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Ballyduff’s Anthony O’Carroll competing at the Cookstown 100. It is very rare for any Kerry rider to compete on the open roads. Photo by John Burke Photography

Ballyduff’s Anthony O’Carroll competing at the Cookstown 100. It is very rare for any Kerry rider to compete on the open roads. Photo by John Burke Photography

Ballyduff’s Anthony O’Carroll competing at the Cookstown 100. It is very rare for any Kerry rider to compete on the open roads. Photo by John Burke Photography

Ballyduff-based motorcycle racer Anthony O'Carroll made an impressive road racing debut at the Cookstown 100 over the weekend.

The Tyrone event marked the first and only closed-road motorcycle race to run in Ireland this year.

O'Carroll's initial plan for 2020 was to contest the Dunlop Irish Masters Championship at Mondello Park in County Kildare before trying his hand at one or two road races later in the season.