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Mayo Stages Rally - 9 Mar 14

Posted: March 12, 2014 6:48 PM - 19789 Hits

Round 1 - 2014 National Rally Championship
Round 1 - 2014 Border Rally Championship


Kevin Kennedy (Kennedy Motors)
Declan and Brian Boyle winners
Roisin Buckley (Hotel Ballina)
Photo: Andy Walsh

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Posted: March 12, 2014 6:48 PM

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Posted: March 12, 2014 6:46 PM

Tommy Doyle & Liam Moynihan (Renault Clio R3+) SS9
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Video Clips

Posted: March 12, 2014 10:21 AM

In Car

Posted: March 10, 2014 10:53 PM

Kevin Eves & Chris Melly (Toyota Corolla RWD)


Roy White & James O'Brien (MG ZR 2400) SS4


Martin Toner & Martin Swinburne (Sunbeam) SS7


Donal O'Brien & Stephan Quinn (Ford Escort G3) SS4


Brian Armstrong and Mark Tierney (Ford Escort Mk2)

BOYLES BEST IN BALLINA - Courtesy of Dunlop proud sponsors of the Dunlop National Rally Championship

Posted: March 10, 2014 12:45 PM

Defending Dunlop National Rally champions, Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru WRC) made the perfect start to this season’s campaign with a start to finish victory in the Hotel Ballina/Kennedy Motors Mayo Rally, the first event of the eight round series.

In slippery conditions, they finished two minutes and 21.8 seconds ahead of the MG ZR of Roy White/James O’Brien. Paddy McVeigh/Gary McElhinney (Subaru WRC) were a minute and 1.1 seconds further behind third.

The Group N category was won by Josh Moffett/John Rowan (Mitsubishi). The Longford/Cork duo of Tommy Doyle/Liam Moynihan (Renault Clio R3) were the top two wheel drive competitors. The Dunlop “Drive of the Day” award was won by Steve Wood/Keith Moriarty (Subaru WRC).

On an extremely slippery opening stage near Bunnyconnellan, Boyle was 4.9 seconds ahead of Hugh Hunter, who endured a half spin. Roy White (MG ZR) was third fastest – 10.9 seconds further adrift. Former triple Dunlop champion, Niall Maguire (Subaru WRC) languished down in fourteenth place almost 40 seconds off the lead due to intercom problems, tyre choice was also an issue. White caught up with Maguire’s Subaru about a mile from the finish but, due to the narrow road, the Monaghan man was unable to allow White overtake.

As the medical services were requested for a resident on the second stage, rally organisers re-routed to the third stage. There, Boyle posted another fastest time to move into a 16 second lead over Hunter. At the Ballina service park, leader Boyle remarked,
“It is very slippery out there, I’m taking it nice and steady.” White remained in third – 21.4 seconds behind Hunter.
Daniel Barry in his R4 Mitsubishi was a fine fourth followed by Steve Wood in the ex-Darren Gass Subaru WRC, who clipped a rock and stalled on the third stage. Kevin Barrett (Subaru WRC) slotted into sixth.
Sam Moffett led the Group N category, he was seventh overall in a top ten completed by Paddy McVeigh (Subaru WRC), Josh Moffett, who spun his Mitsubishi on the opening stage and Aaron MacHale (Mitsubishi). Elsewhere, Trevor Bustard (Mitsubishi) had a major moment on the third stage and was lucky to escape unscathed. Niall Maguire withdrew at the service halt due to engine concerns.

With all the drivers remarking on the slippery conditions, Boyle fared best on the second loop of stages. His only indiscretion was on S.S. 5 when he stalled his Subaru at a junction. Hunter had a good stage time on S.S. 4 but his rally ended on the next stage when he retired with a sensor issue. Boyle arrived at the final service halt with a lead of one minute and 57.4 seconds. Second placed White opted for a cut slick but having two intermediate compound spare wheels, he changed the front wheels for the sixth stage.

