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Imokilly Single Stage Rally - (Sat) 27 Jul 13

Posted: February 7, 2014 2:15 PM - 16494 Hits

Great Stuff Caterers Imokilly Single Stage Rally - July 27th 2013
Round 4 - 2013 Southern 4 Rally Championship

Pat Maguire, Coleman Hurley, Roy White, Emmet Cronin
Photo: Ger Leahy

In Car

Posted: February 7, 2014 2:02 PM


Frank Kelly & Willie Hamilton (Ford Escort MK II) SS3

Roy White & Coleman Hurley (MG ZR S2000) SS3

The Great Stuff Caterers Imokilly Single Stage Rally.

Posted: February 7, 2014 2:00 PM

On a super-hot day in the sunny south east of Cork, the Village of Cloyne came alive as the rally arrived . Roy White took his first ever rally win while the best of the local crews were Allen Treacy / Bob Fitzgerald in their Corolla.

The Great Stuff Caterers Single Stage Rally is unique in that it is the only single stage rally in the country and this year the second running of the event, the rally hosted a cracking entry of quantity and quality.

First on the stage was the first stage retirement last year Roy White with co-driver Coleman Hurley getting a late call for the seat. Roy showed his seeding was no fluke as he stormed off into the lead in the unique MG ZR 3.4 Seconds ahead of the field . The car was reading a fuel pressure problem but it had not slowed him. Frank Kelly in the Escort took up second place ahead of the Subaru of Colm Murphy who knew he would always struggle on the fast dry tarmac stage against the Escorts.

Eddie Power made good use of the Corolla WRC to hold 4th and the sensation of the rally was the pace of Youghal’s Jason Ryan / Tadgh O’ Sullivan in the 1600 Starlet holding an amazing 5th overall ahead of Ed O Callaghan next was the new Escort of Wesley Patterson who was having teething troubles with the new car.

Next up was Mike Quinn followed by Alastair Cochrane in Escorts ahead of the local IMC battle between Alllen Treacy who was having trouble with the gear shift display and could not figure out which gear he was in, he clouted a bale chicane only damaging the wing and later had an overshoot Mark Dolphin had his own problems with a slipping clutch and was 7 seconds behind.

Run 2 and as Roy White stamped his authority on the event with a second fastest time Kelly had no answer White still had sensors telling him the fuel pressure was not right but it did not slow him he now had a ten second lead .Third was Colm Murphy and he was looking for rain if he was going to go faster than the boys in front , Eddie Power stayed at 4 followed by Ed o Callaghan was up to fifth, with a time nearly 20 seconds quicker than his first run while Wesley Patterson had softened the suspension and was going better .Mike Quinn was now seventh and Jason Ryan had slipped to eight but was still flying in the 1600 Starlet. Tom Flaherty was now 9th and Alastair Cochrane was 10th..

The Battle for best IMC crew raged on Treacy with his gear display now working took another few seconds from Mark Dolphin who can thank his service crew for keeping him in the rally with a clutch change in record time both drivers going hard but Treacy enjoying a 10 second lead going into the last stage.

Run 3 and Roy White showed his class with another fastest time getting faster as the day went on as most crews did he was the only driver to dip under the 10 minutes for the stage and won by 18.5 seconds .even some horrific noises from the back of the MG could not slow Roy on his final and quickest run. Frank Kelly drove his heart out but said today was Roys day but we loved the stage today. Colm Murphy 3rd said it’s too dry and too fast I can’t go any quicker. Fourth was Eddie Power in the Corolla WRC, fifth was Wesley Patterson who said the last run was our best the new car is nearly right it takes time to set up a new car but there is nothing like competition great day today but there is more to come from that car any day your flat in 6th is a good day. Next up the Escorts of Ed O’ Callaghan, Mike Quinn, Alastair Cochrane and Tom Flaherty, Jason Ryan had disappeared from the leader board, while flat out Jason found no fifth gear and while trying to find a gear he clipped a rock and got a puncture a super result was now gone and Jason retired. The battle for top IMC crew resumed on the last stage Mark Dolphin was marginally quicker than Allen Treacy on the last run but Allen Treacy / Bob Fitzgerald had the work done on the first two runs to finish an impressive 10th overall 10 seconds clear of Mark Dolphin / Finbarr Quirke who finished 11th,.

At the finish Ramp a delighted Roy White said a great day my first ever rally win, what a stage fantastic what a great rally great credit due to the Imokilly Motor Club for a fantastic event. These sentiments were echoed by all the top 10 crews at the finish ramp.

