Thursday 19 July 2018

VIDEO: Hundreds gather to celebrate the life of William Dunlop at funeral in Ballymoney

A Service of Thanksgiving was held at Garryduff Presbyterian Church for the life of William who was tragically killed on Saturday while competing in the Skerries 100 in Dublin.

The funeral services of William's father Robert, killed at the North West 200 in 2008, and his uncle Joey, who died while racing in Estonia eight years earlier, took place in the same church.

Reverend John Kirkpatrick, who is one of the chaplains to the Motorcycle Union of Ireland, led the service and paid tribute to both the man and his career.

He said: "In preparing for today I have read and researched much about William’s life and career... As I listened I’ve heard about his thoughtfulness as a child, his strong bond with his brothers, his kindness to his mum and his deep devotion to his dad.

"I have witnessed the moving love between William and Janine and his delight as a father to Ella."

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