Fastnet Stages Rally (Bantry) - 28 Oct 12
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Posted: December 18, 2012 3:36 PM
Posted: October 29, 2012 7:30 AM
1 Daragh O’Riordan/Tony McDaid (Subaru Impreza WRC) 69m 23s
2 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 72m 55s
3 Damien McCarthy/Eamonn Hayes (Honda Civic) 73m 06s
4 Brendan Cumiskey/Ronan O’Kane (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 73m 08s
5 Michael O’Brien/Patrick Walsh (Ford Focus WRC) 73m 11s
6 Wesley Patterson/Alan Whyte (Ford Escort Mk2 BDA) 74m 29s
7 Fergus O’Meara/Diarmuid Lynch (Ford Escort Mk2) 74m 31s
8 Vincent O’Shea/Brian Hickey (Ford Escort Mk2) 75m 05s
9 Jer O’Donovan/Sean Hayde (Subaru Impreza N12B Gp N) 75m 07s
10 Peter Desmond/Sorcha Kelly (Nova) 75m 31s
1 Vincent McSweeney/Michael Kearney (Civic) 55m 44s
2 Mark Horgan/Tommy Hayes (Civic) 59m 04s
3 Diarmaid O’Crowley/Sean O’Crowley (Nova) 59m 29s.
SS1-8 Daragh O’Riordan/Tony McDaid (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS1-8 Daragh O’Riordan/Tony McDaid (Subaru Impreza WRC)
Posted: October 26, 2012 11:30 PM
14,70 and 88
98 Brendan Comiskey class 4
99 Dave Dunne class 11
100 Andrew Sheehan class 1
101 Ken O’Neill Class 11
102 Stephen McCabe
J12 Gill White.
Posted: October 24, 2012 2:28 PM
Hegarty’s Service Station
John O’Driscoll Motor Factors
Camier’s Service Station
Casey’s Service Station
The Gift Shop
Maxol Service Station
Cronin’s Service Station
Galvin’s Service Station
Billy Cahalane’s Service Station
Donovan’s Service Station
White’s Service Station
Crowley’s Clonakilty Service Station
Rosscarbery Service Station
Leap Service Station
Marshall Meeting Points
Posted: October 24, 2012 2:25 PM
Casey’s Filling Station Glengarriff Road Bantry 06.45 am
Stage Commander Andrew Whelton.
Galvins Filling Station Dunmanway 07.15 am
Stage Commander Diarmuid Whelton.
Stage 3 Collins Centra Drimoleague 10.30 am
Stage Commander Michael O’Riordan.
Chief Marshall 086-8503837 / +353 86-8503837
Assistant Chief Marshall:Colm Feen 086-8626001 / +353 86-8626001
Seeded Entry Lists
Posted: October 18, 2012 9:55 PM
1 Darragh O'Riordan/Tony McDaid (Subaru Impreza WRC) 
2 Brian O'Mahony/John Higgins (Subaru Impreza WRC) 
3 Denis Cronin/Colman Hurley (Subaru Impreza WRC) 
4 Kevin Kelleher/Michael Harrington (Subaru Impreza WRC) 
5 Michael O'Brien/Patrick Walsh (Ford Focus WRC) 
6 Eoin Doyle/Pete Brennan (Ford Focus WRC) [ 8]
7 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Mitsubishi Lancer EvoIX) [ 4]
8 Damien McCarthy/Eamonn Hayes (Honda Civic) 
9 John Hendy/Enda Kennedy (Toyota Corolla Twincam) 
10 Fergus O'Meara/Diarmuid Lynch (Ford Escort Mk2) 
11 Wesley Patterson/Alan Whyte (Ford Escort Mk2 RS1800) 
12 Eugene Meegan/Brian Sharkey (Mitsubishi Lancer EvoX) [ 4]
14 Stephen McCann/Lisa O'Dowd (Mitsubishi Lancer EvoVII) 
15 Allen Treacy/Bob Fitzgerald (Toyota Corolla) 
16 Jer O'Donovan/Sean Hayde (Subaru Impreza N12B) [ 4]
17 Cal McCarthy/Eamonn Dullea (Honda Civic) 
18 Sean O'Donovan/Harold Atkinson (Subaru Impreza N10) 
19 Liam Howlett/Leo Tector (Ford Escort) 
