A mural to Kevin Sheehy will be unveiled in Limerick this weekend.
The late Mr Sheehy died in tragic circumstances in Limerick City on July 1 last.
Thousands attended his service and funeral, including IABA President Dom O’Rourke, former IABA President Pat Ryan, Olympic champion Michael Carruth, IABA CEO Fergal Carruth, IABA National Registrar Stephen Connolly, Andy Lee, IABA officials and boxers past and present.
Ken Moore, head coach with the St Francis unit, and his wife Marian partly commissioned the mural to Kevin after being inspired by a similar representation to Michael Conlan in Conlan’s native Belfast.
Two-time Irish Olympian Conlan dedicated his last victory in the pro ranks to the Irish Senior and Youth champion and Irish international who was 20-years-old when he died.
“We have a brilliant artist behind it and we have agreed on a design already. Kevin’s family, his mum, dad and Emma, were in the process of choosing the artwork with myself and Marion, so everyone has an input in that because that was so important,” Moore told the Limerick Leader.
Moore said the side of St Francis BC, which is undergoing a major renovation, is the “only place” for the mural.
“We decided that was the best place to put it,” added Moore who explained that the decision was taken unanimously by the club’s committee.
The mural will be unveiled to the public at 4 pm tomorrow, Saturday, September 28. All are invited to attend.
The St Francis BC is located in the city centre close to the Milk Market.