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Mayo Stages Rally - 11 Mar 18

Posted: March 19, 2018 9:31 AM - 13457 Hits

Round 1 - 2018 National Rally Championship


Photo: Ruaidhri Nash

In Car

Posted: March 19, 2018 9:31 AM

Aidan Wray & Kieran McGrath (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) SS8


Jason Black & Jack McKenna (Toyota Starlet) SS5


Seamus Connolly & Gary McCrudden (Toyota Corolla) SS6


Stephen Faughnan & Paul McVeigh (Ford Escort MkII) SS6


Daniel Kelly & Liam Mcintyre - (Vauxhall Nova) SS1

Video Clips

Posted: March 19, 2018 9:26 AM







BOYLE/O'REILLY WIN MAYO RALLY ON ACHILL ISLAND - Report courtesy of Triton Showers - Proud sponsors of the Irish National Rally Championship

Posted: March 19, 2018 9:20 AM

Leading from start to finish, Donegal’s Declan Boyle and his Monaghan co-driver James O’Reilly won the Óstán Oileán Acla/Connacht Print & Signs Mayo Rally, the opening round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship.
At the end of the nine-stage event on the scenic Achill Island, Boyle/O’Reilly finished 37 seconds ahead of the Monaghan/Limerick duo of Josh Moffett and Keith Moriarty. On their debut in a Ford Fiesta R5, Derry’s Desi Henry and his Cork co-driver Liam Moynihan netted third – one minute and 1.1 seconds further behind.
Top seeds Donegal’s Joe McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Mini WRC) were fourth. Former Triton champions Donagh Kelly (Ford Focus WRC) and Roy White (Ford Fiesta WRC) didn’t enjoy the best of fortune, Kelly punctured and dropped away down the order before finishing tenth in general classification while White was an opening stage casualty when he slid off and beached his car.

Boyle, who survived an electrical glitch en-route to the start, punched in the best time on the short opening stage where he was 2.3 seconds ahead of the Ford Focus WRC of Donagh Kelly with Josh Moffett (Fiesta WRC) 1.9 seconds further behind and 0.7 seconds ahead of fourth placed Desi Henry (Fiesta R5).
Former Triton champion Clonmel’s Roy White (Fiesta WRC) had an all too brief event, he slid off and beached his Fiesta at the stage end, under Rally 2 he went on to finish 57th. overall. On the 15.14 kilometre Atlantic Drive stage Boyle set another fastest time just as he did on S.S. 3, The Valley. The Donegal driver arrived at the Keel service park with a lead of 16.2 seconds.
“You won’t believe this but the car stopped on the way to the opening stage, it was an electrical issue that we sorted. I’m playing with the suspension settings, they were a bit too soft earlier.”
Moffett was second,
“I haven’t sat in this car since Monaghan two years ago but I’m getting the feel of it now.”
Third placed Henry – 16.3 seconds further behind was happy with his progress although he lost time on the second stage possibly due to the short gearing of his new Fiesta R5, he also had to slow to avoid contact with a sheep dog.
Kelly spun on the second stage and lost a place but a time consuming puncture on the third stage dropped him to 47th. place.
Top seed Joe McGonigle (Mini WRC) - 38.4 seconds off the lead slotted into fourth, he admitted that he was struggling with the set-up, he also had a slight altercation with a bale on the second stage.
An untroubled Niall Maguire (Subaru WRC) and Group N leader Aidan Wray (Mitsubishi) completed the top six.
Cavan’s Chris Armstrong (Escort) led the two-wheel drive category and occupied seventh in a top ten that also included Brendan Cumiskey (Fiesta R5), Stuart Darcy (Darrian) and Mickey Conlon (Escort).

