Birr MC Nenagh Stages Rally - 22 Feb 09

Posted: February 27, 2009 10:29 AM - 39445 Hits

Round 1 - 2009 National Rally Championship
Round 1 - 2009 West Coast Rally Championship
Round 1 - 2009 Midlands East Rally Championship

  • Elliot/Goodman dominate in Nenagh

Photo: Andrew Ring

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Posted: February 24, 2009 5:54 PM

The opening round of the Dunlop National Rally Championship, the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh Rally resulted in an emphatic victory for defending champions, Patrick Elliott and co-driver, Paul Goodman (Subaru WRC).  They finished the eight-stage event with a winning margin of two minutes and 19 seconds over the British crew of Jim Harrison/Harvey Bell (Subaru WRC).  Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru) were third - 13 seconds further behind after they punctured on the sixth stage. The Group N category was won by Kevin Kelleher/Paddy Robinson (Mitsubishi) and Trevor Mulligan/Lisa Roe (Ford Escort) took a late victory in the two-wheel drive category.

Reigning Dunlop National Rally champion, Elliott set the fastest time on the opening stage, Kilbarron and quickly opened up a 15 second advantage over rival, Niall Maguire, who opted for a hard slick in the slippery conditions.  Jim Harrison, on his first outing in the Dunlop series in almost two years, was third quickest - 13 seconds adrift of Maguire with Kevin Barrett fourth.  Garry Jennings led Group N, he was three seconds in front of Kevin Kelleher.

Elliott reigned supreme on the second test and extended his lead over Maguire to 25 seconds, the latter traversed the stage with a problematic track control arm.  Harrison retained third as fourth placed Barrett reckoned the suspension of his Subaru was far too hard for the Nenagh roads.  

Meanwhile, Garry Jennings retired on the stage with throttle sensor issues.  Thomas Fitzmaurice (Mitsubishi) set a strong pace to take over the lead in the category, he also held fifth overall - five seconds clear of Kevin Kelleher, the latter lost time with an incorrect tyre choice.  Seventh placed Anthony O'Halloran remarked on the slippery nature of the stages.

The top ten was completed by Sean Flanagan (Subaru) and Eamonn Daly (Mitsubishi) and top two-wheel drive exponent, Brian O'Mahony (Renault Clio S1600).  Elsewhere, Kenny Bustard lost time as a result of the suspension of his Mitsubishi being too soft while Fergal Costello retired his Mitsubishi with a blown engine.

Maguire posted the best time through the third stage and took three seconds from Elliott but the rally leader was in devastating form through the fourth test and added ten seconds to his advantage that stood at 31 seconds at the Nenagh service halt. Remarkably, Elliott stalled his Subaru on the third test and endured a slight spin on the next stage.  Harrison was gaining in confidence on his return while fourth placed Barett was pleased that the adjustments made at the service halt made a difference.

In Group N, Kevin Kelleher (Mitsubishi) was impressive through the third and fourth stages and took control of the showroom category.  He was fifth overall - 16 seconds ahead of Anthony O'Halloran (Mitsubishi).  Brian O'Mahony held eighth overall and led the two-wheel drive category.  Elsewhere, the top ten was completed by Sean Flanagan (Subaru), Eamonn Daly (Mitsubishi) and Thomas Fitzmaurice, who lost over 30 seconds on the third stage when the exhaust manifold came adrift.  Local driver, Eoghain Fogarty was on the fringes of the top ten until a fourth stage puncture dropped him down the leaderboard.

Elliott added 13 seconds to his lead after the completion of Stage 5, Killoscully.  Most of the places remained unchanged except for Brian O'Mahony, who spun and clipped the front of his Renault Clio and dropped one place as Sean Flanagan moved up to seventh. 

On the sixth stage, Maguire lost substantial time when his Subaru punctured a third of the way through the 20km test. Elliott arrived at the final service halt in Nenagh with a lead of one minute and 38 seconds with Harrison moving up to second, the British driver dropped time with an overshoot.  A disappointed Maguire couldn't find any specific reason for the puncture.  Meanwhile, Barrett in fourth, lost a few seconds when he caught up with Maguire, however, he reckoned the time loss was insignificant.

