PHOTOS: Ireland's boxing team return after Women's World Championship

PHOTOS: Ireland's boxing team return after Women's World Championship
Team Ireland's medal winners Kellie Harrington, top row left, and Katie Taylor bottom row centre, with team-mates and coaches as they return to Dublin Airport. Pic: Sportsile

Ireland's women's boxing team returned to a heroes welcome in Dublin Airport today after returning home with two medals from the World Championships.

It is the first time the team have returned with two medals from the event.

Kellie Harrington won a silver medal in the 64kg division, while Olympic champion Katie Taylor won bronze in the 60kg event.

Taylor will be Ireland's sole representative at the Olympic Games this summer from the Women's team.

Sadly for Harrington, her performance was good enough to qualify, but the light-welterweight class is not one of the three Olympic weights, women can fight in.

Team Ireland's Kellie Harrington with her parents Christy Harrington and Yvonne Harrington, from Portland Row, Co. Dublin. Pic: Sportsile
Team Ireland's Kellie Harrington with her parents Christy Harrington and Yvonne Harrington, from Portland Row, Co. Dublin. Pic: Sportsile

Team Ireland's Kellie Harrington with supporter Kirsty Starrs, age 10, from Finglas, Co. Dublin, with a sign she made five years ago. Pic: Sportsile
Team Ireland's Kellie Harrington with supporter Kirsty Starrs, age 10, from Finglas, Co. Dublin, with a sign she made five years ago. Pic: Sportsile

Team Ireland's Kellie Harrington with supporters Maya Rose Elmonem, age 6, left, and Alannah Elmonem, age 9. Pic: Sportsile
Team Ireland's Kellie Harrington with supporters Maya Rose Elmonem, age 6, left, and Alannah Elmonem, age 9. Pic: Sportsile

Team Ireland's medal winners Kellie Harrington, left, and Katie Taylor with coach Zaur Antia. Pic: Sportsile
Team Ireland's medal winners Kellie Harrington, left, and Katie Taylor with coach Zaur Antia. Pic: Sportsile

Team Ireland's Kellie Harrington with airport policeman Gareth Smith, from Glasnevin, Dublin. Pic: Sportsile
Team Ireland's Kellie Harrington with airport policeman Gareth Smith, from Glasnevin, Dublin. Pic: Sportsile

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