On the repeat loop of three stages Boyle managed to extend his lead margin to 21 seconds, the Donegal driver admitted he pushed hard and enjoyed a clean run. Second placed Moffett was of a similar view and was clearly enjoying the challenge.
Henry – 44.7 seconds further behind - was trying various settings and some suspension adjustments to find the ideal set-up for his new car. A more confident McGonigle remained in fourth and as previously, Maguire and Group N leader Wray completed the top six.
Kelly made up several places and was 18th at the final service, he reckoned that he probably opted for a tyre compound that was a little too soft.
Although Armstrong continued to lead the Modified section, a charging Darcy reduced the deficit to 6.9 seconds. Cumiskey, sandwiched between the duo reckoned that the suspension set-up was probably a little too soft. Conlon was tenth.
Championship title sponsor, Kevin Barrett in the Triton Showers liveried Subaru WRC was eleventh, he found the sixth stage particularly slippery. In Group N, Mark Boyle (Mitsubishi Evo IX) and Paul Barrett (Mitsubishi EvoX) were second and third respectively.
Boyle was quickest through stages seven and eight to move 33.6 seconds ahead of Moffett, Kelly picked up two places on the short seventh stage but on the longest stage of the rally, Atlantic Drive he moved from sixteenth to tenth, his final finishing spot.
Boyle went on to record a fine victory, he also won the Power Stage to claim an extra Triton championship point. Moffett and Henry completed the top three.

In the Modified section, Stuart Darcy reeled in Cavan’s Chris Armstrong (Escort) on the final stage despite losing the exhaust of his Darrian on the penultimate stage and some gear oil on the final stage.

In the Triton Showers Junior category Armagh’s Jasson Black and his Monaghan co-driver Jack McKenna took an emphatic victory, they finished two minutes and 58.1 seconds ahead of the Citroen C2R2 of Armagh’s Johny Armstrong/Philly Mitchell. The Donegal crew of David Kelly/Kenny Bustard (Toyota Starlet) were 42 seconds further behind in third. Black/McKenna also won the Triton Showers “Drive of the Day” award.

Results

Posted: March 19, 2018 9:15 AM

1 Declan Boyle/James O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC) 50m 41s,
2 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta WRC) 51m 18s,
3 Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Ford Fiesta R5) 52m 20s,
4 Joe McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Mini WRC) 52m 34s,
5 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) 54m 04s,
6 Aidan Wray/Kieran McGrath (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10 Gp N) 54m 59s,
7 Stuart Darcy/Keith McCarthy (Darrian T9 GTR) 54m 59s,
8 Brendan Cumiskey/Stephen McAuley (Ford Fiesta R5) 55m 05s,
9 Chris Armstrong/Chris Melly (Ford Escort MkII) 55m 06s,
10 Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley (Ford Focus WRC) 55m 50s.

Motorsport Safety Team Group N award: Aidan Wray/Kieran McGrath.

rally.ie Two wheel drive award: Stuart Darcy/Keith McCarthy.

Juniors:
1 Jason Black/Jack McKenna (Starlet) 38m 18s,
2 Johnny Armstrong/Philly Mitchell (Citroen C2) 41m 16s,
3 David Kelly/Kenny Bustard (Starlet) 41m 58s.

Leaders After:
SS1-9 Declan Boyle/James O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC)

Stage Winners
SS1 Declan Boyle/James O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS2 Declan Boyle/James O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS3 Declan Boyle/James O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS4 Declan Boyle/James O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS5 Declan Boyle/James O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS6 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS7 Declan Boyle/James O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS8 Declan Boyle/James O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS9 Declan Boyle/James O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC)

Overview Map

Posted: March 8, 2018 9:32 AM

Time and Distance

Posted: March 7, 2018 2:33 PM

Final Instructions No 1

Posted: March 7, 2018 12:51 PM

TRITON SHOWERS SERIES BEGINS IN SCENIC ACHILL ISLAND - Preview courtesy of Triton Showers Proud sponsors of the Irish National Rally Championship.

