Tuesday 19 November 2019

Panic averted: Bray fans get to see Katie victory after power cut scare

Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

DISASTER was narrowly averted in star boxer Katie Taylor’s home town today when a power blackout was fixed with just 10 minutes to go before her gold medal fight.

The electricity went off in houses across Bray, Co Wicklow, at 4:02pm due to a fault in an electricity substation.

Crews were immediately dispatched and managed to restore power by 4:35pm, just in time for Katie’s fight – which she went on to win 10-8 to take gold.

“We are really pleased to have supply restored in time to watch Katie Taylor's match,” the ESB said in a statement.

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