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Irish Boxing Mourns Death Of Limerick Fighter Kevin Sheehy

Irish Boxing Mourns Death Of Limerick Fighter Kevin Sheehy

Twenty-year-old Limerick boxer Kevin Sheehy was killed in a hit-and-run in the early hours of this morning.

Sheehy is the reigning Irish U22 heavyweight champion. He was an Irish champion five times across his young career and was tipped by many  as a possible fighter for Ireland in the 2024 Olympics. He had a big future in boxing and his partner was pregnant with their first child and his death is senseless.

According to police in Limerick, Sheehy, who fought for the St Francis club, was killed after leaving house party just before 5am. He had been celebrating Limerick's Munster hurling title Sunday evening. According to reporters in Limerick, Gardaí are investigating whether the hit-and-run was premeditated. Just 10 days ago, Sheehy won the Hull Box Cup heavyweight tournament.

Many tributes were paid to Sheehy on social media this afternoon.

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Donny Mahoney

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