Published Saturday, 03 May 2014
PSNI, medics and race officials at the scene of the crash (© Pacemaker)
A representative from the Motorcycle Union of Ireland said that Lusk rider Noel Murphy was killed.
The Co Dublin man crashed out on a stretch of the road between Cooley Hill Corner and Castle Corner during the Junior Support Race on Saturday.
No other riders were involved in the incident, and Mr Murphy's father, also called Noel, requested that the race should go on.
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.
"The club would have been happy to cancel the remainder of the event, but Noel's father insisted to me that we continue racing and simply said, 'I'm going to races 40 years, you run your race'."
At the same event in May 2008, top Irish motorcyclist Martin Finnegan, who was also from Lusk, was killed in a 100mph crash.
Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has expressed her sympathy.
"I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Noel Murphy during today's Tandragee 100 and I extend my deepest sympathy to his partner, family and friends. This is a very sad day for them and for the sport," she said.
"Motorcycling is highly popular but carries obvious risks, so should be as safe as possible for everyone to participate in and enjoy.
"I know that the Motorcycling Union of Ireland and the event organisers, the North Armagh Motorcycle and Car Club, will provide every support to the authorities during the investigation into the circumstances of this tragic death."
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