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Carlow Stages Rally (J) - 8 May 11

Posted: July 31, 2011 12:31 PM - 24345 Hits

Round 3 - 2011 National Rally Championship (+ Junior)
Round 4 - 2011 South East Stages Rally Championship

In Car

Posted: July 31, 2011 12:31 PM

Daniel McKenna / Andrew Grennan (Ford Escort Mk II) SS 1

Gary McPhillips / Paul Sheridan (Ford Escort Mk II) SS 7

Mike Brazil / Ray Fitzpatrick (Peugeot 205 RWD) SS7

Niall Maguire / Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) SS5

Luke McCarthy / Pakie McCarthy (Honda Civic) SS9

Ian Gunning / Fred Holmes (Ford Escort) SS8

Video Clips

Posted: July 31, 2011 12:23 PM

McNULTY WINS CARLOW RALLY - Report Courtesy of Dunlop Proud Sponsors of the Dunlop National Rally Championship 2011

Posted: July 31, 2011 12:14 PM

The Mount Wolseley Country Resort Carlow Rally, the third round of the Dunlop National Rally Championship was won by Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru WRC), who finished 25 seconds ahead of the Skoda Fabia S2000 of Robert Barrable/Damien Connolly. Daniel McKenna/Andrew Grennan (Ford Escort) were third – 40 seconds further behind.

McKenna was quickest on the opening test, Tomduff, where he was two seconds in front of his fellow countyman and former triple national champion, Niall Maguire (Subaru WRC) with Robert Barrable (Skoda Fabia S2000) a further four seconds behind in third. The Mk. 2 Escort of Gary McPhillips occupied fourth with the Subaru WRC’s of Tim McNulty and Stephen Murphy completing the top six. McNulty lost time with the suspension set-up. Meanwhile, Kevin Barrett (Subaru WRC) dropped time with a brief excursion to the scenery while Colm Murphy was caught out at the same location, his time loss was considerable as all four corners of his Subaru showed signs of contact with an unforgiving fence, a bent wishbone made his Group N Subaru difficult to drive through the rest of the loop.
Sam Moffett retired his Mitsubishi with differential failure just a few kilometres from the stage finish. Trevor Mulligan made an early exit – crashing his Escort between the first and second junctions of the first stage.

Having made some adjustments to the suspension system, McNulty set the best times on the second and third stages of the loop and arrived at the Tullow service halt with an eight second advantage. Three drivers tied for second spot, Niall Maguire, Daniel McKenna and Robert Barrable lined up behind McNulty. McKenna recounted a spin on the second test that cost him at least six seconds, he also expressed concern about the brake bias through the third stage. Maguire was untroubled while Barrable clipped a bale on the second stage and then overshot a junction on the third test. McPhillips was fifth with local ace and former back to back national champion, Stephen Murphy (Subaru WRC) sixth in general classification.
The Carlow ace opined,
“I’m braking far too early for corners, but I’m gradually increasing my pace, it’s been four years since my last outing.”

Simon Mauger, who was seeking a hat-trick of wins in the Mk. 2 Challenge retired at the start of S.S. 3, Ballintemple, when his car failed to start, on the opening test, he clipped a wheel rim, his time for the stage was 22 seconds off the pace set by McKenna, who was six seconds faster than the British ace on the second stage.

Through the second loop, McNulty increased his pace and even though McKenna matched him through S.S. 5, McNulty arrived at the penultimate service with a twenty second lead over Robert Barrable (Skoda), both enjoying untroubled runs. Niall Maguire was third five seconds further behind despite a spin on the sixth stage, McKenna was only a second behind. The top six also featured the Escort of Gary McPhillips and Stephen Murphy (Subaru WRC), who took a minute and one second off his previous run through the loop. McPhillips stated that his tyres were not working well as his car was filling the road. The top ten also included Kevin Barrett, his opening stage excursion had knocked his confidence, it was a similar situation for Colm Murphy, who occupied equal eighth place with the Toyota Corolla of Liam McCarthy. The Darrian of Washington James was tenth. Elsewhere, late entry, Sean Flanagan retired his Subaru after a visit to the Carlow scenery went awry and knocked a wheel off.

