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For a record-breaking fifth time Katie Taylor has been named the The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2020.

Taylor, who is the undisputed lightweight champion of the world, defeated Belgium’s Delfine Persoon in a rematch in August of this year, before easily overcoming Miriam Gutierrez of Spain in November.

The incomparable Bray woman currently holds the WBC, IBF, WBO, and WBA lightweight titles.

In her eight years as a pro, she has swept all before her as a champion of the sport with her increasingly impressive achievements.

The Monthly Winners:

December: Fionnuala McCormack (Athletics)
January: Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal (Cycling)
February: Rachael Blackmore (Horse racing)
March: Diane Caldwell (Soccer)
April: Kellie Harrington (Boxing)
May: Orlagh Farmer (Gaelic Football)
June: Gina Akpe-Moses (Athletics)
July: Ciara Mageean (Athletics)
August: Katie Taylor (Boxing)
September: Martina McMahon (Handball)
October: Sanita Puspure (Rowing)
November: Stephanie Meadow (Golf)

The Irish Times – Sport Ireland – Sportswoman of the Year