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Image (L to r): Paralympian Kerrie Leonard; John Moran Construction, Director, John Paul Construction; Adrian O’ Donoghue, IWA Sport Board Member; Rosemary Keogh CEO, Irish Wheelchair Association; Paralympian Britney Arendse; and Nicky Hamill, Director of Sport, IWA Sport, during the IWA sports centre launch at IWA headquarters in Clontarf, Dublin.


Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) recently celebrated the refurbishment of its facilities in the Dr Oliver Murphy Sports Centre, Clontarf, Dublin. The refurbishment was completed by charity partner John Paul Construction and gave the interior of the ground floor space a much-needed new look. The work included the installation of a new reception area, new flooring and a paint upgrade of the interior area.

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The sports centre offers IWA members and the local community a variety of services, including an accessible gym, a full-sized sports hall for a wide range of wheelchair sports and other sports clubs. The new look gives a warm welcome to everyone who visits.

Commenting on the refurbishment, Rosemary Keogh, CEO, IWA, said: “We at 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 of our members’ lives, and this work will make the centre far more accessible for them. No doubt our members will like the changes.”

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John Moran, Construction Director, John Paul Construction, (left), is presented with a trophy by IWA Sport Board Member Adrian O’ Donoghue during the IWA Sports Centre Launch in Clontarf, Dublin.

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John Moran, Construction Director, John Paul Construction, added: “John Paul Construction is delighted to have had the opportunity to work on this upgrade project with the Irish Wheelchair Association, which provides 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 members and visitors to the sports centre in Clontarf. A big thanks must go out to all of our supply partners who assisted with the project; MCA Architects, Kirby Electrical, Timlin Demolition, Aston Crean Flooring, Ian Forde Painting Contractors, Geraghty Joinery, Errigal Contracts and McKee Carpentry.”

Nicky Hamill, Director of Sport, 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 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.

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