A motorcyclist has been killed in a high-speed road race in Co Armagh.

Noel Murphy, from Lusk in Co Dublin, died during the junior support race at the Tandragee 100 event.

He is believed to have been in his late 20s.

No other riders were involved in the incident.

Clerk of the course RJ Woolsey said: "The North Armagh Motorcycle and Car Club deeply regret to announce at today's race at the Tandragee 100 a rider in the junior support race crashed and sustained fatal injuries. 

"The officials and club extend their sympathy to Noel Murphy's family and partner.”

At the same event in May 2008, top Irish motorcyclist Martin Finnegan, who was also from Lusk, was killed in a 100mph crash.