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Carrick-on-Suir Wm Loughman Forestry Rally - 12 Feb 17

Posted: February 12, 2017 3:23 PM - 9158 Hits

Round 1 - 2017 Irish Forest Rally Championship
Round 1 - 2017 South East Stages Rally Championship

Live Results: results.shannonsportsit.ie (Angus Sealy)
SS1 08:17

Late Entries / Withdrawals (Updated 11/2/17)

Posted: February 10, 2017 2:35 PM

Late Entries:
Brendan Cumiskey (Skoda Fabia R5)
Sean O'Donovan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo)
Alex Byne (Peugeot 107)
Sam Moffett (Ford Fiesta R5)
Desi Henry / Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5)

Withdrawals
4 Michael O Brien/Liam Brennan (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
31 Paul McCann/Paddy Plunkett (Ford Escort RS Cosworth) [15]
32 Aidan Long/Anthony O'Sullivan (Subaru Impreza) [15]

Entires are still open

Final Instructions 1

Posted: February 10, 2017 2:34 PM

Star Studded Start for 2017 Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forest Rally Championship!

Posted: February 9, 2017 7:26 AM

The 2017 Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forest Rally Championship gets underway this Sunday for the Carrick on Suir Motor Club's Willie Loughman Memorial Forest Rally. Six special stages in the scenic Suir Valley lie in wait for the eager crews, with a real sting in the tail this year, a twenty-two kilometre forest test, which will be run twice in the afternoon, making a formidable eighty kilometre forest feast!

Another feast for the spectators is a truly mouth-watering entry! Former British Rally Champion-Keith Cronin from Bantry is at number one, and is debuting a new R5 Ford Fiesta, whilst former British Junior Champion-Marty McCormack in his R5 Skoda Fabia is seeded second and is also testing before a British Rally Championship campaign. Behind them is former Valvoline Forest Rally Champion and Billy Coleman Award Winner - Josh Moffett, also in an R5 Fiesta, who completes a very pacey top three. That's far from it however on the four wheel drive front, with another former Irish Forest Rally Champion - Mick O'Brien in his WRC Fiesta, Tyrone's Niall McCullagh in an S14 WRC Subaru Impreza, and yet another former forestry champion Pat O'Connell in his familiar Mitsubishi Evo 9 making up the top six. Seven could be lucky for Adrian Hetherington in his Toyota Corolla WRC, a car he really came to grips with last season, whilst Shaun Sinclair makes the trip from England with his S14 WRC Impreza. Strabane's Martin Cairns is never too far away from the top in his Fiesta WRC, whilst Darren McKelvey completes the top ten in his Evo. Ger Lucey, runner up in the series last year, once again wheels out his Evo 8, and this event is one he usually flies in, whilst the Evo's of Dermot Kelly, Conor McCourt and Jonny Leonard make up the top fifteen, and even outside that there are some potential challengers. It really is a forest feast!

The Valvoline two-wheel drive battle was an intense one last season and reigning champion Shane McGirr with his trusty Toyota Starlet will be the hot favourite once again. The MK2 Escort brigade will be trying to topple the Toyota, as Glens of Antrim 2wd winner- David Crossen, 2015 champion Mickey Conlon, John Gordon- now used to his sixteen valves and David Condell lead the charge. Adding variety is Damien McGuaran with his BMW 320, whilst the Junior category- class sixteen in the series also has a strong starting line up. The ever spectacular Derek Mackeral leads them away in his rebuilt Nova, with 2016 class winner- Stephen Dickson in his R2 Fiesta, James Driver- Peugeot 206, Shane Kenneally - Honda Civic and Johnnie Mulholland - Hyundai i20 amongst those in pursuit of that coveted Billy Coleman Award nomination at the end of the season.

Another all new innovation for 2017 is the introduction of the M. O'Brien Plant Hire Junior 1000 class for 16-18 year olds. As with any new series it will take an event or two to build up and this first round is very much a trial event, with local lad Alex Byrne, part of the Carrick on Suir Motor Club Youth Academy programme in a Suirway Forklift backed Peugeot 107. Jason Murphy in a similar C-Sport run car backed by Westyre, is the second of the brave drivers. With a fabulous prize of a drive in an R2 car on a 2018 Irish Forest Rally round, entry vouchers for the top three on each round: Eur200 euro to first place, Eur125 euro to 2nd place and Eur75 euro to third place and Ears Motorsport putting up two sets of tyres as prizes it's all to go for. Added to this every crew that registers for the Junior 1000 Championship will receive a voucher for one set of pace notes and a DVD from each supplier - On The Pacenote and Patterson Pacenotes. During the season the incentives are fantastic for these teenage rally drivers, who could be the next big names in the world of rallying.

