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Galway Summer Rally - 1 Sep 13

Posted: January 30, 2014 10:59 AM - 22305 Hits

Round 7 - 2013 National Rally Championship
Round 4 - 2013 West Coast Rally Championship

Photos

Posted: January 30, 2014 10:46 AM

Video: On the limit TV Program Promo

Posted: January 29, 2014 12:53 PM

Video Clips

Posted: January 29, 2014 12:53 PM

In Car

Posted: January 29, 2014 12:45 PM

Jonathan Pringle & Martin Byrne (Ford Escort) SS7


Ed O'Callaghan & Ger Clancy (Ford Escort) SS9


Eamon Dervan & Brian McNamara (Ford Escort) SS4


David Fleming & Kieran Doherty (Honda Civic) SS4

HUNTER/MARCHBANK UNCATCHABLE IN BALLINASLOE - Report courtesy of Dunlop – proud sponsors of the Irish National Rally Championship

Posted: January 29, 2014 12:41 PM

WELSH driver, Hugh Hunter and co-driver, Andy Marchbank (Subaru WRC) took an impressive victory in the Ballinasloe based Carlton Shearwater Galway Summer Rally, the penultimate round of the Dunlop National Rally Championship.
They finished the nine stage rally with a winning margin of a minute and 11.5 seconds over the Subaru WRC of their Welsh rivals, James Belton/Mark Glennerster. Daragh O’Riordan/Tony McDaid (Ford Fiesta WRC) were third – eleven seconds further behind.

The Motorsport Safety Group N award within the Dunlop series was won by Monaghan’s, Josh Moffett/John Rowan. The Dunlop Mk. 2 Champions Trophy was also won in Ballinasloe with Cavan’s, Jonathan Pringle/Martin Byrne scooping the accolade, in addition, they were also the recipients of the Dunlop “Drive of the Day” award.

The Dunlop Junior Championship was also decided in Ballinasloe with Kerry’s, Robert Duggan/Mikie Galvin (Honda Civic) clinching the series.

On the opening stage near Aughrim, Hunter, despite an issue with the launch control, still set the fastest time, finishing 9.5 seconds in front of the Subaru WRC of James Belton with Roy White (MG S2000) a further 3.1 seconds behind in third. Cork’s, Daragh O’Riordan in his Ford Fiesta WRC was fourth – 18.1 seconds off the leading pace. Declan Gallagher (Toyota Starlet) was a superb fifth with Josh Moffett sixth and leading Group N.

Hunter was quickest through the second stage where Belton was only a fraction of a second behind. In overall terms, Hunter led by ten seconds. The Welshman driver also topped the time sheets for the third stage and arrived at the Ballinasloe service park with a lead of 16.1 seconds over his fellow countryman, Belton, who was concerned about the power output of his Subaru that also wasn’t engaging first gear. O’Riordan was a further 18.2 seconds behind in third and opined that he wasn’t really in the groove.

Donegal’s, Declan Gallagher powered his Toyota Starlet into fourth place 6.6 seconds ahead of the Escort of Jonathan Pringle with late entry, Frank Kelly, also in an Escort, holding sixth overall albeit concerned about a warped brake disc, however, he decided against inserting a replacement. Seventh placed Josh Moffett (Mitsubishi) led the Group N category while Kevin Barrett (Subaru WRC) and the Escort pair of Ed O’Callaghan and Jim McKenna completed the top ten.

Opening loop retirements included Roy White, who was occupying third overall when the studs from the front right wheel sheared off on the third stage. James Stafford retired when his Darrian lapsed on to three cylinders.

On the repeat of the loop of three stages, Hunter emphasised his superiority and pushed his lead out to a minute and six seconds with O’Riordan moving into second. Gallagher had an untroubled run and slotted into third ahead of Belton, who traversed the stages without the anti-lag.

A hard trying Pringle was fifth followed by Kelly. Changes to the suspension were of immediate benefit to Kevin Barrett (Subaru WRC), who slotted into seventh. Moffett continued to dominate Group N, his rival, Stephen Wright (Mitsubishi) was one place and 25.9 seconds behind, the latter selected a harder compound tyre and his times improved accordingly. Richard Moffett (Toyota Starlet) on his first rally in some three months, completed the top ten.

