President Higgins congratulates Katie Taylor

President Higgins congratulates Katie Taylor

Published: Mon 24th Nov, 2014 | 12:59

Speaking this morning (24th November, 2014) President Michael D. Higgins said, “Our Olympic Champion Katie Taylor has won her fifth World Boxing title. All of us are so proud of her.

I offer sincere congratulations to Katie and indeed her family on this outstanding win; where she again showed such remarkable skill, determination and courage at the very highest level. Katie Taylor is without doubt the outstanding Irish sportswoman of her generation and has set a standard for all Irish sportspeople to follow in decades ahead.

I also take this opportunity to congratulate the Irish rugby team on their inspiring win against Australia on Saturday – and indeed on their outstanding performances in the three Autumn International matches”