Kelleher in fifth was 21 seconds ahead of O'Halloran, who had a few major moments on the sixth test.  Sean Flanagan was untroubled in seventh, a position he shared with Thomas Fitzmaurice.  Brian O'Mahony took a cautious approach to the sixth stage, he was ninth with Eamonn Daly (Mitsubishi) rounding off the top ten.  Elsewhere, Trevor Mulligan completed the two stages without the intercom, nevertheless, he led Class 14.

On the closing pair of stages, Elliott punched in the fastest times to clinch an impressive victory.  He finished two minutes and 19 seconds ahead of Harrison.  Afterwards, he said, "I'm very pleased, it was a tough rally but very well organised.  I had a few moments but that was to be expected in the conditions.  I was focussed on gaining championship points, to win is a bonus."
Harrison, who isn't registered for Dunlop points took the runner up spot with Niall Maguire some 13 seconds further behind in third. Kevin Barrett (Subaru WRC) was fourth.
Victory in the Group N category went to Kevin Kelleher, who finished 49 seconds clear of Anthony O'Halloran.  Thomas Fitzmaurice, Sean Flanagan, Trevor Mulligan and Eamonn Daly completed the top ten.

There was late drama in the two-wheel drive category when Brian O'Mahony failed to finish, his Renault Clio ran out of petrol and Trevor Mulligan (Escort) was perfectly placed to take the category win.


Posted: February 23, 2009 12:06 AM

1 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC) 01:16:27
2 James Harrison/Harvey Bell (Subaru Impreza WRC) 01:18:46
3 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) 01:18:59
4 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC) 01:19:42
5 Kevin Kelleher/Patrick Robinson (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) 01:20:52
6 Anthony O'Halloran/Charlie McEne (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) 01:21:41
7 Thomas Fitzmaurice/Fionn Foley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) 01:22:26
8 Sean Flanagan/Brian Miller (Subaru Impreza N12) 01:22:31
9 Trevor Mulligan/Lisa Roe (Ford Escort Mk2) 01:22:58
10 Eamon Daly/Anthony O'Connaill (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) 01:23:26

Junior Rally
1 Stephen Greaney/Kieran Feeney (Honda Civic) 45:15:00
2 Christopher Snow/Thomas Melia (Honda Civic) 45:27:00
3 Mckenna Darren/Mckenna Nicola (Toyota Corolla) 45:55:00
4 Patrick Slattery Jnr/Chris Campb (Honda Civic) 47:30:00
5 Richard Price/Noel Gough (Honda Civic) 47:43:00

Leaders After:
SS1-9 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Stage Winners
SS1 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS3 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS6 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS7 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS8 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)


Posted: February 21, 2009 4:45 PM

This season's Dunlop National Rally Championship begins with the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh Rally on Sunday February 22nd. The eight-stage event, organised by the Birr and District Auto Club, makes its debut in the national series.  The championship protagonists from 2008 series, champion, Patrick Elliott and runner-up, Niall Maguire, return for the ten round campaign.

The top seed is Gareth MacHale, who won this event last year, on this occasion it's a dramatic change for both the young Dubliner and the rally itself.  MacHale, who was the top Irish competitor in the recent Rally Ireland until a blown engine signalled his retirement, will drive the Opel Corsa S2000 car.  The car was debuted in last season's Cork "20" International Rally where Gareth's father, Austin drove it as one of the 00 course cars.  The car is still very much of an unknown quantity, however, the eight stages around Nenagh should provide a good indicator of its performance.

In many respects, it's in stark contrast to the second and third seeds, Patrick Elliott and Niall Maguire, who dominated the 2008 Dunlop series.  The rivalry between the Cavan and Monaghan duo was intense but extremely sporting, with precious little between them.  Indeed, in one instance, the Circuit of Kerry, it took a tie-break to select a winner with Elliott taking the laurels on that occasion.  Both had a remarkable run of consistency throughout last season and it was only in Galway (Round 8) when Maguire crashed out that the destination of the Vard Memorial Trophy was decided.  This season, Elliott will again be co-driven by Paul Goodman but Maguire has Enda Sherry calling the notes for the season.

Last season, Maguire came very close to adding to the titles he won in 1999, 2002 and 2004.  "Paul McLaughlin is not available due to work commitments, so Enda Sherry will call the notes.  Enda is from the same part of Monaghan as myself (Ballinode), he sat with me in the Stonethrowers Rally in Clonmel last season.  The plan is to compete in this opening round in Nenagh and also in the second round, the Mayo Rally and we'll take it from there." said Maguire. 

