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Galway Summer Rally - 26 Aug 07

Posted: August 29, 2007 12:29 PM - 24815 Hits

Round 8 - 2007 National Rally Championship
Round 5 - 2007 West Coast Rally Championship

  • McNulty/O'Donnell win Galway Rally thriller
  • O'Mahony and Higgins finish 12th on Galway Summer Rally
  • Photos
  • Video Clips

Posted: August 29, 2007 12:29 PM

McNulty/O'Donnell win Galway Rally thriller
Tim McNulty and Eugene O Donnell took victory in the Loughrea Plant Sales Galway Summer Rally in a Subaru Impreza S11 WRC, in a time of 1:02:35
A mere 6 seconds separated them from 2nd place, which went to Eammon Boland and Francis Regan in a similar spec Subaru. Aaron MacHale and Killian Duffy were a further 32 seconds behind the winners to take 3rd overall and maximum Dunlop Championship points. Aaron was crowned as the national champion at a ceremony in The Raheen Woods Hotel. Aaron being a son of the legendary Austin MacHale, who was in Athenry with the rest of the family to celebrate the victory on Sunday last at The Raheen Woods Hotel.

John Spain and Keith Sheppard who were the 2006 winners of “The Ger Conroy Memorial Trophy” did not contest the 2007 rally. This left the contest for best Galway Motor Club crew, wide open with the spoils eventually going to Sean Lyons and John Devine who brought their Impreza home in 1:07:56 and 15th overall. They were presented with The Conroy Memorial Trophy by Ann Conroy.

Mike Bird and Kevin Keane in a Subaru Impreza WRC were also in contention for the Conroy Trophy and finished 20th overall in 1:10:34. Pat Spain and John McHahon overcame a couple of mechanical problems to take their Ford Escort Mark 2 home 21st overall and first in class 13. Neil Pearse and Enda O Leary in a Honda civic took 3rd in class 11 and 32nd overall. Neil having built a new car for the event following a previous accident. Philip Conneely and Michelle Crowley in another Honda Civic were 2nd in class 2 and 37th overall. James Power and Declan Kelly had a good day out in a Ford Escort Mark 2, to take 2nd in class 10. A number of crews had an earl exit from the rally for various reasons, thankfully no serious damage or injuries were sustained. Over 30 local Galway crews competed in the rally.

The weather for the day was beautiful providing dry stages for some super rallying action. Victor Farrell and Noel Lambert with the help of a huge team, of Officials and Marshals ran an excellent event.

The Conneely family who run Loughrea Plant Sales &Hire were the main sponsors for the 4th year running. The committee of Galway Motor Club would like to thank Michael and Philomena Conneely and their family. Galway Motor Club and Loughrea Plant Sales would like to thank The Gardai and Galway County Council for all their help with the rally. Finally and most importantly a very special thank you must go to the residents who live on the stages. We are very grateful to them for allowing us to close public roads to run the rally. Overall it was another very successful weekend of Motorsport which continues to put Galway on the National Stage.

O'Mahony and Higgins finish 12th on Galway Summer Rally
  Carrigaline driver Brian O’Mahony and Kiltimagh co-driver John Higgins made a successful return to Dunlop National Championship action as they finished 12th overall in the Galway Summer Rally on Sunday (26 August).

  O’Mahony and Higgins also won class six as they brought home their OM Concrete Products and Fitz Samuels Insurance-backed Super 1600 Renault Clio a comfortable two minutes 16 seconds ahead of the Clio of Mark Sheahan/Johnathan McGrath as well as being the first two wheel drive car on round eight of the series.  

The 120km Athenry-based tarmac event did not run entirely smoothly for the crew.  They had to use a spare gearbox in the car after damaging theirs on Rally Finland earlier this month and, because of the different ratios it had to their regular box, it meant that they did not have the top speed to suit the fast stages, causing them to lose time.  