20 David Guest/TBA (Honda Civic) 
21 Vincent O'Shea/Brian Hickey (Ford Escort) 
22 Stephen Carey/Breda O'Driscoll (Honda Civic) 
23 Fintan Canty/Denis O'Mahony (Ford Escort ) 
24 John Hickey/John McCarthy (Subaru ) 
25 Patrick Cunningham/John Fitzpatrick (Honda Civic) 
26 Paul Brunton/Thomas Brunton (Honda Civic) 
27 James Fitzgerald/Pat Cashman (Honda Civic) 
28 Luke McCarthy/Pakie McCarthy (Honda Civic) 
29 Paul Fitzgerald/Pierce Doheny (Ford Escort ) [11A]
30 Ray O'Sullivan/William Lynch (Ford Escort) 
31 Jonathan O'Callaghan/Gavin Sheehan (Peugeot 106 GTi) 
32 Gwyn Thomas/Charlie McEnery (Ford Puma) 
33 Adam Platt/Mark Hurley (Ford Focus) [ 7]
34 Andrew Mahon/Andy Donoghue (Ford Escort) [11A]
35 Kevin O'Connor/John McCarthy (Peugeot 205) 
36 Peter Desmond/TBA (Vauxhall Nova) 
37 Stephen Hernon/Jeff Case (Subaru Impreza N12) [ 4]
38 Pat Price/Stephen Price (Subaru Impreza N12B) 
39 Andrew Fanning/Derek Gibbs (Ford Puma S1600) [ 6]
40 John O'Connor/ TBA (Citroen C2 R2) [ 6]
41 Daniel Cronin/Sean Duggan (Honda Civic) 
42 Cyril Kerr/TBA (Ford Escort ) [11A]
43 Lee Perry/TBA (Escort Cosworth) 
44 Philip Cross/Brian Doherty (Ford Escort G3) 
45 John Kenny/Kevin Lyons (Ford Escort) 
46 Adrian O'Driscoll/Conor Hanlon (Ford Escort) 
47 Johnny Curran/Walsh Mikey (Ford Escort ) 
48 Gerard O'Connell/TBA (Ford Escort ) 
49 Jason Roycroft/Nicole O'Shea (Honda Civic) 
50 Adrian Levis/Eric Deane (Honda Civic) [ 2]
51 Colin Byrne/Brian Quinlan (Ford Puma) [ 9]
52 Colm Noonan/Stephen Quin (Peugeot 306 S16) [ 7]
53 Patrick Calnan/Trevor McCarthy (Peugeot 106 GTi) 
54 Simon Cummins/John Pettit (Vauxhall Nova) 
55 Victor Beamish/Susan Beamish (Vauxhall Nova) 
56 David Jennings/Geraldine Jennings (Ford Escort) 
57 Ciaran Casey/Steven Clarke (Talbot Sunbeam) 
58 Stephen Sheehan/Paul Sheehan (Talbot Sunbeam) 
59 Mick Cremin/Derek Tobin (Mitsubishi EvoVI) 
60 Jeremiah O'Flynn/Daniel Barrett (Ford Escort) 
61 Greg McCarthy/Mark Gordon (Subaru Impreza) [ 8]
62 Gearoid Beamish/Fearghal Beamish (Ford Escort) 
63 Jerry O'Mahony/Willie Buchanan (Ford Escort) 
64 Kieran Hayes/Peter Joyce (Peugeot 205 GTi) 
65 Gordon Dreaper/Derek Bovenizer (Peugeot 205 GTi) 
66 Shay Byrne/Richard Stafford (Talbot Sunbeam) 
67 Ed Twomey/Alistair Wylie (Mitsubishi Evo8) 
68 Sean O'Carroll/Ian Stanley (Ford Escort Mk2) 
69 Brian O'Mahony/Michelle Gallwey (Honda Civic EK4) [ 2]
70 Francis Kelly/ TBA (Honda Civic EK4) [ 2]
71 Martin Horgan/Paul McGlinchey (Honda Civic) 
72 Tom Dunne/Trevor Payne (Subaru Impreza) 
73 Conor Nash/David Kearney (Ford Escort) [11A]
74 Cathal McCarthy/Declan Buttimer (Peugeot 106 GTi) 
75 Tom Relihan/Maurice McElligott (Ford Escort) 
76 David Duggan/Leslie Wolfe (Toyota Corolla GT) 
77 Shane Stanley/Liam Fouhy (Honda Civic) 
78 Ian McCarthy/Shane O'Keeffe (Honda Civic Vtec) 
79 Shane Kenneally/Eamonn Harte (Honda Civic) 
80 Philip Jennings/Jonathan Jennings (Ford Ka) 
81 Conor McCarthy/Dylan Coffey (Honda Vtec) [ 2]
82 Owen Crowley/John Caverly (Ford Escort Mk2) 
83 Finbarr Murphy/Nicky Hegarty (Talbot Sunbeam) 
