Katie Taylor’s decision to stay an amateur boxer has been followed by a move from the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) to bid to host the European Elite Women’s Championships in Ireland.
Katie Taylor has become a hero for both boys and girls. I think that is the real success story. I think it’s very safe to say that she is the first Irish female athlete to become a hero for young boys.
Gloves & Glory, a feature documentary focusing on women’s amateur boxing in Ireland, will be screened this Thursday in Dun Laoghaire as part of the Underground Cinema film festival. The film is the first documentary to highlight women’s amateur boxing in Ireland.
Ireland is Katie Taylor mad at the moment. Personally I’m Katie Taylor hungover at the moment. So, here are some excellent articles from around t’internet. Wallow in her glory.
Morning Gaelickers! Webmaster here reporting from my very own ark. You know people say we, as in the Irish talk more about the weather than any other subject -I have yet to see any evidence of that. Okay I jest. Let’s get down to the headlines making the rounds this morning in cyberspace.
If you’re an early riser, and will in Dublin’s city centre tomorrow, you can catch a glimpse of 52 Irish people carrying the Olympic flame through the capital. The relay starts at 9:30am from the Croke Park skyline and will wind its way north and south of the Liffey, finishing at St. Stephen’s Green at 12 noon.
Since the out-of-the-blue announcement by the IRFU that Ireland will field a women’s sevens side, it has been all go for the players in training camps and tournaments – and the pace continues through the summer, starting tomorrow with this weekend’s Amsterdam Sevens competition.
In she danced, looking focused as she listened to the lads in her corner. She toyed with her prey like a hyena, dancing around and waiting for her chance to pounce. As we watched eyes glued to her dazzling footwork, awestuck by her fast lightening fast left hand, arguing among ourselves about whether that was a point hit or not; we were told by our expert commentator that her tits were safe.
Morning Gaelickers! Let’s start this morning with some postive news from wait for it, the Daily Fail! I know! We posted this story yesterday on our Facebook
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We’re only just past the half-way stage for the month January, and Irish women in sport are already racking up the achievements – oodles of which have taken place this past weekend alone.
These are the top 10 articles on Gaelick that you just could keep your peepers off this year. Is your favourite here, or have we left out something very important? Read! Share! Comment!
Katie Taylor has been shortlisted for the Irish Sports Council/RTÉ Sports Person of the Year Awards in 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007. This morning the winner was announced, and once again Taylor – undisputedly Ireland’s greatest athlete ever – has been overlooked. This is not a first for RTÉ, which seems to pride itself on almost invariably ignoring Taylor.
Katie Taylor hits another wonderfully aimed punch, this time at those in the sport who say she must wear a skirt in the ring. So many reasons to cheer on and be proud of this top Irish athlete and now just one more to add
Due to the fact that HAL is recovering from a Heinken Semi Final winning hangover, I, being a good webmaster, opted to cover her for the day. I know, I know. Saint Webmaster I should be called.
Katie Taylor fights China’s Cheng Dong in the final of The Women’s World Boxing Championships tonight. She should win. Having said that, Dong is a tall south-paw with a long reach so it won’t be easy. Dong will also be aware of how close Underwood came in the semi-final and what tactics she used. All in all, tonight’s should be a fascinating final. And you can see it live!