The 22-year-old motorcyclist who lost his life while taking part in a road race died “doing what he loved”, his grieving brother has said.

Tributes have been paid to Jack Oliver from Limavady, Co Derry, who died during an incident at the Kells Road Races in Co Meath earlier today.

Mr Oliver came off his Kawasaki motorbike in the Supersport race at the Crossakiel circuit.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Navan Hospital.

In a tribute posted online, Mr Oliver’s brother Robbie said his sibling had died “doing what he loved”.

“As some may have heard, our wee rocket has gained his angel wings at Kells Road Races doing what he loved best.

“I am sure that big grin was on full display.

“I honestly have no words.

“Can I ask that you all can give my mother and father some space at this time and no phone calls please.

“Everyone dies, not everyone lives. Ride high my brother.
I’ll always love you.”