GAA’s Social Initiative

Bray Emmets is one of the two clubs chosen in Wicklow to take part in a pilot project with the GAA's Social Initiative. The Initiative was established by the GAA in conjunction with Áras an Uachtaráin in an effort to provide a social outlet for older male members of society and to ensure their many talents are not lost to their communities. The idea for this initiative came from President Mary McAleese and her husband Martin.  On Tuesday, 5th July the President invited clubs participating in the Initiative to a Garden Party at the Áras. Bray Emmets was represented at the Áras by Brian Glynn, hurler from the 1952 Bray team that won the Championship, Seamus McCormack Mentor of the 1985 Bray Minor Football championships and Frances Stephenson, Cathaoirleach of Bray Emmets.


Photo: left to right: Brian Glynn, Seamus McCormack, Senator Martin McAleese, President Mary McAleese, Frances Stephenson



Photo: Brian Glynn and Seamus  McCormack with the bust of President Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh who was born in Bray and went to school in St Cronan's



Photo: Seamus McCormack & Brian Glynn with the 1949 Rolls Royce. The 1949 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith has been the official car of every president since Séan T Ó Ceallaigh



Photo: Brian Glynn at the peace bell



Photo: Seamus McCormack at the peace bell