Sinn Féin spokesperson on sport, Sandra McLellan TD, has congratulated Katie Taylor, after her Olympic silver medal achievement today.
"This time tomorrow Katie will attempt to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games in London. By then women’s boxing will have secured a place firmly on the Olympic programme and hopefully, Katie will have secured her place as best in the world.
“For any young woman to have achieved such success is astonishing and it is testament to her commitment, discipline and her athletic and psychological ability.”
“Katie is a fantastic ambassador for the young people of Ireland, and is a shining example of what hard work and determination can achieve. There was a huge sense of expectation and excitement throughout the country this week, especially in her home town of Bray.
“Katie has brought a great sense of hope and pride to the entire country. We are all immensely proud of her and wish her the very best in tomorrow’s final.”