The car was also filling up with dust, left over from Finland, on the long, fast straights, impairing O’Mahony’s vision, but the pair still managed to lead their class throughout the entire event and claim their fifth class win out of the six championship rounds they have competed on this year.  

“The rally went well other than the two problems we had,” 22-year-old O’Mahony said. “The different gearbox meant we were losing a good bit of time across the fast stages but it couldn’t really be helped.  

“The dust coming up around the inside of the car, that was being kicked up after being left over from Finland, was making it very hard for me to see and it was getting in my eyes but we still managed to beat all of the Group N cars on two of the stages, so we were very pleased with the rally that way.  

“It was also good to get a dry rally in as well and to take maximum points yet again in the class.”  

O’Mahony and Higgins will next be in action on the penultimate round of the championship, the Clare Stages Rally, on Sunday 16 September.

1 Tim McNulty/Eugene O'Donnell (Subaru Impreza WRC) 62m 35s
2 Eamonn Boland/Francis Regan (Subaru Impreza WRC) 62m 41s
3 Aaron MacHale/Killian Duffy (Ford Focus WRC) 63m 07s
4 Michael Barrable/Dermot O'Gorman (Ford Focus WRC) 63m 19s
5 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC) 63m 56s
6 Niall Maguire/Paul McLaughlin (Subaru Impreza WRC) 64m 25s
7 Derek McGarrity/Diarmuid Falvey (Subaru Impreza WRC) 65m 38s
8 Sean Gallagher/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) 65m 55s
9 Willie Fannin/Paddy Robinson (Subaru Impreza N12) GpN 66m 07s
10 Ian Barrett/Eoin O'Flaherty (Subaru Impreza N12B) GpN 66m 40s

Leaders After:
SS1-8 Tim McNulty/Eugene O'Donnell (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Stage Winners:
SS1 Tim McNulty/Eugene O'Donnell (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2 Tim McNulty/Eugene O'Donnell (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS3 Tim McNulty/Eugene O'Donnell (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Eamonn Boland/Francis Regan (Subaru Impreza WRC) 62m 41s
SS5 Aaron MacHale/Killian Duffy (Ford Focus WRC) 63m 07s
SS6 Michael Barrable/Dermot O'Gorman (Ford Focus WRC) 63m 19s
SS7 Tim McNulty/Eugene O'Donnell (Subaru Impreza WRC) 62m 35s
SS8 Eamonn Boland/Francis Regan (Subaru Impreza WRC) 62m 41s
  • Withdrawls
  • Reserve List @ 157
  • Time and Distance Schedule
  • Marshals Meeting Points
  • Marshals Required
  • Entry list
  • O'Mahony and Higgins return to Dunlop National Championship action on Galway Summer Rally
  • Maximum entry for Galway Summer Rally
  • Marshals training night - Tuesday August 14th
  • Event Details
  • Official launch - Monday 13th August
  • Regulations and Entry Form available
  • Preliminary Details

Jarlath Conneely, Philomena Conneely, Michael Conneely and Philip Conneely, (all from Loughrea Plant Sales Rally Sponsors)
John O Connell, Galway Motor Club President, Victor Farrell, Clerk of the Course.
Photo: Joe Lane

(as of 23/08/07)

