Kellie Harrington has had an amazing year, from winning gold at the Olympics, being a Grand Marshal at Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, and receiving the Freedom of Dublin, but the boxer confessed the highlight of her year was marrying long-time love Mandy Loughlin.
After receiving the The Freedom of the City of Dublin award, along with activist Ailbhe Smyth and Cyberpsychology Professor Mary Aiken, the Olympian spoke to Dublin Live about her busy year.
Saying; “It’s been an absolute whirlwind and everything has come so fast. It’s just been something after something.”
“The highlight of the year was marrying Mandy. Today was great, but marrying Mandy was one of the best times of my life.”
The pair were married on Friday, the 8th of April,at The Old Spot, a Michelin approved gastropub in Dublin.
The couple were joined by their friends and family, but most importantly, their pups, Nidge and Macy, who were in attendance as well. Not only that, but their dogs also featured on the wedding cake, with fondant versions of them sitting on the tiers.
Both of the girls looked absolutely gorgeous, with Kellie going for a floral lace gown with long sleeves and fitted trousers underneath the train. While Mandy opted for a diamond lace dress featuring a fitted skirt.
The celebrations were in full swing on the night, with the happy couple even being serenaded by Irish musician Shobsy, who sang ‘Smalltown Boy’ by Bronski Beat.
The newlyweds first met in 2009 at a boxing club in Bray, and they’ve been going strong since. As Mandy told RTÉ Radio 1, “We met 13 years ago in boxing when she used to have to trek over to Bray to train where I was training at the time.”
The Dubliner also opened up about her future sporting career, revealing she is hoping to represent Ireland at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Saying; “that’s the plan.”
“Next year is the qualifying year so it’s going to be really, really busy, you’ll see less of me.”