Olympic champion Kellie Harrington will dominate headlines in the days ahead, but her family's star quality shone through as the RTÉ cameras chronicled her family's joy in Portland Row after her gold medal heroics.

Harrington claimed gold for Ireland in the women's boxing lightweight category after a unanimous decision victory over Brazil’s Beatriz Ferreira in a hard-fought final at the Kokugikan Arena.

The 31-year-old's mother Yvonne proved the quintessential Irish boxing mammy when quizzed on the bout, admitting: "I don't know, I didn't watch it! I stayed in the garden, out the back.

"I'm so proud of her and I'm so delighted for her.

"She did it for all of us. All she wanted was to see people smiling and to make people happy."

The fighter's father Christy said: "She set a new mark

"I was expecting Kellie to put on a spectacular show, and she did, it's just beautiful."

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Her jubilant brother Joel eloquently elucidated what the victory meant at a local and national level.

"It means everything to our final. There has always been a cloud over Kellie's boxing career because we wanted her to achieve what we knew could achieve.

"Kellie did what she does, at the biggest moment and on the biggest stage.

"When others might freeze, she loosened up and expressed herself.

"She won gold for her road, her community, her county, her country and her sport. She's a role model for her sport, a flagbearer for the country. Everything she gets, every ounce she deserves."

Speaking about Portland Row, he said: "This are isn't disadvantaged. It's one of the richest areas or possibly the richest area in the country. That is because it's rich in support, camaraderie and community values."

Brother Chris made the trek home from Iceland for the fight, but it was a worthwhile trip.

"It was definitely worth it," he enthused.

"Look at the people here. This is what it's about. It's about them. It's about all the community."