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Declan Murphy

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What ClubZap is about.

ClubZap is the only mobile solution that enables sports clubs to engage their community, grow their membership and generate more revenue.

Sports clubs all over the world are communicating with their members and supporters through a fragmented array of solutions including, websites, social media, email, mobile messaging platforms and text messaging. This is extremely difficult for clubs to manage and in many cases their message is being drowned out. The consequences of this problem for clubs are reduced member and supporter engagement and lost revenue in terms of membership signups and awareness of fundraising activities.

ClubZap allows clubs to communicate directly with members and supporters, free form other distractions. This directly impacts the club in terms of member awareness and participation. It simplifies the burden on club officials by reducing the communication workload by up to 70%. More tangible again is the fact that by providing powerful payments infrastructure, ClubZap completely revolutionises the way clubs handle payments. This manifests itself in an average 25% increase in membership payments collected.


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Our company milestones.

October 2015

After a summer of evening a weekend work, ClubZap is launched for Aidan and Declan's club, Sixmilebrigde GAA club in Clare.

January 2016

ClubZap is opened up for other clubs and reaches 50 clubs by the end of the month.

September 2016

ClubZap reaches 250 clubs signed up. Aidan and Declan join the NDRC Launchpad accelerator and commit to working full time on building ClubZap.

October 2016

ClubZap gets its first paying customer, Ashton Hockey Club in Cork, Ireland. The membership management solution is released, allowing clubs to accept online membership payments and manage all of their members in a single secure place.

October 2016

ClubZap reaches 250 clubs signed up. Aidan and Declan join the NDRC Launchpad accelerator and commit to working full time on building ClubZap.

December 2016

ClubZap gets the audience vote for best startup at the NDRC Launchpad Investor Day. Aidan wins Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur in the Clare region. ClubZap wins the Local Enterprise, Startup of the Year.

February 2017

Runner up for best idea at Fan Engagement event at Manchester City FC hackathon.

September 2017

Membership processing exceeds €250k. 400 Clubs registered on the platform across 11 different sports. Enterprise Ireland invest in ClubZap as part of the CSF programme.


The team behind ClubZap.

Aidan Quilligan
Founder and CEO
Aidan originally studied engineering at University College Cork and then progressed on to Trinity College where he completed his PhD in 2013. He has been writing code for over ten years and has worked as a freelance web and mobile developer more recently while building ClubZap. He has represented his club and county in hurling and also played Munster senior schools rugby with Ardscoil Ris in Limerick.
Declan Murphy
Founder and Head of Sales
Declan has worked with mobile operators throughout the world in designing and implementing bespoke telecoms solutions. He holds a BSC in Computer Science from the University of Limerick and has worked for 18 years in the telecoms industry across a number of roles including R&D, Support and Technical Sales. Outside of work he enjoys Triathlon and Adventure racing and, since his retirement from hurling, he continues to help out with coaching in his home club.

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