WICKLOW COMMUNITY GAMES
In 1972 Esther Meaney approached me, Lily Kavanagh to discuss starting a Community Games in Bray/Enniskerry.
I was quite happy to do this knowing how committed a person she was. We met and things progressed slowly as we had a lot to learn - and of course no money! we collected from friends and traders and Patrick O'Kelly Jewellers in Bray gave us great help with medal and trophies.
So it was early 73 when we actually did anything. By then we had three more helpers Mrs Crinnion and Mrs Foster from Bray and Liam Kane from Enniskerry. Our first ventures were the Athletic Finals held in Bray. Soccer U12 and GAA U13 followed. By then people and parents were becoming interested and we got quite a lot of help physically and financially. quite pleased with our work by then we knew everything (or so we thought). We contacted Arklow who joined us so on through the county we traveled and eventually attracted many areas. So that is how Community Games in Co. Wicklow began and became the wonderful organisation it is today.
Sadly my 3 Bray friends have gone to their reward. Thankfully I am still involved and enjoying all the good friends I've made along the way!
County Secretary: Mary Brett Kelly, 086 3047659
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