Motorcyclist dies in accident at Skerries 100 road race in Dublin today

A motorcyclist has died following an incident at the Skerries 100 road races in North County Dublin.

Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club, who organise the event, say William Dunlop, from Ballmoney in Co Antrim, passed away following injuries received in a tragic accident during a practice today.

In a statement on the club's Facebook page, the club extended its heartfelt sympathy to Mr Dunlop's family and friends.

To see this post on Facebook, click here.

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DUP Leader Arlene Foster later said that she is shocked and saddened at the man's death.

She says he will be remembered for his many achievements both in Ballymoney and across the world.

Williams' father Robert died in an accident in the North West 200 in 2008, while in 2000 his Uncle Joey was killed in a crash in Estonia.

- Digital desk

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