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Connacht (Sligo) Stages Rally - (Sat) 7 Jul 12

Posted: July 7, 2012 12:35 PM - 18853 Hits

2012 Quinn Body Repairs & Recovery - Sligo Park Hotel / Sligo Stages Rally
Round 5 - 2012 Border Rally Championship

Live Results: results.shannonsportsit.ie (Angus Sealy)
Rallynews (by Brian & Liz Patterson)
SS1 - 10:12

Late Entries

Posted: July 6, 2012 9:10 AM

IN:
102 Waters Conor / tba (Ford Escort Mk II) 14
103 Cairns Anthony / Preston Mark (Subaru Impreza) 15
104 Cairns John / Cairns James (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7) 4
105 Jennings Garry / Blackburn Herby (Toyota Corolla WRC) 8
106 Gallagher Declan / Leonard Craig (Starlet Starlet RWD) 13
107 Stewart Andrew / Gallagher Tony (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4) 15
108 Maloney Sean / Boyd Brian (Toyota Corolla) 11
109 Clarke Paul / Copperthwaite Gary (Ford Escort Mk II) 12
110 Dolan John / Devine Francie (For Escort Mk II) 13
111 Browne James / McElhinney Brendan (Ford Escort) 13

Out
47 O'Donnell Martin / O'Donnell John Michael (Honda Civic) 3
74 Smith Brian Rooney Johnny Co. Cavan Corolla 16 J

McGill & Kierans lead Sligo Pallets Border Series after Round 4

Posted: July 5, 2012 11:11 AM

Donegal's Barry McGill has moved into a clear lead of the 2012 Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship after securing class victory on round 4 of the series, the Mourne Rally organised by Newry and District Motor Club. Guided by regular navigator Derek Heena, they took a comfortable class win as well as 16th overall. Mac Kierans leads the navigator section despite his absence from this event. Border Championship sponsor, Andrew Mullen & Elaine Doherty took to the stages with their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo9 and mounted a strong challenge for overall honours. An intense battle developed with the Mk2 Escort of Drew Stewart with the lead changing hands regularly during the day. Despite setting fastest or equal fastest times on 10 of the 13 stages, Stewart just had enough in hand to take the win, with Mullen/Doherty having to settle for 2nd place. Indeed if it hadn't been for a costly spin, the result could have been very different. However, the Sligo pair did receive the Sligo Pallets 'Drive of the Day' award for their efforts. Hugh McQuaid/Chris Melly picked up some useful points in their class 12 bid with a 14th overall finish and 3rd in class, but 1st among Border Championship registered crews in this class. The Championship resumes with the Sligo Stages Rally on Saturday 7th of July as the battle for the 2012 Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship heats up!

The current class leads are:
Class 2 Adrian Cannon/Paddy McCrudden,
Class 3 Pakie Duffy/Matthew McKenna,
Class 4 Andrew Mullen/Elaine Doherty,
Class 6 Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney,
Class 7 Roger Kennedy/Wendy Blackledge,
Class 8 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry,
Class 9 Barry McGill/Derek Heena,
Class 10 Patrick Kiernan/Darren O'Brien,
Class 11 Anthony Hand/Emmet Sherry,
Class 12 Arthur Kierans/Mac Kierans,
Class 13 Michael Conlon/Martin Byrne,
Class 14 Camillus Bradley/Crawford Henderson,
Class 15 David Leonard/Darragh Mullen.

Seeded Entry List

Posted: July 3, 2012 10:26 AM

Later entries will be taken.

Rally going ahead / Late Entries will be taken

Posted: June 30, 2012 9:19 AM

Contrary to any misinformed suggestion Sligo Stages 2012 is getting all geared up for Saturday July 7th, entries are still coming in, and will continue to be accepted.
Seeding of those received will take place on Monday night and remaining entrants will receive the appropriate slot time.
Looking forward to a great days rallying.

