A teenager and an older guy, who’re being wondered by way of gardaí on suspicion of murdering a Limerick boxer in successful and run the day past, have been transferred to garda stations in Limerick following their arrests in the Midlands remaining night time.
The two male suspects are being wondered by way of detectives about the alleged murder of Kevin Sheehy, 20, who turned into knocked down through a black Mitsubishi Shogun SUV within the early hours of Monday.
Gardaí confirmed a second male changed into injured at some stage in the deadly hit and run.
It’s believed the person, in his 20s, became in the corporation of Mr Sheehy on the time the SUV struck him.
The stunned young guy changed into taken to clinic but became no longer severely injured, gardaí stated.
“Gardaí can verify that a man (early 20s) became also injured at the scene of Hyde Road, on Monday morning 4.40a.M. He acquired minor injuries and attended University Hospital Limerick and has on the grounds that been discharged,” introduced a garda spokesman.
Mr Sheehy, of the St Francis Boxing Club in Limerick, had boxed for Ireland, and changed into a five-time Irish champion.
He changed into crowned heavyweight champion within the Hull Box Cup Championships remaining week.
In a post on its Facebook page, St Francis Boxing Club said how the day before today was “one of the toughest days ever within the records of our club”.
The membership unfolded its doorways to individuals in a single day to “chat approximately this tragedy or just be around others which can be feeling the identical loss”.
“There is nothing to advantage bottling up these emotions and emotions,” the membership added.
Monkstown Boxing Club, Dublin, shared a tweet paying tribute to Sheehy: “Heartbreaking news, a very talented boxer but most significantly a lovely younger man, our thoughts and prayers are with the Sheehy own family, all coaches and members of the St Francis boxing membership at this difficult time. R.I.P Kevin.”
Irish-Boxing.Com tweeted its sympathies to Sheehy’s own family and friends, describing the 20-yr old Olympic hopeful as “a ferocious fighter within the ring and a gentleman outside it…Irish boxing has misplaced a star in Kevin”.
Smithfield Boxing Club said it turned into “deeply stunned & saddened through the loss of a skilled boxer, and amazing young man”.
Gardaí trust a relative of a senior gangland discern became in the SUV while it knocked Mr Sheehy down. It is understood the young people was born in the UK but has close circle of relatives hyperlinks in Limerick city and often visits there.
The SUV, which bore UK registration plates, turned into later recovered at the north of Limerick city near the Pairc na nGael GAA sports activities floor.
Gardaí were liaising with police inside the UK in looking to hint the driver.
It is believed more than one character was inside the automobile whilst it knocked down Mr Sheehy.
Garda resources say that, as a part of numerous traces of inquiry, they’re investigating if Mr Sheehy, from John Carew Park, Limerick, changed into specifically focused. Gardaí could no longer comment formally on the character of the circumstances they agree with came about previous to Mr Sheehy’s dying.