Galway Summer Rally - 29 Aug 10

Posted: September 4, 2010 11:34 AM - 29963 Hits

Mor Oil Galway Summer Rally 2010
Round 4 - 2010 West Coast Rally Championship
Round 5 - 2010 Honda Cup Ireland

  • Gary McPhillips/Mark Tierney win Rally & "King of the Mk2"

More Photos

Posted: September 4, 2010 11:34 AM

In Car

Posted: September 1, 2010 12:45 PM

Chris & Sean Campbell (Honda Civic) - SS5

Ross Forde/Paul Horan (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9) - SS8

Video Clips

Posted: September 1, 2010 12:44 PM

McPhillips/Tierney win Mor Oil Galway Summer Rally 2010

Posted: August 30, 2010 1:02 PM

The 2010 Mor Oil Galway Summer Rally promised a great day of rally action with a packed entry list and it certainly did not disappoint the large crowds of spectators that descended on Loughrea. Gary McPhillips and Mark Tierney in a Ford Escort Mk2 lead the rally from start to finish and went to win by 16 seconds from Robert Barrable and Damien Connolly in a Ford Focus WRC. It was Barrable’s debut rally in a World Rally Car and a huge performance from the young man who had the winning co-driver from the 2009 Mor Oil Galway Summer Rally sitting with him.

Manus Kelly and Donal Barrett came home 3rd overall in a Ford Escort Mk2, ahead of Camillus Bradley and Crawford Henderson who were a further 21 seconds behind in another Mk2. Shane Maguire in his dad Niall’s, Subaru Impreza N11 with co-driver Enda Sherry were 5th overall and Group N winners. Tom Flaherty and Patrick Curley in another Mk2 fought a good battle with Ross Forde and Paul Horan in a Mitsubishi Evo 9, for best Galway Motor Club crew. Flaherty and Curley won the day with a comfortable margin of some 26 seconds. A credible performance from Ross Forde on his first rally in a 4 wheel drive car. PJ McDermott and Paul Goodman in a Subaru Impreza WRC S11 had an early end to the rally, crashing out on stage 5.

Gary McPhillips and Mark Tierney were also crowned “ GRP4 Fabrications King of the Mk2” and pick up a voucher for 2000 euro worth of GRP4 products for their trouble. Eamon Dervan and David Gardiner brought their Mk2 home, 13th overall and second in class 13.

Martin Creaven and Chris Crowe won the Historic Rally in a Ford Escort Mk1. Cal McCarthy and Eamon Dullea won the junior rally in a Honda Civic. Ray Cunningham and Robbie Ward won the Mini Challenge in an Austin Mini.

The rally prizegiving was held in the lavish surroundings of The Lough Rea Hotel and Spa. Galway Motor Club and Mor Oil would like to thank everyone who helped run a very enjoyable rally weekend.


Posted: August 29, 2010 8:16 PM

No Driver/Codriver (Make) Total
1 Gary McPhillips/Mark Tierney (Ford Escort Mk2) 01:11:02
2 Robert Barrable/Damien Connolly (Ford Focus WRC) 01:11:18
3 Manus Kelly/Donall Barrett (Ford Escort Mk2) 01:12:36
4 Camillus Bradley/Crawford Henderson (Ford Escort Mk2) 01:12:57
5 Shane Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza N11) 01:14:20
6 Aidan Bourke/John Kinahan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) 01:14:57
7 Trevor Mulligan/Declan Smith (Ford Escort Mk2) 01:15:07
8 Russell Woods/Martin Byrne (Ford Escort Mk2) 01:15:15
9 Mike Quinn/Grainne McEnery (Ford Escort Mk2) 01:15:20
10 Tom Flatherty/Patrick Curley (Ford Escort Mk2) 01:15:40

Leaders After:
SS1 PJ McDermott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2-9 Gary McPhillips/Mark Tierney (Ford Escort Mk2)