On the final three stages, Hunter cruised to victory with a determined Belton taking the runner up spot and the maximum 20 Dunlop points to consolidate his bid to finish runner-up in the Dunlop series. O’Riordan was third.

Meanwhile, Gallagher took more valuable points to edge ahead in the rally.ie category of the Dunlop series while Pringle secured the Dunlop Mk. 2 Champions Trophy.

The Historic category was won by the Millstreet father and son pairing of John and Sean Moynihan (Escort), who finished over three and a half minutes ahead of the opposition.

Kerry’s, Robert Duggan/Mikie Galvin (Honda Civic) clinched the Dunlop Junior Championship, their rivals, Donegal’s, Kevin Eves/Adrian Reynolds bowed out on the opening loop.

Results

Posted: January 29, 2014 12:30 PM

1 Hugh Hunter/Andy Marchbank (Subaru Impreza WRC) 59m 54s,
2 James Belton/Mark Glennerster (Subaru Impreza WRC) 61m 05s,
3 Daragh O’Riordan/Tony McDaid (Ford Fiesta WRC) 61m 16s,
4 Declan Gallagher/Ryan Moore (Toyota Starlet RWD) 61m 18s,
5 Jonathan Pringle/Martin Byrne (Ford Escort MkII) 61m 36s,
6 Frank Kelly/Russell Harold (Ford Escort MkII) 61m 52s,
7 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC) 61m 59s,
8 Josh Moffett/John Rowan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 62m 23s,
9 Stephen Wright/Susanne Wright (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 62m 33s,
10 Maurice Moffett/Jason McKenna (Toyota Starlet RWD) 63m 42s.

Motorsport Safety Team Group N Production class:
1 Josh Moffett/Jason McKenna,
2 Stephen Wright/Susanne Wright,
3 Shane Maguire/Martin McGarrity (Impreza) 63m 58s.

rally.ie Two wheel drive award:
1 Declan Gallagher/Ryan Moore.

Dunlop National Escort Mk 2 award:
1 Jonathan Pringle/Martin Byrne.

Historics:
1 John Moynihan/Sean Moynihan (Escort) 45m 01s,
2 Ellis Belton/Gwynfor Jones (Escort) 48m 39s,
3 Philip McKibbin/Padraig Brick (Escort) 49m 00s.

Juniors:
1 Robert Duggan/Mikie Galvin (Civic) 42m 48s,
2 Conor Moore/Ella Ryan (Civic) 43m 52s,
3 Damien Boyle/Joseph Boyle (Civic) 44m 02s.

Leaders After:
SS1-9 Hugh Hunter/Andy Marchbank (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Stage Winners
SS1 Hugh Hunter/Andy Marchbank (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2 Hugh Hunter/Andy Marchbank (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS3 Hugh Hunter/Andy Marchbank (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Hugh Hunter/Andy Marchbank (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5 Hugh Hunter/Andy Marchbank (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS6 Hugh Hunter/Andy Marchbank (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS7 Hugh Hunter/Andy Marchbank (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS8 Daragh O’Riordan/Tony McDaid (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS9 James Belton/Mark Glennerster (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Final Instructions 1 & Scrutiny Times

Posted: August 29, 2013 10:25 AM

Late Entries / Reserve List

Posted: August 28, 2013 12:28 PM

Raymond OBrien/Nicky Egan (Austin Mini) 9
Justin Smyth/Gregory McQuillan (Ford Escort) 12
Stephen Wright/Susanne Wright (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) 4
Frank Kelly/Russell Harold (Ford Escort Mk II) 14

Seeded Entry List (Updated with Classes)