Meanwhile, Maynooth's, Kevin Barrett, who has twice finished third overall in the national series has Limerick's, Sean Mullally as his co-driver.

The British crew of Jim Harrison/Harvey Bell (Subaru WRC) make a welcome return to the Dunlop series.   They were regulars a number of seasons ago and have notched up event victories in the Fastnet Rally in Glandore and the Clare Rally in Ennis. "It is nearly two years since we competed in the Dunlop series.  I don't think the pace has increased since and I reckon we can match the pace set by Patrick (Elliott) and Niall (Maguire)."

Clare driver, Anthony O'Halloran (Mitsubishi) is the highest seeded Group N driver.  He won the category on his home event last season, he has strong opposition in Nenagh.  Clonakilty's, Kevin Kelleher, who is the reigning Group N Tarmac champion, has set his sights on a long filled ambition to land the Patterson's RallyNews Group N award. Former Dunlop Class 6 winner and ex-Irish and British S1600 champion, Brian O'Mahony in his Renault Clio S1600, is seeded at number eight.  The Cork driver plans a full season of national rallying and is a strong contender not just for Class 6 but also the new two-wheel drive award.

This new award is being sponsored by Brian Duggan & George Clernon of, who are long time supporters of the Irish National Rally Championship.  The award will be presented to the highest placed two-wheel drive crew in the overall standings of the 2009 series.  Commenting on behalf of the Dunlop National Rally Championship Sub-Committee, Richard Talbot (Chairman) remarked, "We are delighted that have come onboard with this new award.  We look forward to the battle between the fastest rear wheel drive competitors in the country together with the ultra quick up and coming front wheel drive competitors to see who can take the inaugural award."

Also amongst the top ten in Nenagh is Eamonn Daly (Mitsubishi), who led last year's Group N campaign for a number of events.   Meath's, Sean Flanagan, who finished second in the Group N series in 2008 completes the top ten.  The showroom category also features the Mitsubishi's of Thomas Fitzmaurice, Adrian Quinn; Trevor Bustard, Fergal Costello, Tim Enright, Paul Elliott and Subaru duo, Paul McEnroe and Mark Nangle.

In the modified category, a plethora of Ford Escorts in the hands of Trevor Mulligan, Mike Quinn, Ed Synan, Gary Reidy and David Percy (Maxi), Des Moore, Seamus Doyle, Gerry Smith and Pat Spain should provide plenty of entertainment.

Commenting ahead of another national championship campaign, Richard Warbrick (Dunlop) remarked, "It's an earlier start than usual and we are delighted to welcome the Birr & District Auto Club to the championship.  The entry is encouraging and of course, each of the ten events will provide a welcome boost to the local economy and that's a very important factor."

Forde set for warm-up on Birr Stages Rally

Posted: February 21, 2009 4:37 PM

Carnmore driver Ross Forde will be in action this weekend when he contests the Nenagh-based Birr Stages Rally on Sunday (22 February).

Forde will take the stages for the first time in his recently acquired Ford Fiesta ST and will be using the event as a warm-up for the forthcoming opening round of the Ford Fiesta Sporting UK Trophy championship, the Malcolm Wilson Rally (7 March), the series which he is contesting this season with the support of Motorsport Ireland after winning the 2008 Billy Coleman Award.

The 25-year-old will also be joined by a new co-driver in the shape of experienced Isle of Man-based navigator Rob Fagg. Forde’s regular co-driver, his younger brother Arron, will find it difficult to commit to the entire Fiesta championship due to college commitments and Fagg comes highly recommended by former British Champion Mark Higgins.

“It’s going to be a weekend of firsts what with it being the first time driving a Fiesta and with Rob coming on board,” Ross said.

“The plan is to use it as a shakedown ahead of the start of the serious stuff in a couple of weeks and I hope to have a good run and get a good result. I’m trying to shake off the recent bad luck after three non-finishes.”

The Fiesta will be run by Ray Cunningham and his business, Galway Mini Centre.
Cunningham said: “I’m looking forward to get to know more about the Fiesta, especially ahead of the start of the season on the Malcolm Wilson Rally. It should prove a valuable weekend.”