On the final loop, Maguire bowed out on junction four of S.S. 7 when his Subaru WRC failed to select gears. McNulty, who changed the power steering pump at each of the three service halts, took victory to maintain his one hundred per cent record in the Dunlop campaign. Barrable, in second, moves into second place in the series. McKenna took the final spot on the podium.

Meanwhile, Stephen Murphy (Subaru WRC) came home in fourth place with Gary McPhillips (Escort), Kevin Barrett (Subaru WRC) and Liam McCarthy (Toyota Corolla WRC) completing the top seven.

The Dunlop “Driver of the Day” award was won by Sam Smyth, he was eighth overall in a top ten rounded off by the similar Escorts of Adrian Hetherington and David Condell. Stephen Cullen (Subaru) won the Group N category from Colm Murphy, who lost fifth gear on the final stage.

Meanwhile, the rally also incorporated the second round of the Dunlop Junior Rally Championship with Monaghan’s, John Doogan (Escort) taking a seven second victory over Meath’s, Chris Snow (Honda Civic). Cork driver, Pat Barry (Honda Civic) was third – a minute and 35 seconds further behind.


Posted: July 31, 2011 11:58 AM

1 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC) 66m 02s,
2 Robert Barrable/Damien Connolly (Skoda Fabia S2000) 66m 47s,
3 Daniel McKenna/Andrew Grennan (Ford Escort MkII) 67m 27s,
4 Stephen Murphy/BillyCollins (Subaru Impreza WRC) 68m 24s,
5 Gary McPhillips/Paul Sheridan (Ford Escort MkII) 68m 26s,
6 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC) 68m 48s,
7 Liam McCarthy/Denis O’Mahony (Toyota Corolla WRC) 69m 21s,
8 Sam Smyth/Alan Smyth (Ford Escort MkII) 69m 51s,
9 Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan (Ford Escort Mk II) 70m 26s,
10 David Condell/Sorcha Kelly (Ford Escort Mk II) 70m 35s.

Motorsport Safety Team Group N Production class:
1 Robert Barrable/Damien Connolly,
2 Stephen Cullen/Seamus O’Grady (Subaru Impreza N12B) 70m 37s,
3 Colm Murphy/Don Montgomery (Subaru Impreza N12B) 71m 41s.

rally.ie Two wheel drive class:
1 Daniel McKenna/Andrew Grennan,
2 Gary McPhillips/Paul Sheridan,
3 Sam Smyth/Alan Smyth.

1 John Doogan/Padraig Doogan (Escort) 41m 18s,
2 Chris Snow/Sean Brunton (Civic) 41m 25s,
3 Pat Barry/Gavin Sheehan (Civic) 43m 00s.

Leaders After:
SS1 Daniel McKenna/Andrew Grennan (Ford Escort MkII)
SS3-9 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Stage Winners:
SS1 Daniel McKenna/Andrew Grennan (Ford Escort MkII)
SS2 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS3 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC)

& Daniel McKenna/Andrew Grennan (Ford Escort MkII)
SS6 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS7 Robert Barrable/Damien Connolly (Skoda Fabia S2000)
SS8 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS9 Robert Barrable/Damien Connolly (Skoda Fabia S2000)

McNULTY/KIELY HEAD ENTRY IN CARLOW - Preview Courtesy of Dunlop Proud Sponsors of the Dunlop National Rally Championship 2011

Posted: July 31, 2011 11:55 AM

DUNLOP National Rally Championship leader, Tim McNulty (Subaru WRC) headlines Sunday’s Mount Wolseley Hotel Carlow Rally, the third round of the series, as he bids to maintain his one hundred per cent record in the series.

Having retired from last week’s Rally of the Lakes in Killarney, the Meath ace will renew rivalry with his Dunlop colleagues in the nine stage Tullow based event that returns to the national scene after a lapse of a number of years.

Second seed, Monaghan’s, Niall Maguire, a former triple champion, is currently in fourth spot in the series – trailing McNulty by 21 points - having netted second place points in his home event in Monaghan last time out. Meanwhile, Kevin Barrett, also driving a Subaru WRC, will be seeking a strong result to get back into contention.

Former double winning Irish national rally champion, Stephen Murphy (1995 & 1996) makes his first appearance in some four years, he will drive the S11 Subaru WRC that Derek McGarrity drove to victory in the recent Circuit of Ireland Rally.