Ceremonial start on Rockwood Parade on Friday night 7.30pm

Entries Received - 26/6/12

Posted: June 29, 2012 12:05 AM

Branley Liam Branley Samantha Co. Donegal Peug 206 6
Smyth Justin McQuillan Gregory Co. Monaghan Escort 9
McGuinness Pat Gorman Cian Co. Sligo Impreza 15
Burns Niall Robinson Paddy Co. Sligo
Lang David Lang Matthew Co. Sligo Corsa 9
Scanlon Damien Wims Paul Co. Sligo Civic 2
Maguire Shane McGarrity Martin Co. Fermanagh Subaru NII 4
Ward John McNern Gary Co. Donegal Corolla 13
Barry Shane Cremin JJ Co. Sligo Nova 9
Ewing Martin Ewing James Co. Sligo Peug 205 10
Callaghan Fergal tba Co. Sligo Corolla 11
Kennedy Roger Blackledge Wendy BT29 4SX Peug 306 7
Corey Steven tba Co. Monaghan Sierra 14
Haran Enda Corcoran Patrick Co. Sligo Mk II 12
Collins Vincent Kilroe Fintan Co. Roscommon Escort 12
Boylan Thomas Hoey Anthony Co. Meath Civic 11
Phelan Cormac Duggan Gordon Co. Leitrim Civic 11
Bowham Liam Kennedy Ged co. Louth Starlet 13
Warren John O'Connor Ruthann Co. Sligo Corolla 13
Quinn David McGonigle Enda Co. Sligo Nova 9
Murphy Mark Branley Keith Co. Sligo Mk II 12
Langdon Tony Culkeen Crystol Co. Mayo Civic 2
Egan Liam tba New York, USA Corolla
Gallagher Barry Howes Alex Co. Sligo Escort 9
Chambers Derek Clarke Sandra Co. Sligo Civic 2
Harte Philip tba Co. Sligo Nova 9
Herity Pat McDermott James Co. Sligo Corolla 11
Corey Patrick Horan Chris Co. Tyrone Mk II 12
Carroll Kieran Carroll Louise Co. Leitrim Civic 11
Currid Colin Foley Adrian Co. Sligo Nova 9
Peoples Alister Gourney Kelvin Co. Donegal Escort 11
Byrnes Frank Mannion David Co. Galway Peug 206 11
Currid Jason Curris Miceal Co. Sligo Impreza 15
Mullen Andrew Doherty Elaine Co. Sligo Evo
Doherty Eamonn McGorley Dermot Co. Donegal Mk II 11
Keller David O'Donnell Noel Co. Donegal Civic 2
Barry Jarlath Gallagher Paul Co. Sligo Civic 2
Canty Fintan O'Mahony Denis Co. Cork Mk II 13
McGill Barry Heena Derek Co. Donegal Mk II 9
Conaghan Daniel Magee Terence Co. Donegal Escort 13
Leonard David Mullen Darragh Co. Sligo Lancer 15
Quinn Alan Quinn Gary Co. Sligo Manta 400 13
Roberts Andre Foley Sarah Co. Sligo Astra 12
McLoughlin Dominic McLoughlin Brian Co. Sligo Peog 205 13
Byrne Rory Byrne James Newry, Co. Down Evo 9 4
Cannon Adrian McCudden Paddy Co. Donegal Civic 2
Bustard Trevor Bustard Kenny Co. Donegal Evo 9 4
Callaghan Shaun McBride Paddy Co. Donegal Escort 13
Fahy Adrian Fahy Aidan Co. Mayo Mk II 13
Connolly Seamus McCudden Gary Co. Monaghan Corolla 11
O'Flaherty David O'Connor Tommy Co. Limerick Escort 10
Kelly John McAree John Paul Co. Monaghan Corolla 10
Carty Iarla Whyte Joe Co. Donegal Mini 17 H
Gannon Declan Leonard Alan Co. Limerick Impreza 8
Kennedy Paul Kennedy Kathleen Co. Sligo Civic 3
Hunt David Gilmartin Gillian Co. Sligo Peug 106 11
Vance William Vance Billy Co. Tyrone Evo 8 15
Kennedy Ciaran O'Hora Patrick Co. Mayo Civic 2
Rogers Tommy McEntee Philip Co. Cavan Escort 11
McCafferty Eamonn McCarthy Derek Co. Donegal Puma 5
Kirk Pat Ward Peter Co. Down Evo 9 4
Kierans Arthur Kierans Mac Co. Monaghan Mk II 12
Moran Alan tba Co. Mayo Kadett 16 J
Sherry Fintan Sherry Sean Co. Monaghan Escort 16 J
Roberts Wesley Johnston Gareth Co. Sligo Civic 3
Kerrigan Ronan McGowan Leon Co. Sligo Corsa 9
Pringle Johnathon Byrne Martin Co. Cavan Mk II 13
Sheridan Pauric tba Co. Longford Escort 12
Keys Ronan Keys Sinead Co. Sligo Peog 106 5
Stuart Paul Dolan Seamus Co. Sligo Nova 10
Duffy John Egan John Co. Mayo Integra 7
Henry Shane Gaffney Caolan Co. Donegal Swift 9
Crawford Brian Hannigan Finian Co. Donegal Sunbeam 17 J
Carroll Rory Conway John Co. Sligo Escort 12
Alcorn Glenn O'Donnell Gavin Co. Donegal Corolla 16 J
Cannon Dermot Alcorn Alvin Co. Donegal Corolla 13
Corcoran Paul McIntyre Liam Co. Donegal Mk II 12
Carbin Michael Hughes Evin Co. Monaghan Peog 205 10
Smith Brian Rooney Johnny Co. Cavan Corolla 16 J
Gallagher Sean Gallagher Claire Co. Leitrim Evo 8
Lawson Alan Harte Sean Co. Sligo Civic 11
Taylor Felin Benson Deirdre Co. Sligo Celica GT4 15

