Twenty-year-old Limerick boxer Kevin Sheehy become killed in a hit-and-run in the early hours of this morning.
Sheehy is the reigning Irish U22 heavyweight champion. He became an Irish champion five times throughout his young profession and became tipped via many as a probable fighter for Ireland within the 2024 Olympics. He had a massive future in boxing, and his associate was pregnant with their first baby, and his death is not sensible.
According to police in Limerick, Sheehy, who fought for the St Francis membership, became killed after leaving house birthday celebration directly before 5 am. He has been celebrating Limerick’s Munster hurling title Sunday evening. According to reporters in Limerick, Gardaí are investigating whether or not the hit-and-run changed into premeditated. Just ten days in the past, Sheehy won the Hull Box Cup heavyweight match.
A teenager and an older man, who’s being at a loss for words through gardaí on suspicion of murdering a Limerick boxer in a success and run the day before today, have been transferred to Garda stations in Limerick following their arrests in the Midlands last night time time.
Detectives are questioning the male suspects approximately the alleged homicide of Kevin Sheehy, 20, who become knocked down with the aid of using a black Mitsubishi Shogun SUV in the early hours of Monday.
Gardaí showed a second male became injured within the path of the fatal hit and run.
It’s believed the individual, in his 20s, has become inside the organization of Mr. Sheehy on time the SUV struck him.
The greatly surprised younger guy changed into taken to medical institution but was now not seriously injured, gardaí said.
“Gardaí can verify that a man (early 20s) become additionally injured at the scene of Hyde Road, on Monday morning four.40a.M. He obtained minor injuries and attended University Hospital Limerick and has given that been discharged,” delivered a garda spokesman.
Mr. Sheehy, of the St Francis Boxing Club in Limerick, had boxed for Ireland and modified into a five-time Irish champion.
He becomes crowned heavyweight champion inside the Hull Box Cup Championships final week.
In a summit on its Facebook internet web page, St Francis Boxing Club stated how the day before today was “one of the hardest days ever inside the facts of our club.”