Tuesday 27 June 2017

Olympian Kenny Egan welcomes first child with fiancee Karen Sullivan

Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Olympic boxer Kenny Egan has welcomed his first child with fiancee Karen Sullivan into the world.

The 2008 silver medallist announced the good news on Twitter this morning, congratulating his "amazing" partner.

"9lb5 baby Kate welcomed into the world at 5.15am. Well done @Karen__Sullivan. You are amazing," he wrote.

The Fine Gael councillor and new mother Karen got engaged at Christmas - and announced that they were expecting a child several months later.

Karen Sullivan and Ken Egan
Karen Sullivan and Ken Egan
Karen Sullivan and Ken Egan

In March, Karen took to Facebook and Instagram to announce the news.

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"Scan done this morning all going good , we are delighted xxx," she wrote.

Following suit on social media, Kenny has kept his 11,500 Twitter followers up to date on mother and baby progress since the birth.

"Thank you all so much for the well wishes, mammy and baby are doing really well. #parenthood," he wrote this afternoon.

The couple are set to marry next year, moving their original plans to wed this summer.

Olympic boxer Ken Egan, Silver, with his mother Maura and girlfriend Karen Sullivan in 2008
Olympic boxer Ken Egan, Silver, with his mother Maura and girlfriend Karen Sullivan in 2008

Trained addiction counselor kenneth won a seat on South Dublin County Council as an elected representative for Fine Gael in June 2014.

Karen Sullivan, girlfriend of Kenneth Egan, is a bundle of nerves as she watches his fight on
television yesterday, and above right
Karen Sullivan, girlfriend of Kenneth Egan, is a bundle of nerves as she watches his fight on television yesterday, and above right

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