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Five Irish sportswomen to watch out for in 2017

Five Irish sportswomen to watch out for in 2017

For a non-Olympic year, 2017 may not have any immediately conspicuous sporting events for Irish women to chase medals or create their own headlines in. But try telling that to these five; on the ever-widening landscape of women’s sport, they’re just some of those poised to leave their mark on the national and international stage.

Kellie Harrington (Boxing)

“I never take anything for granted,” says Kellie Harrington, on her not insignificant move in weight division from 64kg, at which she won the World Championship silver medal last May, to the lightweight 60kg, and not just for 2017 but preferably all the way to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Indeed Harrington might feel she still had plenty to achieve at the 64kg light welterweight, especially considering her quite stunning arrival at those World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. […]

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