Belfast Telegraph

Dad insists Tandragee 100 races go on after biker son is killed

The father of a motorcyclist killed at the Tandragee 100 road races in Co Armagh insisted that the rest of the event should not be cancelled.

Noel Murphy, from Lusk in Co Dublin, crashed on a stretch of the road between Cooley Hill Corner and Castle Corner during the Junior Support Race on Saturday.

He was in his late 20s. No other riders were involved.

Racing was suspended for a period of time, but resumed following the request from Mr Murphy's father, also called Noel, who was at the event.

Clerk of the course RJ Woolsey said: "The club would have been happy to cancel the remainder of the event, but Noel's father insisted to me that we continue racing and simply said: 'I'm going to races 40 years; you run your race'."

Sports Minister Caral Ni Chuilin has also expressed her sympathy.

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