Late Entries are still being accepted by Event Secretary.

Rally Launched

Posted: June 25, 2012 11:46 AM


Photo: James Burke


The official launch of the Quinn Body Repairs – Sligo Park Hotel / Rally 2012 took place on Thursday evening last. Among the gathering were , representatives of the sponsors , Monica Tighe of Quinn Body Repairs & Recovery , Auther O Dea of Sligo Park Hotel, Ian Gunning of Gusclad and Aisling Lowe on behalf of Sasta Fitness. Apologies were received from Dermot Fallon of Gulf Oils.

Dignitaries on the night were outgoing Sligo Mayor, Roseleen O Grady and Tony Mc Loughlin T.D. Apologies were received from Senator Mark Mc Sharry.

Also present at the launch was Border Rally Championship sponsor and local business man, Andrew Mullen who will compete in Sligo, carrying No 21 on the door, which he has for most of the rounds to date, to honour the 21st Anniversary of the successful Border series.

Ocean fm Sport were also present to carry out a number of interviews to be used in the run up to the evening of the ceremonial start, which once again they will broadcast live. On the Saturday of the event the local radio station will also bring updates and interviews, live from the service park at Colooney.

Even though entries are continually coming in, Clerk of the Course Paul Kiely appealed to those who still have plans to compete in Sligo to get their entries in immediately as it gives the organisers the reassurance of starting a credible field.

Event Poster (Rev2)

Posted: June 2, 2012 9:07 PM

Press Release 1

Posted: May 21, 2012 11:58 AM

The planning for the 2012 Sligo Stages Rally is well underway, as Clerk of the Course for the second year, Paul Kiely and a dedicated committee have been busy in preparation of the July 7th event. In the selection of a three stage loop he was very conscious to keep the competitor interest to the fore, while taking into account spectator access. All of the approximate 145km of stages contain a selection of challenges while being aware of encompassing a compact loop around a central service .While some of the stages include sections of real classic Sligo Stages territory ,a series of deviations can add their own individuality to the selection.

The event, as in 2011 is running on a Saturday, therefore the ceremonial start in the town centre will take place on Friday evening. Last year’s Ceremonial start on the banks of the Garavougue River was electric, as the cars snaked across Rockwood Parade to cross the ramp and this year is expected to be even better. The event proper begins on Saturday morning with the first car leaving parc-ferme at 8.45am.

The provision is for a starting field of 151 crews and this year the C.O.C has reintroduced the classes for both Junior and Historics .

The Club is delighted of the continued support of its two title sponsors again for this year, Sligo Park Hotel who have played host to Sligo Stages since its inception and Quinn Body Repairs and Recovery who are in their fourth year of supporting the Stages.

The event is round five of the, Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship.

Regulations are available for download from the club website, with entries opening on May 28th . Closing date for entries is June 28th.

Regulations / Club Website

Posted: May 21, 2012 11:56 AM






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