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She's a knockout

Published 21/12/2011 | 05:00

• I am writing this letter in response to the outcome of the 2011 RTE Sports Person of the Year Award that was broadcast on the evening of December 18. I write this with such frustration and disheartenment at the lack of recognition given to Katie Taylor for her numerous sporting achievements as an Irish athlete on the international stage.

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Indeed, the recipient of this year's award, Rory McIlroy, undeniably deserves acknowledgment for (at such a young age) having the steadfast resolve to win one of the most prestigious tournaments that there is in golf.

But not only is Taylor three times World Boxing Champion, and five times European Champion, she is also the captain of the Irish Women's senior football team, and for six consecutive years has been consistently winning gold medals for our country.

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