Kildare town's World Championship medalist Katelynn Phelan arrives home

Hero's welcome

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AIBA Youth Womens’ World Boxing championship bronze medal winner, Katelynn, Phelan received a hero's welcome yesterday at a special reception held at in Kildare town yesterday.

The St Brigid’s Club member was joined by her dad, Paddy Phelan; Anna Moore, Team Manager; and Kelly and Hannah Moran of the sponsors, Kildare House Hotel. 

Katelynn secured Ireland the bronze in Guwahati, India after an outstanding win over Aidyl Cardenas on Wednesday November 22.

The Kildare light-welter beat the American in the 64 kg quarter-final to make it into the last four. 

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