Once again we would like to give special thanks to all our sponsors ? Valvoline, Andrew Fanning Motor Factors, M. O'Brien Plant Hire, Suirway Group Forklifts & Farm Machinery, Jelf Motorsport Insurance, Exact Signs & Graphics, Pottinger Machinery, Ears Motorsport / Kumho Tyres, Colton Pump & Heating Services, Coillte, Concept Fire Services Ltd, Gordon Automotive Services, Barron Pix & SVS Incar Cameras.

Seeded Entry List

Posted: February 7, 2017 3:37 AM

1 Keith Cronin/Mike Galvin (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
2 Martin Mccormack/David Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5) [5]
3 Josh Moffett/Stephen Thornton (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
4 Michael O Brien/Liam Brennan (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
5 Niall Mccullagh/Ryan McCloskey (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
6 Pat O Connell/Mark Wiley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
7 Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan (Toyota Corolla WRC) [15]
8 Shaun Sinclair/Jamie Edwards (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
9 Martin Cairns/Anthony Nestor (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
10 Darren Mckelvey/Graham Henderson (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [20]
11 Ger Lucey/JJ Cremin (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
12 Dermot Kelly/Greg Shinnors (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
14 Conor McCourt/Caolan McKenna (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
15 Jonny Leonard/Niall Burns (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [20]
16 Liam Regan/David McElroy (Peugeot 206 Evo 4X4) [20]
17 John Byrnes/Brian Grant (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
18 Enda McCormack/Colin Fitzgearld (Subaru Impreza WRC S10) [7]
19 Patrick Keenan/Martin Brady (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
20 Paul Britton/George Tynsley (Subaru Impreza N12B) [4]
21 Mark Murphy/Aoife Murphy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
22 Andrew Fanning/Derek Gibbs (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [20]
23 Niall Devine/Damien Duffin (Subaru Impreza) []
24 Stephen Cullen/Seamus O Grady (Toyota Corolla S2000) [20]
25 Jordan Hone/Paul Hone (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
26 Ian Graham/Liam Mcintyre (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
27 Ashley Dickson/Lorcan Moore (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
28 Ed Twomey/Sean Hassett (Fiat Abarth S2000) [5]
29 Joesph Hegarty/David Turrington (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) []
30 Damien Hynds/John Magilton (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [4]
31 Paul McCann/Paddy Plunkett (Ford Escort RS Cosworth) [15]
32 Aidan Long/Anthony o Sullivan (Subaru Impreza) [15]
33 Richie Dalton/Ger Brett (Subaru Impreza ) [15]
34 John Rafter/Kieran Rafter (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) []
35 Lukasz Czapnik/Piotr Szadkowski (Subaru Impreza) [20]
36 Pauric Sheridan/Sean Bruton (Ford Escort RS Cosworth) [15]
37 Gemma Kerley/Laura Mulrooney (Subaru Impreza) [20]

100 Shane Mcgirr/Martin Mcgarritty (Toyota Starlet) [13]
101 Michael Conlon/Ciaran Mcphillips (Ford Escort MkII) [13]
102 John Gordan/Thomas Wedlock (Ford Escort) [13]
103 David Crossen/Damien Fleming (Ford Escort) [13]
104 David Condell/Michael Coady (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
105 Damien Mcguaren/Darren Curran (BMW 320) [13]
106 Derek Mackerel/Muireann Hayes (Vauxhall Nova) [16]
107 Owen McMackin/TBA (Ford Escort MkII) [13]
108 Stephen Dickson/Tommy Hayes (Ford Fiesta R2) [16]
109 Michael Fitzgibbon/Pa Horan (Honda Civic) [11F]
110 Alan Commins/James Commins (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
111 Sean W Benskin/Joe Fitzgibbon (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
112 Chris Simms/Mo Downey (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
114 Paschal O Shea/Robert Hennessy (Ford Escort MkII) [10]
115 James Driver/Tommy Cuddihy (Peugeout 306) [16]
116 Shane Kenneally/Jer Connors (Honda Civic) [16]
117 John Coyne/Christy Farrell (Talbot Sunbeam Lotus) [18]
118 David Fitzsimons/Tommy Moynihan (Ford Escort G4) [12]
119 Adrian Beattie/Declan Ryan (Honda Civic) [11F]
120 Graeme Colfer/David Woodcock (Honda Integra) [2]
121 Sean Brady/Brian Brady (Honda Civic) [11F]
122 Pierce Doheny/Eilish Dunne (Opel Corsa) [10]
123 Johnnie Mulholland/Jeff Case (Hyundai I20) [16]
124 Jonathan Dinsmore/Patrick Harding (Peugeout 106) [11F]
125 Jason Dickson/TBA (Ford Fiesta ST) [1]
126 Sean Mcconnell/Declan Gaffney (Honda Civic) [16]
127 Seamus Heaney/Michael Culleton (Honda Civic) [1]
128 Michael Feeney/Gerry Clancy (Honda Integra) [11F]
129 Cormac Smiddy/Ashley McCarthy (Peugeout 106) [11F]
130 Richard O Shea/Steven Mackey (Ford Escort) [16]
131 Sean Bates/Greg Tennyson (Peugeout 106) [16]
132 Jason Murphy/Matthew Murphy (Peugeout 107) [21]