Posted: March 5, 2018 7:09 AM

A new season of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship gets underway on Sunday next with the Óstán Oileán Acla/Connacht Print & Signs Mayo Rally. The event showcases the splendid scenery of Achill Island where nine stages - a loop of three stages repeated three times - form the thrust of the event.

Four former national champions are amongst the entry with Donegal’s Declan Boyle and Donagh Kelly along with Monaghan’s Niall Maguire and Tipperary’s Roy White sharing a total of seven titles.

White (Ford Fiesta WRC) is the most recent champion of the quartet - winning the Triton series two seasons ago - remarkably, he clinched the Vard Memorial Trophy without actually winning any of the events. Just a few weeks ago as a shakedown for this event White won the Nenagh Rally where Kelly and Boyle were second and third respectively.

While that victory is likely to be a confidence booster for the Clonmel driver, he will be under no illusions as he is very aware that his rivals will have also benefitted from their seat time. Both White and Boyle (Ford Fiesta WRC) are committed to a full Triton programme and each will endeavor to secure as many championship points as possible from this event.

Meanwhile, Kelly (Ford Focus WRC) is using the event as a shakedown for his bid to win next week’s West Cork Rally in Clonakilty for an unprecedented fifth successive year. A winner of the 2015 Triton series Kelly will compete in the next round in Kerry before deciding whether to continue with a championship bid. Interestingly, it will be the first time for the trio to compete in Achill.

Maguire (Subaru WRC) is a triple national champion and has won the Mayo Rally in 2015 and previously in 2012, he’s been chasing that elusive fourth national crown since 2004.

Another former Mayo Rally winner Garry Jennings will compete in his Subaru WRC, a past Irish Tarmac champion, the Fermanagh man had an all too brief outing in Nenagh where he retired after just two stages.

Monaghan’s Josh Moffett (Fiesta R5) is also on the entry list, he is seeded at number six and given a strong result may get involved in a championship bid to try and emulate his brother Sam, who won the Triton series last year.

An interesting entry is that of Derry driver Desi Henry in his recently acquired Ford Fiesta R5, how quickly he adapts to his new car remains to be seen and the picturesque stages in Achill could provide part if not all of the answer.

Last year’s rally winner Donegal’s Joe McGonigle will campaign a Mini WRC as opposed to the Skoda Fabia R5 he drove to success last year, he too is on the trail of the Triton series for the season ahead. Having won in Mayo last year, he will have the number one decals on the door of his Mini WRC.

Maynooth’s Kevin Barrett in the Triton Showers sponsored Subaru WRC will occupy the number nine spot, he is a former winner of the Mayo Rally (2011) and was second in both 2010 and 2012.



In Group N, Motorsport Safety Triton Showers champion Monaghan’s Shane Maguire (Mitsubishi) will battle with former champion Tyrone’s Aidan Wray (Mitsubishi EvoIX) and Maynooth’s Paul Barrett in the Vado liveried Subaru.

Vado will again sponsor the television coverage of the Triton series via On the Limit Sports that will be shown on terrestrial and satellite television.

Elsewhere, the Modified section features entries from Tyrone’s Adrian Hetherington (Escort), Cavan’s Chris Armstrong (Escort), former Billy Coleman award winner Donegal’s Stuart Darcy (Darrian), Carlow’s David Condell (Escort), Monaghan’s Mickey Conlon (Escort), who won the category in last year’s Triton series and Donegal’s Michael Boyle (Honda Civic).

Scotland’s Lee Hastings (Subaru), a class winner in last year’s Triton National Rally Championship is also competing as is Limerick’s Eamonn Daly (Mitsubishi) and Derry’s Niall Henry (Mitsubishi)

In the Junior section Shrule’s Noel Murphy (Honda Civic) is the top local entry and he will face stern opposition from Monaghan’s Jonny Treanor (Honda Civic) and Armagh’s Jason Black (Toyota Starlet).