84 Steve O'Donovan/David O'Brien (Opel Corsa) 
85 Denis Nagle/Donagh Crowley (Nissan Micra) 
86 Martin O'Brien/Brian McCarthy (Puma S1600) 
87 Edward McNamara/ TBA (Honda Integra Type R) [ 7]
88 Neville Brett/Colum Kennedy (Toyota Corolla) [11A]
89 Etienne O'Sullivan/Donnchadh Burke (Honda Civic) 
90 Robert Beamish/Orla Beamish (Opel Corsa) 
91 Padraig Deasy/Edel McCarthy (Nissan Sunny) 
92 Jonathan Twomey/Jonathan Carroll (Suzuki Swift) 
J1 Vincent McSweeney/Michael Kearney (Honda Civic Vtec) 
J2 Padraig McCarthy/Peter Murphy (Honda Civic 1.6VTI) 
J3 Derek Butler/Olivia McCarthy (Honda SIR Vtec) 
J4 Colin Roche/Noel O Sullivan Jnr (Toyota Starlet RWD) 
J5 Paul Dullea/Dan Walker (Honda Civic) 
J6 Martin Horgan/TBA (Honda Civic) 
J7 Andrew Beamish/Cathal Quill (Vauxhall Nova) 
J8 Sean Fleming/Gavin Culloty (Ford Fiesta) 
J9 Diarmaid O'Crowley/Sean O'Crowley (Vauxhall Nova) 
J10 Darren Loftus/TBA (Honda Civic) 
J11 Declan Murphy/Daniel Hanratty (Honda Civic) 
H1 David Cremin/Johnny O'Shea (Ford Escort Mk1) 
H2 Noel Hurley/Jack Hurley (Saab 99 EMS) 
H3 Chris Manning/Tim Sayer (Ford Escort) 
Time and Distance Schedule
Posted: October 18, 2012 9:52 PM
Spectator Viewing Points Fastnet Rally 2012
Posted: October 17, 2012 10:57 AM
Skibbereen & District car club have announced that they will provide Official Spectator viewing points along the route of this years Westlodge Hotel & Estate Fastnet Rally.
Ger Hayes C.O.C said today that he felt that the Fastnet has always and will continue to be a very family orientated rally and he said that the organising committee of this years event felt that a good view of the event in a safe area was vital for young and old alike. He went on to say that the areas will be clearly marked on the Maps in the Rally Programme and would urge people to try these area’s out. The Viewing points are at location’s that will provide many thrill’s and spill’s for competitor and spectator alike.
At this stage the club would like to thank the residents that have made these location’s available and have helped out getting these set up.
Also entries are coming in very steadily and are still open so if you have not yet sent a entry in please do so as Seeding is being done over the next week. See you all in Bantry 28th October. (Bank holiday weekend)
Wheelchair Accessible Points
Posted: October 11, 2012 2:00 PM
Skibbereen & District Car club are delighted to announce that they will have Wheelchair accessible points on Stage 1,3,6 and 5,8 of this years Westlodge Hotel fastnet Rally.
Ger Hayes and his team were trying over the event last year to get wheelchair bound persons to a safe and and good vantage point but were unable to find a area suitable. So this year the decision was made when picking stages that this was of upmost importance.
The points will be clearly marked on the Rally Programme for anybody wishing to avail of this.
Ger stated today that last years event was a big success and we in Skibbereen & District car club are always trying to find ways of improving our event’s across the board.
