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FAI turn sod on their new National Training Centre on the National Sports Campus. Pictured are (FAI CEO) John Delaney, (FAI Senior Team Manager) Martin O’ Neill, (Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport) Leo Varadkar, (DDSL Chairman) Brendan Birmingham and (National Sports Campus Chairman) Sean Benton.

 

2014

5th November
National Sports Campus sign new contract for development of the Irish Institute of Sport High Performance Centre

13th October
National Sports Campus sign new contract for Campus Pavilion Building

28th September
The National Aquatic Centre Winner of Best Leisure Centre in Ireland Q Mark (EIQA)

28th August
Annoncement of the publication of the Sport Ireland Bill

24th July
Technical Advisor to progress the National Velodrome and Badminton Centre

15th July
National Sports Campus Bike Scheme now on campus.

10th July
Work to start on National High Performance Centre and Campus Pavilion Building

3rd March
FAI turn sod on their new National Training Centre on the National Sports Campus

3rd March
Technical Advisors Appointed for the Construction of the National Indoor Arena

28th February
GAA National Centre of Excellence first sod turned at the National Sports Campus

27th January
Grand opening of the Multi Sport Pitches on the Campus.

23rd January
National Sports Campus sign new contract for Community Turf Pitches.

22nd January
Record breaking year for the National Aquatic Centre.

6th January
The First Athletes’ Residence at the National Sports Campus is opened.


2013

24th October
Susan Oakes, Side Saddle Rider, at the National Horse Sport Arena, breaks the world record in the Puissance Wall at 6 Foot 7.5 Inches.

15th October
Government announces decision to proceed with the development of the National Indoor Arena.

10th October
Top Athletes are very positive about the new High Performance facilities at the National Sports Campus. 

9th October
National Horse Sport Arena is officially opened.

22nd September
Congratulations to Dublin Senior Football Team, who are all members of the National Aquatic Centre.

7th June
The GAA confirm plans to develop high performance purpose-built facilities for the Association at the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown.

29th May
Irish Sport HQ is opened by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D.

8th May
Sites allocated to FAI, GAA, IHA and IRFU respectively and Lease Agreements are in place.

15th April
Contract placed for the development of indoor training facilities for Pistol Shooting, Fencing and Dry Diving/Gymnastics. For completion by September 2013.

10th April
Planning Permission granted for the development on Equestrian Arena within the Walled Garden of Abbotstown House.  Development scheduled for completion by September 2013.

26th March
Practical Completion of new Irish Sport HQ. Inward transfer of 19 National Governing Bodies (NGBs) completed.

25th March
Contract placed for construction of Pavilion and Car Parking. For completion by December 2013.

21st March
Planning Permission granted for the redevelopment of Abbotstown House as a focal point for Irish Sport.

14th March
Contract placed for installation of Multi-Sport Pitches and Floodlighting. For completion by September 2013.

10th March
10th Anniversary of the official opening of the National Aquatic Centre; Footfall of over 7 million visits in 10 years. Pre-Olympic training venue for 16 International Squads (including the USA & UK); High Performance Training Centre for Swim Ireland; Gross economic value of over €13 million per annum.

1st March
Archaeological "Dig is completed. There were no significant finds. Site is now cleared for developement.

5th February
Construction of Internal Access Roadway and Common Infrastructure gets underway – expected to be completed within 12 weeks.

18th January
Demolitions and Site Clearance works are nearing completion.

1st Janurary May
The National Aquatic Centre partners the Dublin Senior Football squad for the 2013 season.

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2012

24th October
Work progressing well at the National Sports Campus. Agreement put in place with Horse Sport Ireland/Pentathlon Ireland to develop equestrian and other training facilities for High Performance athletes on Campus.

15th August
Vesting Order signed which effectively transferred the ownership of State lands (c. 520 acres) at Blanchardstown to the National Sports Campus.

20th March
Four major sporting bodies sign up to new National Sports Campus Partnership Development strategy.

24th February
Swimmers from 13 Nations will train at Ireland's National Aquatic Centre as part of their preparation for the London Olympics and Paralympics in 2012.


14th February
Mr. Sean Benton has been appointed by the Government as Chairman of the National Sports Campus Development Authority for a period of 5 years.

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2011

23rd November
Ongoing Incremental Development of Campus.

1st November
Top Quality Award for the National Aquatic Centre.

14th September
British Water Polo books Ireland's National Aquatic Centre for pre-Olympic training.

8th July
7 Runners achieve sub 4 minutes in Morton Mile at Santry.

21st June
National Sports Campus to continue developing on an incremental basis.

6th June
Olympic Champions give Water-Polo master class at the National Aquatic Centre.

20th April
Olympic Champions are coming as Minister requests the Authority to continue developing the Campus.