Late Entries will be taken

Time and Distance Schedule

Posted: February 7, 2017 3:29 AM

Entries Received - 4/2/17

Posted: January 31, 2017 3:31 AM

Damien Mcguaren/Darren Curran (BMW 320) [13]
James Driver/Tommy Cuddihy (Peugeout 306) [16]
Jason Murphy/Matthew Murphy (Peugeout 107) [21]
Adrian Beattie/Declan Ryan (Honda Civic) [11F]
Joesph Hegarty/David Turrington (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) []
Darren Mckelvey/Graham Henderson (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [20]
Lukasz Czapnik/Piotr Szadkowski (Subaru Impreza) [20]
Sean W Benskin/Joe Fitzgibbon (Ford Escort MK11) [12]
Ger Lucey/JJ Cremin (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
Shaun Sinclair/Jamie Edwards (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
Martin Mccormack/David Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5) [5]
Shane Kenneally/Jer Connors (Honda Civic) [16]
Michael Conlon/Ciaran McPhillips (Ford Escort MK11) [13]
Niall Mccullagh/Ryan Mccloskey (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
Aidan Long/Anthony o Sullivan (Subaru Impreza) [15]
Shane Mcgirr/Martin Mcgarritty (Toyota Starlet) [13]
David Fitzsimons/Tommy Moynihan (Ford Escort G4) [12]
Owen McMackin/TBA (Ford Escort MK11) [13]
David Crossen/TBA (Ford Escort) [13]
Pauric Sheridan/Sean Bruton (Ford Escort RS Cosworth) [15]
Graeme Colfer/David Woodcock (Honda Integra) [2]
Jordan Hone/Paul Hone (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
Chris Simms/Mo Downey (Ford Escort MK11) [12]
Damien Hynds/John Magilton (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [4]
Richard O Shea/Steven Mackey (Ford Escort) [16]
Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan (Toyota Corolla WRC) [15]
Paul McCann/Paddy Plunkett (Ford Escort Cosworth) [15]
Derek Mackerel/Muireann Hayes (Vauxhall Nova) [16]
John Coyne/Christy Farrell (Talbot Sunbeam Lotus) [18]
Pierce Doheny/Eilish Dunne (Opel Corsa) [10]
Conor McCourt/TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
John Gordan/Thomas Wedlock (Ford Escort) [13]
Dermot Kelly/Greg Shinnors0 (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
John Rafter/Kieran Rafter (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) []
Gemma Kerley/TBA (Subaru Impreza) [20]
Enda McCormack/Colin Fitzgearld (Subaru Impreza WRC S10) [7]
Paschal O Shea/Robert Hennessy (Ford Escort Mk11) [10]
Cormac Smiddy/Ashley McCarthy (Peugeout 106) [11F]
Mark Murphy/Aoife Murphy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
Michael Feeney/Gerry Clancy (Honda Integra) [11F]
Richie Dalton/Ger Brett (Subaru Impreza ) [15]
Seamus Heaney/Michael Culleton (Honda Civic) [1]
David Condell/Michael Coady (Ford Escort Mk11) [14]
Johnnie Mulholland/Jeff Case (Hyundai I20) [16]
Patricia Denning/Joe Downey (Citroen C2) [11F]
Michael Fitzgibbon/Pa Horan (Honda Civic) [11F]
Stephen Cullen/Seamus O Grady (Toyota Corolla S2000) [20]
Liam Regan/David Mcelroy (Peugeot 206 4 X 4) [20]
Pat O Connell/Mark Wiley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) []
Andrew Fanning/Derek Gibbs (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [20]
Keith Cronin/Mike Galvin (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
Ian Graham/Liam Mcintyre (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
Sean Mcconnell/Declan Gaffney (Honda Civic) [16]
Ed Twomey/Sean Hassett (Abarth S2000) [5]
Michael O Brien/Liam Brennan (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
Jason Dickson/TBA (Ford Fiesta ST) [1]
Stephen Dickson/Tommy Hayes (Ford Fiesta R2) [16]
Ashley Dickson/Lorcan Moore (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
Jonathan Dinsmore/Patrick Harding (Peugeout 106) [11F]
Jonny Leonard/Niall Burns (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [20]
Sean Bates/Greg Tennyson (Peugeout 106) [16]
Josh Moffett/TBA (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
Sam Moffett/TBA (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
Patrick Keenan/Martin Brady (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]

Bulletin No 1

Posted: January 15, 2017 5:56 PM

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