Katie’s Rounds


This afternoon.

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. Rotunda, Dublin.

Boxing lightweight champion of the world Katie Taylor with staff and patients of the Surgical Flat ward during a visit where she was announced as official ambassador for the children’s hospital.

In fairness.

Temple Street

Pics: Mark Stedman

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24 thoughts on “Katie’s Rounds

    1. newsjustin

      Yes. As a public figure she is known for that. It’s what everyone who meets her says she does.

        1. topsy

          Whats tthat got to do with anything? Thats her buisiness. I’m don’t have any particular beliefs but I don’t attend any Lgbt events.

      1. Gabby

        Katie Taylor is ‘a public figure’ in the sense that she happens to be a world champion boxer. Many celebs in the entertainment industry are encouraged to state their beliefs and enthusiasms when interviewed on mass media. Is that
        ‘forcing her theology down… throats’ or is it just saying what she believes/what makes her tick?

  1. eoin

    Fair play to her, that will have made the day for some children in a bad way. She was out at the Pink concert this week and there were no VIP airs or graces about her.

    I hear the purse in the recent NY fight was, at best, $200,000 or around €170,000. After tax, management fees and expenses, I wonder would she have cleared €100,000?

  2. Slightly Bemused

    I have been involved in a few visits to children’s hospitals, with celebrities and voluntary groups. When managed properly, they do do a world of good for the kids.

    Particularly visits from sport have been very inspiring for some of them. I think this is a good thing she is doing, and I hope it lightens the minds of the kids she sees.

    1. Clampers Outside!

      +loads !

      Fair dues to Katie!

      (and to hell with the sneering hater(s) in the comments above. They’ve a pathetic chip about something, clearly)

  3. SOQ

    It’s kinda odd to see Katie smile and laugh in pictures, she should do it more often.

    Just my opinion- don’t hit me.

    1. Slightly Bemused

      I know what you mean. It makes her look less stern, but that is the purpose of the official shoots: show resolution.

      I saw a clip recently of 3 fighters in one of the MMA women’s bouts facing off against each other for the official pre-fight shots. They were all up in each other’s faces, stern, resolute, and all. But when they were told the shots were taken they just dissolved into laughter, and gave each other a hug. Totally transformed them. I am sure they, like Katie, are focussed in the ring, but they are human too, and it is good to see that side.

    2. Clampers Outside!

      You should see the doc ‘Katie’. It’s brilliant, and she smiles plenty in it :)

      1. TheQ47

        Agree completely. I’m not into boxing at all (apart from Katie Taylor’s Olympics fights, I don’t think I’ve ever watched a full boxing match) but this doc is really brilliant.

        Surprisingly, for someone who doesn’t like boxing, the only other sporting documentary that I’ve watched and would recommend is also a boxing one, When We Were Kings, about the “Rumble in the Jungle” between Ali and Foreman.
        Ali Bomaye!

        1. Spaghetti Hoop

          Best sporting doc is Senna. I hear this director’s latest offering, Maradona, is also highly-acclaimed. Can’t stand boxing so I’ll give ‘Katie’ a miss – but she’s a great woman all the same.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            the Katie doc is more about her as a person than as a boxer – or as much anyway. it’s really good. she’s brilliant.

          2. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

            No, no, no, the best sporting documentary is Escape to Victory

  4. LT

    that second picture is deadly. very happy people. and fair play to each & every one of them….including KT

  5. Peter Dempsey

    Lost all respect for her when she adopted a “no comment” stance when her Dad stopped managing her

    1. Bob

      Yeah, how could you respect a person who chooses not to discuss their personal family matters in public.

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