A great day for Pat Maguire and Emmet Cronin who with their team at the IMC ,the help of the Sponsors , competitors , our neighbouring motor clubs and everyone who helped make this a truly memorable day in the history of the Imokilly Motor Club. Let’s not forget the residence on the route thanks to you for your help.

The rally HQ at Hartys Bar and Restaurant saw a return to old style rallying and a huge after party where people enjoyed a great night of live entertainment.


Posted: February 7, 2014 1:43 PM

1 Roy White/Coleman Hurley (MG ZR S2000) 30m 15s,
2 Frank Kelly/William Hamilton (Ford Escort MkII) 30m 34s,
3 Colm Murphy/Don Montgomery (Subaru Impreza N12 Gp N) 30m 44s,
4 Eddie Power/Mark Wiley (Toyota Corolla WRC) 31m 04s,
5 Wesley Patterson/Alan Whyte (Ford Escort MkII) 31m 12s,
6 Ed O’Callaghan/Ger Clancy (Ford Escort MkII) 31m 15s,
7 Mike Quinn/Conor Walsh (Ford Escort MkII) 31m 40s,
8 Alastair Cochrane/Gary McElhinney (Ford Escort MkII) 31m 51s,
9 Tom Flaherty/Patrick Curley (Ford Escort MkII) 32m 03s,
10 Allen Treacy/Bob Fitzgerald (Toyota Corolla 2.0) 32m 13s.

Leaders After: SS1-3 Roy White/Coleman Hurley (MG ZR S2000)

Stage Winners:
SS1-3 Roy White/Coleman Hurley (MG ZR S2000)

Final Instructions 1 / Time and Distance Schedule

Posted: July 24, 2013 6:54 PM

Available at:

Seeded Entry List

Posted: July 23, 2013 11:36 AM

Entries Received (17/08/13)

