Irish lightweight boxer who won gold at the 2012 London Olympics. She is credited with making women's boxing more popular in Ireland. She was ranked as the world's best active female lightweight by BoxRec as of November 2020.
She was first coached in boxing by her father at age 12.
She also won four gold medals at the World Amateur Championships and five golds at the European Amateur Championships. She defeated Jennifer Han in front of a crowd of 20,000 at the Headingley Rugby League Stadium.
She has three siblings: Peter, Lee, and Sarah.
Great Britain's Nicolas Adams won gold in the flyweight division at the 2012 Olympic Games.