Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD this morning congratulated Irish boxer Katie Taylor after she qualified to represent Ireland in the Olympics 2012, along with all the other Irish athletes who have qualified for the tournament.
Ms. Taylor is currently competing in the World AIBA World Women’s Championship in Quinhunangdao, China.
Speaking this morning, Minister Ring said: “I am personally delighted to hear that Katie Taylor will be representing Ireland and that she has achieved her dream of competing in the Olympic Games.”
“Katie is a worthy competitor and is currently No. 1 in the world. She will also take part in the semi-finals of the World Women’s Championships this Friday and I wish her the best of luck as she competes for a fourth World title.
“I would also like to congratulate the many other Irish athletes who have qualified for the Olympics to date. They have all done Ireland proud by qualifying, and I would like to join the nation in wishing them well in the Olympics.”
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