Paddy McVeigh (Subaru) slotted into third despite a huge moment on S.S 6 when he hit a rock that was dragged on to the stage. Daniel Barry in his R4 Mitsubishi was fourth – 4.9 seconds behind McVeigh. Steve Wood and Kevin Barrett completed the top six, the latter had visibility issues when the screen fogged up on S.S. 6, he also experienced problems with sixth gear.

Josh Moffett moved into the lead of Group N when his brother Sam retired with engine troubles on S.S. 5. Donegal’s Trevor Bustard, who had a moment on S.S. 5, was 20.3 seconds behind in a top ten completed by Tommy Doyle (Renault Clio R3) and Raymond Conlon (Toyota Corolla). Aaron MacHale retired his Mitsubishi with fuel pump troubles.
Kevin Barrett withdrew his Subaru at the final service halt due to problems with sixth gear.

On the final loop of three stages, Boyle survived a heart stopping moment on the penultimate stage and went on to take victory and maximum Dunlop points. White and McVeigh completed the top three. Wood in the ex-Darren Gass Subaru WRC was fourth from Daniel Barry (Mitsubishi), who won the R4 category and Group N winner, Josh Moffett, who finished sixth overall.

Results

Posted: March 10, 2014 12:34 PM

1 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC) 60m 24s,
2 Roy White/James O’Brien (MG ZR S2400) 62m 45s,
3 Paddy McVeigh/Gary McElhinney (Impreza WRC) 63m 46s,
4 Steve Wood/Keith Moriarty (Subaru Impreza WRC) 64m 02s,
5 Daniel Barry/Gordon Noble (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10 R4) 64m 37s,
6 Josh Moffett/John Rowan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 GpN) 65m 27s,
7 Tommy Doyle/Liam Moynihan (Renault Clio R3+) 66m 07s,
8 Trevor Bustard/John McCafferty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 GpN) 66m 14s,
9 Raymond Conlon/Darren McCague (Toyota Corolla RWD) 66m 22s,
10 David Leonard/Darragh Mullen (Mitsubishi Lancer) 66m 55s.

R Category: Daniel Barry/Gordon Noble

Group N Production class: Josh Moffett/John Rowan

rally.ie Two wheel drive award: Tommy Doyle/Liam Moynihan

Historics: 1 P J O’Dowd/John Young (Sunbeam) 43m 44s.

Juniors:
1 Niall O’Sullivan/Carrie Moloney (Citroen C2) 43m 01s,
2 Paul Creamer/Davy McCloskey (Civic) 43m 05s,
3 Justin Ryan/Andy Walsh (Civic) 44m 52s.

Leaders After:
SS1-9 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Stage Winners
SS1 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2 Cancelled
SS3 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS6 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS7 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS8 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS9 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Mayo to Kick-start 2014 Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship

Posted: March 8, 2014 11:59 AM

The Border Rally Championship committee is delighted to confirm that Sligo Pallets will return as title sponsors for the 2014 Border Rally Championship. This successful partnership, which began in 2011, continues to go from strength to strength with many new crews signing on last year and more crews signalling their intention to contest the 2014 series. The championship is once again a five round affair, kicking off with the Mayo Stages in March followed by Monaghan, Cavan, and Sligo before Donegal rounds off the year in October. The 2013 class system is retained so Class 11 will again be split between front and rear wheel drive. Competitors count their best four scores from five rounds, 10 points are available to each class winner (provided that at least 5 cars start each class) with the overall winner the crew who amass the most points in their class.

2013 saw new names added to the Border victory list as Cavan's Gary Kiernan/Niall Tierney narrowly clinched the championship in their class 10 Escort. Runners-up were class 11F crew Dermot O'Hagan/Pierce Doheny Jnr who were contesting the championship for the first time. Arthur & Mac Kierans who were overall winners in 2011 and 2012, finished 3rd overall after another dominant season in class 12.

