Law­men sup­port Stu­art in torch run

Bray People - - THE NOTEBOOK -

LAW EN­FORCERS from north and south were in Bray on Thurs­day to show their sup­port for Spe­cial Olympian Stu­art Bri­er­ton.

Ski­ing ath­lete Stu­art took part in a torch run from the Town Hall to New­court School be­fore de­part­ing for the Spe­cial Olympics World Win­ter Games in South Korea on Fri­day.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of An Garda Síochana and the PSNI were there to lend the arm of the law to Spe­cial Olympics.

The Law En­force­ment Torch Run is one of the most high pro­file events or­gan­ised by Spe­cial Olympics Ire­land at Games time. This Torch Run has been or­gan­ised to take place a day be­fore 14 Ir­ish ath­letes de­part Dublin to take on the World at the 2013 Spe­cial Olympics World Win­ter Games in South Korea.

New­court School played host to the Flame of Hope at a re­cep­tion in the school af­ter the run.

Stu­art Bri­er­ton will com­pete in the Alpine Ski­ing Event at the World Win­ter Games. He is a mem­ber of Kil­ter­nan Karvers Spe­cial Olympics Club which is based out of the Ski Club of Ire­land in Kil­ter­nan. He has been busy train­ing and pre­par­ing over the past num­ber of months and is fit and ready to take on the snow-capped slopes of Pyeong-Chang in South Korea.

ABOVE: Stephen Hop­kins and Olympian Adam Nolan head­ing up the Ve­vay Road. LEFT: Stu­art Bri­er­ton takes the torch into New­court School.

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