The Reserve list is @ 157 - see club website, link below

Marshals Meeting Points.
Sunday 26th August

Stage 1 : 7.30am Statoil Service Station, Craughwell, Co. Galway

Stage 2 : 8.00am Statoil Service Station, Craughwell, Co. Galway

Stage 5 : 12pm Corrib Oil Service Station, Loughrea, Co. Galway

Stage 6 : 12.30pm Corrib Oil Service Station, Loughrea, Co. Galway

Marshals are still required.
Contact (086)8179297

No Driver/Navigator (Make Model) [Class]
1 Mc Hale, Aaron/Duffy, Killian (Ford Focus WRC) [ 8]
2 Elliot, Patrick/Goodman, Paul (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
3 Lynch, Kevin/Moynihan, David (Ford Focus WRC) [ 8]
4 McGarrity, Derek/Falvey, Dermot (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
5 Boland, Eamon/Regan, Francis (Ford Focus WRC) [ 8]
6 Mc Nulty, Tim/TBA, (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
7 Maguire, Niall/Mc Louglan, Paul (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
8 Barret, Kevin/Goodman, Barry (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
9 Barrable,Michael/O Gorman, Dermot (Ford Focus WRC) [ 8]
10 Gallagher, Sean/Sherry, Enda (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
11 Mc Carrick, Noel/TBA, (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
12 Curran, Mike/Mc Shane, Fabian (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
14 Leonard, Seamus/Mc Cafferty, John (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
15 Ring, Alan/Deacy, Adrian (Subaru Impreza N12B) [ 4]
16 Barret, Ian/O Flaherty, Eoin (Subaru Impreza N12B) [ 4]
17 Fannin, Willie/TBA, (Subaru Impreza N12) [ 4]
18 Raftery, Daragh/TBA, (Subaru Impreza) [ 8]
19 Lyons, Sean/Devine, Mike (Subaru Impreza N12) [ 4]
20 Bird, Mike/Keane, Kevin (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
21 o Mahony, Brian/Higgins, John (Renault Clio S1600) [ 6]
22 Daly, Eamon/Synott, Kevin (Mitsubishi Evo 9) [ 4]
23 O Halloran, Anthony/TBA, (Opel Manta) [14]
24 Quinn, Mike/Enright, Sean (Ford Escort Mk1) [14]
25 Mc Nulty, David/Arthur, Keirgns (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
26 Curley, Tom/Horan, Paul (Mitsubishi Evo 9) [ 4]
27 Kelly, Pat/Flynn, Martin (Subaru Impreza) [ 8]
28 Hallinan, Enda/Ward, Ollie (Honda Civic) [ 2]
29 Mac Hugh, Joe/Mc Hugh, Dermot (Ford Escort Cosworth) [15]
30 Mc Quaid, Mick/Kearns, Arthur (Ford Escort Mk1) [14]
31 Ward, Martin/Conroy Ward, Linda (Ford Sierra) [14]
32 Reidy, Gary/Casey, Jim (Ford Escort) [14]
33 Cassidy, Gerry/Sheridan, Paul (Ford Escort G3) [14]
34 Percy, David/Percy, Owen (Ford Escort) [ 7]
35 Morris, John/Slyver, Declan (Ford Escort Cosworth) [15]
36 Cassidy, James/Lisa, Roe (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
37 Spain, Pat/John, MC Mahon (Ford Escort) [13]
38 Roe, David/Nolan, Robert (Ford Escort) [13]
39 Kennedy, Mark/O Leary, Ian (Vauxhall Nova GSI) [11]
40 Cunningham, Pattrick/O Brien, Shane (Honda Civic) [11]
41 Davy, Eadan/Coneely, John (Ford Escort) [13]
42 Sheahan, Mark/McGrath, Johnathan (Renault Clio S1600) [ 6]
43 Mc Cresh, Thomas/McEvoy, Sean (Toyota Starlet) [11]
44 Hilliard, Ray/Raggat, S (Mitsubishi Evo 9) [ 4]
45 Costello, Fergal/Gillhooly, Shane (Mitsubishi Lancer) [ 4]
46 Elliot, Paul/Doherty, Brian (Mitsubishi Evo 9) [ 4]
47 Bustard, Trevor/Bustard, Kenny (Mitsubishi Evo 7) [ 4]
48 Douglas, Richardson/Richardson, Paula (Ford Escort) [14]
49 Callanan, Pat/Sheil, Ken (Honda Civic Type R) [ 7]
50 Egan, Padraig/Moloney, Rory (Ford Escort Rotary Mk 2) [13]
51 Reddington, John/Rudden, Brian (Ford Escort) [13]
52 Coneely, Philip/Crowley, Michelle (Honda Civic) [ 2]
53 Mc Kenna, Daniel/Grennan, Andrew (Ford Escort) [10]
54 Carey, Christy/Talbot, Richard (Subaru Impreza) [ 8]
55 Flanagan, John/TBA, (Subaru Impreza) [15]
56 Foley, Adrian/Keane, Johnathan (Opel Corsa) [10]
57 Mc Aleer, Gerard/TBA, (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
58 Lee, Eamon/TBA, (Ford Escort) [13]
59 Muligan, Trevor/Clarke, Paul (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
60 Flannagan, Colin/Mc Loughlin, Enda (Ford Escort Cosworth) [15]
61 Gormally, Tom/Forde, Ross (Honda Civic) [ 3]
62 Hession, Gabrielle/Crowe, Breeda (Honda Civic) [ 2]
63 Cahill, Tom/Gallagher, Clare (Honda Integra) [ 7]
64 Quigley, David/Sherlock, Des (Honda Civic) [ 2]
65 Roche, Ian/Roche,Paul (Renault Clio) [ 6]
66 Egan, Liam/Moriarty, Sean (Toyota Corolla WRC) [ 8]
67 Lesley, David/Kelleher, Anthony (Toyota Corolla) [11]
68 Mc Donagh, Ger/TBA, (Honda Civic) [ 6]
69 Pearse, Neil/O Leary, Enda (Honda Civic) [11]
70 O Brien, Tommy/TBA, (Honda Civic) [11]
71 Smith, Sean/Maloney, Gerard (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
