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It's Four Years Ago Today Since Katie Taylor Won Gold In London

It's Four Years Ago Today Since Katie Taylor Won Gold In London
By PJ Browne Updated

Four years ago today, the country was engrossed as Katie Taylor went for gold in London.

At a packed Excel Arena, Taylor defeated the previously unbeaten Russian Sofya Ochigava. It was the culmination of a dream years in the making for the Irish boxer - one which the country celebrated in unison with her.

On that day, Taylor's hometown of Bray packed out a local park to watch the fight.

We had cameras there - thanks to Tiny Ark - to capture the tension and the rapturous release.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwxRljMvrOo

The most memorable commentary from that day was by Seán Bán Breathnach on Raidio na Gaeltachta.

'Maud Gonne, Gráinne Mhaol, Mary Robinson, Máire Mac an tSaoi...'

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmSrQUG9HSE

Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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