Posted: July 18, 2013 2:04 PM

James Brett/ TBA (TBA ) [1]
Dave Dunne/Alice Dunne (Honda Civic) [1]
Pat Cleary/Emmet Cleary (Peugeot 205) [1]
Seán Hegarty/ TBA (Honda Civic) [1]
Niall Walsh/Johnatan Keane (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
Alison Levis/Katy Ford (Honda Civic) [2]
Kevin Dolphin/Martin O'Brien (Ford Puma) [2]
Christopher O'Donovan/Dan O'Donovan (Honda Civic) [2]
Richie Dalton/ TBA (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
Colum Browne/Laurence McGrath (Honda Civic) [2]
Brian O'Mahony/Sean Sutton (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
Stephen Carey/Breda O'Driscoll (Honda Civic) [3]
Colm Murphy/Don Montgomery (Subaru Impreza N12) [4]
Philip Cross/J.j Cremin (Sunbeam Super Sport) [4]
Neil Tohill/Gerard Tohill (TBA TBA) [4]
Anne Maria O'Driscoll/Anthony O'Driscoll (Renault 51600) [5]
Grorge Wiley/Kevin Wiley (Peugeot 206) [6]
Colin Byrne/Eric Calnan (Citroen C2 R2) [6]
Colm Forde/Jonathan Trill (Peugeot 206) [6]
Daragh O'Riordan/Jim Duggan (Renault Clio S1600) [6]
Andrew Fanning/Derek Gibbs (Ford Puma S1600) [6]
Dean Raferty/Aileen Kelly (Honda Civic) [6]
John Quill/Jenna Browne (Citroen C2) [6]
Colm Noonan/Paul Bruton (Peugeot 306 S16) [7]
Noel O'Sullivan/Noel O Sullivan Jnr (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
Charles O'Neill/Nicholas Burke (Honda Civic 1400) [9]
Tonya Fortune/Dan King (Vauxhall Corsa B) [9]
Shay Delaney/Lisa Delaney (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
Donal O'Sullivan/Linda Curtin (Suzuki Swift GTI) [9]
Aishling Power/William Power (Honda Civic) [9]
Diarmaid O'Crowley/Hurley Eimear (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
Martin Crowley/Martin Barry (Suzuki Swift) [9]
Kieran O'Neill/Thomas Bruton (Opel Corsa) [9]
Pat O'Connell/Breeda Ryan (Toyota Starlet) [9]
Kieran O'Regan/Ger Keohane (Suzuki Swift) [9]
Declan O'Regan/ TBA (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
Steven O'Donovan/Mike Cleary (Opel Corsa GSi) [10]
Denis O'Brien/ TBA (Opel Corsa) [10]
Ger Kelly/Desmondo Curtis (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
Edward Hallahan/Barry Murphy (Ford Escort Mk1) [10]
Chris Faulconbridge/ TBA (Opel Kadett) [10]
Conan O'Riordan/Cian O'Riordan (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
Andrew Beamish/Beamish Susan (Opel Corsa) [10]
Martin O'Dowd/Donie O'Dowd (Talbot Sunbeam) [10]
Niall Fitzpatrick/Gary Fitzpatrick (Ford Escort) [10]
Paul Scannell/Mossy Griffin (Ford Escort) [11F]
Billy Ryan/Tommy Cudilly (Honda Civic) [11F]
Richard Cleary/Lorraine Cleary (Honda Civic) [11F]
Paul Browne/Margaret Browne (Honda Civic) [11F]
Stephen O'Shea/ TBA (Toyota Starlet) [11F]
Aidan Mulcahy/Des Flynn (Honda Civic) [11F]
Eddie Lyons/Kevin Lyons (Honda Civic) [11F]
Alan Dineen/Tony Dineen (Vauxhall Corsa) [11F]
James Cotter/Brian McCarthy (Honda Civic) [11F]
Georgie Bell/Daire Hayes (Honda Civic) [11F]
Jason Ryan/Tadgh O'Sullivan (Toyota Starlet) [11F]
Conor Moore/Ella Ryan (Honda Civic) [11F]
Jonathan O'Callaghan/Gavin Sheehan (Peugeot 106 GTi) [11F]
Ger Lyons/Steve O'Brien (Honda Civic) [11F]
Dermot Riordan/Jill White (Honda Civic) [11F]
John Browne/Gavin O'Grady (Honda EG6) [11F]
Kenneth Cullinane/Robert Regan (Honda Civic) [11F]
James Fitzgerald/Mossie O'Connell (Honda Civic) [11F]
Michael Murphy/Pat Cashman (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
William Lynch/ TBA (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [11R]
Niall Whitty/Michelle Stafford (Toyota Corolla GT) [11R]
Andy Mahon/Andy Donoghue (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
James Cunningham/Joe Fitzgibbon (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [11R]
Conor Nash/David Kearney (Ford Escort) [11R]
Shane Moriarty/ TBA (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11R]
Donal McGrath/ TBA (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11R]
Jason Costello/David Leslie (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [11R]
Anthony Whelton/Noel Crowley (Ford Escort) [11R]
Richard Harney/Brian Harney (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
David Duggan/Sean O'Crowley (Toyota Corolla GT) [11R]
John Sinclair/ TBA (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
Willie Walsh/Brian O'Keeffe (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11R]
Steve Roberts/Tony McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
Alan Commins/Kevin Corcoran (Peugeot 205 RWD) [12]
Denis Hickey/Timmie Brosnan (Ford Escort) [12]
Jerry O'Callaghan/ TBA (Vauxhall Nova) [12]
Ray Benskin Jnr/Nicky Hegarty (Ford Escort) [12]
Diarmuid Lynch/Darragh Lynch (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
Edward Walsh/Anthony Kavanagh (Ford Escort) [12]
Paul Quinlan/Brian Grant (Ford Escort) [12]
John Lynch/TBA (TBA) [12]
Chris Dineen/Alan Mulligan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Seamus Doyle/Kevin Barry (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Mark Dolphin/Finbarr Quirke (Ford Escort) [13]
Wesaly Daly/Derek Hennessy (Ford Escort) [13]
Allen Treacy/Bob Fitzgerald (Toyota Corolla) [13]
Paul Casey/Vincent Goggin (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Fintan Canty/Denis O'Mahony (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Alastair Cochrane/Gary McElihnney (Ford Escort) [13]
Johnny Curran/Mikey Walsh (Ford Escort) [13]
Donal O'Brien/Eamon Creedon (TBA ) [13]
John Cullinane/Mark Linehan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Charlie Hickey/Johnny Hickey (Ford Escort RS) [14]
Larry Brady/Paddy Brady (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Wesley Patterson/Alan Whyte (Ford Escort) [14]
Tom Flartery/Patrick Curley (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Jim Butler/Fergal Doherty (Renault Clio) [14]
Frank Kelly/William Hamilton (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Ed O'Callaghan/Ger Clancy (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Shay McCann/Jenna McCann (Mitsubishi Evo 7) [15]
Patrick O'Connor/Andrew Parish (Toyota Celica 185) [15]
Eddie Power/Mary Wiley (Toyota Corolla) [15]
William Nolan/David Daly (Honda Civic) [16]
John O'Flaherty/Tommy Commane (Toyota Starlet RWD) [16]
Leon Galvin/Ger Foley (Ford Escort) [16]
Richard Moore/Liam (jingles) Howlett (Honda Civic) [16]
Chris Brady/Jenny Warren (Ford KA) [16]
Denis Nagle/Donagh Crowley (Nissan Micra) [16]
Liam Dennehy/John Lynch (Sunbeam TBA) [20]
Patrick Lawlor/ TBA (TBA ) [TBA]