72 Gillespie, Jimmy/Gillespie, Jason (Honda Civic) [11]
73 Fanning, Andrew/Ward, John (Ford Puma) [ 5]
74 Mc Cafferty, Eamonn/Walsh Tommy (Ford Puma) [ 5]
75 Mc Hugh, Sean/Roland, John (Subaru Impreza) [ 4]
76 Leahy, Peter/Roche, Martin (Talbot Sunbeam) [11]
77 O Neill, Damien/Day, Graham (Talbot Sunbeam) [12]
78 Cunningham, Michael/Mulroe, Alvin (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
79 Burke, John/Walsh, Andy (Peugeot 206) [ 6]
80 Folan, John/Ollerenshaw, Paul (Ford Puma Super 1600) [ 6]
81 Moynihan, Sarah/Moynihan, Amy (Peugeot 206) [ 6]
82 Ryan, Pat/Collins, Derry (Ford Escort) [ 9]
83 Duffy, John/Egan, John (Opel Astra) [ 7]
84 Collins, Athony/Mc Carthy, Joe (Honda Civic) [11]
85 Murphy, Matthew/Murphy, Ronan (Toyota Corolla) [11]
86 Casey, Gerry/Collins, Vincent (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
87 Cavanagh, William/Kavanagh Woods, Dorothy (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
88 Mulcaire, Liam/Meade, Shane (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
89 O Connell, Gerard/Carmady, Ken (Ford Escort) [12]
90 Malone, Pa/TBA, (Ford Escort) [12]
91 Whelan, Colm/O,Neil, Patrick (Subaru Impreza) [ 3]
92 O Toole, Declan/O Toole, Sean (Honda Civic) [ 2]
93 Cogan, Eddie/Shannon, Tony (Peugeot 205) [13]
94 Brasloe, Shane/TBA, (Honda Civic) [ 2]
95 Melia, Brian/Ward, Michael (Honda Integra) [ 3]
96 Burke, Ciaran/TBA, (Honda Civic Type R) [ 3]
97 Brett, James/Crotty, Patrick (Honda Civic) [ 2]
98 Callahan, Padraig/Conneely,Michael (Honda Civic) [11]
99 Keon, John/TBA, (Honda Civic) [ 2]
100 Flanagan, Tommy/Flannagan, Leanne (Ford Escort) [10]
101 Hodgins, Gerard/Forde, Padraig (Ford Escort) [14]
102 Mc Namara, Frank/Collins, Tom (Ford Escort) [14]
103 Power, James/Kelly, Declan (Ford Escort) [10]
104 England, Timmy/Fogarty, Eoghan (Honda Civic Type R) [ 3]
105 Corrigan, John/Doherty, Kieran (Ford Focus) [ 7]
106 Ruth, John Paul/Kelly, Sorcha (Peugeot 206 GTI 180) [ 7]
107 Eamon, Dervan/Gardiner, David (Honda Civic) [ 2]
108 Forde, Declan/ Lally, Ronan (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
109 Collins, John/O Brien, Jason (Honda Civic) [11]
110 Mc Gaugh, Richard/Flaghan, Ronan (Ford Escort) [12]
111 Murphy, Kieran/Grimmes, Aisling (Ford Escort) [10]
112 Enwright, Tim/Buckley, Stephen (Mitsubishi Lancer) [15]
113 Evans, Barry/Lyons, David (Citroen C2) [ 6]
114 Grealish, Brian/Hession, Sean (Honda Civic) [11]
115 Creavan, Martin J/Creavan, Shane (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
116 Divine, Mike/Treacy, Kevin (Ford Escort Mk1) [12]
117 O Donnell, John/Ferlong, Brendan (Toyota Starlet) [ 9]
118 Rodgers, Michael/Rodgers, Sean (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
119 O Connell, Kieran/Buckley, Gerard (Opel Corsa) [10]
120 Mulcahy, Con/Nugent, John (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
121 Kelly, Aidan/Briscoe, Ollie (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
122 Leonard, Martin/Glynn, Paul (Ford Escort) [12]
123 Flanagan, Keith/Flanangan, Keith (Toyota Starlet) [ 1]
124 Sheil, Alan/Sheil, Jason (Honda Civic) [11]
125 Carberry, Shane/Mc Ginn, Nigel (Honda Civic) [ 2]
126 Casey, Paudie/TBA, (Toyota Corolla) [13]
127 Bailey, Kieran/Mullins, Donal (Ford Escort) [11]
128 MC Menamin, Gavin/McEleny, Ciaran (Honda Civic) [ 2]
129 Duffy, Pakie/Duffy, Collin (Honda Civic) [ 3]
130 Dwyer, Frand/Foyle, Barry (Ford Ka) [ 5]
131 Fitzgerald, Bill/Murphy, Pat (Peugeot 205) [12]
132 Caplis, John/Kennedy, Sean (Opel Corsa) [ 9]
133 Howley, Peter/McMahon, Shawn (Ford Escort) [11]
134 Fair, Alan/Sweeney, Brian (Honda Civic) [ 6]
135 Greenwood, Martin/TBA, (Honda Civic V tec) [11]
136 Donoghue, Shane/TBA, (Ford Escort) [11]
137 Daly, Seamus/Kelly, Trina (Mini ) [ 9]
138 Mc Hale, Kenneth/Mc Carthy, Derek (Toyota Yaris) [ 1]
139 Bellew, Pat/Bellew, Jimmy (Vauxhall Nova) [ 9]
140 Clyne, Mike/Conlon, Eric (Toyota Corolla) [11]
141 Mc Hugo, Kevin/Fehily, Gerard (Honda Civic) [11]
142 Callanan, Phillip/Kelly, Aidan (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
143 O Callahan, Hazel/TBA, (Peugeot 106) [ 6]
144 Fitzgibbon, June/Reidy, Ann Kelly (Ford Ka) [ 5]
145 Kelly, Johnathan/Mooney, Vincent (Honda Civic) [11]
146 Walsh, Phillip/TBA, (Mazda 323) [15]
147 Baker, Joe/Mc Mahon, Kieran (Honda Civic) [11]
148 Curley, Pattrick/Merony, Robert (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
149 Mc Devitt, Paul/Boyle, John (Toyota Corolla) [11]
150 Dolan, Michael/Olleranshaw, Lisa (Honda Civic) [11]
151 Butler, Eugene/Cummins, Kieran (Peugeot 205) [10]
152 Collins,Keith/Comer,James (Ford Fiesta) [10]