Even though it is his local event and has one stage virtually at his back door, it’s not the principal reason for competing, he remarked,
“I just wanted to compete on some event, the opportunity arose and this suits me perfectly at this particular time.”

Murphy’s last foray in a rally car was in the 2007 Donegal International Rally, however, he crashed out on that occasion.
“Essentially, this is just a bit of fun, I have been too long out of it and I’m on the wrong side of fifty to be starting rallying again, it’s for my own enjoyment.”

Top Group N driver, Limerick’s, Colm Murphy (Subaru) is seeded at number five and having made a quick exit in Monaghan, he will be aiming for the type of performance that yielded third overall in the opening round.
Fresh from finishing second in the Pirelli International Rally last weekend, Robert Barrable (Skoda Fabia S2000) will also tackle the Carlow Car Club organised event. The Billy Coleman Award winner netted a fine third in Monaghan and could be the surprise packet in Carlow.
The top ten is completed by Cork driver, Liam McCarthy (Toyota Corolla WRC), who is third in the series, second placed Sam Moffett (Mitsubishi), Stuart Darcy (Mitsubishi) and fellow Group N ace, Shane Maguire (Subaru).

The rally also includes the popular Escort Mk. 2 Challenge with British driver, Simon Mauger facing some of the top Irish aces. Monaghan’s, Gary McPhillips and Daniel McKenna will provide ample opposition in a category that also includes Rodney Wilton, Trevor Mulligan, Adrian Hetherington, John Waring, David Condell, along with overseas drivers, Neil Williams and Thomas Davies.

Elsewhere in the 135 plus entry are Washington James (Darrian), John Hendy (Toyota Corolla) and Carlow club members, James Travers (Renault Clio), Colin O’Toole (Opel Corsa) and Sam Smyth (Escort).

Other interesting entries are those of Motorsport Ireland Rallies Committee chairperson, James Coleman (Escort) and former Carlow Clerk of the Course, Joe Connolly, both in Mk. 2 Ford Escorts.

Withdrawls and Late Entries

Posted: May 6, 2011 10:15 AM

Car 15 Rodney Wilton/Conor McMahon - Ford Escort Mk2- 14
Car 75 Michael Dowling/David Dowling - Ford Escort Mk2- 12
Car 97 Tom Magee/Rachel Magee - Ford Escort Mk2 – 13
Car 109 Michael McNamara/Bobby Archbold - Ford Escort Mk2 – 11
Car 122 Eamonn Hutton/Tristan Hutton - Ford Ka – 5
Car 131 Fiona Cullen-Driver/Lisa O'Dowd - Ford Fiesta – 10
Car 10 Shane Maguire/Charlie McEnery- Subaru Impreza N11 4
Car 113 Jimmy Doyle/Andrew Griffin- Toyota Starlet RWD 10

Car 136 Peter Murphy/Darren Deery - Renault Clio – 3
Car 137 Barry Mahon/Ulton McGowan - Honda Civic EK4 – l2
Car 138 James Brown/TBA - Ford Escort Mk2 – 13
Car 139 David Cleary/Padraig Denton - Honda Civic – l2
Car 140 John Somers/John McGrath - Toyota Celica - 15
Car 141 Aidan Perse/Gavin Perse - Peugeot 205 - 10
Car 142 Ciaran Marron/TBA - Mitsubishi Evolution 8 – 4

J11 Johno Doogan/Padraig Doogan - Ford Escort Mk2 - Cl16A
J12 Richard Stafford/Sean Furlong - Opel Astra - Cl16A