For 2014, Gary & Niall make the move into class 13 in the Escort so superbly driven by Gary's late brother Paddy in 2013. O'Hagan/Doheny were also looking for a new car this year with their Corsa sporting 'for sale' stickers in the latter half of 2013! Arthur & Mac Kierans should be back for another run at the border, provided it doesn't clash with Arthur's programme with Daniel McKenna in the British Rally Championship. Entries are coming in thick and fast for Mayo including some Border regulars and former champions such as Roger Kennedy, Daniel Conaghan, Trevor Bustard, Declan Boyle and John Kelly. An exciting entry with strong numbers across all the classes should provide an exciting start to another close and compelling season of competition in the Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship.

DUNLOP SEASON BEGINS IN BALLINA - Courtesy of Dunlop proud sponsors of the Dunlop National Rally Championship

Posted: March 8, 2014 11:38 AM

A brand new season of the Dunlop National Rally Championship opens with a vibrant entry for the Hotel Ballina/Kennedy Motors Mayo Rally on Sunday next. Reigning champion and last year’s winner in Mayo, Declan Boyle (Subaru WRC) heads an impressive entry with no fewer than seven World Rally Cars in the line-up for the nine stage event.

It is the first time since 2008 that the Mayo club host the opening round of the popular series. Last year, although not a round of the Dunlop series, the rally returned to Ballina for the first time since 2003 when it was won by Eugene Donnelly (Subaru). In the intervening years, the rally was based in Castlebar and Claremorris.

Not since Patrick Elliott in the 2008/2009 seasons has a driver won back to back Dunlop titles. Boyle will have a tough task in trying to emulate the Cavan driver and the quartet of Jer Buckley (1979/1980), Bertie Law (1983/1984), Stephen Murphy (1995/1986) and John Gilleece (1997/1998).

Five victories in six outings in last year’s Dunlop campaign saw Boyle take the title on round six in Tipperary. As he begins his title defence on Sunday, Boyle reflected on his 2013 campaign, “There were no easy rounds last year. When the weather was changing, it made it tough but Niall Maguire was there all the time and has loads of experience and is hard to beat. My toughest event was Sligo as the tar was melting and was very slippy”

The Donegal driver admitted he knows little about Hugh Hunter,
“I don't know how quick he is, we never competed against him, but from what I hear he is not going to be easy.”

Welsh ace Hugh Hunter (Subaru WRC) was an impressive winner of the recent Abbeyleix Manor Hotel Rally. He won last year’s Dunlop round in Galway and then led the final round in Bantry until transmission problems put an end to his rally. There is little doubt that he is a serious title contender, how he fares against Boyle is just one of the many fascinating aspects of the Hotel Ballina/Kennedy Motors Mayor Rally.

It’s been ten years since Niall Maguire (Subaru WRC) won the national series, the three time champion is undoubtedly one of the most ardent supporters of the Dunlop series and he would really like to add that unprecedented fourth title. Clonmel’s Roy White (MG ZR) occupies the number four berth in Mayo. A superb season last year where he took third overall, he also led the recent Abbeyleix Rally after the opening stage but an encounter with a chicane bale brought a hasty exit. Another Dunlop regular, Kevin Barrett will drive his S14 Subaru WRC, the Maynooth driver won in Mayo in 2011, his last victory in a round of the Dunlop series was the Galway Summer Rally in 2009.

Like Hugh Hunter, Tyrone’s Paddy McVeigh (Subaru WRC) will tackle the Dunlop series and also used the recent Abbeyleix Rally as a shakedown - finishing third overall.

Wexford’s James Stafford on board the nimble Darrian T90 returns to Dunlop action, he was another driver that competed in Abbeyleix as preparation for Mayo, he was second to Hugh Hunter.

The top ten is completed by the Mitsubishi trio of Sam Moffett, Josh Moffett and Daniel Barry. Former Billy Coleman award winner, Sam reverts to his Group N car for Mayo. The Monaghan driver won his home round of the Dunlop series last year. Opposition from his younger brother Josh will, as usual, be frenetic. Daniel Barry’s performance will be watched with interest. Monaghan’s Shane Maguire has acquired the ex-Stephen Wright Mitsubishi EvoIX, he knows that it will take a few events before he comes to terms with his new acquisition. The showroom category also features Trevor Bustard, former Dunlop champion Aaron MacHale and Pat Kirk, all in Mitsubishi EvoIX’s.

