No doubt fondly told tales of Kevin Sheehy the man and the fighter will keep his memory alive.
Yet still his coach and mentor Ken Moore felt it important to go one further and will provide a constant reminder to the people of Limerick of the talented young prospect, that was taken too soon, in visual form.
Moore and his wife Marion are in the process of creating a 4×3 mural that will appear on the walls the St Francis club, as they look to pay further homage to the late fighter.
The giant painting will decorate the outside wall of the club house, which is just less than a five minute walk from the Cities main street, O’Connell street.
Moore and St Francis will unveil the mural this weekend are looking for a big crowd to attend and ‘celebrate Kevin’s life’.
Open invitation guys,we would love to see a big crowd down to celebrate Kevin’s life.. pic.twitter.com/gSDronPzzP
— ken moore (@ken_moore31) September 24, 2019
Sheehy, unfortunately passed away after being struck by a vehicle at Hyde Road on July 1.
The five time Irish boxing champion was just 20-years-of-age and left behind him a pregnant fiance.
The news devastated the city of Limerick and the boxing family across Ireland.
Tributes poured in from around the world, but his coach and St Francis’ Head Coach Ken Moore was one of the most qualified to speak- and at the time he said:
“He was the type of kid you could make a hundred tributes to. He was loved by everyone. He was very, very talented.
“In these sort of situations everyone says (the deceased) was a special person, but this kid just had something special. He had that X factor. He’s the best fighter I’ve trained since Andy Lee.”
“It wasn’t just his skills – he was so dedicated. As an athlete, he was very special, he was five-times Irish champion.
“The guy was never in trouble a day in his life.
“Boxing was his life and his life was changing because in five weeks’ time he was due to have a baby girl. He’s only 20, but he’s with Emma, his fiancée, since they were 15.”
Irish-boxing.com’s tribute- Rest In Peace – Kevin Sheehy.