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Friday 18 April 2014

Katie signs her new book

'My Olympic Dream' IT WAS quite the weekend for Bray's star performer Katie Taylor, who signed copies of her new book for hundreds of fans in Bray before accepting her Irish Tatler ' Woman of the Year' award in Dublin.

Fans queued from early in the morning in Bray to meet their idol at the Royal Hotel on Saturday.

Katie received the customary warm welcome from her public at the event, with her trainer and dad Pete by her side as always.

And Taylor was sure to give credit where it was due, thanking writer Johnny Watterson who put together the memoir 'My Olympic Dream.'

'He made me feel very comfortable,' she said.

'It was tough for him - he said it was like getting blood out of a stone!

'Sometimes I find it hard to put my emotions in to words, especially with what happened over the last few months.

After a long afternoon at the signing, Katie went on to the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin on Saturday night where she was named Woman of the Year 2012.

She was recognised for her sporting achievements as well as the role she has played in raising the profile of women's boxing.

Taylor was previously honoured with the Irish Tatler Woman of the Year award for Sport in 2010.

' This year we had an embarrassment of riches with Katie Taylor's incredible success in the Olympics and Bethany Firth - Ireland's first Paralympic gold winner and all the wonderful women who were part of the Paralympic team that did Ireland so proud,' said Harmonia CEO Norah Casey.

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