Current Irish Forest rally champion London based Cork driver Michael O'Brien (Ford Focus WRC) has decided to make the Dunlop series his number one priority this year as former winner of the popular “Drive of the Day” award, British driver Steve Wood steps up from a Citroen C2R2 to the ex-Darren Gass Subaru WRC. Meanwhile, the chase for the Dunlop Mk. 2 Ford Escort Champions Trophy begins in Mayo where the main protagonists are Camillus Bradley, Russell Woods, Fergus O’Meara, Brian Brogan, Jack Maguire and Vivian Hamill.

Popular Longford driver Tommy Doyle competes in his Renault Clio R3 that has undergone a number of changes to the suspension and transmission systems. From a local perspective, the 140 car entry includes Westport’s David Carney (Citroen DS3 R3T), Ballinrobe’s John Warren (Toyota Corolla), Hollymount’s Colin Loughney (Ford Escort) along with Shane Buckley (Honda Civic) from Ballyhaunis, Derek Bolton (Subaru) from Ballaghdereen and Knockmore’s Kenneth McHale, also in a Subaru.

Elsewhere, Clare’s Niall O'Sullivan (Citroen C2) and Cavan’s Damian O'Reilly (Ford Escort) head the Junior entry list.

Chairman of the Dunlop National Rally Championship Committee, Richard Talbot remarked,
“We are delighted to have Dunlop on board for the season ahead and we are looking forward to having another quality field of competitors in all categories contesting the 2014 series. It is fantastic to see over 140 crews in Mayo, I think it proves the popularity of the Dunlop championship. It is hugely encouraging to see that our Dunlop champions, Declan and Brian Boyle are making a defence of their title.”

Updated Entry List / Final Intructions

Posted: March 7, 2014 4:05 PM

Available at:

Seeded Entry List

Posted: March 2, 2014 10:18 PM

1 Declan Boyle /Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
2 Hugh Hunter/Andy Marchbank (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
3 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
4 Roy White /James O'Brien (MG ZR S2400) [20]
5 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
6 Paddy McVeigh/Gary McElhinney (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
7 James Stafford/Amy Ryan (Darrian T90 GTR) [14]
8 Sam Moffett/James O'Reilly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
9 Josh Moffett/John Rowan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
10 Daniel Barry/Gordon Noble (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [4]
11 Michael O'Brien/Stephen Quinn (Ford Focus WRC) [8]
12 Steve Wood/Keith Moriarty (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
14 Camillus Bradley/Crawford Henderson (Ford Escort MK2) [14]
15 Shane Maguire/Martin McGarrity (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
16 Trevor Bustard /Kenny Bustard (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
17 Aaron MacHale/Eammon Walsh (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
18 Russell Woods/Gary Gallagher (Ford Escort MK2) [13]
19 Pat Kirk/John McElhinney (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
20 Fergus O'Meara/Mikie Galvin (Ford Escort MK2) [14]
21 Tommy Doyle/Liam Moynihan (Renault Clio R3) [13]
22 Fintan McGrady/Mark Hanna (Ford Escort) [14]
23 Brian Brogan/Mac Walsh (Ford Escort) [14]
24 Jack Maguire/Andy Hayes (Ford Escort MK2) [14]
25 Vivian Hamill/Paul Sheridan (Ford Escort MK2) [14]
26 Raymond Conlon/Darren McCague (Toyota Corolla) [13]
27 Daniel Conaghan/Terence Magee (Ford Escort) [13]
28 David Carney/Ray Fitzpatrick (Citroen DS3 R3T) [7]
29 Gary Kiernan/Niall Tierney (Ford Escort) [13]
30 John Warren/Ruthann O'Connor (Toyota Corolla) [13]
31 Aidan Wray/Kieran McGrath (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
32 David Leonard/Darragh Mullen (Lancer) [20]
33 Kevin Eves/Chris Melly (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
34 Patrick Boyle Butcher/Donal McCole (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
35 Richard Whelan/David Mannion (Honda Civic) [11F]
36 Rob Duggan/Noel O'Sullivan (Honda Civic) [11F]
37 Adrian Cannon/Paddy McCrudden (Civic) [11F]
38 James Cassidy/Declan Smith (Ford Escort) [12]
39 Martin Toner/Martin Swinburne (Sunbeam) [12]
40 Brian Armstrong/Mark Tierney (Ford Escort MK2) [12]
41 Colin Loughney/TBA (Ford Escort) [12]
42 Declan McBrearty/Trevor Graham (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
43 Michael Carbin/Emmet McCooey (EVO 4) [20]
44 Lloyd Hutchinson/Willie Fitzpatrick (Mini) [9]
45 Conor Watters/Gerard Boyle (Ford Escort) [14]
46 Hamish Kinloch/James Haugh (Ford Escort MK2) [13]
47 Jonathan Folan/Ger Myers (Subaru Impreza) [20]
48 Anthony O'Brien/Aidan Gannon (EVO 8) [20]
49 Neil Tohill/Gerard Tohill (EVO 9) [4]
50 Vincent Collins/Karen Kelly (Ford Escort) [12]
51 Joe Gallagher/Mo Downey (EVO 9) [4]
52 Shane Buckley/Keefe Kilcoyne (Civic) [13]
53 Gus Kearney/Eddie O'Neill (Lancer EVO 9) [4]
54 Kevin Bradley/Graham Henderson (Ford Escort MK2) [11R]
55 John Bonner/Damien McElhinney (Ford Escort) [13]
56 Martin O'Donnell/John Michael O'Donnell (Civic) [3]
57 P.J.Bonner/Vicki Kane (Ford Escort G3) [14]
58 Seamus Doherty/Peter Byrne (Ford Escort MK2) [11R]
59 Brendan Friel/John Boyle (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
60 Ross Marshall/Dave Robson (Ford Escort) [11R]
61 Barry Treanor/Colm Connolly (Ford Escort) [11R]
62 Paul Carron/Andrew Browne (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
63 Sean Agnew/Peter Deery (Citroen C2) [6]
