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"It's shocking news to wake up to" - Andy Lee pays tribute to Kevin Sheehy

Raf Diallo
Raf Diallo

17:32 1 Jul 2019

Andy Lee has paid tribute to Limerick boxer Kevin Sheehy who passed away following a hit and run incident.

The incident occurred on Hyde Road in Limerick city at 4:40am on Monday morning.

Sheehy, who had won a number of national titles, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Limerick native Andy was speaking on Off The Ball and paid tribute to Sheehy.

"Not that I knew him very well, but him being a club-mate of mine, I would have met him. I met him a handful of times," said Andy.

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"He was always very quiet - confident and focused - but very, very nice and humble. I can only describe him as a gentleman and a very, very talented boxer. And a huge loss to Limerick and Ireland in the boxing community.

"It's just shocking, shocking news to wake up to this morning. And obviously your thoughts go out to him and his family and to all at St Francis' boxing club."

The 20-year-old Sheehy had also been tipped as a potential Olympic hopeful in the future.

"It's such a shock for everybody. When I woke up this morning to I don't know how many texts about it. Everyone from all over the country and I'm just shocked about it. It's very sad," he said.

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