J1 Cunningham, Martin/Casserly, Trevor (Honda Civic) [16]
J2 Ryan, Barry/Falvey, Donal (Ford Escort) [16]
J3 Hand, Anthony/Perkins, Rooney (Ford Escort Mk2) [16]
J4 Hogan, Kenneth/Hogan, Claire (Honda Civic) [16]
J5 Whelan, Richard/Whelan, James (Honda Civic) [16]
J6 Ledwith, Brian/Feeney, Martin (Toyota Corolla) [16]
J7 O Donnell, Ross/Donoghue, Shane (Honda Civic) [16]
J8 Dylan, Niall/Hurley, Cahill (Peugeot 106 GTi) [16]
J9 Mc Vey, Damien/TBA, (Vauxhall Nova) [16]
J10 Mc Gereary, Dermott/Kelly, Darragh (Talbot Sunbeam) [J2]
J11 Walsh, Ciaran/Walsh, David (Honda Civic) [ 2]
J12 Ryan, David/Leonard, Orla (Peugeot 205 GTi) [16]
J13 Burns, Shane/Henehan, Sean (Peugeot 205 GTi) [16]
J14 Mc Quaid, John/Smyth, David (Ford Escort Mk1) [11]
J15 O Shaughnessy, Brian/Shorten, Claire (Ford Escort Mk2) [J2]
J16 Higgins, Alan/TBA, (Ford Escort) [10]
J17 Mc Daid, Grannia/Moore, Grainne (Peugeot 206) [16]
J18 Higgins, Gary/Higgins, Alan (Ford Escort Mk1) [16]
J19 Tully, Kevin/Tully, Alan (Peugeot 205) [16]
J20 Feeney, Michael/Mc Guinness, Paul (Toyota Corolla) [16]
O'Mahony and Higgins return to Dunlop National Championship action on Galway Summer Rally

