Lawmen support Stuart in torch run
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.