IAFA granted access to Irish Sport HQ

Irish Sport HQ building

The Irish Sports Council agreed to allow the Irish American Football Association use the facilities at Irish Sport HQ at the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown in Dublin.

 Irish Sport HQ, which opened only last year, is home to 19 Irish NGBs and is located at the heart of the National Sports Campus, which is currently under construction at Blanchardstown. A number of multisport pitches are already in use on the campus, which also houses the Irish Institute of Sport and the National Aquatic Centre. An extensive network of pitches and the National Indoor Area are currently under construction.  

With effect from later this year, the IAFA will have use of the conference rooms, meeting rooms and support facilities in the main Irish Sport HQ building.

The IAFA is hopeful that it’s new Centre of Excellence (‘Academy’) which is in the process of being set up to development of young players and coaches can be based on the Campus. In this regard, discussions are underway regarding storage facilities on campus for the Centre of Excellence training camp equipment for which the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport recently announced a €15,000 capital grant. 

A spokesman for the IAFA said “We are grateful to the Irish Sports Council for granting us access to the facilities and we would like to thank ISC CEO John Treacy for his support in this regard.”

Map of the finished plans for the Campus