Posted: February 21, 2009 4:36 PM

Photo: Joe Lane

Programme Outlets

Posted: February 19, 2009 6:41 AM

Programmes Will Be On Sale From Friday Evening.

Mulrooneys X2 (Borrisokane Rd)
(BallyWilliam Limerick Rd.)
Gleesons Portroe
Sullivans Ardcroney
Costellos silvermines rd
Clearys Garrage Limerick Rd
Quinns shop opposite service area
Caseys filling stationToomevara
Service area
(Rally HQ)-Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh


Posted: February 19, 2009 6:40 AM

This Sunday 22nd of February sees the Birr & District Motor Club host it's annual Car Stages Rally based in North Tipperary.
Headquarters and main sponsors for this prestigious rally will be the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh. Over 180 Rally Cars will contest this Rally, which is the opening round of the Dunlop National rally championship, Top Part West Coast and Midland Motors Athlone, Midlands East Rally Championship. This year we are delighted to have the Dunlop National Rally Championship on board. As a club we have never got the chance to run an event with this championship and we are privileged to have it on board this year.

Leading away the Entry will be Gareth McHale (Son of Rally icon Austin) driving an opel corsa S2000, the car will make its debut competing on the north Tipp tarmac this Sunday. Number 2 Patrick Elliot reining Dunlop national rally champion, 3 will be Nial Maguire twice winner of the Dunlop series. At 4 is Kevin Barrett a regular supporter of Birr events through the years.Welcome UK visitor James Harrison at 5 making a return following a break from rallying.Top 5 drivers are all driving Subaru Impreza World Rally Cars except for top seed Gareth Mc Hale.

At 6 Top group N seed is Clares Anthony O'Halloran and Clonakilitys Kevin Kelleher is in at number 7 both in Mitsubishis evos.In at 8 is Brian O Mahoney in his super1600 Renault Clio a regular competitor in the Dunlop championship and also having competed in the world rally championship. At 9 we have Eamon Daly in another Mitsubishi evo, and Sean Flanagan in his Subaru N12 in at number 10.Rounding out the top 12 is Thomas Fitzmaurice and Adrian Quinn both driving Mitsubishi evos.

Top 2wd contenders include Trevor Mulligan, Mike Quinn,Top Part 2008 west coast rally championship winner Ed Synan, and Gary Reidy all driving mk2 escorts and also Birr crew Davy Percy with John Kinihan on the notes in there ford escort maxi. In addition Fergal Costello of midland motors Athlone will make his Birr Rally Debut in his Mitsubishi evo.

There is a strong local contingent taking part in Sundays Rally which include:
David Forde/Sean Hayde Subaru Impreza Nenagh
Benny Kennedy/Brendan(Red fella) Ryan Honda Civic Nenagh
Gerry Ahern/James Lowry Ford Escort Nenagh
Andrew Slattery/Sean Forde Peugeot 205 Nenagh
Billy Cavanagh/TBA Ford Escort Cloughjordan
William Cavanagh/Dorothy Cavanagh Woods Ford Escort Cloughjordan
John Cavanagh/Diane Clarke Mini Cloughjordan
Eoin Woods/John Shields Ford Escort Cloughjordan
Donald Powell/Robbie Lewis Honda Civic Moneygall
Eoghan Fogarty/Keith Baggott Evo 8 Roscrea
Mark Kane/Tba Citreon C2R2 Roscrea
Garry Higgins/Ronan Shanahan Ford Escort Birr
Kieran Guinan/Alan Higgins Ford Escort Birr
Mike Garahy/Nial Keane Ford Escort Birr
Enda Grene/Eddie Egan Volkswagen Golf GTI Athlone
John Caplis/Graine Caplis Opel Corsa R earcross
Sean Kennedy/Adrian Gorman Toyota corolla twin cam Rearcross.

Laois Drivers entered include
Larry Brady, Andy Poole Antony Ryan , Pat Delaney Brian Kirwin Paul Lacy, Mark and Aaron Martly (father son duo)

Clare drivers include
Antony O Haloran,Sean Dillion, Richard Casey, Martin Casey,John Lernihan
Limerick Drivers include
Eamon Daly,Ed Synan Garry Reidy,Tim Enright, Dan Mulcahy, Pat Ryan Mike Walsh, John Collins Liam Mulchair Eamon Hanley John Gleeson.

