Hearty con­grats for world champ Katie

Bray People - - News Focus -

A NUM­BER of coun­cil­lors ex­pressed hearty con­grat­u­la­tions to box­ing champ Katie Tay­lor at last week’s Coun­cil meet­ing at Bray Town Hall.

Katie re­turned from China on Tues­day morn­ing, where she re­tained her world light­weight ti­tle.

‘Katie has a mas­sive po­ten­tial to win a gold medal for Ire­land in the Olympics,’ said Cllr. John Brady, who said it is hoped women’s box­ing will be in­cluded in the 2012 Lon­don games.

‘She is a great sports woman,’ said John Byrne, while Cllr. John McManus also con­grat­u­lated her, but re­marked that the na­tional me­dia had not cov­ered her suc­cess to as great an ex­tent as it de­served.

‘She is the most suc­cess­ful sports per­son of her gen­er­a­tion in Ire­land,’ he said.

‘I want to be as­so­ci­ated with Katie too,’ said Cllr. Anne Egan who re­turned af­ter an ill­ness, to a warm wel­come from her col­leagues.

‘I am de­lighted to be back,’ she said. ‘Even if it is only for a few months.’

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