IWA sports centre in Clontarf gets make over

by Rose Barrett
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Rose Barrett

The Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) recently celebrated the refurbishment of Dr Oliver Murphy Sports Centre in Clontarf.

The refurbishment was completed by charity partner John Paul Construction and gives the interior of the ground floor space a much-needed new look for the benefit of its many members and visitors.

The work included the installation of a new reception area, new flooring and a paint upgrade of the interior.

The facility serves many IWA members and the local community for a variety of activities including a full accessible and inclusive gym, a full-sized sports hall for a wide range of wheelchair sports and other sports clubs. The new look facility was welcomed by members and all who visit.

Commenting on the announcement, Rosemary Keogh, CEO of IWA said “We, at the Irish Wheelchair Association, are delighted that John Paul Construction came on board and completed this much-needed work at our Sports Centre.

“Fitness is a key aspect in our members’ lives and this work will make the centre far more accessible for them. No doubt our members will really like the changes.”

Managing Director of JPC John Moran, left, is presented a trophy by IWA Sport Board Membe Adrian O’ Donoghue during the IWA Sports Centre Launch with John Paul Construction at IWA in Clontarf, Dublin. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

John Moran, Construction Director of John Paul Construction, added: “John Paul Construction are delighted to have had the opportunity to work on this upgrade project with the Irish Wheelchair Association who provide such a fantastic service to their members and the community.

“We are proud of what we and our supply partners have achieved in delivering this project, which will have a positive impact for all users at the Sports Centre in Clontarf.”

Nicky Hamill, Director of Sport at IWA Sport said: “The Dr Oliver Murphy Sports Centre is a well-established sports facility in North Dublin that has played home to so many of our sports and activities for many years.

“There is something for everyone in these fantastic facilities; be it a gym workout or team sports, that caters for the young to elite athletes, from local schools and sports clubs to our own wheelchair sport national teams. We really have something for everyone. I’d like to sincerely thank the team at John Paul Construction for supporting us with this much needed upgrade and facelift.

The IWA Sports Centre Hall is available for public hire while the IWA Sport Centre Gym is open to new members, old and young. See www.iwa.ie.

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