12th March
National Sports Campus hosts National Athletics event.

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2010

9th November
Planning Permission granted for new Irish Sport HQ.

31st August
August was a Great Month.

16th August
American Olympic Synchronised Swimming Squad to be based at the National Aquatic Centre before 2012 London Olympics.

21-25 July
More good news for the National Sports Campus.

9-11 July
Milestone Events for NSCDA (Operations) Ltd.

29 May
Morton Stadium, Santry comes under the remit of National Sports Campus Development Authority.

29 April
USA Junior All-Star Team participates in National Long Course Swimming Championships.

Swim Ireland High Performance Unit is formally launched at the National Aquatic Centre.

6 March
Lodged Planning Application for refurbishment of the former Marine Institute Building as a new HQ for Irish Sport.

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2009

26 November
Pele lands at National Sports Campus and views Development Plans with approval.

24 November
Swimming Records tumble at the National Aquatic Centre.

1 November
NSCDA and Irish Institute of Sport (IIS) move into refurbished offices on Campus. The Authority and the Institute are now fully based "on site".

28 October
National Aquatic Centre wins major Leisure Industry Awards.

26 August
Full Planning Permission granted for National Sports Campus.

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2008

1 July
Barry O'Brien appointed as Chief Executive for National Sports Campus Development Authority.


28 April

Sports Minister unveils next phase of National Sports Campus as Project and Design Team Contracts are signed.

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2007

5 December
National Sports Campus welcomes its first tenant the Football Association of Ireland. The FAI HQ officially opened by Michel Platini of France & FIFA.


31 May
National Sports Campus advertises for Project and Design Team Services.

1 January
National Sports Campus Development Authority is formally established

   

GAA turn sod on their new pitches on the National Sports Campus. Pictured on this very proud occasion are (Ard Stiúrthóir GAA) Páraic Ó Dúfaigh, (Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael GAA), Liam Ó Néill, (Minister for Transport Tourism & Sport) Leo Varadkar TD, (Campus Board Member) Nollaig Crowley, (Campus Chairman) Sean Benton, (Campus CEO) David Conway and (Chairman of NSCDA Ops Company) Roy Dooney.

Irish Sport HQ.  Inward transfer of 19 National Governing Bodies (NGBs) has been completed.

National Horse Sport Arena has been officially opened.

Official Opening of the Irish Sport HQ by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. Pictured left to right, David Conway, Development Manager NSCDA; Leo Varadkar T.D. , Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport; Sean Benton, Chairman NSCDA; An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. ; Barry O’ Brien, Chief Executive, NSCDA; Joan Burton T.D. , Minister for Social Protection.

 

National Modern Pentathlon Training Centre is completed and in use.

 

Susan Oakes, Side Saddle Rider, at the National Horse Sport Arena, breaking the world record in the Puissance Wall at 6 Foot 7.5 Inches

Sites allocated and Lease Agreements in place.

 

Multi-Sport Pitches and Floodlighting have been completed and are open for hire to the public.

 

Common Infrastructure installed and Internal Roadway completed, thereby opening up the entire site for development.

 

Pavilion and Car Parking are completed.

 

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Abbotstown House. Full planning permission achieved. Building undergoing a phased refurbishment. Planned new HQ for "merged" ISC/NSCDA.

 

arch dig completed

Archaeological “Dig” completed. The site is cleared for development.

 

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Demolitions and Site Clearance works completed.

 

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Pictured at the announcement of Ireland’s first-ever publicly-owned equestrian and pentathlon training facilities were: Joseph Murphy, International Event Rider; Joe Walsh, Chairman HSI; Natalya Coyle Pentathlete; Leo Varadkar T.D. Minister for Transport Tourism & Sport; Sean Benton, Chairman NSCDA; Barry O’ Brien, CEO, NSCDA.


Leo Varadkar T.D., Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Centre), accompanied by (L-R) Paraic Ó Dufaigh, Ard Stiurthóir, GAA; Sean Benton, Chairman NSCDA; John Delaney, CEO FAI; Philip Browne, CEO IRFU; Angus Kirkland, CEO IHA and Barry O'Brien, CEO NSCDA, at press conference to announce details of Partnership Development Strategy at the National Sports Campus.


Swimmer Grainne Murphy and Runner Derval O'Rourke with European Silver Medals. Both Athletes regularly avail of the services at the Irish Institute of Sport on Campus.

 

morton

Morton Stadium, Santry upgraded and operated by National Sports Campus Development Authority, May 2010.

 

Dan Flinter & Barry O'Brien
Dan Flinter, Former Chairman and Barry O’Brien, Chief Executive with Development Plans which received Full Planning Permission in August 2009

 
     
   

pele
Pele arrives by helicopter at the new FAI offices in the National Sports Campus

 
 
 
 

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