Galway Drivers include
Top Galway driver is Pat Spain of Loughrea, Tom Curley Richard Burke, Liam Higgins Micheal Cunningham Tommy Flatherty Pat Kelly Ross Forde reigning billy coleman winner, John Murphy Peter Howley, Paul Monaghan, Gerry Hodgins, John Kenny, Joseph Monaghan, Kieran Donoughoe,Mike Daly, Alan Fair, Kieran Murphy, Paul Curley ,Triona Kelly, Martin Cunnigham, Philip Callanan ,David Gardiner ,John Spain , Niel Pierse, Patrick Divilly, David Ryan ,Stephan Greeney, and Colm King .

This Sundays is the product of 8 Months hard work led by the Clerk of the Course Cathal McGrath (Carrigatogher) and his dedicated team of volunteers who put long hours and serious work into organising this rally.

Mechanical Scrutiny for all cars takes place at the NCT centre, Dublin Road on Saturday 21st February from 2pm till 9pm. First Car leaves the start which is located at the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh on Sunday Morning at 8.15am. The Service Area will be located in the Livestock Mart in Nenagh on Sunday with the opening stage in Kilbarron, followed by Ballymakey.In the afternoon the crews will tackle silvermines/Killoscully/Burgess area. It is anticipated that traffic in these areas will be busy and all motorists travelling in this area should allow extra time to complete their journeys.

Maps and Programmes for the rally will be available to purchase in the following outlets from Friday onwards: Nenagh, Abbey Court Hotel, Costello's Shop near the Mart, Mulrooney's Service Stations Borrisokane Road & Ballywilliam and Cleary's Garage on the Limerick Road. Other outlets include Casey's Service Station Toomevara,Gleesons service station portroe and Sullivan's Ardcroney near Borrisokane.

Like with every other rally we require Marshall's and anybody that is interested should contact the Chief Marshall on 086-8179297 for more details.

If you are intending to spectate at the rally Please THINK SAFETY at all times and obey the Marshall's instructions as they are there for your safety, and remember "THINK ROAD SAFETY"

Late Entries

Posted: February 16, 2009 10:13 PM

First on Reserve 170

171 Garry Jennings TBA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 4
172 Philip Callanan Seamus Daly Ford Escort RS Mk2 11
173 Richard Casey Brian McNamara Ford Escort 12
174 Mark Martley Hearns Joey Talbot Sunbeam 11
175 Eamon Dervan David Gardiner Honda Civic 2
176 John Spain Keith Sheopard Toyota Celica ST185 15
177 Thomas White TBA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 4
178 John Lernihan TBA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4 15
179 Neil Pierce Enda O'Leary Honda Civic 11
180 Ken Hogan David Dooley Honda Civic EK4 2

J17 Richard Price Noel Gough Honda EG6 16
J18 Mark Wedlock TBA Ford Escort Mk2 16

Final Instructions and Scrutiny Times

Posted: February 16, 2009 10:05 PM

Late Entries accepted

Posted: February 12, 2009 6:38 PM

As the event can start 161 cars, the club are expecting all reserves to get a run.

Late entries will be taken.

