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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following a fatal hit-and-run in Limerick.

The victim has been named as Kevin Sheehy, a 20-year-old promising young boxer and Olympic hopeful from John Carew Park in the city.

Two men, one aged in their late teens and the other in their late 20s, were detained in connection with the incident. They are being held at a garda station in the midlands.

The Irish boxing prospect died after he was struck by a vehicle as he walked on the footpath on Hyde Road, close to Limerick city centre, at around 4.40am.

-Noah Harte