IGB ANNUAL REPORT 2009 final.pdf
Throughout the construction period up to 250 people are expected to be employed on site. The majority of work on site in early
2009, involved site preparation, and filling of the site for building work. The project management role for the site was filled by
John J. Casey & Co. and in June, John Sisk and Son were announced as the main contractors.
Image 1: Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea T.D., visiting the site in March 2009 with Chairman Dick O’Sullivan & Board Member Tony McKenna are
shown plans for the site by Niall Healy, John J. Casey Project Management. Image 2: Minister of State, Peter Power T.D. also visited the site in late October
2009 with Adrian Neilan, CEO, and Dick O’Sullivan, Chairman.
“We are delighted to have been chosen to build such a prestige development,” said SISK Director Jim Tuohy. “Limerick is a
great sporting city and we are pleased to be given the opportunity of adding another high quality city centre stadium to stand
comparison with Thomond Park across the Shannon. Sisk celebrates the 150th Anniversary of its founding in Cork this year,
and it is great to win what will likely be one of the biggest projects of the year in Munster.”
In October, the steel girders were put in place, which allowed the main building work to progress. At the end of 2009, the
construction work was well above ground level, and the track layout was visibly marked with elevated ground.