Stage Winners
SS1 PJ McDermott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2 Gary McPhillips/Mark Tierney (Ford Escort Mk2)
SS3 Gary McPhillips/Mark Tierney (Ford Escort Mk2)
SS4 PJ McDermott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5 Gary McPhillips/Mark Tierney (Ford Escort Mk2)
SS6 Robert Barrable/Damien Connolly (Ford Focus WRC)
SS7 Gary McPhillips/Mark Tierney (Ford Escort Mk2)
& Manus Kelly/Donall Barrett (Ford Escort Mk2)
SS8 Robert Barrable/Damien Connolly (Ford Focus WRC)
SS9 Robert Barrable/Damien Connolly (Ford Focus WRC)

Wright Returns to Galway for R2 Test

Posted: August 29, 2010 4:50 PM

Newly crowned Fiesta Sport Trophy Champion, Stephen Wright returns to Galway this weekend to tackle the Mór Oil, Galway Summer Rally. Wright and co-driver Paul McGee claimed their maiden Fiesta victory this February in the Safety Direct Galway International Rally, but return to tackle the summer event in a left hand drive Ford Fiesta R2.

The Killyhevlin Hotel sponsored crew’s prize for taking the Fiesta crown is an all expenses paid drive on the Tour of Flanders in Belgium. They will use this weekend’s event to get used to the R2 and also get to grips with left hand drive. It will be a steep learning curve for the Monaghan native, but a challenge that Stephen is relishing.

"I'm really looking forward to getting out in the R2 Fiesta but I know it won't be easy making the switch to left hand drive, never mind getting into a strange car. I'll use the first two loops to get comfortable in the car and hopefully be able to push on a bit over the last few stages. It's important to get to the end of the rally because I want to be in the best possible position for Belgium."

The Mór Oil Summer Rally gets underway this Sunday with ceremonial start in the heart of Loughrea town.

Rally Programmes

Posted: August 27, 2010 9:35 AM

Official Mor Oil Rally Programmes are on sale in

Mor Oil Service Station, Lough Atalia Galway. ( Official Rally t-shirts also on sale)
Mor Oil Service Station, Oranmore ( Official Rally t-shirts also on sale)
Texaco Station, Tuam Road, Galway. ( Official Rally t-shirts also on sale)
Pauls Service Station Loughrea. ( Official Rally t-shirts also on sale)
Corrib Oil Loughrea.
Topaz Service Station, Gort Road Loughrea.
Lough Rea Hotel and Spa Reception
Howleys , Ennis Road Gort.

Final Instructions / Scrutiny Times

Posted: August 27, 2010 9:33 AM

Available on:

Time and Distance Schedule

Posted: August 24, 2010 11:30 AM

Amended Entry List

Posted: August 22, 2010 11:12 PM


1 PJ McDermott/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
2 Robert Barrable/Damien Connolly (Ford Focus WRC) [8]
3 Gary McPhillips/Mark Tierney (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
4 Manus Kelly/Donall Barrett (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
5 Mike Quinn/Grainne McEnery (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
6 Camillus Bradley/Crawford Henderson (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
7 Trevor Mulligan/TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
8 Martin McGee/Denis O'Mahoney (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
9 Jer O'Donovan/Sean Hayde (Subaru Impreza N12B) [4]
10 Tom Flatherty/Patrick Curley (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
11 Russell Woods/Martin Byrne (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
12 ED Synan/Denis O'Connell (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
14 Aidan Bourke/John Kinahan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
15 Pat Kelly/Noel Lambert (Subaru Impreza STI) [8]
16 Shane Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza N11) [4]
17 Tom Cahill/TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7) [4]
18 Raymond Drury/Peter Leahy (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
19 Richard Whelan/Colin Fitzgearld (Honda Civic Vtec) [11]
20 Patrick Cunningham/Jonathan Cunningham (Honda Civic) [11]
21 Neil Pierce/Enda Oleary (Honda Civic) [11]
22 Jonathan Pringle/TBA (Ford Escort) [13]
23 Richard Burke/John Burke (Subaru Impreza) [15]
24 Paraic Cummins/Graham Kelly (Ford Escort G4) [13]
25 Eamon Dervan/David Gardiner (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
26 Stuart Darcy/Leon Jordan (Ford Escort) [13]
27 David Quigley/Des Sherlock (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
28 John Spain/Jarlath Conneely (Toyota Celica) [15]
29 Alan Shiel/Kenneth Sheil (Honda Civic) [11]
30 Liam Higgins/Brian Commins (Mitsubishi Evo 7) [4]
31 Anthony Neville/Billy Collins (Subaru Impreza) [4]
32 Peter Howley/TBA (Toyota Starlet RWD) [14]
33 Ross Forde/Paul Horan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
34 John Hendy/Johnny Baird (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [11]
35 David Percy/Owen Percy (Ford Escort F2 Maxi) [13]
36 Joe Connolly/William T Connolly (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [14]
37 Jakes Kelly/Gary Leonard (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
38 JP Logue/Patrick Durning (Honda Civic) [13]
39 Shane O'Rourke/Francis Holmes (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [4]
40 John Moran/Dave Cummins (Honda Civic 1.6VTI) [11]
41 Freddie Walker/Jay Walker (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
42 Sean Moran/Keith Moriarty (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11]
43 Ian Gunning/Terence O'Shaughnessy (Ford Escort) [13]
44 Colin Loughney/Michael Loughney (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
45 Padraig Neville/Michelle Stafford (Subaru Impreza N12B) [4]
46 Benny Kennedy/Brendan Ryan (Honda Civic) [11]
47 Jonathan Folan/Ger Myers (Mitsubishi Evo 3 Group A) [15]
48 Paul Curley/Jason Ollerenshaw (Honda Civic EK4) [6]
49 Thomas White/Richard Cleary (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
50 Frank Byrnes/Keith Tierney (Peugeot 206 Cup Car) [6]
51 Thomas Doody/Jonathan Keane (Honda Civic) [11]
52 Pat Callanan/Martin Flynn (Honda Civic Type R) [7]
53 PA Bellew/Willie Fitzpatrick (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
54 John Conneely/TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
55 Stephen Wright/Paul McGee (Ford Fiesta) [6]
56 Martin McPhillips/TBA (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [11]
57 Liam Egan/Phil Moore (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [3]
58 Padraic Roche/TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
59 John O'Sullivan/Paul O'Sullivan (Citroen C2) [11]
60 Adrian Cannon/Jonathan Rooney (Honda Civic) [2]
61 Alan Fair/Brian McNamara (Honda Civic) [6]
62 William Kenneally/Finbarr Fogarty (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
63 Sean McHugh/John Rowland (BMW M3 Compact) [14]
