(MAR 4) WBAN
has learned from an article published in Ireland, that top
female amateur boxing star Katie Taylor, was invited to the
White House, by Michelle Obama to join her for St Patrick's Day
celebration after Michelle Obama learned of her success.
father and coach Peter confirmed on March 2 that the Olympic
gold medal hopeful would be a guest of US President Barack
Obama, but it appears it was Michelle Obama who sent out the
"It seems that
Michelle did a little boxing herself when she was younger, also
coached by her dad," Mr Taylor said. "She got talking about
Katie at a function with (Olympic Council of Ireland President)
Pat Hickey recently and said she'd love Katie to be part of the
official Irish delegation to the White House for St Patrick's
arrived in a sealed envelope this morning. We're all absolutely
delighted. It's an amazing privilege for Katie."
legend Packie Bonner knows what it is like to be the centre of
attention. It is almost 20 years since he correctly guessed
right and dived into the nation's affections.
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