Fans may face wait to congratulate Katie
IT remains unclear at the moment whether any form of civic reception or homecoming event will be held to celebrate Katie Taylor’s record fifth AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship before the New Year.
Negotiations are ongoing between Bray Municipal District Council and Pete Taylor about the possibility of hosting some kind of special reception for Katie having managed to capture her fifth world title just over two weeks ago.
It had been hoped that Katie would be available to officially turn on Bray’s Christmas lights but scheduling difficulties meant she was unable to make the ceremony.
The issue was raised at last week’s meeting of Bray Municipal District Council and work is ongoing to plan something special, whether it’s before Christmas or after.
‘ There’s no update just yet,’ said Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District John Brady. ‘We are in touch with Pete (Taylor) at the moment and we’re trying to work something out, but it definitely won’t be forgotten anyway.’
‘We have the healthy dilemma of having so many civic receptions for Katie,’ he continued. ‘ This time we want to do something different and a little bit special. The details are currently being looked at, but it’s hard to say if it will be before Christmas or not.’