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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 February 2006, 15:57 GMT
Honorary degrees for both Dunlops
The late Joey Dunlop
Joey Dunlop was killed at an event in Estonia in 2000
The late motorcycling legend Joey Dunlop and his brother Robert will be among those awarded honorary degrees by the University of Ulster this summer.

The Dunlop brothers will receive their doctorates in recognition of their sporting achievements and for their services to charity.

Joey's degree will be accepted by his widow, Linda.

Another sporting great Maeve Kyle, the former Olympic athlete and hockey star, will also get a UUJ hononary degree.

Dunlop, a five-times world champion and one of the province's greatest sporting heroes, died in a racing accident in Estonia in 2000.

The Armoy claimed a record 26 wins in the Isle of Man TT and was dubbed "king of the road".

Mrs Kyle competed in the 1960, '64 and 68 Olympics and her athletics career also saw her claiming a bronze medal at the 1966 European Indoor Championships.

The Kilkenny native also won 58 international hockey caps for Ireland and she was also named in the world all star hockey team in 1953 and '59.

A founder member of Ballymena and Antrim Athletics Club with her husband Sean, she is also chairman of Coaching Northern Ireland.


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