Competitor killed at Kells Road Races

Twenty-seven-year-old racer dies in practice

AN IRISH road racer has been killed in practice for this year's Kells Road Races.

Stephen Larkin, 27, from Gilford, Co Down, was killed during the practice session for the 401-750cc support race at around 5.20pm on Saturday.

Mr Larkin, a father-of-three, was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where he died later from his injuries.

Despite the tragedy his family insisted the races should continue.