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Willie Loughman (Carrick-on-Suir MC) Forestry Rally - 14 Apr 13

Posted: April 14, 2013 6:12 AM - 17807 Hits

plasticBags.ie Willie Loughman Forest Rally - 14 Apr 13
Round 3 - 2013 Irish Forest Rally Championship
Round 2 - 2013 South East Stages Rally Championship

Live Results: results.shannonsportsit.ie (Angus Sealy)
Live Rally Radio: irallylive.com | World Rally Radio
Twitter: @carrickforestry
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Time and Distance Schedule

Posted: April 9, 2013 9:41 AM

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Final Instructions 1 / Rally Guide 2

Posted: April 8, 2013 9:31 PM

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Rally Programme

Posted: April 8, 2013 9:23 PM

South East Venue For Valvoline Championship Round Three

Posted: April 8, 2013 9:16 PM

Valvoline Motorsport Ireland Forest Rally championship moves to Waterford for this weekend's third round at the Willie Loughman Memorial Rally. The opening rounds have been dominated by Philip Morrow (Evo 9) and Mick O'Brien (Focus WRC) who have a win and a second place each and thus they are joint championship leaders with 40 points each. In third place is Martin Cairns (Impreza WRC) with 33 points. Outside the podium is Josh Moffett (Evo9) with 32 points with Shane Mc Girr fifth(Starlet RWD) with 29 points, just one point ahead of Mickey Conlon (Escort Mk2).Mc Girr leads the 2WD section while Dean Raftery (Civic) is command once again of the Junior class.

All these drivers are entered for the Willie Loughman and a classic rally is anticipated. A plethora of other drivers will be in the frame if the any of the big names slip up.Take your pick from Owen Murphy (Evo9), Josh Moffett (Evo9),Pat O'Connell (Evo9),and Vincent Mc Aree (Evo9).

If tail sliding is your thing, look no farther than the RWD cars of Shane Mc Girr (Starlet RWD) and the Escorts of Michael Conlon, Martin Mc Cormack, Seamus O' Connell, James Coleman and Paul Fitzgerald. Desi Henry and Mark Donnelly are bringing their Citroen DS3's for some pre BRC practice and it will be very interesting to compare their pace with Conlon, Mc Girr, Mc Cormack and company. For a glimpse of the future the junior category is best. Dean Raftery is the current junior champion and benchmark in this category but Daniel Cronin (Civic) Conor Mc Carthy (Civic) and David Carney (C2R2) are catching up.

The Willie Loughman Rally is hosted by Carrick on Suir Motor with Andrew Purcell as Clerk of the Course. The event includes a total stage distance of 100 kms, with nine special stages in the forests near Mullinavat, Inistioge, New Ross, Slievenamon and the famous forest complex in Gurteen Kilsheelan. It is based at the Rhu Glenn Country Club Hotel Slieverue, Co. Kilkenny, Via Waterford, Ireland, Tel: 00353 (0) 51 832 242.First car is away at 07.45 on Sunday with the finish at 1815. Local hero and current SWRC Champion Craig Breen will drive the OO car, an exercise that is run in conjunction with Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

iRally / Rally Radio to cover event LIVE

Posted: April 6, 2013 11:51 AM

The Plasticbags.IE Willie Loughman Forest Rally will break new ground on April 14, as the Irish event will be covered in full by WORLD RALLY RALLY on the iRally App and on the WORLD WIDE WEB. Tom Geraghty Tyres in association with the Carrick on Suir Motor Club are proud to accounce that iRally will attend the 2013 Plasticbags.IE Willie Loughman Forest Rally and will broadcast live from the event over the internet via their free-to-download, free-to-use App for iPhone, iPad and Android and from their internet website.

The agreement to bring iRally to the event has been sponsored by Tom Geraghty Tyres, on the announcement Tom Geraghty said,
“The team involved with organising this year’s event have been relentlessly working to make the rally a success and I’m delighted to come onboard. Having iRally cover the rally adds yet another level of professionalism to an already professionally run event.”

World Rally Radio has pioneered split-by-split, stage-by-stage radio coverage of world rallying, and has covered events in more than thirty countries. iRally is used by hundreds of thousands of rally enthusiasts around the world. It's available as a free-to-download, free-to-use App for iPhone, iPad and Android, with www.irallylive.com as its Internet site. Now - after rallies like Monte Carlo and the Safari, championships like the World Rally Championship, Intercontinental Rally Challenge and European Rally Championship, plus the South African, Australian, Belgian and Rally America series - both World Rally Radio and the iRally App are coming to WATERFORD.

World Rally Radio will broadcast LIVE from the 2013 PlasticBags.IE Willie Loughman Forest Rally HQ, The Rhu Glenn Hotel. The coverage will be available through www.worldrallyradio.com, www.carrickonsuirmotorclub.com and a host of other motorsport sites, plus iTunes, Apple TV and direct through the iRally Apps.

There will be live stage end reports and those ultra-important service area interviews with competitors, event sponsors and event officials, as the Willie Loughman reaches out to the WORLD.

After securing the iRally coverage clerk of the course, Andrew Purcell said, "We have been quietly working on the possibility of partnering with iRally for the rally for some time. After making initial contact, we carried out a one off iRally interview with Greg Strange outlining the event in early February, we have stayed in contact and I'm now delighted to be able to announce that iRally will cover the 2013 PlasticBags.IE Willie Loughman Forest Rally Live! This is a first for Irish forest rallying and in my view will raise the profile of the sport to another level. Ireland has a huge history in the sport with famous rallies like the Circuit of Ireland but forest rallying has always been in the shadow of the major tarmac events in the Country. We we have some of the best forest stages in Europe and I want to broadcast that to the world and to that I want a world wide audience."
Speaking about coming to the event, iRally's Greg Strange:

"The Irish following for iRally has been huge since we first created the App. We wanted to express our thanks for this support and this is a great way to do it. We are also mindful of the great way that Irish motorsport fully embraces road safety, with campaigns like Keep The Race in its Place."

