Katie Taylor to return to the field?

Katie Taylor

Ireland’s Katie Taylor (right) in action for the Republic of Ireland against Hungary. She won a gold medal at the London Olympics in women’s boxing.

With the curtain now down on the London Olympics, athletes are considering future plans. Among them is Ireland’s boxing gold medalist Katie Taylor, who suggested in interviews this weekend that she “might go back to playing a small bit of club football.”

Taylor, who has been capped 19 times for the Republic of Ireland, grounded the nation to a halt last Thursday when she won gold in in the 60kg lightweight category. It was the first time women’s boxing was included at the Olympics.

The 26-year-old told Irish radio station Newstalk she will consider all options, including a professional boxing contract or staying in the amateur ranks and defending her title at Rio in 2016.

Her feat will be celebrated today when she goes around her hometown of Bray, Co. Wicklow on an open-topped bus.

Congratulations Katie and best of luck with your future endeavors.

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