    Entries are still being accepted contact 086 3862776 or 086 1995604 / (+353 86 3862776 or +353 86 1995604)

Marshals Meeting Point / Marshals Training Night (Wed) - 17 Jul 13

Posted: July 11, 2013 11:54 AM

Marshals meeting point:
Coyne community Center Saturday 27th at 9.30am

GPS coordinates
n51.86536 degrees
w8.12357 degrees

Contact Chief Marshal: 087 63 765 31 / +353 87 63 765 31

Marshals Training Night (Wed) - 17 Jul 13 at 8pm in Hartys Bar Cloyne

After Party - Poster/Details

Posted: July 11, 2013 11:53 AM

Entries Remain Open

Posted: July 11, 2013 11:43 AM

Closing date for entries has been extended.

Press Release 3 - Rally Launched

Posted: July 5, 2013 12:38 PM

The official launch of the rally took place on Friday the 28th of June at Hartys Bar and Restaurant Cloyne there was a large crowd in attendance including representatives from the imokilly Motor Club and Rally Sponsors.

Present on the night were local rally cars that will be driven by Allen Treacy, Mark Dolphin, and Paul Scannell all these IMC drivers hoping to be the first local crew home.

Brian Allen from Great Stuff Caterers the title sponsor of the event said he and his team were once again delighted to be the title sponsor of the event. He said that his company was a great supporter of Irish Motorsport and he hoped the club would have an exciting safe event.

Clerk of the Course Pat Maguire and Deputy Emmet Cronin said the event is looking good there is a lot of work gone into the event over the past 9 months or so and hope fully the final push will lead to a great event the lads thanked all the club members for their help.

The lads said that in these tough times without sponsors the event just would not happen so please support our sponsors on the day and always, our main sponsor is Great Stuff Caterers but don’t forget our associate sponsors Ace Signs Cork, Ballyseedy, Centra Cloyne and last our Rally HQ for the weekend of the rally Hartys Bar and Restaurant Cloyne.

The rally that is based in the Cloyne area is attracting huge interest and with over a month to go has over 50 entries, these include some of the top club men rally drivers in the country, entries include Frank Kelly, Wesley Patterson in a brand new Escort and Ed o Callaghan these drivers are some of the quickest two wheel drive men in the country so the hard work of the IMC seems to be paying off.

This year the after event party is looking good more details soon. There is a move away from the rally disco back to live music at the Rally HQ Harty’s Cloyne , more news soon.

Remember there is still time to enter the rally but get your entry in fast. Anyone wishing to help out on the event please contact any club member. More News on imokillymotorclub.com or follow us on facebook.

Promotional Video

Posted: June 30, 2013 6:48 PM


Posted: June 17, 2013 2:11 PM

Great Stuff Caterers Imokilly Single Stage Rally – July 27th 2013.
Round 4 of the PlasticBags.ie Southern 4 Rally Championship.
Date: Saturday July 27th.
Rally HQ: Harty's Bar and Restaurant, Cloyne.
Contact: Deputy COC: 086 3862776
Total Stage km: 60km
Total Road km; approx. 40km

Last year the Great Stuff Caterers Single Stage Rally promoted by the Imokilly Motor Club burst on to the Irish rally scene and was a huge success, the aim of the Imokilly Motor Club was to bring motorsport and in particular rallying back to East Cork.

That was a long process that started when the club was founded back in 1997 with the aim of running a rally. Well with the first rally done and dusted the focus almost immediately turned to the 2013 event Emmet Cronin and his team set about the process of getting ready for the second running of the event.

All the feedback from last year’s event was taken on board and from discussions with various competitors about the event and the format the 2013 Great Stuff Caterers Single Stage Rally is almost ready to burst into life.