Seeded Entry Lists

Posted: May 2, 2011 11:54 PM

No Driver/Navigator (Make/Model) [Class]
1 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru S12B) [8]
2 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza) [8]
3 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC S11) [8]
4 Stephen Murphy/Billy Collins (Subaru Impreza S11) [8]
5 Colm Murphy/Don Montgomery (Subaru Impreza N12) [4]
6 Robert Barrable/Damien Connolly (Skoda Fabia) [4]
7 Liam McCarthy/O Mahony Denis (Toyota Corolla WRC) [15]
8 Sam Moffett/James O'Reilly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
9 Stuart Darcy/Eamonn Walsh (Mitsubishi Evo 8) [4]
10 Shane Maguire/Charlie McEnery (Subaru Impreza N11) [4]
11 Simon Mauger/Ken Blanche (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
12 Gary McPhilips/ TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
14 Daniel McKenna/Andrew Grennan (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
15 Rodney Wilton/Connor McMahon (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
16 Trevor Mulligan/Declan Smith (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
17 Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
18 John Waring/Sarah Whelan (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
19 David Condell/Sorcha Kelly (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
20 Neil Williams/Eurig Davies (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
21 Tomas Davies/ TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
22 Washington James/Llinos Jones Davies (Darrian T90 GTR) [14]
23 John Samuel Hendy/Johnny Young (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [13]
24 James Travers/TBA (Renault Clio) [3]
25 Colin O'Toole/ TBA (Opel Corsa GSi) [11]
26 Sam Smyth/Alan Smyth (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
27 Micheal Conlon/Martin Byrne (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
28 Seamus Doyle/Kevin Barry (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
29 Trevor Culbert/Michael Costello (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
30 Ian Gunning/Fred Holmes (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
31 James Coleman/ TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
32 Tom Flaherty/Patrick Curley (Ford Escort RS) [14]
33 Damien Hagan/Stephen Hagan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
34 Joe Connolly/John J Connolly (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
35 Michael Curran/ TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
36 John McQuaid/Seamus O'Connor (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
37 Jay Stanley/Paul Williams (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
38 Kelly Frank/Liam Brennan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
39 Power Shay/Rafter John (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
40 Liam Howlett/Leo Tector (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
41 Enda O'Brien/John Butler (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
42 Neill Pierse/ TBA (Honda Civic) [11]
43 Allen Treacy/Bob Fitzgerald (Toyota Corolla) [13]
44 David Guest/Liam Moynihan (Honda Civic) [13]
45 Simon Kehoe/ TBA (Opel Astra GSi) [13]
46 Stephen Cullen/Seamus O'Grady (Subaru Impreza) [4]
47 Paddy McVeigh/TBA TBA (Subaru Impreza N12B) [4]
48 Neil Tohill/Tohill Gerard (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
49 Mark Geraghty/Enda Gerety (Opel Corsa) [11]
50 Lloyd Hutchinson/Kevin Flanagan (Morris Mini Cooper S) [9]
51 JJ Wall/Willie Fitzpatrick (Citroen C1) [9]
52 Martin McPhilips/ TBA (Toyota Corolla) [11]
53 Alan Fair/Jarlath Conneely (Honda Civic) [6]
54 Roger Hicks/Ger Brett (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
55 John Kehoe/Ned Doherty (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
56 Johnny Murphy/Martin Nolan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
57 Brian T Lawlor/Peter Kavanagh (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
58 Graham Scallan/Tom Scallan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
59 John Hade/Sharon Nolan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
60 Niall Fortune/Brian Kirwan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
61 Luke McCarthy/Pakie McCarthy (Honda Civic) [11]
62 David Cullen/John Cullen (Hillman Avenger) [13]
63 Ciaran Cloke/David Creane (Peugeot 306) [13]
64 David Leonard/Adrian Foley (Citroen Saxo) [11]
65 Pauric McGee/ TBA (Honda Civic) [2]
66 Trevor Hutton/Clint Hutton (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8.5) [4]