64 Andrew Slattery/Shaun Forde (Peugeot 208 R2) [6]
65 Justin Smyth/TBA (Ford Escort) [9]
66 Patrick Price/Patrick Price (Subaru Impreza) [4]
67 Derek Bolton/Trevor O'Connell (Subaru Impreza) [15]
68 Colm Flanagan/Patrick Brides (EVO) [15]
69 Justin Comer/Adrian Comer (EVO 5) [15]
70 Kenneth McHale/Derek McCarthy (Subaru Impreza) [15]
71 Pa Bellew/Barrai Mac A Ghoill (Ford Escort MK2) [9]
72 Ed Muldoon/TBA (EVO 9) [4]
73 Ger McDonagh/Ken Flanagan (Subaru Impreza) [20]
74 Mark Ewing/Niall McDaid (Civic Type R) [3]
75 Pauric McGee/Dean O'Sullivan (Civic) [2]
76 Ciaran Kennedy /Pat O'Hora (Civic) [2]
77 Mark Boyle/Charles Gallagher (Civic) [2]
78 Eamon Russell/Gavin O'Donnell (Civic) [2]
79 Declan Hall/Chris Corr (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
80 Kelvin Gorney/Kieran Burke (Saxo) [11F]
81 Declan McGettigan/Jonathon Gallagher (Honda Civic) [11F]
82 Brian Quigley/Seamus McTigue (Civic) [2]
83 Cartha Boyle/Kevin Gallagher (Ford Escort) [11R]
84 Christian Cochrane/Conor Lavery (Ford Escort) [13]
85 Sean McHugh/TBA (BMW Compact M3) [14]
86 Kieran Donohue/Sharon Egan (Subaru Impreza) [15]
87 James McGreal/Chris Mitchell (EVO) [15]
88 Anthony Masterson/Tom Clinton (Ford Escort) [10]
89 John Kelly/Niall Kelly (Toyota Corolla) [10]
90 Peter McCarry/TBA (Ford Escort) [13]
91 Darragh Kelly/Keith Garrett (C2R2 Max) [6]
92 Sean Liston/Katrina Walsh Liston (BMW E30) [13]
93 Ian Graham/Liam Regan (EVO) [20]
94 Dermot Cannon/Bobby Trimble () [14]
95 Richard Tannahill/Emmet Sherry (Peugeot 208) [6]
96 Damien Scanlon/James McDermott (Civic) [2]
97 Barry Cuffe/Shane O'Brien (Ford Escort) [11R]
98 Alan Quinn/Gary Quinn (Manta 400) [13]
99 P.J O Dowd/TBA (Sunbeam) [18]
100 Roger Kennedy/Wendy Blackledge (Peugeot 306) [7]
101 Keith McFadden/Sandra McFadden (Clio) [7]
102 John Mulholland/Aidan O'Connor (Puma) [9]
103 Matthew Murphy/Ronan Murphy (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
104 Pakie Duffy/Colin Duffy (Civic) [3]
105 John Duffy/John Egan (Honda Integra) [7]
106 Tony Langdon/Eddie Quinn (Civic) [6]
107 Jim McBride/Martina Patton (Ford Escort) [9]
108 Kevin McDaid/Paul McCafferty (Corsa) [9]
109 David Doherty/Cormac Lyons (Peugeot 306) [7]
110 Pat Condon/Mark Gordon (Peugeot 205 GTI) [10]
111 Brian O'Donnell/Eddie McDaid (Sunbeam) [11R]
112 Aaron Duffy/Thomas Wedlock (Fiesta) [9]
113 Martin McKeown/Declan Ryan (Ford Escort) [10]
114 Brian Little/Joseph O'Neill (Ford Escort MK2) [10]
115 Conal Doherty/Declan Doherty (Citroen Saxo) [10]
116 Eamonn Barrett/Ken Kenneally (Ford Escort) [9]
117 David Kelly/Ryan Hegarty (Peugeot 205) [10]
118 Gene McDonald/Paul O'Hare (Ford Escort) [9]
119 Martin Geraghty/Diarmuid Priest (Civic) [2]
120 Conal McNulty/TBA (Suzuki Swift) [9]
121 Sean Sharkey/James Fulton () []
122 Eamonn McCaffery/Martin Hastings (Puma) [5]
123 Barry McLaughlin/Aodhan Gallagher (Ford Escort) [12]
124 Darren Young/Sean Walsh (Civic) [11F]
125 Mick McCormack/John Fallan (Civic) [2]
126 Alan Lawson/Sean Harte (Civic) [11F]
127 Eddie Peterson/Sam Johnston (Civic) [6]
128 Francis Kelly/Sinead Donavan (Civic) [2]
129 Donal O'Brien/Stephen Quinn (Ford Escort G3) [13]
130 Liam Branley/Nathan Burrows (Peugeot 206) [6]
131 Shane Carr/Gary Lockhart (Nova) [10]
132 Richard Quigley/Ciaran Fitzgerald (Civic) [11F]
133 Stephen Kelly/Shane Barry (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
134 Darragh Devine/Paul McGee (Civic) [2]
135 Patrick Durcan/James Gilmartin (Nova) [9]
136 Ivan Warwick/Evelyn Warwick (Audi S2 Coupe) [20]
137 Tonya Fortune/Damian Lawlor (Corsa) [9]
138 Terry Greavy/Brendan Greavy (Ford Escort MK2) [9]
139 Trisha Greavy/Darren Gilmartin (Civic) [11F]
140 Martin Cawley/Kenny Langan (Peugeot 205) [10]