We hope that people will avail of this and that wheelchair bound fans will enjoy there days sport. Bantry 28th October 2012 Westlodge Hotel Fastnet Rally. The Only place to be.
Counting Round’s of the Carbery Plastics Skibbereen & District Car Club Championship also The Windscreen Company Southern 4 rally Championship.
Fastnet on TV
Posted: October 4, 2012 12:12 PM
With plans at a advanced stage This years Westlodge Hotel & Pondlodge Cottages Fastnet Rally is shaping up to be something very special indeed with entries being received steadily.
Ger Hayes C.O.C for this years event along with some influential club members have also concluded a deal for a full one Hour programme of the event to be shown on RTE 2.
Ger hopes that this very special feature of this years event will help in attracting even more entries as he said that the coverage for one hour on one of this countries premier T.V stations should help competitors get the maximum coverage for there sponsors.
As has already been said in statements made earlier the Bantry Business Association and particularly fund raising efforts have brought all these things to fruition.
The Westlodge Hotel and Pondlodge Cottages have had a really steady stream of bookings for there accomadation also and would urge anybody seeking a bed to contact them as rooms are selling well for the weekend also patrons of the hotel and self catering cottages have full use of the Magnificent Leisure centre and swimming pool attached to the hotel.
Also the C.O.C said that the Ceremonial Start In the Centre of Bantry will again take place at 7.30p.m on the Saturday Evening 27th and after last Years success of this we would urge old and young to come down and show there support.
On Sunday the 28th there will be a Big Screen in the largely expanded service area in Bantry Town Centre which will also ad to the Carnival Atmosphere that this event creates.
Anybody wishing to compete should remember that this years event is a counting round of the Carbery Plastics Skibbereen & District car Club Championship which is always a hotly contested event and also a counting round of The Windscreen Company Southern Four Rally Championship. So Remember Bantry the 28th of October (Bank Holiday Weekend) is the place to be.
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Posted: September 25, 2012 10:06 AM
Regulations / On Line Entry
Posted: September 14, 2012 9:28 PM
On Line Entry:
Posted: September 6, 2012 10:46 AM
Skibbereen & District car Club are Pleased to announce that this years Westlodge Hotel Fastnet Rally will consist of 8 very testing stages.
All stages will be close by the rally base of Bantry.
Also this year there will be centralised service in Bantry, yet the organisers are extending the area to facilitate the large numbers of enquires that the club are already receiving at this early stage.C.O.C of the event Ger Hayes has said that many people have given there free time up to P.R the stages and that he is very grateful to everybody that helped out and he also paid tribute to the residents along the route who have been very accommodating and helpful to get the rally running in there area.In these times of economic stress the rally injects a large amount of money into the local economy and this year Bantry will again reap the benefits of the event.
He also asked businesses to give an advert to the rally programme which will be available in usual outlets the week of the event.To all competitors out there we urge you to give a entry.The Westlodge Hotel Fastnet Rally is a counting round of the Carbery Plastics Skibbereen & District car club championship, The Windscreen company Southern 4 rally championship and to our sponsors we are very grateful.
So remember the 28th October 2012 Bantry is the place to be.
Posted: June 25, 2012 12:30 PM
Skibbereen & District car club are pleased to announce the appointment for another year of Ger Hayes as C.O.C for the club's premier event the Westlodge Hotel Fastnet Rally.
Ger's appointment was ratified at the club's A.G.M which was held on June 20th. Ger accepted the position and said that the Rally will be based in Bantry again this year. Speaking from his West Cork Base he also has just concluded a deal with the Westlodge Hotel who took over as event co sponsor and H.Q last year. Ger went on to say that he was delighted that the Westlodge Hotel and Pondlodge cottages came on board as he felt that feedback from Competitors on the facilities in Bantry was excellent. Not only does the Hotel and self catering cottages cater for the Rally crew but also caters for all crews families with excellent features such as Swimming pool etc.
Also after a successful first year in 2011 the Bantry Business association are coming back in as associate sponsors giving much needed financial assistance to the event. Ger has said that after last years success he has received a lot of enquires not just nationally but from overseas also and is expecting yet again some of the top class crews to make the start line on October 28th which is the Bank Holiday Weekend.
Posted: June 25, 2012 12:29 PM