Billy McCosh

One of Ireland’s leading racers of the 1950s and 1960s, Billy McCosh has died aged 81.

A native of Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Billy’s first race was in 1956. During the 1960s and 70s, he was a regular at the TT, winning many replicas and finishing sixth in the Senior in both 1964 and 1965.

His best finish at the North West was second in 1964. He finished racing in 1978, though was a regular participant at memorial events and parades.

Billy McCosh, with daughter Suzanne at Phoenix Park.

Billy died on April 5 and, because of the restrictions in place, was buried at a private ceremony, though a public remembrance is planned later.

He is survived by his wife Denise, daughters Suzanne and Debbie and son Michael.
Mark McCloskey.

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