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Young Northern Irish motorcyclist dies during crash at Kells race event

The man, aged in his early 20s and from Northern Ireland, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Kells races were abandoned after the tragedy. Picture: Pacemaker

The Kells races were abandoned after the tragedy. Picture: Pacemaker

Conor Feehan

A motorcycle rider has been killed during the Kells Road Races today after an incident in the Supersport Race.

The man, aged in his early 20s and from Northern Ireland, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The race at the Crossakiel circuit in Co Meath was the first national motorcycle road race meeting in Ireland since 2019, with the last two years’ events being cancelled due to Covid.

In a statement, the Gardaí said emergency services attended the scene of a single vehicle collision at a closed racing circuit in Crossakiel, Co. Meath, this afternoon.

“The collision occurred at approximately 1.30pm and involved a motorcyclist,” the force said.

“The motorcyclist, a man aged in his early 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been removed to Navan Hospital.”

The North Meath Road Races Ltd Club declined to comment only to say a statement would be issued at a future date.

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