Carrigaline driver Brian O’Mahony and Kiltimagh co-driver John Higgins will return to action in the Dunlop National Rally Championship next Sunday (26 August) when they contest the Galway Summer Rally.  

O’Mahony and Higgins will once again get behind the wheel of their OM Concrete Products and Fitz Samuels Insurance-backed Super 1600 Renault Clio for round eight of the series following a short break from the championship.  

The crew’s latest outing was at World Rally Championship (WRC) level as they competed across the gravel on Rally Finland earlier this month and finished 64th overall and 13th in class A6 following an eventful weekend.  

The pair head back to the Dunlop National series next weekend in second place in the class 6 table, with O’Mahony 11th in the overall drivers’ standings and Higgins 12th equal on the co-drivers’ leaderboard.  

After claiming class wins on four of the five championship rounds they have completed this year, O’Mahony and Higgins are targeting more of the same on the 120km Athenry-based tarmac event as the season nears a close with just three rounds remaining.  

“Our aim is the same as before, to just win the class and take the maximum class points,” 22-year-old O’Mahony said.  

“I have done the rally once before, so I’m slightly familiar with these type of stages.  

“Apart from not finishing the first round of the championship in Mayo and then not getting an entry for the Cavan Stages everything has gone according to plan this season but there are still three rounds to go in the championship and as we all know, anything can happen in rallying.”

Maximum entry for Galway Summer Rally
A huge entry has been received for The Loughrea Plant Sales Galway Summer Rally which takes place on Sunday August 26th next. Speaking at the rally launch recently, Victor Farrell Clerk of the Course explained that 150 cars would start the main rally and 20 cars would contest the junior event. A strong local entry has been received for the rally which includes well known drivers like, Sean Lyons, John Morris, Noel Conroy, Neil Pierce, Philip Conneely, Tom Gormally, Mike Bird and Pat Spain. Philip Conneely and Michele Crowley are currently leading their clas in The West Coast Championship.

