and sport, including Kerry Group’s Frank Hayes, Salaso’s Aoife Ni Mhuiri, former Kerry GAA star, Aidan O’Mahony, and Jason McGahan, Head of Athletic Development, Kerry GAA, will discuss key issues and challenges facing all organisations as we embrace the new technologies and ways of working that are driving change, not just in the workplace but at the highest levels in sport.

Speaking ahead of the event, KerrySciTech’s Aoife O’Brien said: “The link between well-being and performance has been long established. Research shows that employers who help staff achieve a better balance in their working lifestyle are rewarded with a higher performing and productive workforce – increasing retention levels and attracting new recruits. This event aims to set out a positive vision for the future of our workplaces in Kerry and discuss the actions needed to deliver this.”

The event will be MC’d by Ann O’Dea, CEO and co-founder of Silicon Republic, Europe’s leading technology and innovation news service. Tickets are available through or by contacting KerrySciTech at [email protected]. Numbers are limited so early booking is essential.