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Pals remember racing legend Joey Dunlop on his 65th birthday

By Nevin Farrell

Old friends of legendary Northern Ireland biker Joey Dunlop have paid tribute to his memory - the world champion racer would have turned 65 today.

Pals Bill Kennedy and Mervyn White visited the Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden in Ballymoney to remember him, and to wonder what might have been.

Mr Kennedy, brother of the late Frank Kennedy, also one of the famous 'Armoy Armada', said: "Had Joey Dunlop still been alive he would no doubt have been about the race paddocks, he would have been involved some way or other."

Mr Whyte, event director of the Vauxhall International NW200 races - where Joey was so loved by fans over the years - said he couldn't have pictured hero Joey as an OAP.

"I don't think Joey would have given up (racing), because it was in his blood, and it was in his family," Mervyn said.

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