The third of our Irish Sporting Legends is Katie Taylor.
Katie Taylor, Ireland’s boxing hero is credited with raising the profile of women’s boxing at home and abroad. She is the current Irish, European, World and Olympic Champion in the 60 kg division (July 2015).
She has represented the Republic of Ireland in association football, and also played Gaelic football. Regarded as the outstanding Irish athlete of her generation. Katie was the flag bearer for Ireland at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in London, later boxing her way to an Olympic gold medal in the lightweight division.
Taylor was named Sportsperson of the Year at the 2012 People of the Year Awards in September 2012.