A man who admitted to killing Shane Geoghegan in Limerick is to appeal his conviction to the European Court of Human Rights.
The 28-year-old rugby player was shot dead in Dooradoyle in the city in a case of mistaken identity in 2008.
Barry Doyle confessed to his murder and is currently serving a life sentence.
It has been reported by the Irish Sun that Mr Doyle is hoping to get his conviction overturned claiming he was refused access to a solicitor during garda interviews.
A similar appeal was rejected by the Supreme Court in January of this year.