St Francis Boxing Club

Gleeson victorious in Winter Box Cup

By John Keogh / December 10, 2019 /

St Francis boxer Cori Gleeson enjoyed a very successful outing in the Womens Winter Box Cup held in Guildford, England last weekend. The Nenagh native was crowned champion after two very good wins and was one of just five Irish boxers that did so. Her first bout was Saturday when she out-boxed and outscored English…

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WATCH: Ken Moore on why Conlan meeting was lightbulb moment for Kevin Sheehy Mural

By Ronan Coughlan / September 30, 2019 /

A mural to commemorate Irish champion boxer Kevin Sheehy was unveiled outside St Francis Boxing Club last Saturday. The talented boxer (who killed in a hit-and-run earlier this year) will be forever remembered thanks to the work of Sheehy’s Coach Ken Moore and his wife Marion, who had the piece commissioned by ADW Artists in…

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Michael Conlan to honour the late Kevin Sheehy this Saturday

By Jack Neville / July 30, 2019 /

This Sunday, WBO Intercontinental Featherweight Champion, Michael Conlan takes on Diego Ruiz in Falls Park, Belfast for the WBA Intercontinental title. On the night, Conlan will wear special shorts commemorating the memory of the late Limerick boxer Kevin Sheehy who was tragically killed earlier this month. The shorts have ‘RIP KS’ written on them in…

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WATCH: Tribute video in honour of the late Kevin Sheehy

By Jack Neville / July 5, 2019 /

On what is an incredibly sad day, we take time to remember Kevin Sheehy, who was a credit to his family, his community and to St Francis Boxing Club. Our last intervew with Kevin epitomised the person he was, dedicated, driven and above all else a gentleman. RIP Kevin. His funeral arrangements are as follows, Reposing at…

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Limerick Boxers Sheehy & Casey are Belgian bound for international bouts

By Raffaele Rocca / December 9, 2018 /

Two of Limerick’s top Elite amateur boxers will travel to Belgium this week to fight in a huge sporting event in Charleroi on Saturday night 15th December. St Francis boxers Myles Casey and Kevin Sheehy – both of whom have won four national titles each – are no strangers to international competition. Owing to the…

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LISTEN: Limerick Boxers Carry On Despite Tokyo Uncertainty

By Raffaele Rocca / November 23, 2018 /

The prospect of boxing being expelled from the Olympics is a very real possibility following the recent presidential election of Uzbekistan’s Gafur Rakhimov to the top International Boxing Association post. The Uzbek took 86 of the 134 votes to beat off competition from Kazakhstan’s Serik Konakbayev. The International Olympic Committee has stated their concern at his presidential…

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St Francis Boxer Kevin Sheehy impresses with win over Dean Scullion

By Raffaele Rocca / October 30, 2018 /

Kevin Sheehy thrilled a very vocal crowd of over 350 supporters in St John pavilion when the young St Francis heavyweight beat northern opponent Dean Scullion in the headline bout of Sunday’s fight card. The elite boxing event was held in St John’s Pavilion on Sunday afternoon in front of a sell out who certainly…

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WATCH: Kevin Sheehy & Tommy Casey chat ahead of Elite St Francis Boxing event

By Raffaele Rocca / October 26, 2018 /

St Francis Boxing Club will host an elite boxing event at St John’s Pavilion this Sunday October 28th with several serious bouts on the card.  The event will be an eight fight senior / elite show with Limerick’s top elite fighters versus opponents from Galway, Antrim and Cork. The headline fight will be Irish Senior and…

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3 Limerick boxers guaranteed at least bronze in European competitions

By Raffaele Rocca / October 11, 2018 /

In an incredible couple of days for Limerick boxing all 3 Limerick boxers currently in action in Eastern Europe will be bringing medals home from their respective competitions. In Belarus Kevin Sheehy and Martin Keenan both secured medals yesterday in hard fought quarter final wins in the prestigious Liventsev Memorial Multi nations event. St Francis…

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Three Limerick boxers depart for international competitions

By Raffaele Rocca / October 9, 2018 /

Three Limerick boxers will be in action in Eastern Europe this week in two separate international events. Elite boxers Martin Kennan and Kevin Sheehy will fly to Minsk in Belarus to compete in the  prestigious Liventsev Memorial Tournament whilst Breda Quilligan will compete in Anapa, Russia in the European Junior Championships. Quilligan and Kennan box with the…

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