The Galway crews will be competing for The Conroy Cup which is awarded to the first Galway crew to finish the rally. The 2006 winners of The Cup were John Spain and Keith Sheppard. The rally is a round of the Dunlop National Championship and The Top Part West Coast Championship. The current leader of The National Championship is Aaron McHale, son of the legendary Austin McHale who has won a number of Galway rallies down through the years.

Mechanical scrutiny will take place for all rally cars at The Raheen Woods Hotel in Athenry from 2pm to 8pm on Saturday August 25th. Please note that due to the large crowds expected, some parking restrictions will be in operation in the area around the Hotel. Galway Motor Club would encourage everyone attending the rally to cooperate with The Gardai and Rally Marshals during the rally weekend.

The Rally will start from The Raheen Woods Hotel at 9.25am on Sunday August 25th, with the first stage getting under way in the Kiltullagh area at 10am. The winning car is due back at the Hotel at 6.15pm on the Sunday evening.

Galway Motor Club and Loughrea Plant Sales would like to thank The Gardai, Galway County Council and The Stage Residents for their help with running the 2007 Summer Rally. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend.
Marshals training night - Tuesday August 14th
A Marshals training night will take place on Tuesday August 14th in The Menlo Park Hotel, Galway City at 8pm. To run the rally safely will require almost 170 Marshals.
This is your opportunity to get involved in running what promises to be an action packed round 8 of The Dunlop National Rally Championship 2007.
If you would like to get involved, please come along on the night or email your contact details to uburke@hotmail.com
The name of every Marshal that helps out at the rally will be entered in to a draw for some fantastic prizes

Event Details
Galway Motor Club are indebted to Loughrea Plant Sales, who remain as title sponsors for the forthcoming Galway Summer Rally which takes place on Sunday August 26th. Loughrea Plant Sales is run by the Conneely family and has depots in Loughrea and Gort. They provide a wide range of services, including the sale and hire of various types of plant and equipment throughout the West of Ireland. The rally will once again have its Headquarters in The Raheen Woods Hotel in Athenry, Co. Galway. Athenry has proved to be a popular and successful base for the rally in recent years.

The Galway Motor Club team for the rally is led by Victor Farrell as COC and Noel Lambert as Deputy COC, both of whom have plenty of experience competeing on the stages. The committee have decided to run stages in a 4 by 2 format which limits the entry to 151 starters plus 20 juniors. .

The 2 stages for the morning loop will be run in the general Athenry and Loughrea areas, moving to the Tynagh and Woodford areas for the afternoon loop. 120.2 Kilometres will be covered over the 8 stages, the total including road sections will be 278.4 Kilometres. .

Centralised servicing will be located in Loughrea Mart. A strong entry is expected for the event which will be a round of The Dunlop National Championship, The Top Part West Coast Championship and The GMC Members Championship. The entries close at 5pm on Tuesday August 7th. Rally Programmes for the event will be on sale on Friday August 24th. A list of shops will be published on www.galwaymotorclub.ie, prior to the rally weekend. .

Motorsport Ireland and Galway Motor Cub are running a Marshals Training Night for the rally. This will take place at 8pm on Tuesday August 14th in The Menlo Park, Hotel, Galway. Everyone who marshals at the rally will be entered in to a draw and those who complete the training night will receive a Motorsport Ireland Marshals Licence. The Licence will be required if you wish to Marshal at Rally Ireland in November 2007. .

The Official launch for the 2007 Loughrea Plant Sales Galway Summer Rally will take place on Monday August 13th at 7pm in The Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, Co.Galway
Regulations and Entry Form available on Club website:
HQ is The Raheen Woods in Athenry. Service will be in Loughrea Mart.
4 by 2 format.
More Details in the next few weeks

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