Wel­come home to Our Hero Katie Tay­lor ...

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CATHAOIR­LEACH of Wick­low County Coun­cil, Cllr Irene Win­ters, was among those to wel­come Katie Tay­lor home to Bray last Fri­day evening.

De­spite heavy down­pours, Katie was greeted with ap­plause and cheers from her ador­ing fans at the band­stand in Bray. The spe­cial event was or­gan­ised by Wick­low County Coun­cil to mark Katie’s re­mark­able achievemen­t, in beat­ing Bel­gian Delfine Persoon the pre­vi­ous week­end in Amer­ica.

The huge crowd cheered and ap­plauded as Katie Tay­lor, the new undis­puted light­weight cham­pion of the world, took to the stage on Bray seafront. Master of Cer­e­monies at the home­com­ing event, RTE’s Des Cahill, lead the trib­utes to Katie while con­duct­ing a short in­ter­view with the boxer who also holds an Olympic Gold Medal amongst her many tro­phies.

Des was also there to host the event when Tay­lor returned from London in 2012. The crowd was also treated to videos of Katie’s re­cent win­ning bout in New York’s fa­mous Madi­son Square Gar­den as well as clips of her pre­vi­ous vic­to­ries in the ring.

Bou­quets of flow­ers were pre­sented to Katie and her mother Brid­get by the Cathaoir­leach of Wick­low County Coun­cil, Cllr Irene Win­ters and Mr Frank Cur­ran, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, Wick­low County Coun­cil.

‘It is truly an hon­our for Bray to wel­come home Katie Tay­lor,’ said Cllr Win­ters. ‘We are im­mensely proud of her achieve­ments to date and look for­ward to cel­e­brat­ing many more vic­to­ries for Katie in the fu­ture.’ Katie told the crowd: ‘The sup­port I get in this town is in­cred­i­ble. It is al­ways great to come back here.’

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