Posted: August 26, 2013 9:32 AM

1 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [8]
2 James Belton/Mark Glennerster (Subaru Impreza WRC S11) [8]
3 Daragh O'Riordan/Tony McDaid (Ford Fiesta WRC) [6]
4 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [8]
5 Hugh Hunter/Andy Marchbank (Subaru Impreza WRC S11) [8]
6 Stafford James/ TBA (Darrian T90 GTR) [14]
7 Roy White/James O'Brien (MG ZR) [20]
8 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 R4) [4]
9 Josh Moffett/John Rowan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
10 Declan Gallagher/Ryan Moore (Toyota Starlet RWD) [13]
11 Rodney Wilton/Conor McMahon (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
12 Jonathan Pringle/Martin Byrne (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
14 Edward O'Callaghan/Ger Clancy (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
15 Tom Flaherty/James Flaherty (Ford Escort RS) [7]
16 Russell Woods/Breen McNamee (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
17 Maurice Moffett/Jason McKenna (Toyota Starlet RWD) [14]
18 Mike Quinn/Tony Healy (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
19 ED Synan/Denis O'Connell (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
20 Eddie Power/Mark Wiley (Toyota Corolla WRC) [15]
21 Jim McKenna/Treanor Thomas (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
22 Richard Moffett/Martin Connolly (Toyota Starlet RWD) [13]
23 Shane Maguire/Martin McGarrity (Subaru Impreza N11) [4]
24 Garry Jennings/ (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
25 Frank Sweeney/Jane Cogan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
26 Neil Pierce/Enda O'Leary (Honda Civic) [11F]
27 Eamon Dervan/Brien McNamara (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
28 Michael Curran/Sean Hayde (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
29 Alan Callaghan/Cathal McGrath (Subaru Impreza STI) [8]
30 Pat Kelly/Jonathan Kelly (Subaru Impreza STI) [8]
31 Stephen Hernon/Jeff Case (Subaru Impreza N12) [4]
32 Liam Bowhan/Damien Connolly (Toyota Starlet RWD) [13]
33 Lloyd Hutchinson/Willie Fitzpatrick (Austin Mini Cooper S) [9]
34 Stephen Greaney/Agne Audiejaityte (Ford Escort) [13]
35 Richard Whelan/James Whelan (Honda Civic) [11F]
36 Patrick Cunningham/O Brien Shane (Honda Civic) [11]
37 David Quigley/Des Sherlock (Honda Civic EK4) [6]
38 Jonathan Folan/Ger Myers (Subaru Impreza N10) [4]
39 Tom Curley/ TBA (Subaru Impreza N12B) [20]
40 Jack Maguire/Andy Hayes (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
41 Raymond Conlon/Sarah Whelan (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [13]
42 Ian Gunning/Fred Holmes (Ford Escort) [13]
43 David Moffett/Fintan Sherry (Toyota Starlet RWD) [11R]
44 Kieran Feeney/Ross Forde (Ford Escort) [13]
45 Paul Curley/Jason Ollerenshaw (Subaru Impreza) [20]
46 Sean Gallagher/Claire Flanagan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
47 Steve Wood/Keith Moriarty (Citroen C2R2 Max) [6]
48 Paul Manton/ TBA (Citroen C2R2 Max) [6]
49 Joe Connolly/John J Connolly (Ford Escort RS1800) [14]
50 Neil Tohill/Gerard Tohill (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
51 William Cavanagh/Olivia Coen (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
52 James Cassidy/Declan Smith (Ford Escort) [12]
53 John Warren/Ruthann O'Connor (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [13]
54 Justin Comer/Adrian Comer (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5) [15]
55 Maurice Greaney/MC Hugh Keith (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
56 Vincent Collins/Fintan Kilroe (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
57 Adrian Cannon/Leon Jordan (Honda Civic) [11F]
58 Anthony Collins/Donal Falvey (Subaru Impreza) [20]
59 Colin Flanagan/Patrick Brides (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7) [15]
60 Ellis Belton/Gwynfor Jones (Ford BDA) [17]
61 Frank Cunningham/Arron Forde (Porsche 911) [18]
62 John Moynihan/Sean Moynihan (Ford Escort Mk2) [18]
63 Tom Doc Halliday/Paul Horan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
64 Luke McCarthy/David Hogan (Porsche 911) [18]
65 Tom Relihan/Maurice McElligott (Ford Escort Mk1) [13]
66 Pat Spain/JC McMahon (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
67 Christy Carey/Brian Carey (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
68 David Fleming/Kieran Doherty (Honda Civic) [11F]
69 Benny Kennedy/John Kinahan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
