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Nov 30

Gallagher wins 2002 Billy Coleman Award Posted: December 3, 2002 9:55 AM

Shaun Gallagher has won the 2002 Billy Coleman Award. The award, named after one of Ireland's most successful rally drivers, is presented by Motorsport Ireland to the best up and coming driver. This award tops off an outstanding year for the young Letterkenny man, a year that saw him move to the forefront of motorsport both at home and abroad.

Nov 30


Date Set for Motorsport's "Awards for Excellence"

The third annual Alfa Romeo / Motorsport Ireland "Awards for Excellence" in Irish motorsport will be presented in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin on Monday 2nd December this year. These Awards have been created to recognise the achievements of drivers across the spectrum of Irish Motorsport both at home and abroad.

The centrepiece of this year's event will be the presentation of awards to the "Young Racing Driver of the Year" and the "Young Rally Driver of the Year". Each award will also carry with it a package worth E32,000 to the winning driver.

Nov 30

Dessie Keenan - Billy Coleman Award Finalist Posted: November 5, 2002 1:18 PM

Dessie Keenan, one of Irelands most exciting and dynamic young drivers from Monaghan, will contest the much sought after Billy Coleman Award this year, which is geared towards young Irish drivers. A popular driver amongst rally enthusiasts, he has shown that he can get first class results in either a rear-wheel-drive or his recently acquired front-wheel-drive ex-Super Cup Peugeot 106, on both gravel and tarmac surface events. It is this flexibility and ability that allows him to switch between a powerful 2.4Lt rear-wheel-drive MarkII Escort and a front-wheel-drive 1600cc Peugeot 106 and still take class wins and excellent overall positions that makes Dessie such an inspirational driver.

Nov 30

Stuart Darcy to compete in BRC / 2002 Billy Coleman Award Launched Posted: April 15, 2002 4:38 PM


Stuart Darcy to compete in UK in Factory supported Ford Puma Super 1600

2002 Billy Coleman Award Launched - €30,000 for Winner

Killybegs Stuart Darcy, winner of Motorsport Ireland's prestigious Billy Coleman Award in 2001 has confirmed that he will contest this year's British Rally Championship and will do so in a factory supported Ford Puma Super 1600.
Darcy will be hoping to emulate the achievements of the previous Billy Coleman Award winner Rory Galligan who not alone competed in the UK during 2001 but who won the highly prized Peugeot Super 106 Cup in what was his first season outside Ireland.

Darcy was in Dublin to mark the launch of the 2002 Billy Coleman Award which is worth €30,000 to the winner.

Nov 30

2002 Billy Coleman Award Posted: February 21, 2002 6:45 PM

Competitors wanting to qualify for the Billy Coleman awards should note that for 2002 the onus is on the competitor, by confirming through registration with Motorsport Ireland, that they are eligible to take part.

Nov 30

BILLY COLEMAN AWARD Posted: November 30, 2001 4:54 PM

Stuart Darcy is this years winner of the Billy Coleman award.

Shortlisted for the inaugural Billy Coleman Award in 2000, twenty five year old Stuart Darcy from Killybegs, Co Donegal went one better this year to take the top award and a support package worth £25k.

Nov 30

- BILLY COLEMAN AWARD UPDATE - Posted: July 6, 2000 5:37 PM

by Oisin O'Briain

Top performances by four of Ireland's young up and coming rally drivers have earned them each an entry for the prestigious Billy Coleman Award. Named in recognition of the achievements of perhaps the country's greatest ever rally drivers, the four are the first to meet the criteria for inclusion on the shortlist for the £ 20,000 award.

Nov 30

Motorsport Ireland Announces £20,000 Award for Young Rally Drivers Posted: February 10, 2000 5:42 PM

by Oisin O'Briain

We have been inundated with calls from drivers asking how they can be selected for the Billy Coleman Award which is aimed at help young Irish Rally drivers. Basically all a driver has to do is meet the criteria outlined below (Click "Read More...") and they will automatically be sent a form by the one of the two championship registrars which must be completed and returned to Motorsport Ireland.

For more details Click "Read More..."

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