Does a GAA player's birthday determine their career path?

A discussion on sport economics and how a player's birthday can determine their playing career will be the first in a new series of talks that will be hosted by the Skellig Centre for Research Innovation.

The talk on 'Stories in Sports Economics' by Dr Robbie Butler of UCC will take place in Cahersiveen Library on Friday, November 3 at 7pm.

The SCRI invited Dr Butler to speak on the topics as the first in a series of public lectures.

He has been a college lecturer in the Department of Economics at UCC since 2006 and his research interests are focused on institutional economics and the economics of sport.

Dr Butler is a regular contributor on economic matters in print and broadcast media.

He will address three areas: the competition structure in Gaelic Football; how a child's birth date can affect player retention in elite sports and finally he evolution of sports broadcasting.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Skellig Centre for Research and Innovation is a unique partnership between Kerry County Council, University College Cork and South Kerry Development Partnership focused on the regeneration of Cahersiveen. The aim is to establish a higher education satellite campus as an incubation hub for research, innovation and entrepreneurialism.