64 Gerard Hodgins/TBA (TBA TBA) [1]
65 John Kenny/Charlie McEnery (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
66 Anthony Masterson/Tommy Clinton (Honda Integra Type R) [7]
67 Gerry Kelly/Karen Kelly (Ford Escort) [12]
68 John Coughlan/Mark Parsons (Ford Escort Mk1) [12]
69 Patrick Bonner/TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
70 Ivor Scott/Brendan Peoples (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
71 Tommy O'Brien/TBA TBA (Honda Integra Type R) [3]
72 Ciarán Walsh/TBA (Honda Civic) [2]
73 Stirling Taylor/Adrian Crawford (Honda EP3) [3]
74 Ciaran Burke/Darina Joyce (Honda Civic Type R) [3]
75 Paudie Casey/Gene Stack (Toyota Corolla RWD) [13]
76 Joe McCarthy/Noel Spencer (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
77 Charlie Nilan/O Kane Ruth (Honda Civic 1.6VTI) [1]
78 Sean Liston/Katrina Walsh (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
79 Justin Comer/Shane Reidy (Honda Civic EK4) [6]
80 James Brett/Seamus Hynes (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
81 Michael Conneely/Padraic Callanan (Honda Civic) [6]
82 Brian Melia/Doc Doherty (Honda Integra Type R) [3]
83 Denis Dineen/Donal Dineen (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
84 Kieran Murphy/James Comer (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
85 Pat Aherne/Mike Cleary (Ford Escort) [13]
86 Vincent Collins/Jane Collins (Ford Escort) [12]
87 Ger Lyons/Stephen O'Brien (Honda Civic Vtec) [11]
88 Stephen Bradley/Johnathan Gallagher (Honda Civic 1.6VTI) [2]
89 Liam McMullan/John Coll (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
90 Declan Gannon/Alan Leonard (Honda Civic Type R) [3]
91 Chris King/Colm King (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
92 Paul McHugh/Aisling Grimes (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
93 Joseph Monaghan/TBA (Honda Civic) [2]
94 Declan Forde/Ronan Lally (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
95 Kieran Bailey/Donald Gleeson (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
96 Noel Lambert/Jessy Carey (Toyota Celica GT4) [15]
97 Mike Dolan/Darragh Mullen (Honda Civic Vtec) [11]
98 John Walsh/TBA (Honda Civic EK4) [6]
99 Niamh Neville/Andy Hayes (Ford Fiesta ST) [3]
100 David Commins/Derrick Feeney (Honda Civic) [11]
101 John Dolan/Lorcan Cunningham (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
102 Kevin Lyons/Ronan Shanahan (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
103 Charles O'Neill/Paul O'Donovan (Honda Civic Vtec) [9]
104 Mike Costello/Paddy Costello (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
105 Liam Devaney/Ray Carroll (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
106 Desmond Roche/Dan Browne (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
107 Christopher Brennan/Michael Brennan (Honda EG6) [11]
108 Chris Campbell/Sean Campbell (Honda Civic Vtec) [11]
109 Brendan O'Reilly/TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
110 Sean Boyle/Joseph Boyle (Ford Escort Mk1) [12]
111 Nick O'Keeffe/TBA TBA (Honda Civic EK4) [6]
112 Ollie Kelly/Sean Kelly (Honda Civic 1.6VTI) [11]
113 Brendan Corcoran/Jared Gill (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
114 Pat Condon/Kieran Daly (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
115 Martin Greenwood/Chrystal Culkeen (Honda Civic Vtec) [11]
116 Jarleth Madden/Brendan Madden (Nissan Pulsar) [11]
117 Kevin McHugo/Ciaran Mahon (Honda Civic) [11]
118 Chris Dineen/Mulligan Alan (Honda Civic) [11]
119 Philip Walsh/TBA (Mazda 323) [15]
120 Brendan Dunne/Brendan Murphy (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
121 Peter Killeen/Ian McDonnell (Subaru Group A) [8]
122 David Donoghue/Stephen Healy (Honda Civic Vtec) [2]
123 Michael Lavin/Michael McDonnell (Honda Civic 1.6VTI) [2]
124 Gerard Dineen/James Prendeville (Toyota Starlet RWD) [10]
125 John Feeney/TBA (Honda Civic VTi) [11]
126 Niall Walsh/John McCarthy (Honda Civic Type R) [13]
127 Edward Kennedy/Paul McAuliffe (Peugeot 106 GTi) [6]
128 Adrian Sweeney/Kieran Sweeney (Opel Corsa) [9]
129 Raymond Moloney/TBA (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
130 Seamus Mannion/John Mannion (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
131 Anthony Madigan/Mark O'Sullivan (Peugeot 106 GTi) [6]

