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A Study into the Distribution of Sports Grants by Geography and Category in Ireland: Technical Report

O’Toole, Ryan (2021) A Study into the Distribution of Sports Grants by Geography and Category in Ireland: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The data analytics report focuses on sports capital investments in Ireland from the 8th of December 2014 to the 31st of August 2020. The objective of the report is to investigate the level of sports capital invested in Ireland by sport and by county. The report seeks to identify the correlation between success of a sport and the level of investment received. The report looks at accolades won in a field of sport versus the level of investment of a given county. The level of investment per county based on the population is analysed and the total sum of investment since 2014.

There are four main sections of the report; a) Data; all datasets are discussed and how each dataset was implemented to the project for analysis; b) Methodology; The methodology followed for the report to pre-process the data was the Knowledge Discovery in Databases and all steps are discussed; c) Analysis; The analysis conducted, and the techniques used for the results are discussed; and d) Results, this section of the report concludes the findings and outcomes of the analysis.

Key Conclusion
From conducting the analysis, it was discovered that Gaelic Games received the highest level of investment of all sports in Ireland. It was found that Cork was the county with the highest mean investment. The results section of the report contains visualisations to simplify and highlight key aspects of the data. It was discovered that Gaelic Games has continued to have the highest level of investment for the previous five years in Ireland with more than two times the level of investment than the second-highest invested sport.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > Ireland
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > Sports
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Technology Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2021 15:21
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2021 15:21

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