Time and Distance Schedule

Posted: February 12, 2009 10:17 AM

Entry List

Posted: February 12, 2009 9:53 AM

No Driver/Navigator (Make/Model) [Class]
1 Gareth McHale/ TBA (Opel Corsa S2000) [8]
2 Patrick Elliott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
3 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
4 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
5 James Harrison/Harvey Bell (Subaru Impreza WRC) [ 8]
6 Anthony O'Halloran/Charlie McEnery (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
7 Kevin Kelleher/ TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
8 Brian O'Mahony/John Higgins (Renault Clio S1600) [ 6]
9 Eamon Daly/Anthony O'Connaill (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
10 Sean Flanagan/Brian Duggan (Subaru Impreza N12) [ 4]
11 Thomas Fitzmaurice/Fionn Foley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
12 Adrian Quinn/Alastair Wylie (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
14 Paul McEnroe/ TBA (Subaru Impreza N14) [ 4]
15 Trevor Bustard/Kenny Bustard (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [4]
16 Trevor Mulligan/Lisa Roe (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
17 Mike Quinn/Graine McInerney (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
18 ED Synan/Denis O'Connell (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
19 Gary Reidy/Diarmuid Falvey (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
20 David Percy/John Kinihan (Ford Escort Maxi) [13]
21 Fergal Costello/Shane Gilhooly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
22 Des Moore/Conor Foley (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
23 Seamus Doyle/Kevin Barry (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
24 Gerry Smyth/Gregory McQuillan (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
25 Pat Spain/John McMahon (Ford Escort Mk2) [ 4]
26 Jack Maguire/Paul Maguire (Ford Escort RS Cosworth) [15]
27 Tim Enright/Stephen Buckley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7) [ 8]
28 Paul Elliott/Brian Doherty (Mitsubishi Evo 9) [ 4]
29 Mark Nangle/Michael Clyne (Subaru Impreza N12) [ 4]
30 Tom Curley/ Aidan Mannion (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
31 Richard Burke/Frank Byrnes (Subaru Impreza WRX) [15]
32 Stephen Cullen/Aidan Kent (Subaru Impreza N12B) [ 4]
33 Padraig Neville/ TBA (Subaru Impreza N12B) [ 4]
34 Eoghan Fogarty/ TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [ 4]
35 Nigel McGinn/Martin Gavigan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 GpA) [ 8]
36 James McNulty/Mac Walsh (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 GpA) [15]
37 Rory Byrne/Jeremy Patterson (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
38 Simon Kehoe/Ray Greene (Opel Astra GSi) [13]
39 Eoin Woods/John Shiels (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
40 Larry Brady/Anthony Brady (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
41 Benny Kennedy/Brendan Ryan (Honda SIR Vtec) [11]
42 Liam Higgins/Derrick Feeney (Mitsubishi Evo 7) [ 4]
43 Micheal Cunningham/Alvin Mulroe (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [ 4]
44 Michael Hally/Ray Fitzpatrick (Honda Civic) [11]
45 Tom Flatherty/Patrick Curley (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
46 John Ward/Gary McNern (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [11]
47 Anthony Hand/Sherry Emmet (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
48 William Cavanagh/Dorothy Cavanagh Woods (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
49 David Forde/Sean Hayde (Subaru Impreza) [ 8]
50 Pat Barry/Stephen O'Connell (Ford Escort Cosworth) [15]
51 Colm Brady/Barry Harten (Honda Civic) [11]
52 Dan Mulcahy/Donnacha O'Callaghan (Ford Escort Cosworth) [15]
53 Sean McHugh/Michael Loughney (BMW M3 Compact) [14]
54 Pat Ryan/ TBA (Ford Escort) [ 9]
55 Gerry Casey/ TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
56 Pat Price/Stephen Price (Subaru N12 B) [ 4]