Juniors
J1 Niall O'Sullivan/Carrie Moroney (Citroen C2) [16]
J2 Damian O'Reilly/Damien McCabe (Ford Escort) [16]
J3 Sean Brady/Pauric Murtagh () []
J4 Noel Murphy/Stephen Monaghan (Civic) [16]
J5 Justin Ryan/Andy Walsh (Civic) [16]
J6 Alan Moran/TBA (Peugeot 206) [16]
J7 Cormac Phelan/Katza Auhl () [16]
J8 Barry Gallagher/Jonathan Jacob (Civic) [16]
J9 Ger Lyons/Stephen O'Brien (Civic) [16]
J10 Shane Forde/Brian McLaughlin (Civic) [16]
J11 Stephen Doherty/Jared Gill (Astra) [16]
J12 Andrew Ryan/Tommy Hayes (Civic) [16]

Audio: Radio feature from Launch Night

Posted: February 25, 2014 12:01 PM

Time and Distance Schedule

Posted: February 23, 2014 7:47 PM

Rally Poster / Details

Posted: February 18, 2014 12:14 PM

Successful Mayo Stages Rally Launch.

Posted: February 18, 2014 12:11 PM

The countdown to the 2014 Hotel Ballina - Kennedy Motors Mayo Stages Rally is firmly on following a successful launch at Hotel Ballina, headquarters for the March 9th event. A large crowd was in attendance on Saturday night last to hear information about this year's rally from a selection of speakers, including Clerk of the Course Padraic Roche and Chairman of Mayo & District Motorsport Club Matthew Murphy.

Among those attending was Andrew Mullen, sponsor of the Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship, of which the Mayo Stages is the opening round. Local representatives included Ballina Town Mayor, Johnny O’Malley, Ballina Town Clerk, Carmel Murphy, Sgt Amanda Gaynor of Ballina Garda Station, members of Ballina Chamber of Commerce and county councillors.

Mayo & District Motorsport Club reports that a surge of competitors have entered the Mayo Stages Rally in recent days, with the entry list rapidly filling, any competitors intending to enter the rally are advised to get their entries in without delay to avoid disappointment.

Building on the success of last year’s event in Ballina, a rally festival and an array of entertainment has been organised by the Ballina Chamber of Commerce. This Festival will happen on Saturday the 8th of March 2014 from 1pm-9pm

Regulations Available

Posted: January 24, 2014 10:00 PM

Rally Guide

Posted: January 9, 2014 11:04 AM

Rally Guide available at:

2014 Mayo Stages Rally back to Ballina for second year

Posted: January 9, 2014 11:04 AM

After a very successful 2013 event, the Mayo Stages Rally is back in Ballina for a second year. The rally got a great response from local businesses and community, and equally was very highly regarded by visiting competitors and spectators. Hotel Ballina is once again Rally Headquarters and co-sponsor for the 2014 Mayo Stages Rally. Mayo & District Motorsport Club wishes to thank Hotel Ballina’s Executive Director Róisín Buckley and Senior Manager Jason Moyles and their team for their continued support and enthusiasm in ensuring this is another event to remember. The Club also wishes to express thanks to Kennedy Motors of Ballina and Bellmullet who also co-sponsor the event. Without the help of our co-sponsors and associate sponsors it would not be possible to run this event.

Clerk of the Course Padraic Roche and his hard working team are currently busy preparing for this ever popular event which takes place on Sunday March 9th 2014.

The rally will once again be run over a similar but not identical route to 2013; it consists of a very compact route with short road sections and three good quality, testing stages, repeated three times. Mayo & District Motorsport Club would like to acknowledge that there would be no Mayo Stages Rally without the support and goodwill of residents and businesses along the rally route and surrounding area.

The 2014 Hotel Ballina/Kennedy Motors Mayo Stages Rally will be the opening round of the 2014 Dunlop National Championship and the 2014 Sligo Pallets Border Championship.






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