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Katie Taylor with her father Peter Taylor return home from Bejing in 2012

“First and foremost, I would like to wish my most heartfelt condolences to the family of Bobby Messett for their tragic loss. I can’t imagine the despair or the sense of injustice they must be dealing with. I’m praying they know God’s comfort in the hard days ahead.

For my Dad, I’m very thankful and relieved he made it through this horrific attack and is recovering well. I understand there is still a lot of uncertainty about the nature of the incident but I’m hoping the gardaí will get to the bottom of it very soon.

As many of you know, I have been somewhat estranged from my Dad for a number of years now. I’ve had little contact with him in the last three years and no contact or association whatsoever with Bray Boxing Club since 2015.

I have been appalled by the misuse of my name and image during the reporting of this incident in the media coverage, it has been reckless and irresponsible, and a deliberate attempt to inappropriately leverage my name to sell a story. I urge the media to leave me, my Mum and other family members out of this story.

Finally, to Bobby’s family: You didn’t deserve this heartache, I’m so sorry for your loss.”

Katie Taylor, last night.

‘I’ve had little contact with him in the last three years…’ – Katie Taylor issues statement on Bray Boxing Club shooting (Independent.ie)

Previously: In Bray



The Irish Sun reports:

Katie Taylor has signed a professional deal with Matchroom Boxing.

SunSport revealed on Tuesday that the Bray puncher was on the verge of signing the dotted line, and that has been confirmed this morning.

In fairness.

Confirmed: Katie Taylor signs professional deal with Matchroom Boxing (The Irish Sun)


Olympic Council of Ireland tweetz:

Katie [Taylor] has 90 seconds to turn this around #TeamIreland

Come on, Katie!




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A devastatingly hard to watch post fight interview with Katie Taylor.

Via RTÉ Sport


Last night.

Katie Taylor at the opening of  McGettigan’s, Main Street, Bray, Co Wicklow [potential new Broadsheet editorial ‘local’] with her Olympic gold medal-winning left glove encased in the snug.

We’ll have the punch.


Never mind.

McGettigan’s, Bray (Facebook)

(Leon Farrell/Rollingnews.ie)

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Lovely new prints of Irish sporting legends now available at online artwork shop Wordbird.ie for €25 each. From top: Paul McGrath, Katie Taylor and His Bodness.

Wordbird are preparing six more sporting prints and would welcome subject suggestions below.





Bray boxer Katie Taylor at Dublin Airport returning from her world championship victory in South Korea this evening with fans Oisin (left) and Gerard Murphy from Greystones, Co Wicklow.

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)