THE LOCALS:

A number of Mayo drivers are competing on the event with Achill’s Peter McManamon (Peugeot 205) and Brian Lavelle (Honda Civic) hoping to make a good impression in front of their local folowers. Others such as Belcarra’s Barry Cuffe (Escort) and Colm O’Connor (Toyota Corolla); Crossmolina’s Stephen Gallagher, John Duffy and Stephen Gallagher all in Honda Civics; Castlebar’s Gordon Nimmo (Ford Fiesta); Ballina’s Tony Langdon (Honda Integra) and Bonniconlon’s Trisha Greavey (Honda Civic) add to the interest.

Seeded Entry List

Posted: March 3, 2018 3:07 PM

1 Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Mini WRC) [7]
2 Roy White/James O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
3 Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley (Ford Focus WRC) [7]
4 Declan Boyle/James O'Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
5 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
6 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
7 Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
8 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
9 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mulally (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
10 Adrian Hethrington/Ronan O'Neill (Ford Escort MKII) [14]
11 Shane Maguire/Darragh Kelly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
12 Aidan Wray/Kieran McGrath (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [4]
14 Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [4]
15 David Leonard/Niall Burns (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [20]
16 Damian Toner/Denver Rafferty (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
17 Chris Armstrong/Chris Melly (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
18 David Condell/Michael Coady (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
19 Mickey Conlon/Ciaran Phillips (Ford Escort) [13]
20 Shane Buckley/Lorcan Moore (Honda Civic) [13]
21 Stuart Darcy/Keith McCarthy (Darrian T9) [14]
22 Niall Henry/Damien Duffin (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [20]
23 Ed Twomey/Sean Hassett (Abarth Punto S2000) [5]
24 Daniel Conaghan/Terence Magee (Ford Escort MkII) [13]
25 Seamus Connolly/Gary McCrudden (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
26 Tomas O'Rourke/Tomas Scallan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
27 Eamon Daly/Brian Doherty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
28 Aaron McLoughlin/Darren Curran (Ford Fiesta R4) [20]
29 Lee Hastings/Alistair Wyllie (Subaru Impreza) [20]
30 Brian Armstrong/Aodhan Gallagher (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
31 Marty Toner/Sharon Clarke (Talbot Sunbeam) [12]
32 Vincent Collins/Fintan Kilroe (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
33 William Armstrong/Philip Armstrong (Ford Escort) [12]
34 Michael Boyle/Dermot McCaffertyDonegal (Honda Civic) [11F]
35 Ian Davies/Ryland James (BMW M3) [19]
36 Quentin Park/TBA (Ford Escort MKII) [12]
37 Mark Boyle/Charles Gallagher (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
38 Stephen Bawn/Chris O'Donnell (Ford Escort) [13]
