A 31-year-old man is accused of murdering a Limerick boxing champion by knocking him down and then driving over him twice in the city two years ago.

Logan Jackson, with an address at Longford Road, Longford, Coventry, England, has pleaded not guilty to murder, but guilty of the manslaughter of Kevin Sheehy on 1 July, 2019.

Mr Jackson has pleaded not guilty to a separate charge of endangerment by driving at high speed in the direction of pedestrians on Hyde Road in Limerick on the same occasion.

Opening the trial today, the prosecution said 20-year-old Kevin Sheehy and his cousin had attended the Munster Hurling final between Limerick and Tipperary.

Dean Kelly SC said later that night, they went to a house party on Hyde Road in Limerick, which was also attended by the accused Logan Jackson.

The court heard the men left the party around 4.30am and had an exchange on the street during which some exception was taken.

The prosecution said Kevin Sheehy and his cousin began walking home, while Logan Jackson got into a large dark coloured jeep and while driving at speed "thundered" into them.

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The jury heard that Mr Sheehy bore the impact of the collision and fell to the ground.

Dean Kelly said Mr Jackson wasted no time turning his jeep and again driving at speed drove over Mr Sheehy as he attempted to get up from the ground.

Mr Sheehy was pronounced dead a short time later.

The prosecution said the killing was "murder as plain and clear as that grievous offence could ever be".

Logan Jackson has denied murdering Kevin Sheehy, but pleaded guilty to his manslaughter.