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Shay Connolly – Kellie, Queen of the Working Class

She grew up down by Sheriff Street before they tore it down
Played around in all the flats, she’s our Kelly Harrington
Wo-ah-ohhh
She’s our girl
Hakuna Matata
She’s the Pride of Ireland

All the way from Portland Row to the Gold in Tokyo
Slugged it out with all the best this girl put on a show
Kellie Harrington is her name as everyone will know
All the way from Portland Row to the Gold in Tokyo

When she was young she could hear the roar from Croke Parks mighty stands
But little did she know then she’d be queen of Ireland
Wo-ah-ohhh
She’s our girl
Hakuna Matata
She’s the Pride of Ireland

This warrior lass showed all her class and showered us with inspiration
She gave us hope through all the mess she’s the pride of our nation
Wo-ah-ohhh
She’s our girl
Hakuna Matata
She’s the Pride of Ireland

From orthodox to southpaw it doesn’t matter which
In a classy fight or in a brawl, she can make the switch
Wo-ah-ohhh
She’s our girl
Hakuna Matata
She’s the Pride of Ireland

Kellie has shown us all the way she is a super lass
She shown us we can rise above she’s the Queen Of The Working Class
Wo-ah-ohhh
She’s our girl
Hakuna Matata
She’s the Pride of Ireland

Tuesday: The Kellie Gang

RollingNews

This evening.

Olympic boxers Kellie Harrington and Emmet Brennan on an open-top bus tour of Dublin’s North Inner City.

Earlier…

This afternoon.

Dublin Airport.

More as we get it.

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Earlier…

Earlier: Hang Up Your Brightest Colours

Pic via Niall Boylan

Portland Row, Dublin 1 yesterday

This afternoon.

Via RTÉ

The lightweight boxing Olympic champion is travelling with her team and the remaining Irish Olympians and is due to touch down in Dublin Airport tomorrow afternoon.

However the athletes won’t be coming through the normal arrivals area and members of the public will not be permitted into the airport for their arrival.

Talks are continuing between Dublin City Council and locals about how Covid safe celebrations can be held to allow her family and the community in Dublin’s north inner city mark the homecoming of only Ireland’s third Olympic boxing gold medallist.

Meanwhile…

Dublin City Council say no formal civic reception can be held at this time but An Post has painted a postbox (above) on Portland Row gold to mark her achievement.

Harrington home tomorrow but public celebration on hold (RTÉ)

RollingNews

This morning.

Portland Row, Dublin 1.

Kellie Harrington’s parents Christy and Yvonne (above) and neighbours celebrate her gold medal victory in Tokyo.

RollingNews

Earlier…

This morning.

Tokyo Olympics.

Meanwhile…

RollingNews


This morning.

Portland Row, Dublin 1

Kellie Harrington’s parents Yvonne and Christy and brother Joel (above) and neighbours celebrate her place in Sunday’s Olympic boxing final in the lightweight division after today’s semi-final win. She was the silver medallist in the light welterweight division at the 2016 Women’s World Boxing Championships.

Sam Boal/Rollingnews

Previously: Our Kellie

This morning.

Portland Row, Dublin 1.

Irish Olympic boxer Kellie Harrington’s parents Yvonne and Christy celebrate their daughter’s win last night at the Tokyo Olympics which has guaranteed her at least a bronze medal.

Meet our new Olympic boxing medallist Kellie Harrington (RTÉ)

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