39 Peter McCarry/Michelle McGinley (Ford Escort) [13]
40 Barry Cuffe/Stephen McGing (Ford Escort) [11R]
41 Brian Lavelle/Daniel Kilbane (Honda Civic) [11F]
42 John Crumlish/TBA (Subaru Impreza) [15]
43 Pat Price/Andrew Curran (Subaru Impreza) [4]
44 Jason Tuthill/Ben Teggart (Ford Escort) [2]
45 Derek Bolton/Ronan Moore (Subaru Impreza STI) [15]
46 Andrew Stewart/Tony Gallagher (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4) [15]
47 Nick Barnett/Martin Brady (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
48 Paul Carron/TBA (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
49 Chris McLaughlin/Loretta Kelly (Toyota Starlet) [11R]
50 Stephen Peoples/Kieran Burke (Ford Escort) [11R]
51 Kevin Kelly/Keith Harris (Ford Escort) [13]
52 Alan Quinn/Gary Quinn (Opel Manta 400) [13]
53 Sean Warnock/Dessie Wilson (Ford Escort MkII) []
54 James McLoone/Cormac Molloy (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
55 Colin O'Rourke/Shane Gilhooly (Ford Escort) [14]
56 Stuart Robb/Adrian Rankin (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
57 Michael McDaid/Daire Maguire (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
58 Philip Hamilton/Joe Comerford (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
59 Anthony McCann/Damian McCann (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
60 Roy Baldrick/Dermot Friel (Talbot Sunbeam) [13]
61 James McGreal/Chris Mitchell (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [15]
62 Frank Rafferty/Denny Greaney (Ford Sierra) [14]
63 Shaun Doherty/Chris Harley (Ford Escort MKII) [11R]
64 Ronan Denning/Karl Egan (Citroen C2R2) [2]
65 Clive McGonigle/Steven Tinney (Ford Escort) [13]
66 Sam Stewart/Alan Johnston (Ford Escort MkII) [11R]
67 Brian Quigley/TBA (Honda Civic) [11F]
68 Lee McLoughlin/Emmett Kelly (Honda Civic) [11F]
69 Johnny Orr/Wesley Finlay (Honda Civic) [3]
70 Breen McNamee/Alecia Knox (Honda Civic eg6) [11F]
71 Keith Ewing/Kevin Cogan (Honda Civic) [1]
72 Andrew Casey/Ronan McAnenny (Honda Civic) [1]
73 Roger Kennedy/Wendy Blackledge (Peugeot 306) [3]
74 John Duffy/John Egan (Honda Integra) [3]
75 Teighearnan Kelly/TBA (Honda Civic) [11F]
76 Gerard Lyons/Steve O'Brien (Honda Civic) [11F]
77 Francis Kelly/David O'Donoghue (Honda Civic) [3]
78 Eamon McLaughlin/Steven Boyle (Ford Escort) [10]
79 Eamonn Kelly/Dylan Baskin (Honda Civic) [11F]
80 Brendan Friel/Jason McCahill (Nissan Micra) [9]
81 Gerard O'Shea/Mary O'Shea (Peugeot 306) [3]
82 Etienne O'Sullivan/Derek O'Brien (Honda Civic) [11F]
83 Trisha Greavy/Brendan Greavy (Honda Civic) [11F]
84 Tony Langdon/Chrystal Culkeen (Honda Integra) [3]
85 Davy Hunt/Gillian Gilmartin (Peugeot 106 Maxi) [11F]
86 Daniel Kelly/Liam McIntyre (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
87 Mark G-Finnegan/Brian McLoughlin (Suzuki Swift) [9]
88 Colm Connor/James Connor (Toyota Corolla) [11F]
89 David Gordon/Sam Pearson (MG Rover) [9]
90 Martin Cawley/Kenneth Langan (Peugeot 205) [10]
91 Gordon Nimmo/Kerrill Dempsey (Ford Fiesta) [11F]
92 Stephen Gallagher/Mark Taheny (Honda Civic) [1]
116 Peter McManamon/John McCarthy (Peugeot 205 Gti) [10]

