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" It's great for my confidence getting a letter saying 'All I want from life, Katie, is you and health.' "
" God is my psychologist. And my dad is probably the best sport psychologist in the world. "
" I'm in the public eye. I'm recognised a small bit more. That's part and parcel of it. "
" I never went through an easy fight. Every fight has been hard fought. "
" It's important to have a healthy balanced diet but not to get too bogged down about it. It's important to enjoy your food, too. "
" I never think about losing. That's why it's so hard to accept a loss. "
" I think it's important to feel those losses because I never want to feel like that again. "
" I would have loved to have met Roger Federer. "
" Boxing was just another one to keep me going as a child. "
" I want to go down in the history books as one of the greatest female boxers of all time, and I think I'm on the right path. "
" I think every fight is a tough fight, but I'm not settling for a bronze medal. "
" I want to tell girls, it's not about make-up and how you look that's important; you are so much more than how you look. "
" You're clearing your mind during a workout. Boxing is a great sport for girls; it's really safe. "
" I love playing for Ireland, and I love soccer, but when it comes down to it, I would choose boxing as my number one sport, as I'd miss it too much if I wasn't involved. "
" I could have 10 kids or be boxing until I'm 40. "
" There have been a lot of challenges over the years that I have overcome. "
" It doesn't matter who other people are saying the favourite is; I'm still going in to win the gold medal. "
" After I came back from London with a gold medal, my focus straight away was to defend it four years on. "
" I can enjoy myself and express myself in the ring. "
" I know how it feels to lose. "
" I can definitely box on the front foot as well as the back foot. I don't think that's really an issue. "
" I owe so much to my dad and what he has done for me. And it's hard work doing what he has done, so he's entitled to a break. "
" I'd love to have a chance to fight in the World Series Boxing for women, but nothing has been done about that. "
" We do the weigh-in, then go for a walk, then have breakfast, then I listen to worship songs on my iPod because I'm a Christian. I always read the same Bible verses, too. We do the same warm-up a lot of the time as well. But, I have no superstitions before a fight. "
" It's such a shame, really, because we were known for our country of saints and scholars, and we grew up with such a great tradition with St. Patrick, and he is the one who brought Christianity to Ireland, and we celebrate St. Patrick's day every single year, but there's very few practising Catholics or practising Christians. "
" I don't get complacent, because I know if you slack off, you're going to be found out. This is international boxing, and every fight is a tough fight. "
" I'm honoured and delighted to be named the 'Irish Times'/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year 2014. This has been an amazing year for me and for Irish women in sport, and I would like to congratulate all the finalists in their respective fields who have excelled at major sporting events. "
" It's so great to be able to inspire these young women today to get involved in male-dominated subjects. "
" I'm in a privileged position, but I still feel like the best is yet to come, and people still haven't seen the best of me yet, and that is so exciting for me. "
" I think, probably, my best asset would probably be my all round game. "
" I don't even wear miniskirts on a night out, so I definitely won't be wearing miniskirts in the ring. "