70 Eanmon O'Connell/Mark Linehan (Honda Civic) [11F]
71 John Collins/Peter McDonnell (Honda Civic Type R) [3]
72 Carty Mike/ TBA (Honda Integra) [11F]
73 Alan Gibbons/Noel Mulvihill (Honda EG6) [9]
74 Jason Roycroft/Nicole O'Shea (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
75 Declan Gannon/Alan Leonard (Subaru Impreza) [8]
76 Eoin Woods/Dorothy Cavanagh (Ford Escort) [13]
77 Barrett Paul/Declan Tumilty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [12]
78 Andrew Slattery/Shauny Forde (Peugeot 208 R2) [6]
79 Paul Monaghan/Stephen Monaghan (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11R]
80 Sean McHugh/Liam Healy (BMW M3 Compact) [14]
81 Gerard Hodgins/ TBA (Opel Manta) [13]
82 James Power/Declan Kelly (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
83 Tommy Flanagan/Sean Burke (Ford Escort) [12]
84 John Kenny/ TBA (Ford Escort) [13]
85 Declan McBrearty/Trevor Graham (Toyota Corolla GT) [11R]
86 Brendan Dunne/Brendan Murphy (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
87 Alvin Alcorn/Barry Melly (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [11R]
88 Mike Dolan/Seán Hegarty (Honda Civic) [11F]
89 Peter Hollingworth/Adrian Keely (Honda EG6) [11]
90 Trevor Keane/Mattie Keane (Honda Civic EK4) [6]
91 Patrick Divilly/Gerard Divilly (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11R]
92 Jason Costello/Garry Carroll (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
93 John O'Sullivan/ TBA (Citroen C2) [14]
94 David Quinn/Enda McGonigle (BMW E30) [14]
95 Francis Rafferty/Michael Culleton (Ford Rs Cosworth) [14]
96 Gerard McDonagh/ Pat Monaghan (Subaru Impreza) [15]
97 Joe McCarthy/Jason O'Brien (Honda Civic Type R) [3]
98 Kieran Bailey/Donald Gleeson (Ford Escort) [11R]
99 Anthony Masterson/Tom Clinton (Honda Integra Type R) [7]
100 David Donoghue/ TBA (Honda Civic EK4) [1]
101 John Walsh/Philip Walsh (Honda Civic EK4) [6]
102 Eamonn McCafferty/Conor Duffy (Ford Puma) [5]
103 Niall O'Sullivan/ TBA (Citroen C2) [9]
104 Declan Forde/Chris King (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
105 Sean Boyle/Aisling Boyle (Ford Escort Mk1) [12]
106 Anthony Breen/Mark O'Looney (Subaru Impreza STI) [20]
107 Hazel O'Callaghan/Gary Cusack (Peugeot 106 GTi) [6]
108 Paul McHugh/David Mannion (Honda Civic) [2]
109 Paraic Callanan/Laura Callanan (Honda Civic) [11F]
110 Jarleth Conneely/Brian Hassett (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
111 William Kenneally/Finbarr Fogarty (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
112 Niall Keane/Conor Keane (Chrysler TBA) [18]
113 Paudie Casey/Tony McCarthy (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [13]
114 Kevin McHugo/Ciaran Mahon (Honda EG6) [11F]
115 Andrew Sheehan/Cian Corbett (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
116 Ivan Warwick/Evelyn Warwick (Audi S2 Coupe quattro) [20]
117 Mike Costello/Paddy Costello (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
118 Kevin Lyons/Charlie Nilan (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
119 Stephen Kellett/Andrew Ward (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
120 Martin Geraghty/Brunton Sean (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
121 Patrick Hough/ TBA (Ford Focus RS) [7]
122 Gerard Dineen/ TBA (Toyota Starlet RWD) [12]
123 Eamonn McGuigan/Michael Moran (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
124 Aaron Duffy/Keith McConnon (Ford Fiesta) [9]
125 Ronan Lally/Brian Forde (Subaru Impreza) [11R]
126 Gerry Walsh/Shay Laheen (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11R]
127 Martin Greenwood/Aiden Connolly (Honda Civic Vtec) [11F]
128 Philip McKibbin/Padraig Brick (Ford Escort Mk1) [18]
129 David Manning/Paul Manning (Peugeot 306 S16) [13]
130 PJ O'Dowd/PJ O'Dowd (Talbot Sunbeam) [18]
131 Iarla Carty/Joe Whyte (Austin Mini) [18]
132 Conal Doherty/Declan Doherty (Citroen Saxo) [10]
133 Mike Murphy/Miriam Lally (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
134 Kevin Clear/ TBA (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [11R]
135 David Doherty/ TBA (Peugeot 306 GTi) [7]
136 Eamonn Barrett/Ken Kenneally (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
137 Cathal Bheilbigh/Sean Walsh (Honda Civic) [11F]
138 Francis Kelly/Sinead O'Donavan (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
139 Marcin Mleczko/Dariusz Szarnik (Opel Corsa) [9]
140 Dave Walsh/Sean Mullins (Ford Escort) [10]
141 Kenneth Ryan/Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]

