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Sunday 4 December 2016

KATIE TAYLOR will be Ireland's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the first European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, tomorrow.

KATIE TAYLOR will be Ireland's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the first European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, tomorrow.

The five-time world champion will lead out the Ireland squad in the inaugural continental games at the at the 63,000 capacity Olympic Stadium. Ireland have competitors at 14 sports, including 12 boxers. In total 6,000 athletes, representing 50 countries in 20 sports, will compete at Baku 2015.

Taylor (60kg), will be joined by Michaela Walsh (54kg) and Ceire Smith (51kg) in the women's boxing team.

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