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Past Winners - CMYA Ireland 2017

The CIOB is thrilled to announce that Nick Oldfield has been awarded the Construction Manager of the Year in Ireland 2017 for the redevelopment of the IFA football stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast.

On Friday 16 June 2017, top professionals from the construction industry gathered in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin, for the celebratory dinner and awarding of prizes in the CMYA in Ireland 2017. There were 21 finalists in four categories, with a gold and silver prize in each category and an overall winner chosen from the gold recipients. The winners can be found below.

The event was attended by CIOB’s Dublin & Belfast Hub Chairs, Michael Gallagher FCIOB and Gerard Graham FCIOB, Trustee of the CIOB Ivan McCarthy FCIOB and CIOB’s Director of Operations Amy Gough, along with the competition’s judges and finalists. The Master of Ceremonies was Mario Rosenstock, who provided many laughs on the evening, as well as announcing the winners of CMYA in Ireland 2017.

The judges said of the competition, “The companies that (the entrants) work for and the construction industry as a whole is privileged to have construction managers of such high calibre capable of managing complex construction projects to very high and demanding standards, providing comfortable and safe environments for the construction teams, for end users and for society at large.

Michael Gallagher FCIOB, Chair, CIOB’s Dublin Hub, stated that “The standard of entry was exceptionally high this year and we recognised and celebrated the achievement of excellence in construction management and outstanding leadership from the 21 exceptional construction managers who were the CMYA in Ireland finalists.

Ivan McCarthy FCIOB, Trustee of the CIOB, said “Built environment competitions often overlook the fact that people are the most important aspects of a project. Ours doesn’t. The Construction Manager of the Year Awards is the only event of its kind to assess the pivotal role that construction managers play in bringing teams and stakeholders together, creating safe, efficient, productive and harmonious sites.

The CIOB wish to thank all of the sponsors of CMYA in Ireland 2017, especially PJ Personnel, Jan Janssens & Company, Xtratherm and Rascor.


Overall winner

Nick Oldfield - O'Hare McGovern - Redevelopment of IFA Football Stadium, Windsor Park



Category <€8 million

Gold - Noel Cronin - Walls Construction - DAA Technical Adminstration Services Centre refurbishment
Silver - Hugh O'Hara - Designer Group Engineering Contractors - OPW Data Centre

Category €8 - 13 million

Gold - Tony Maher - Stewart Construction - Block 3, Waterside, Citywest
Silver - Aidan Maher - Clancy Built On Partnership - Reconfig and exterior of Paediatric Services at Cork Uni. Hospital


Category €14 - 24 million

Gold - Cathal Moran - John Sisk & Son (Holdings) - Liffey Valley Western End Extension
Silver - Gerry Shearman - Ardmac - West Pharma Dublin Expansion


Category €25 million+

Gold - Nick Oldfield - O'Hare McGovern - Redevelopment of IFA Football Stadium, Windsor Park
Silver - Cathal Healy - Walls Construction - Central Bank of Ireland Headquarters