Fans may face wait to con­grat­u­late Katie

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.’

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