Katie’s the Pride of Ireland

Katie’s the Pride of Ireland The shot of Katie Taylor shouting ‘Come on’ after her quarter final win at London 2012 yesterday dominates the front page of every national newspaper this morning – Katie’s progress to the semi finals was the shot in the arm needed by Team Ireland who’d secured just one medal prior to her bout.

Katie served up a 26-15 win over highly rated Liverpool fighter Natasha Jonas in the women’s lightweight division and is now guaranteed at least a bronze medal finish.

Next up is Mavzuna Chorieva of Tajikistan from 2pm tomorrow, Katie was a 16-6 winner over Chorieva in the semis of this year’s World Championships.

Annalise Murphy – who’d won the opening four races in the women’s Laser Radial Class – was edged out of the medal places by finishing 5th in the medal race, that left her 4th overall.

Derval O’Rourke grabbed the quickest runner-up place to qualify for today’s semi finals of the women’s 100m hurdles. The first heat is at 7:15pm tonight, Derval’s in heat 2.

Fionnuala Britton is our first interest today in qualifying for the 5000m at 10:55am.

Enniskillen’s Gavin Noble goes in the men’s Tri-Athlon from 11:30am, shortly after that starts Paul Hession tries his hand in Heat 4 of the 200m.

Back on the waters – Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan are 27th and last heading into Race 9 of the 470 class.

Belfast flyweight Michael Conlon will aim to secure our third boxing medal when he meets Frenchman Nourdine Oubaalio at 9pm tonight

Source: http://www.98fm.com/2012/category-news-sport/category-sport/katie-london-2012-0708/

Posted by Chantelle Eurelle on 07/08/2012 22:21:04 | Filed under: ireland, irish, Katie, Olympics, Taylor

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