The Great Stuff Caterers Imokilly Single Stage will have classes for all cars except currently homologated WRC’s. The rally will include classes for juniors and Historic rally cars that will be seeded amongst the main field and will compete on all 3 stages.

With costs in mind the team have organised an extremely compact route and the cheapest tarmac rally in Ireland, The entry fee has been set at €270.

The event will take place in the Cloyne Ladysbridge area with some fast smooth tarmac set to test man and machine to the limits. Entries are now being taken and there is huge interest in the event.

There is no doubt that without sponsorship the event could not take place and the Imokilly Motor Club are deeply indebted to our title sponsor Great Stuff Caterers, Mr Bryan Allen and his team who are great supporters of Irish Motorsport.

We would also like to thank our associate sponsors Ace Signs, Cork, Ballyseedy Garden Centre Carrigtwohill, Harty's Bar and Restaurant, Cloyne and Cahill’s Centra Cloyne.

Emmet Cronin said we are delighted to have our sponsors on board please support them where ever possible, Emmet also said the stage is fast and demanding and in great condition. We are delighted once again to be a round of the prestigious (Plasticbags.ie) Southern 4 Rally Championship.

Last year Allen Treacy / Bob Fitzgerald were the first IMC crew home and finished in the top 10 they will be hoping for a good result this year.

The club will require upwards of 80 people to run the event on the day it’s a huge undertaking for a small club and without our neighbouring motor clubs it would not be possible.

We would ask all marshals who wish to help out with the running of this event to contact any club member as soon as possible; there will be a marshal training night prior to the event.

Entries are now available on the club website and there is lots of talk about some very quick drivers wanting to do this event.

Keep an eye on the Imokilly Motorclub website or follow us on facebook ; imokillymotorclub.com

Regulations / Entry Form now available

Posted: May 30, 2013 11:44 AM

PRESS RELEASE 1 - Great Stuff Caterers Imokilly Single Stage Rally – July 27th 2013.

Posted: May 4, 2013 12:41 PM

Imokilly Motor Club is pleased to announce details of the Great Stuff Caterers Imokilly Single Stage Rally on Saturday July 27th 2012. Based in Cloyne in east Cork, the Great Stuff Caterers Imokilly Single Stage will offer competitors the opportunity to recce and rally on the one day.

Last year the Imokilly Motor Club ran their first rally and it was a huge success this year the club has worked hard to bring you another classic 20km stage. The rally will consist of a 20Km stage run 3 times with service between each stage. Competitors will be allowed one reconnaissance run over the stage in the morning to make amendments to their safety notes. For single stage rallies competitors will do a reconnaissance run in their road car on the morning of the event. Competitors will be allowed to make amendments to their safety notes.

Scrutiny for the rally will take place on Friday evening followed by documentation in rally headquarters. The entry fee has been set at €270 which will make it the cheapest stage rally in Ireland.

The Great Stuff Caterers Imokilly Single Stage will have classes for all cars except currently homologated WRC’s. The rally will include classes for juniors and Historic rally cars that will be seeded amongst the main field and will compete on all 3 stages.

Imokilly Motor Club is delighted to once again welcome Bryan Allen and his team at Great Stuff Caterers on board as title sponsors for our rally. Great Stuff Caterers, a local based company are one of Ireland’s largest mobile catering companies and are avid supporters of Irish motorsport.

Clerk of the Course Emmet Cronin said we have a great stage picked out with a good surface it should test cars and drivers to the limit, we are delighted to welcome back Bryan Allen and his team at Great Stuff Caterers as title sponsors , Brian is a great supporter of motorsport in Ireland. We are also indebted to our associate sponsors; please support all our sponsors where ever possible. We have kept road mileage to a minimum in order to cut costs and make it a competitor friendly rally.

The Club are also delighted that the (Plasticbags.ie) Southern 4 Rally Championship has decided to once again include the Great Stuff Caterers Imokilly Single Stage Rally as a counting round of their championship.

Rally headquarters will be in Harty's Bar and Restaurant, Cloyne.

Scrutiny Friday between 4 and 8 pm.

Associated Sponsors:
Ace Signs, Cork. Ballyseedy Garden Center, Carrigtwohill Harty's Bar and Restaurant, Cloyne Cahill's Centra, Cloyne

Further information including regulations and entry form will be available to download from the club website shortly.

Club Website

Posted: May 4, 2013 12:40 PM

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