Hundreds of mourners have turned out to pay their respects to champion boxer Kevin Sheehy at his funeral in County Limerick.
The 20-year-old was killed in a hit-and-run in the city in the early hours of Monday morning.
The Holy Family Church in Southill was full to capacity for the funeral.
Fr Tom Carroll told mourners that Limerick has been 'enveloped in a cloud of sadness, sorrow and grief' since his death and said the young fighter would now ‘join the pantheon of great Limerick sporting heroes.’
Trisha Colbert read out a letter written by her daughter Emma – Kevin's fiancée and mother to their unborn daughter.
“You were determined to be the best boxer you could be but also the best daddy to our daughter,” she said.
“Kev, please give me the strength I need because I don’t want to be in this world without you.
“I love you always, my perfect boy.”
Mr Sheehy is this afternoon being buried in Mount St. Oliver Cemetery.
Reporting from Rebecca O'Sullivan at the Holy Family Church in Southill