J1 Jason Black/Jack McKenna (Toyota Starlet) [16]
J2 Jonny Treanor/Paul Sheridan (Honda Civic) [16]
J3 Johnny Armstrong/Philly Mitchell (Citroen C2) [16]
J4 Gareth Black/Calum Maguire (Toyota Starlet) [16]
J5 Darren Barrett/Simon Quinn (Honda Civic) [16]
J6 Noel Murphy/John Burke (Honda Civic) [16]
J7 James Boland/David Manley (Ford Fiesta R2) [16]
J8 Adam Rankin/ (Honda Civic ek4) [16]
J9 Michael Hamilton/Dylan Donoghue (Honda Civic) [16]
J10 Darragh McNern/Trevor Graham (Toyota Corolla) [16]
J11 Stephen Faughnan/Paul McVeigh (Ford Escort) [16]
J12 Shane Norris/Charlie Boland (Honda Civic) [16]

Entries Received - 1 Mar 18

Posted: March 2, 2018 4:30 AM

Driver/Navigator (Car) [Class]
Chris McLaughlin/Loretta Kelly (Toyota Starlet) [11R]
Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty (Mitsubishi Evo 10) [4]
Eamon McLaughlin/Steven Boyle (Ford Escort) [10]
Derek Bolton/Ronan Moore (Subaru Impreza STI) []
Shaun Doherty/Chris Harley (Ford Escort MKII) [11R]
Marty Toner/Sharon Clarke (Talbot Sunbeam) [12]
Paul Carron/TBA (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
Sean Warnock/Dessie Wilson (Ford Escort MkII) []
Barry Cuffe/Stephen McGing (Ford Escort) [11R]
Stephen Gallagher/Mark Taheny (Honda Civic) [1]
Anthony McCann/Damian McCann (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
Roger Kennedy/Wendy Blackledge (Peugeot 306) [3]
Brendan Friel/Jason McCahill (Nissan Micra) [9]
Philip Hamilton/Joe Comerford (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
Francis Kelly/David O'Donoghue (Honda Civic) [3]
Stuart Darcy/Keith McCarthy (Darrian T9) [14]
Roy Baldrick/Dermot Friel (Talbot Sunbeam) [13]
Johnny Armstrong/Philly Mitchell (Citroen C2) [16]
Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley (Ford Focus WRC) []
Brian Quigley/TBA (Honda Civic) [11F]
Andrew Casey/Ronan McAnenny (Honda Civic) [1]
Clive McGonigle/Steven Tinney (Ford Escort) [13]
Daniel Conaghan/Terence Magee (Ford Escort) [13]
Ed Twomey/Sean Hassett (Abarth Punto S2000) []
Aaron McLoughlin/Darren Curran (Ford Fiesta R4) [20]
Lee McLoughlin/Emmett Kelly (Honda Civic) [11F]
Gerard O'Shea/Mary O'Shea (Peugeot 306) [3]
Jonny Treanor/Paul Sheridan (Honda Civic) [16]
Stephen Faughnan/Paul McVeigh (Ford Escort) [16]
James McLoone/Cormac Molloy (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
Adam Rankin/Mickey Joe Browne (Honda Civic EK4) [16]
Breen McNamee/Alecia Knox (Honda Civic EG6) [11F]
Colette Rooney/TBA (Honda Civic) [16]
Michael McDaid/Daire Maguire (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
Ian Davies/Ryland James (BMW M3) [19]
John Crumlish/TBA (Subaru Impreza ) [15]
Quentin Park/TBA (Ford Escort MKII) [12]
Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (TBA) [TBA]
Andrew Stewart/Tony Gallagher (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4) [15]
Peter McManamon/John McCarthy (Peugeot 205 Gti) []
Etienne O'Sullivan/Derek O'Brien (Honda Civic) [11F]
Colin O'Rourke/Shane Gilhooly (Ford Escort) [14]
Stuart Robb/Adrian Rankin (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
Daniel Kelly/Liam McIntyre (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