R1 John Lynch/ TBA (Ford Escort) [12]
R2 Justin Smyth/Gregory McQuillan (Ford Escort) [12]
R3 Raymond Obrien/Nicky Egan (Austin Mini) [9]

J1 Robert Duggan/Mikie Galvin (Honda Civic) [16]
J2 Kevin Eves/Adrain Reynolds (Toyota Corolla) [16]
J3 Conor Moore/Ella Ryan (Honda Civic) [16]
J4 Damien Boyle/Joseph Boyle (Honda Civic) [16]
J5 Darren Young/Kenneth Quirke (Honda Civic) [16]
J6 Kevin McLaughlin/Kieran McGinley (Honda Civic EK4) [16]
J7 Andrew Ryan/Tommy Hayes (Honda Civic) [16]
J8 Cormac Phelan/Katja Auhl (Honda Civic Type R) [16]
J9 Mark Finnegan/Brian McLoughlin (Suzuki Swift GTI) [16]
J10 Brian Cooney/ TBA (Peugeot 205 GTi) [16]
J11 Nicholas Alcorn/Naill Campbell (Suzuki Swift GTI) [16]

“All Systems Go” for the 2013 Carlton Shearwater Galway Summer Rally!

Posted: August 20, 2013 2:26 PM

Preparations are well advanced for the Carlton Shearwater Galway Summer Rally 2013 Rally. This year’s event takes place over the weekend of the August 31st and September 1st. The Carlton Shearwater, Ballinasloe is in its first year of rally sponsorship and has embraced the event totally, and complements the strong organising team in Galway Motor Club.

In addition Ballinasloe Chamber Of Commerce and Ballinasloe Town Council have also been instrumental in their sponsorship and support

“With 12 days to go we expect there will be a full entry of up to 130 cars in the main field plus many in the Historic and Junior classes. We have already received entries from as far afield as America, Canada and Australia. The event will bring a welcome boost to Ballinasloe and surrounding areas” stated Mark Parsons, Clerk Of The Course

The 2013 event will have a Ceremonial Start in Ballinasloe on Saturday 31st of August at 8.00pm, following afternoon scrutineering of cars at The Carlton Shearwater from 2pm.

Headquarters for the event is the Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe. The rally route will cover 9 stages in East Galway, on Sunday 1st of September, and the rally Service Park will be in Ballinasloe that day. Sunday evening will see the Ceremonial Finish, also in Ballinasloe at 5.00pm that evening. Admission to all events is free over the weekend.

The leading early entrants to date include the winners of the Galway Summer Rally in 2012, Declan and Brian Boyle, also Kevin Barrett, James Belton & Hugh Hunter, all in Subaru World Rally cars. Daragh O’Riordan will also compete in his new Fiesta WRC. Early local entries include Galway’s Tom Flaherty, Eamon Dervan & Stephen Greaney. Stephen Hernon a Galway native, now living in Canada will compete in his Subaru. The final list of accepted entries, and detailed route maps and schedules will be included in the Official Rally Programme, available closer to the event. Details of programme outlets will be available on the event website and Galway Motor Club facebook

Garry Jennings will also be driving a MK11 Escort with the winner of the raffle for a navigator promoted by Galway Parkinsons Association and Galway Motor Club. This is Garry’s first competitive drive in a Mk11.

