If Katie wins today which Irish politician will win the race to get their picture taken with her and her medal?
i think the local support/reaction between Katie Taylor's Bray couldn't be in starker contrast to John Joe Nevin's Mullingar.
He specifically mentioned that he'd hope there'd be no trouble at home (in reference to the fact that he is Traveller).
Where are the outside broadcasts of Mullingar with local representatives etc?????
I think its a bloody disgrace that someone who has earned the right to represent Ireland, and has already secured a Bronze, gets next to no coverage at home. One can assume its down to his heritage.
On BBC NI, there are pictures and clips of the support the two NI boxers (representing Team Ireland).
Ah yes, handpicked pretty boy who's natural talents include ...ehhh..what..?.. is made of the same stuff as a guy who has trained his bollox off and fought his way to an olympic medal. It was getting lonely for Niall up at the top of that tree of greatness and talent.Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) tweeted: "On the phone to @johnJoeNevin for the last hour! He's a sound lad! We grew up 100 yards away from each other, now he's goin for an olympic medal.” Must be something in the water in Mullingar!