David Condell/Michael Coady (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
Jason Tuthill/Ben Teggart (Ford Escort) [2]
Vincent Collins/Fintan Kilroe (Ford Escort) [12]
Darragh McNern/Trevor Graham (Toyota Corolla) [16]
Mark G-Finnegan/Brian McLoughlin (Suzuki Swift) [9]
Eamonn Kelly/Dylan Baskin (Honda Civic) [11F]
Peter McCarry/Michelle McGinley (Ford Escort) [13]
Brian Lavelle/Daniel Kilbane (Honda Civic) [11F]
Jason Black/Jack McKenna (Toyota Starlet) [16]
Kevin Kelly/Keith Harris (Ford Escort) [13]
David Leonard/Niall Burns (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [20]
Adrian Hethrington/Ronan O'Neill (Ford Escort) [14]
David Gordon/Sam Pearson (MG Rover) [9]
Gordon Nimmo/Kerrill Dempsey (Ford Fiesta) [11F]
Pat Price/Andrew Curran (Subaru Impreza) [4]
Tony Langdon/Chrystal Culkeen (Honda Integra) [3]
Tomas O'Rourke/Tomas Scallan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
Davy Hunt/Gillian Gilmartin (Peugeot 106 Maxi) [11F]
Keith Ewing/Kevin Cogan (Honda Civic) [1]
Mark Boyle/Charles Gallagher (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
Seamus Connolly/Gary McCrudden (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
Gareth Black/Calum Maguire (Toyota Starlet) [16]
Damian Toner/Denver Rafferty (Ford Escort) [14]
Brain Armstrong/Aodhan Gallagher (Ford Escort) [12]
Sam Stewart/Alan Johnston (Ford Escort MkII) [16]
Lee Hastings/Alistair Wyllie (Subaru Impreza) [20]
Trisha Greavy/Brendan Greavy () []
Darren Barrett/Simon Quinn (Honda Civic) [16]
Shane Maguire/Darragh Kelly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza S12B) [7]
Aidan Wray/Kieran McGrath (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [4]
Gerard Lyons/Steve O'Brien (Honda Civic) [11F]
Frank Rafferty/Denny Greaney (Ford Sierra) [14]
Johnny Orr/Wesley Finlay (Honda Civic) [3]
Teighearnan Kelly/TBA (Honda Civic) [11F]
Michael Boyle/Dermot McCafferty (Honda Civic) [11F]
Declan Boyle/James O'Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
Shane Norris/Charlie Boland (Honda Civic) [16]
Eamon Daly/Brian Doherty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza) [7]
James Boland/David Manley (Ford Fiesta R2) [16]
Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Mini WRC) [7]
Alan Quinn/Gary Quinn (Opel Manta 400) [13]
John Duffy/John Egan (Honda Integra) []
Nick Barnett/Martin Brady (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
Ronan Denning/Karl Egan (Citroen C2R2) [2]
Stephen Bawn/Chris O'Donnell (Ford Escort) [13]
Roy White/James O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
Colm Connor/James Connor (Toyota Corolla) [11F]
Stephen Peoples/Kieran Burke (Ford Escort) [11R]
William Armstrong/Philip Armstrong (Ford Escort) [12]
Noel Murphy/John Burke (Honda Civic) [16]
Niall Henry/Damien Duffin (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [20]
Chris Armstrong/Chris Melly (Ford Escort) [14]
Michael Hamilton/Dylan Donoghue (Honda Civic) [16]
Mickey Conlon/Ciaran Phillips (Ford Escort) [13]
Kevin Barrett/Sean Mulally (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) []
Martin Cawley/Kenneth Langan (Peugeot 205 ) [10]