For 2013 rally enthusiasts worldwide will benefit from excellent media coverage of the event. County Galway based TG4 ,which provides “free to air” terrestrial TV nationally will broadcast two 30 minute programmes devoted to the event.

In 2013 the organisers have arranged facilities for the ever increasing number of on-line rally followers, with regular video uploads to be provided from the start, live interviews and action from the stages during the event with Ultimate Rally News. Locally the event will receive extensive coverage from the Galway Bay FM sports and news teams.

2013 Carlton Shearwater Galway Summer Rally Event Timetable:

    Saturday 31st August 2:00pm: Scrutiny at Carlton Shearwater.
    Saturday 31st August 8.00pm: Ceremonial Start in Ballinasloe Square.
    Sunday 1st September 9.00am: 9 Special Stages in east Galway.
    Sunday 1st September 5.00pm: Finish at Ballinasloe Town Centre.
    Sunday 1st September 7.30pm: Prize giving at Carlton Shearwater, Ballinasloe
Regular updates and more detailed information will be available on the club facebook page

Ultimate Rally News for Galway Summer Rally

Posted: August 15, 2013 9:01 AM

Ultimate Rally News returns for the Galway Summer Stages Rally on Sunday 1st September. This unique & semi live rally news service will provide people with Twitter & Video updates throughout the day of the rally as the action happens. First video update will be on-line before ss1.

Log onto www.ultimaterallynews.com or follow the link on www.rally.ie on the day of the rally.

Rally Launch - (Fri) 26 Jul 13

Posted: July 23, 2013 11:16 AM

Navigate for Garry Jennings - in a Mk2!

Posted: July 17, 2013 11:27 AM

Event Poster

Posted: July 12, 2013 2:44 PM

Regulations (REV 2) / On Line Entry

Posted: July 11, 2013 11:39 AM

GALWAY MOTOR CLUB ANNOUNCES NEW SUMMER RALLY SPONSOR

Posted: May 16, 2013 8:33 PM

Galway Motor Club, organisers of the Galway Summer Rally, are delighted to announce that The Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe in association with Ballinasloe Town will be the new title sponsors of the 2013 Galway Summer Stages Rally.

Michelle Ryan, Marketing Manager of The Carlton commented
“We are delighted along with Ballinasloe Town to be the title sponsor of such a prestigious event. The Carlton Shearwater, one of the newest Galway Hotels, is an exquisite 4 star hotel and spa resort with easy access to Galway and Athlone. Ideally situated at Marina Point on the majestic River Suck, one of the most beautiful rivers in the country, this is the perfect retreat. Luxurious accommodation and suites, the very finest in dining, and a Leisure & Fitness centre with swimming pool will all combine to make your stay in Galway a magical one. Our C-Spa offers a range of soothing treatments and a team of expert beauticians that will ensure you look as good on the outside as we promise to make you feel on the inside. All that's left for you to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your stay. The Carlton Shearwater Hotel & C Spa is celebrating their 6th birthday this year and are part of the Carlton Hotel group, which is an Irish owned hotel group with eight properties located across Ireland”

Donal Scannell, President of Ballinasloe Chamber Of Commerce said
“We are thrilled to have the rally based in Ballinasloe following the success of the finish of the Galway International Rally in the town in February. The rally brings a great buzz to the town as well as a much needed boost to the local economy. Ballinasloe is an ideal location for the rally given its central location and access to the M6 Motorway. Welcome to the Gateway To The West”

Mark Parsons, Clerk of the Course for the Galway Summer Rally stated,
“The Carlton Shearwater Hotel and Ballinasloe Town is an ideal sponsor for the Galway Summer Rally. The Carlton Group has an established connection with the exciting sport of motor rallying through sponsorship of other rally events. The town of Ballinasloe could not have been more helpful in our preparations to date.

The Rally will take place over the weekend of August 31st and September 1st and will be a round of the Dunlop National and Top Part West Coast Championships. The Headquarters will be The Carlton Shearwater Hotel with Service and Scrutiny in close proximity. The event is expected to attract a full entry of over 130 cars and teams to the town.

Galway Motor Club endorses the Road Safety Authority’s “Keep the Race in Its Place” initiative and is a supporter of “The Gathering” tourism promotion.

Club Website

Posted: May 16, 2013 8:33 PM






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