Taylor Made for Success

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Katie Taylor v Jasmine Clarkson - via Bill Tompkins

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.

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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