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

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 an ‘effort to keep the spirit of Kevin alive.’

“We went to see Michael Conlan box in Belfast, he dedicated the fight to Kevin and his family and his newborn child. So Mick had been walking around Belfast and in showed us the front of two or three murals. He was very proud of those and he said he loved having him there so people could see them and his own kids come see them, and it was like a lightbulb moment for us”

17 February 2018; Kevin Sheehy, St.Francis, Limerick during the 2018 IABA Elite Boxing Championships Semi-Finals at the National Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Barry Cregg/Sportsfile

Speaking to Sporting Limerick, Moore reflected on Kevin’s Olympic standard potential and talent and how his death has affected everyone at St Francis Boxing Club.

Watch the full interview with St Francis Boxing Club’s Ken Moore below:

Ken Moore 'We Wanted to do Something to Keep Kevin's Memory Alive'

Ken Moore of St Francis Boxing Club on the idea behind the Kkevin Ssheehy mural which was unveiled at the club this weekend."We wanted to do something to keep Kevin's memory alive and keep his spirit alive"

Posted by Sporting Limerick on Monday, September 30, 2019

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