The National Sports Campus Development Authority (NSCDA) is to go ahead with the further development of the site at Abbotstown with the creation of over 100 jobs for the local economy after the government gave the green light for the €7m next phase. Multi-sport all weather pitches and a public pavilion will be constructed under the plan. The GAA, FAI, IRFU, HSI and Irish Hockey all have plans to develop facilities at the site in addition to the existing completed projects such as the National Aquatic Centre. Commenting in the Irish Independent this week Barry O’ Brien, Chief Executive Officer of the NSCDA said that “We are driving the development of the Campus and we want to deliver it primarily for Irish athletes and players and all elements of sport in Ireland.”

You can read Barry O’ Brien’s vision for the NSCDA in our 2012 Annual Review here