67 Pat Price/Stephen Price (Subaru N12 B) [4]
68 Mark Cullen/ TBA (Darrian T90) [10]
69 Michael Brazil/Ray Fitzpatrick (Peugeot 205 RWD) [11]
70 Mick Kehoe/Tim Boyle (Peugeot 306 Kitcar) [13]
71 Martin McLaughlin/Danny McLaughlin (Ford Escort G4) [11]
72 Pat Lee/ TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
73 Larry Brady/Anne Brady (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
74 Eamonn Dowling/Sarah Dowling (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
75 Michael Dowling/David Dowling (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
76 WM Keneally/Finbarr Fogarty (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
77 Michael Nevin/Michael Garahy (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
78 John O'Donnell/Brendan Furlong (Toyota Starlet RWD) [10]
79 Douglas Stewart/Billy Ryan (Peugeot 206 XSI) [6]
80 Kieran O'Connell/Ger Buckley (Honda Civic Type R) [7]
81 ED Colton/Claire O'Mahony (Peugeot 306) [7]
82 Andrew McCabe/Andrew Purcell (Mitsubishi Evo 9) [4]
83 Connors Jer/ TBA (Subaru Impreza GpN) [4]
84 Paddy Murphy/Caroline Cleary (Subaru Impreza) [15]
85 Keith Lyons/Alan McNamara (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
86 Enda Kennedy/Billy Collins (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
87 Cyril Kerr/Peter Keohane (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
88 Kenneth Corrigan/Michael Connolly (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
89 Rory O'Shaughnessy/Billy O'Connell (Toyota Corolla) [11]
90 Niall Whitty/Michelle Stafford (Toyota Corolla GT) [11]
91 Jack Deegan/ Trevor Kelly (Peugeot 205) [13]
92 Pat Murphy/ Keith Murphy (Peugeot 205 GTi) [13]
93 Paul Woods/Philip Woods (Honda Civic) [3]
94 Patrick Divilly/Gerard Divilly (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11]
95 Paul Lacey/Arthur Walshe (Ford Escort Mk3 G3) [13]
96 Tony Canny/Aidan Canny (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
97 Tom Magee/Rachel McGee (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
98 Daniel Gorman/ TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
99 Shane Coogan/ TBA (Ford Escort G3) [13]
100 Brendan Curran/Shane Curry (Ford Cosworth 4x4) [15]
101 Gerard Dineen/Donal Dineen (Toyota Starlet RWD) [12]
102 Christy Kelly/John Kelly (Suzuki Swift GTI) [9]
103 Edward Kelly/Paul Kelly (Peugeot 106 GTi) [11]
104 Richard Coleman/Shane Byrne (Vauxhall Corsa B) [12]
105 Eoin Gregg/Chris Lacey (Vauxhall Corsa) [11]
106 Brian Doyle/Sylvester Shaughnessy (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
107 Pierce J. Doheny/Colum Kennedy (Opel Corsa) [10]
108 Paul Quinlan/David Cronin (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
109 Michael McNamara/Bobby Archbold (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
110 Michael Conroy/Pat Duffy (Peugeot 106 GTi) [11]
111 John Murphy/Niall Fitzpatrick (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
112 Denis Cleere/Martin O'Brien (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11]
113 Jimmy Doyle/Andrew Griffin (Toyota Starlet RWD) [10]
114 Russell Dagge/ TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
115 Mark O'Connor/ TBA (Citroen Saxo VTS) [6]
116 Tommy Kelly/Barry Foyle (Honda Civic) [6]
117 Richard Dalton/Gary Yeates (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
118 Andrew Nash/Emmet Cleary (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
119 Kelly Shane/ TBA (VW Polo) [1]
120 Billy Watchorn/James Clynch (Peugeot 106 GTi) [2]
121 Joe Nacey/Moore Richie (TBA TBA) [1]
122 Eamonn Hutton/Tristen Hutton (Ford KA) [5]
123 Leon Galvin/Frankie O'Dwyer (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
124 Ivan Byrne/Leonard Ramsbottom (Ford Puma RWD) [11]
125 Seamus Flynn/Ian Munnelly (Ford Focus) [11]
126 Steven McCabe/Carrie Moroney (Ford FIESTA RWD) [11]
127 Stephen O'Connor/Mark O'Connor (Toyota Corolla RWD) [11]
128 Brian Nugent/Pat Knox (Honda Civic) [11]
129 Kieran O'Sullivan/Patrick O'Gorman (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
130 Sean Maher/Jason O'Brien (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
131 Fiona Cullen-driver/Lisa O'Dowd (Ford Fiesta Mark 1) [10]
132 Paschal Oshea/Robert Hennessy (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
133 Mark Greene/Debbie Greene (Peugeot 205) [10]
134 Martin Hendrick/ TBA (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
135 Larry Murphy/Shane Purcell (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]

