Katie Taylor back playing football

After London 2012 Katie Taylor was rumoured to be on Arsenal Ladies wish list.

The Gunners by all accounts were keen to sign the former Irish soccer International and the lady who put women’s boxing on the map.

Katie Taylor

However, Taylor set her sights on Rio and elected against dusting off her boots i- a move that would probably have meant she would have had to hang up her gloves.

However, the London 2012 gold medalist and five time World champion has finally got boots made for grass and not canvas laced up again and is back playing football.

Taylor, who played for St Feargal’s and Newtown Juniors in the Wicklow and District Schoolboys League  at underage with boys and was so stand out she made the Kennedy Cup and won the league’s Player of the Year award before going on to win the Dublin Women’s Soccer League Cup in 2003, played for Ireland at underage and senior level up and until 2009.

Taylor back in her Ireland days
Taylor back in her Ireland days

However, it’s not believe the Irish sporting great has her sights set on a return International football having having signed for amateur side Enniskerry, whose senior male side are managed by pro boxer Jay Byrne.

After a disappointing year in the ring and exiting the Olympic’s earlier than planed some questioned if Taylor would retire, but she said post the Games she would fight on and hasn’t indicated otherwise since.

 

 

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