1 James Whelan/Sarah Whelan (Honda Civic) [16]
2 Cal McCarthy/Eamonn Dullea (Honda Civic) [16]
3 Niall O'Sullivan/Louise NI Chiardhubhain (Toyota Corolla RWD) [16]
4 Martin Casey/Katie Quinn (Honda EG6) [16]
5 Darren Young/TBA (Honda Civic) [16]
6 Damien Boyle/Nicola Boyle (Honda EG6) [16]
7 Derek Bolton/Trevor O'Connell (Subaru Impreza GL) [16]
8 Michael Nolan/TBA (Honda Civic VTi) [16]
9 Adam Platt/Alan O'Flynn (Ford Focus) [16]
10 Keith Collevy/Martin Collevy (Ford KA) [16]

1 David Dee/Rita Dee (Austin Mini Cooper) [17]
2 John F Golden/Gary McElhinney (Austin Cooper S) [17]
3 Mervyn Johnston/TBA (Morris Mini) [17]
4 John Hackett/Michael Hackett (Austin Mini) [17]
5 Ray Cunningham/Robbie Ward (Austin Mini Cooper) [17]

1 James Power/Declan Kelly (Ford Escort Mk1) [18B]
2 Martin Creaven/Shane Creaven (Ford Escort Mk1) [18B]
3 Gerard McCarthy/Tommy Commane (Triumph TR7) [18B]
4 Mike Devine/Kevin Treacy (Ford Escort Mk1) [18B]
5 Niall Keane/Sean Henaghan (Hillman Avenger) [18A]

Entries Open until Friday August 20th

Posted: August 19, 2010 2:54 PM

Entries for the Mor Oil Galway Summer Rally have reopened and will remain open until 6pm on Friday August 20th

On Line Entry:

Entries rolling in for “GRP4 Fabrications King of the Mk2”

Posted: August 16, 2010 11:26 AM

Over 35 entries have been received so far for the “GRP4 Fabrications King of the Mk2”. Some of the best MK2 drivers in the country will be on the stages in Galway for the Mor Oil Galway Summer Rally on Sunday August 29th.

Class 14 has a number of well known faces including, Gary McPhillips, Camillus Bradley, Manus Kelly, Trevor Mulligan, Fergus O Meara and Martin McGee. Class 13 has Russell Woods and Ed Synan, both in Mk2’s. Entries do not close until August 18th which gives plenty of time to add a few more names to an already fantastic line up which is sure to bring the crowds to Galway. It would be almost impossible to predict who will be crowned “ King of the Mk2” at rally HQ in The Lough Rea Hotel and Spa and August 29th

TV deal for Mor Oil Galway Summer Rally 2010

Posted: August 13, 2010 3:53 PM

The official launch of the Mor Oil Galway Summer Rally was held on Friday August 6th in The Lough Rea Hotel and Spa. Councillor Michael Maher, Mayor of Loughrea welcomed the rally to Loughrea and wished everyone involved a safe and enjoyable weekend on the 28th and 29th of August. Martin Kearney, MD of Mor Oil said he was delighted to be in a position to sponsor the rally after the success of his first year as sponsor in 2009. He went on to thank Kieran Donohue and his team for all the effort to run a safe and enjoyable rally.

Clerk of the Course for 2010 is Kieran Donohue and he outlined some event details to the guests on the night. The Mor Oil Galway Summer Rally 2010 will take place on Sunday August 29th and will be a counting round of, The Top Part West Coast Rally Championship, The Honda Cup Ireland and the Galway Motor Club members championship. Rally headquarters will be the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa. Two major features within the rally for 2010 are the “GRP4 Fabrications King of the Mk2” and a Mini Challenge which is run in conjunction with Galway Mini Centre. A TV deal has been secured for the rally. Mick Bracken and the team from On the Limits will produce 2 half hour programmes to be broadcast at a later date. One programme will concentrate on the main rally and the second will focus on the “ GRP4 Fabrications King of the Mk2”. GRP4 Fabrications are based in Galway and sponsored the competition to help attract the best Mk2 drivers to the stages around Loughrea on August 29th.

