DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY organisers have paid tribute to Glenn Allen, the 47-year-old who was found dead on a Portrush roadside on Saturday morning.
Mr Allen, from Cookstown in County Tyrone, was discovered by a member of the public around 9am on Saturday. He attended a friend’s wedding party in the Royal Court Hotel the night before and had decided to walk the two miles to the holiday home in which he was staying.
The PSNI said his body was discovered by a member of the general public on Dunluce Road. Police have said they are not treating his death as suspicious.
The late Mr Allen ran a car body repair shop in Cookstown and was a popular figure in Irish rallying.
He was well known in Donegal having competed in the Donegal International Rally over many years, in an Escort in the late 1990s and early 2000s before he switched to a WRC Corolla.
In 2009, alongside his regular co-driver Damian Connolly, Allen finished sixth overall in Donegal.
“Shocked and saddened by the tragic news,” said a message on the Donegal International Rally Facebook page.
“Glenn was always a great supporter of our event over the years and will be missed by many in Donegal. We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Glenn Allen at this difficult time.”Tags: