An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has praised Team Ireland for their performances at the 2012 Olympic Games.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny hailed Team Ireland performances at the 2012 Olympics at a government reception at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this afternoon.
Mr Kenny said that they were champions for the nation and had done their country proud.
Earlier today, Team Ireland attended a reception at the Mansion House in Dublin and a further reception on Dawson Street, Dublin for members of the public.
Newly crowned Olympic champion Katie Taylor said that she hoped that her success would inspire more girls to become involved in sport.
Ireland’s Olympic boxers, Taylor, John Joe Nevin, Michael Conlan, Paddy Barnes, Adam Nolan and team captain Darren O’Neill attended today’s receptions, along with coaches Billy Walsh, Zuar Antia and Peter Taylor and Team manager Des Donnelly.
Tommy Murphy, President of the IABA, Dr John Lynch, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the IABA, and IABA CEO, Don Stewart, were also in attendance, along with Pat Hickey, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland, and John Treacy, CEO of the Irish Sports Council.
The Irish Olympic boxing team also took part in a Question & Answer session at the National Stadium in Dublin this evening.
Tonight’s Q&A session took place after what has been a physically and psychologically exhausting London 2012 campaign for Ireland’s six-strong squad, coaches and management.
The squad, who now depart for a well-earned rest, answered questions from the media and public.
The IABA would like to thank those that braved the inclement weather conditions to attend tonight’s Q&A session.