A new feature for 2010 will be a ceremonial start for the rally on Saturday August 28th at aprox 8pm on main street Loughrea. The top twenty cars and the top local crews will cross the start ramp where the public can have a chance to see the cars and drivers up close before they head out on the stages on Sunday 29th. The rally format will be 3 special stages, each run 3 times with 2 visits to Loughrea Mart for service during the day. Rally programmes will be on sale in local shops prior to the rally which will have route details and times. A large entry is expected for the rally with over 100 entries received prior to the launch. Full entry details and rally regulations are available on the club website.

Kieran Donohue brought proceedings to a close, thanking the Gardai, Galway County Council and the Residents on the stages for helping and co-operating with the rally. Safety is always a priority at any motorsport event. The message for the 2010 Mor Oil Galway Summer Rally is “ Keep The Race In Its Place – Drive Safely”.


Posted: August 12, 2010 7:52 AM

Galway Motor club would like to apologise for the error in the online entry system.
The closing date for entries should have read August 16th, it has been extended to August 18th to allow extra time for anyone caught out by the mistake.
A seeded entry list will be issued following the closing date.

Pictured at the launch of the 2010 Mor Oil Summer Rally in Loughrea Hotel were
Loughrea Hotel's Barry Kilroy, Pat Sheil (Deputy Clerk of the Course), Brian Shaughnessy from the Loughrea Hotel, Mayor of Loughrea Michael 'Mogie" Maher, Mor Oil's Martin Kearney and Kieran Donohue (Clerk of the Course)
Photo: Reg Gordon

Launch - (Fri) 6 Aug 10

Posted: August 4, 2010 6:24 PM

The President and Committee of Galway Motor Club will host the official launch of The Mor Oil Galway Summer Rally on Friday August 6th at 7.30pm in the Loughrea Hotel, Loughrea Co. Galway. All are welcome to attend.

On Line Entry Open

Posted: July 20, 2010 12:29 PM

On Line Entry:

King of the Mark 2 Flyer

Posted: July 15, 2010 7:05 PM

McLelland Rallying to miss Lurgan Park, But plan contest Galway Summer Rally

Posted: July 13, 2010 5:45 PM

Due to Business Commitments, Billy McLelland has been forced not to compete in Lurgan Park but has decided to enter the Galway Summer Rally.

It was a disappointing decision to make (said Billy) not to go to Lurgan Park as its a great rally to take part in where you are up against a mixture of the best competition that Northern Ireland has to offer.

Billy is hungry for more on the Emerald Isle to make up for the disappointments of the Non finish in the West Cork, and the Non starts of the Rally Of The Lakes & Ravens Rock Rally.

Billy Also Commented, “I talked to my Co-Driver Alistair and he told me about the Galway Summer. Even thought it is not a round of the Dunlop National Championship, it will play a key part for me."

More news to follow before the start of Galway Summer

Mor Oil to Sponsor Galway Summer Rally 2010 / "King of the Mk2"

Posted: July 13, 2010 5:19 PM

Galway Motor Club have announced Mor Oil Ltd as the sponsor for the Galway Summer Rally, which will be held on Sunday 29th of August. Commenting on the announcement, Clerk of the Course Kieran Donohue said
“We in Galway Motor Club are delighted with the continued help and support of Martin Kearney and his team in Mor Oil. It allows us to concentrate on running an important event in the Galway sporting calender which will also generate badly needed revenue for local business”.
The rally will include round 4 of The Top Part West Coast Rally Championship, Round 5 of the 2010 Honda Cup Ireland, a Mini Challenge run in conjunction with Galway Mini Centre and the “ GRP4 Fabrications King of the Mk2”.

The rally headquarters on the weekend of the 28th and 29th of August will be based in The Lough Rea Hotel in Loughrea, County Galway.
Further details on The Mor Oil Galway Summer Rally will be available in the comming days.

Club Website

Posted: January 1, 2010 12:01 AM

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