Irish fans will be surprised to see Katie Taylor being adopted into Team GB in the Daily Telegraph today,” said Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Sport Timmy Dooley.
“The travelling fans and Irish people living in the UK have clearly shown the pride Ireland has in Katie Taylor and I’m sure they will again this afternoon. I’m sure this was just a one-off oversight on the part of the Telegraph as no-one can be in any doubt of Katie’s roots, you only have to look at the crowds and home support she has in Bray to see just how proud the country is of her achievements.
“I also want to congratulate Michael Conlon for his win in London last night, securing at least a bronze medal. All our athletes have put enormous effort into the Games this year and I know the country will be fixed on Katie Taylor’s semi-final clash this afternoon and Paddy Barnes’s bout this evening. I wish them all the best.”