57 Neil Tohill/Gerard Tohill (Subaru Impreza) [ 4]
58 Mike Walsh/Ger Ryan (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
59 Pat Kelly/ TBA (Subaru Impreza STI) [ 8]
60 Mark Geraghty/ TBA (Opel Corsa) [11]
61 John Collins/Jason O'Brien (Honda Civic) [11]
62 Anthony Neville/Sinnott Brian (Subaru Impreza GpN) [ 4]
63 David Quigley/Des Sherlock (Honda Civic EK4) [ 2]
64 Billy Coogan/ TBA (BMW M3) [14]
65 Niall Fortune/James Kelly (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
66 Keith Power/Mossy Henebery (Peugeot 206 Cup Car) [ 6]
67 Ross Forde/Fagg Robert (Honda Civic Type R) [ 3]
68 Mark Kane/ TBA (Citroen C2 R2) [ 6]
69 Kenny O'Brien/Franky O'Dwyer (Vauxhall Nova) [ 9]
70 Stephen Hernon/Ivan Hernon (Subaru N9) [ 4]
71 John Murphy/Martin O'Connor (Subaru Impreza) [ 8]
72 Kieran Guinan/Alan Higgins (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
73 Marc McDermott/Damian Flannagan (Honda Civic) [13]
74 Martin Kelly/TBA TBA (Subaru Impreza GpN) [15]
75 Colin Flanagan/ TBA (Ford Cosworth 4x4) [15]
76 John Cavanagh/Diane Clarke (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
77 Billy Cavanagh/ TBA (Ford Escort) [13]
78 Thomas Carolan/Declan Smith (Ford Escort) [ 9]
79 John Odonnell/ TBA (Toyota Starlet RWD) [ 9]
80 Liam Mulcaire/Shane Meade (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
81 Shane Maguire/Stephen Thornton (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
82 Kevin Cleere/ TBA (Ford Escort) [10]
83 Mike Garahy/Niall Keane (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
84 Barry Evans/David Lyons (Citroen C2 R2) [ 6]
85 Oliver Carroll/ TBA (Citroen C2 R2) [ 6]
86 Gerry Kelly/Karen Kelly (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
87 Peter Howley/Martin Leonard (Toyota Starlet RWD) [14]
88 John McQuaid/David Smyth (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
89 Gerard McQuaid/Gareth Quinlan (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
90 Paul Monaghan/ TBA (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [11]
91 Paul Lacey/Arthur Walshe (Ford Escort Mk3 G3) [13]
92 Pat Faughnan/Stephen Faughnan (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
93 Greg McGroary/Kerri McCarter (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
94 Gerard Hodgins/Aidan Kelly (Honda Civic) [11]
95 Martin Devine/Colm Dromey (Vauxhall Nova) [13]
96 John Kenny/Gerard Dervan (Honda Civic Vtec) [ 3]
97 Anthony Masterson/Tommy Clinton (Honda Integra Type R) [ 7]
98 Christopher Kelly/Maria Coady (Suzuki Swift GTI) [ 9]
99 Joe Baker/Vicky Finn (Honda Civic) [11]
100 Edward Kelly/John Kelly (Peugeot 106 GTi) []
101 Joseph Monaghan/John P Ryan (Honda Civic) [ 2]
102 Fred Homes/Alan McGovern (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [11]
103 Thomas Doody/Jonathan Keane (Honda Civic) [11]
104 Martin McKeown/Declan Ryan (Talbot Sunbeam) [10]
105 Kieran Donohue/Dermot O'Rourke (TBA TBA) [ 1]
106 Kevin Guinane/Mick Cott (Peugeot 205 GTi) [12]
107 Eamon Hanley/Padraig Doody (Peugeot 106 S16) [ 6]
108 John Gleeson/Mike O'Connor (Citroen Saxo) [ 6]
109 John Caplis/Grainne Caplis (Opel Corsa) [ 9]
110 Mike Daly/Clodagh Madden (Talbot Sunbeam) [10]
111 Andy Poole/Padhraic Ryan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [ 4]
112 Anthony Ryan/Eoin Gorman (Subaru Impreza) [ 8]
113 Alan Fair/Brian McNamara (Honda Civic) [ 6]
114 Gerry Aherne/James Lowry (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [11]
115 Sean Kennedy/Adrian O'Gorman (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11]
116 Kieran Murphy/Aishling Grimes (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
117 Andrew Slattery/Shaun Forde (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
118 Declan Gallagher/Eoin Gallgher (Toyota Starlet RWD) [11]
119 Colum Browne/Lawrence McGrath (Honda Civic EK4) [ 2]
120 Pat Delaney/Nigel Moody (Peugeot 205 RWD) [13]
121 Keith McFadden/Brian Harrington (Subaru Impreza WRX Sti) [ 8]
