DISEMBARKING FROM THE Aer Lingus flight from Heathrow the Irish Olympic medalists were greeted with a round of applause from waiting dignatories and members of the media.
Families of the athletes are waiting in an area inside the airport to greet their heroes.
“It’s great to be home”, said gold medalist Katie Taylor as she set foot on the ground at Dublin Airport, while John Joe Nevin said that he was glad to be home and to be bringing a silver medal with him.
Katie Taylor said that she’s tired today after staying up late last night celebrating, while Michael Conlan said that his neck was sore from carrying his bronze medal around “it’s that heavy”. He wasn’t in bed until four this morning, he said with a smile.