Junior Entry List
J1 Keena Alan/ TBA (Honda Civic EK4) [16A]
J2 Chris Snow/Seany Brunton (Honda Civic Type R) [16A]
J3 George Condell/Seamus Curran (Ford Escort Mk2) [16]
J4 Michael Ryan/Kieran Carroll (Peugeot 206 XSI) [16A]
J5 Barry Pat/Gavin Sheehan (Honda EG6) [16A]
J6 Darren Young/Kenneth Quirke (Honda Civic) [16]
J7 Shane Hade/Orla Kavanagh (Toyota Corolla RWD) [16A]
J8 Dean Raftery/ TBA (Honda Civic) [16A]
J9 William Nolan/ TBA (Honda Civic) [16]
J10 Joyce Burrell/Lisa Delaney (Peugeot 106) [16]

Rally Update

Posted: April 15, 2011 2:43 PM

Entries for the rally are coming in strong and some top drivers are set to tackle the stages this year.

It has been confirmed that two times winner of the MkII Challenge Simon Mauger will be returning in the hopes of making it 3 in a row, but Simon will be faced with a major battle as Daniel McKenna and Rodney Wilton are also gearing up for the challenge.

A good entry has also been received from registered crews of this years Dunlop National Championship, leader of the championship Tim McNulty / Paul Kiely will be taking their Subaru Impreza WRC to the bye roads of Co. Carlow while Washington James / Llinos Jones Davies are making the trip from Wales with their Darrian T90.
The mighty Mini of Lloyd Hutchinson / Kevin Flanagan are tipped as hot favourites for the two wheel drive challenge.

Entries are still open and competitors can enter using the EVO online system or by post to the Event Secretary, Ms Charlotte Egan, Gilbertstown, Rathoe, Co Carlow.

Launch Night - Thurs 21st of April

Posted: April 13, 2011 12:43 PM

The launch night for the 2011 Carlow Stages Rally will take place on Holy Thursday April 21st in the Mount Wolseley Hotel Tullow at 9pm.
RTE celebrity Michael Lyster will be the compare on the evening and a special guest speaker will also be in attendance.
A raffle will be held on the night with a free entry to the rally up for grabs along with plenty of spot prizes, a donation will be made to a local charity on the night from the money raised from the raffle.
A range of cars will be on display outside the hotel, finger food will be served and all are welcome.

Marshals Needed

Posted: April 13, 2011 12:41 PM

With the rally fast approaching the club are looking for marshals for this years rally, Derek Cummins is the chief marshal for the event.
If you wish to help out please contact 087-2800767 / +353 87-2800767 or email carlowstages@yahoo.ie

Marshals are a vital part of the efficient and safe running of all motorsport events and without whose help the running of such events would not be possible. The club would like to thank all marshals who have volunteered so far and look forward hearing from more of you out there, as a thank you the club will host a draw for a voucher for dinner for two, the draw will take place back at the hotel after the event, all marshals who help out at this years rally will be entered into this draw.

Ferry and Accommodation Details

Posted: March 29, 2011 11:26 AM

Available via:

Regulations / On Line Entry

Posted: March 15, 2011 9:51 AM

Online entry available


Posted: March 4, 2011 12:03 PM

The Carlow Stages Rally has plenty to offer competitors this year, reasonable entry fee, competitive stages, and to top it all the event will host two very exciting challenges within the main event which will hopefully attract some top class drivers and give spectators some thrilling action.

The MkII challenge which by now has become an inaugural part of the Carlow Stages Rally will take place as part of the event once again with Boland’s Carlow coming on board for the second year as sponsors for the challenge.

There is also an extra treat for all the front wheel drive competitors out there, thanks to new sponsors Pratts Citroen of Carlow the club will also be hosting a front wheel drive shoot out within the rally with €1500 voucher prize fund, all front wheel drives are eligible and it will apply to any size, make or model.

Carlow Stages Rally 2011

Posted: February 10, 2011 12:37 PM

With only 3 months to go preparations are well underway for the 2011 Carlow Stages Rally. First of all the club would like to thank all competitors who have supported our event in previous years and hopefully we can look forward to seeing you all again this year. Due to its popularity the club will once again be running the MkII Challenge as part of this years rally.

The rally will take place on May 8th and the club are delighted to welcome back The National Championship as a counting round of this year’s event, it will also be a counting round for the Junior National Championship and the Southeast Stages Championship.

Clerk of the course Aidan Kelly and his team have come up with some very challenging stages for this year’s event, with a total of 9 stages on offer, 3x3 format totalling up to 130 stage kilometres.

This year’s entry fee is set at €495 for the main field and €250 for the juniors.

The club would also like to welcome on board The Mount Wolseley Hotel as the new headquarters and sponsors for this years rally.

Regs for the event will be available shortly along with more information.

Event Website / Details

Posted: January 2, 1990 3:02 PM

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