Males arrested on suspicion of murder in Limerick aged in late teens and early 20s

Fintan Walsh

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UPDATE: Males arrested on suspicion of murder in Limerick aged in late teens and early 20s

Scene of fatal hit-and-run on Hyde Road | Picture: Brendan Gleeson

GARDAI have confirmed that the two men arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the fatal hit-and-run that killed champion boxer Kevin Sheehy, are aged in their late teens and early 20s. 

The two were arrested this Monday following the tragic incident which occurred at around 4.40am on Hyde Road. 

Kevin, 20, of John Carew Park, was pronounced dead at the scene and later removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem examination will be carried out this Tuesday morning. 

The two males are being detained at Midlands garda station on suspicion of murder. 

Gardaí continue to appeal for anyone with information on the incident, particularly anyone in the area around the time of the collision, who may have dash cam footage, to contact them at Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 214 340, the Garda confidential line at 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

Kevin Sheehy was a five-time All-Ireland champion boxer and was tipped to represent Ireland in the Paris 2024 Olympics.