Mayo Stages Rally 2018 - Marshal Incentive

Posted: February 26, 2018 10:21 AM

Ray Clarke, Mayo & District Motorsport Club Chief Marshal has announced an interesting incentive as a way of saying thank you to all marshals who are out in action for the weekend of the Mayo Stages Rally 2018 on the 10th & 11th March in Achill.

The concept is that every Marshal will be entered into a draw for a fantastic prize of three hotel vouchers, one being allocated to each stage of the event. The voucher will entitle the winner to three night’s accommodation for two people in any one of 65 hotels of their choosing (see leaflet attached). The draw will take place during the course of the rally day and the winners will be announced at prize giving in rally HQ that evening.

Mayo & District Motorsport Club would like to thank our neighbouring Motor Clubs and in particular their Marshal Coordinators for all their efforts in recruiting marshals for the Mayo Stages. With less than 3 weeks to go, we look forward to welcoming you to Achill on the weekend of the 10th & 11th March.

For anyone who would like to get involved and help on the day, Marshal Training will take place in Óstán Oileán Acla on Sunday 4th of March at 2pm, all welcome.

For more information you can contact 087 2386427 / +353 87 2386427 or by email rayclarke69@gmail.com

Launch of the Óstán Oileán Acla/Connacht Print & Signs Mayo Stages Rally Achill 2018

Posted: February 20, 2018 8:56 AM

There was great excitement as Mayo & District Motorsport Club gathered in Óstán Oileán Acla on Saturday evening for the launch of the Óstán Oileán Acla/Connacht Print & Signs Mayo Stages Rally 2018. Locals and Sponsors got a preview of what’s in store on Rally weekend as they inspected a fine array of rally cars on display in the car park for the launch. Clerk of the Course Trevor O’Connell kicked off proceedings by officially welcoming everyone to Óstán Oileán Acla, which will be Rally Head Quarters for the weekend of the 10th and 11th March.

He welcomed all the sponsors and had a special welcome for Andrew Mullen, MD of ‘Sligo Pallets’ who travelled from Sligo for the evening. Trevor thanked Cathal McLoughlin and his staff in the Óstán Oileán Acla for all their assistance and support in the lead up to the event, and also thanked joint title sponsor, David Devers, Connacht Print & Signs for his ongoing support of the Mayo Stages Rally.

This year in addition to being the opening round of the ‘Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship’ the Mayo Stages Rally is also the opening round of the ‘Triton Showers National Rally Championship’ this will attract some of the bigger cars from around the country and overseas.

Trevor thanked Brendan Flynn from the ‘Border Championship’, Aidan Kelly, Chairman of the National Rally Championship and Kevin Barrett, Triton Showers for all their support. Also in attendance at the launch were Sean Molloy of Achill Tourism who joined with local County Councillor Paul McNamara in welcoming the event back to Achill for the second year running. Trevor thanked An Garda Síochána and Mayo County Council, in particular Gerry McDonnell and Councillor Paul McNamara who have been very helpful.

Trevor explained that the final touches are being put in place to ensure the Rally runs as smoothly as possible and that it will be a weekend to remember for the competing crews, spectators, sponsors and most importantly the local residents who have been so accommodating and welcoming to all. He added that without local support and sponsorship, it would not be possible to run the Mayo Stages Rally and he thanked everyone who has come on board – sponsors of Service Area, Marshal Meeting Points, Programme Sponsors, Stage & Scrutiny Sponsors.

The weekend is a free family friendly event, one not to be missed and he asked that everyone support the sponsors as without their generosity events such as these would not be possible Wrapping up the formalities Trevor thanked his team for all their support and hard work and said they were all looking forward to the big event on the 10th/11th March.

Rally Guide / Regulations / Entry Form Available

Posted: January 29, 2018 8:53 AM

Regulations / Entry Form Available at

Press Release 1 - Return to Achill

Posted: December 29, 2017 5:58 PM

After an exciting and competitive 2017, Mayo & District Motorsport Club are delighted to announce that the 2018 Mayo Stages Rally will return to Achill Island for what promises to be another exciting weekend of motorsport and entertainment for all the family. After the success of the 2017 event, the club can now confirm that Sunday 11th of March 2018 will be the opening round of the Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship in addition to the opening round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship.

Trevor O’Connell, last year’s Clerk of the Course is taking up the mantle once again; he has a number of new additions to his team this year and they will bring a combination of experience and local knowledge to the event and will be the driving force behind the weekend.

Feedback from last year was overwhelmingly positive, with both competitors and officials commenting on the fantastic welcome, along with the challenging stages, stunning scenery and a location which lends itself so well to the running of a rally. The groundwork put in by the organising team last year has paved the way for a bigger and more high-profile event and the 2018 Mayo Stages Rally will not fail to impress. Óstán Oileán Acla are back on board as Rally HQ and the preparations are well advanced, with more announcements to come in due course.

The local community can expect to welcome rally crews from all four corners of Ireland as well as from overseas from the 9th – 11th March, for what promises to be an exciting weekend for both competitors and spectators alike.

Club Website

Posted: December 29, 2017 5:57 PM

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