Three tenders received for new stadium stand

Three tenders received for new stadium stand

By Aideen O'Flaherty

THREE tenders have been received by South Dublin County Council for the provision of a third stand in Tallaght Stadium.

The tender for the third stand was reissued in late September, after the previous tender attracted two applicants whose tenders exceeded the capital allocation by €450,000.

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The project budget guideline is in the region of €2m, and the recently received tenders will be evaluated in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, the lampposts around Tallaght Stadium will soon be adorned with green and white flags in support of Shamrock Rovers, after a motion raised by Sinn Fein Councillor Dermot Richardson was passed in the council chamber last month.

This was despite the council issuing a lukewarm response to Cllr Richardson’s motion, stating: “Tallaght Stadium is a South Dublin County Council owned stadium and to provide flags in the colours of Shamrock Rovers would not be in keeping with the promotion of the stadium as a destination for all events throughout the county.”

Cllr Richardson told The Echo: “The motion was passed so I’m looking on it positively.

“It’s fully supported by all the councillors, and council management are going to meet with Shamrock Rovers to get the flags up.”

Shamrock Rovers official Mark Lynch told The Echo: “Shamrock Rovers are delighted with the idea, as it would add great colour to match days at Tallaght Stadium.

“We are delighted with the support of the councillors.”

It has not yet been confirmed when the flags will be erected.