122 Donald Powell/Rob Lewis (Honda Civic EK4) [ 2]
123 PA Bellew/Jimmy Bellew (Ford Escort Mk2) [ 9]
124 Stephen Kellett/Russel Waller (Honda Civic EK4) [ 2]
125 George Wiley/Kevin Wiley (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
126 Declan Quigley/Adrain Foley (TBA TBA) []
127 Paul Quinn/Jason Harron (Ford Fiesta ST) [ 3]
128 Noel O'Donnell/Ronan Murrin (Peugeot 205 GTi) [12]
129 George Frayne/ TBA (Peugeot 206 Cup Car) [ 6]
130 Eamonn McCafferty/Catherine Levis (Ford Puma) [ 5]
131 David Donoghue/James Comer (Toyota Corolla GTi) [11]
132 Trevor Hutton/ TBA (Ford Puma Kit Car) [ 5]
133 Sean Dillon/ TBA (Nissan Micra) [ 5]
134 Fergal Heney/Murphy Paul (Toyota Corolla) [11]
135 David Cleary/Niall Synnott (Honda Civic Vtec) [ 2]
136 Sean Moran/Con Mulcahy (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11]
137 Alistair Fingleton/Debbie Greene (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
138 Enda Greene/Eddie Egan (VW Golf Mk1) [10]
139 Martin O'Reilly/Benny Grainger (Honda Civic EK4) [ 2]
140 Michael McGrath/Patrick Delaney (Ford Escort) [11]
141 TJ O'Connell/Stephen Casey (Vauxhall Corsa) [10]
142 Charlie Nilan/Ruth O'Kane (Honda Civic) [ 2]
143 Eoin Neville/Andy Hayes (Peugeot 106 GTi) [ 2]
144 Liam O'Keeffe/Scott Wheeler (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
145 Simon Evans/Barry Faul (BMC Mini) [ 9]
146 James Ryan/Stephen Ryan (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
147 Alan Shiel/ TBA (Honda Civic) [11]
148 Declan Gannon/Sean Maher (Honda Civic) [11]
149 Niall Walsh/Charles O'Neill (Honda Civic Vtec) [ 9]
150 Otto Gropler/Chrystal Culkeen (Ford KA) [ 5]
151 Ciaran Kennedy/Paul McGinnis (Honda Civic EK4) [ 2]
152 John Gill/ TBA (Honda Civic) [ 2]
153 Joe McCarthy/Noel Spencer (Toyota Corolla GTi) [11]
154 Darragh O'Brien/Niall O'Brien (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
155 Danny Calnan/Fergal Bowes (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
156 Pat Neville/ TBA (TBA TBA) [ 2]
157 Stephen Carey/Mark Lee (Honda Civic EK4) [ 2]
158 Johnathon Thompson/Finbar Smith (Ford Escort Mk2) [ 1]
159 Cathal O'Reilly/Gerard O'Reilly (Ford Focus) [ 7]
160 Paul Curley/Des Daniels (Honda Civic) [ 2]
161 Adrain Cannon/Jonathan Shovlin (Honda Civic) [ 2]
162 Mark Greene/Julie Greene (Peugeot 205) [10]
163 Denis Dineen/Donal Dineen (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
164 Brian Leonard/Cathal Mulvihill (Honda Civic) [11]
165 Nathan McGurrell/Richard Mullen (Honda Civic Vtec) [11]
166 Triona Kelly/Raymond Coppinger (Peugeot 106 Rallye) [ 1]
167 Cyril Kerr/Coogan Noel (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
168 Martin Cunningham/John Fitzpatrick (Honda Civic) [11]
169 David Donoghue/Alan Dolan (Citroen C2) [11]
170 Robert Barrable/Michael Courtney (Citroen C2 R2) [ 2]
Junior No Driver/Navigator (Make/Model) [Class]
J1 Patrick Divilly/Caroline Divilly (Toyota Corolla RWD) [16]
J2 Darren Young/Kenneth Quirke (Honda Civic) [16]
J3 Christopher Snow/Thomas Melia (Honda Civic Type R) [16]
J4 Liam Howlett/Brian Cullen (Talbot Sunbeam) [17]
J5 John Stafford/Anne Marie Kennedy (Darrian T90) [16]
J6 Eamon Brady/David Kellegher (Honda Civic) [16]
J7 Mckenna Darren/Mckenna Nicola (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [16]
J8 Aaron Martley/ TBA (Peugeot 106) [16]
J9 Martin Casey/PA Harding (Honda Civic V-Tach) [16]
J10 Stephen Greaney/Kieran Feeney (Honda Civic) [16]
J11 David Ryan/Orla Leonard (Peugeot 205 GTi) [16]
J12 Martin Wallace/Robert Wallace (Toyota Corolla GT) [16]
J14 Mark O'Connor/ TBA (Peugeot 205 GTi) [16]
J15 Colm King/Chris King (Ford Escort Mk2) [16]
J16 Patrick Slattery Jnr/Chris Campbell (Honda Civic) [16]

Closing Date for Entries Extended to 9th Feb

Posted: February 4, 2009 12:20 PM

Closing Date for Entries has been Extended to 9th Feb

Entry Fee Amended

Posted: January 12, 2009 6:17 PM

The Entry fee has been amended to €545

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