"The vast majority of rallies around the world are events just like the Willie Loughman, and they are the places where the stars of tomorrow begin. When we learned that the event would this year establish a perpetual trophy to the memory of the much-loved, much-missed Gareth Roberts, and that Gareth's friend and driver Craig Breen would be driving the safety car at his home club's event, we wanted to be there."

"If rally fans around the world become aware of forest rallying in Ireland through World Rally Radio's coverage on April 14, we'll be delighted."

Video: Sample of the Stages

Posted: April 6, 2013 11:39 AM

WRH Doc wins co drive seat with SWRC Champ

Posted: April 2, 2013 10:01 AM

Destiny or fate is defined as a predetermined course of events and that's the way it looks as Carrick on Motor Club announce the winner of their raffle to co drive for Craig Breen on the PlasticBags.IE Willie Loughman Forest Rally. And the winner is Paul McMahon from Co. Waterford. There was certainly an element of fate as upon contacting Paul about his lucky win he disclosed he is a Pediatric Doctor in WRH (Waterford Regional Hospital).

Paul's prize;
To co drive for current SWRC champion Craig Breen on the Willie Loughman Forest Rally. That’s nine special stages, 100 km’s of rallying in the forests near Mullinavat, Inistioge, New Ross, Slievenamon and the famous forest complex in Gurteen Kilsheelan.

The twist of fate comes by way of the club running the 00car that Paul will now co drive in-conjunction with Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, their nominated charity for the event and Paul was sold his lucky ticket by Yvonne O'Connor (WRH Paediatrics), who works as part of the team on the newly formed Cystic Fibrosis Project within Waterford Regional Hospital.

Upon getting the call about his win, Paul said.
"This is absolutely unbelievable. I so much wanted to win this prize. I was sold the ticket by my colleague Yvonne and I told her that I would give anything to win. I'm a huge motorsport fan, I usually get in an F1 race or two during each season with my family but my history in motorsport dates back to the old Circuit of Ireland when it was a true circuit. I'm very much looking forward to meeting Craig, I can't wait to be strapped into the rallycar. I think over the next two weeks I'll be getting a crash course (no pun intended) on pacenote reading."

On making the announcement Clerk of the Course Andrew Purcell said, "It's amazing that the winner has such a connection to our nominated charity. There was a huge response to the tickets and we were hoping that the winner would be excited about winning. Paul's reaction when I called to let him know says it all. He was truly astonished and delighted, maybe it is fate. I hope he really enjoys what we and Craig have in store for him over the rally weekend."

In early March the Carrick Motor Club disclosed details that they had nominated the Waterford branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland as the their nominated charity for this years PlasticBags.IE Willie Loughman Forest Rally. At that time the club announced they would work inconjuntion with the charity to raise funds in the lead up to and during the rally. On the announement Clerk of the Course for the rally, Andrew Purcell said,
"Over the last number of years the motor club has formed valuable partnerships with local charities. We want to continue that philosophy and on this occasion I'm delighted to formally announce our new partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. In deciding to work with this charity I was very impressed by the work they do. Cystic Fibrosis is a very debilitating decease and I hope the funds we raise help in some small way."

For the charity Anne Doyle, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland said,
“Cystic Fibrosis Ireland commenced a fund raising drive in December 2012 to raise €250k towards the refurbishment of 4 rooms to provide paediatric isolated ensuite facilities in Waterford Regional Hospital for children in the south east with Cystic Fibrosis. We are very excited to be chosen as the charity partner for this event. The value of this project now and into the future is inestimable for children with Cystic Fibrosis in the south east region.”

Entries Received (24/3/13)

Posted: March 26, 2013 11:48 AM

70 Philip Morrow Co. Down Jonny Harte Mitsubishi Evo 8
71 Andrew Mulholland Co. Antrim TBA Ford Escort Mk2 3
72 Kevin Barrett Co. Kildare Sean Mullally Subaru Impreza WRC S11 7
73 Raymond Mason Co. Down Peter Martin Nissan Micra 1
74 Don Keating Co. Tipperary TBA Mitsubishi Evo 9 8
75 Josh Moffett Co. Monaghan Jason McKenna Mitsubishi Evo 9 8
76 Mick O'Brien England Greg Shinnors Ford Focus WRC 7
77 Ben Gormley Co. Fermanagh TBA Subaru Impreza 6
78 Dan O'Brien UK Martin Brady Ford Focus WRC 7
79 Ray Benskin Co. Cork Peadar Walsh Ford Escort Mk2 4
80 Eamon Daly Co. Limerick Frank Curtin Mitsubishi Evo 9 20
81 Peter McCullagh Co. Kildare Alan Dolan Mitsubishi Evo 9 8
82 Paul Barrett Co. Kildare Declan Tumilty Mitsubishi Evo 6 20
83 Paschal O'Shea Co. Kilkenny Robbie Hennessy Ford Escort 2
84 Emmet Cronin Co. Cork Adam Coffey Ford Escort Mk2 1
85 Richard Dalton Co. Kilkenny Gary Yeates Honda Civic EK4 3
86 Daniel Cronin Co. Cork TBA Honda Civic 9
87 Enda McNulty Co. Tyrone Paul Sheridan Subaru Impreza 20
88 Dominic Leonard Co. Fermanagh TBA Honda Civic 1.6VTI 2
89 Jonny Leonard Co. Fermanagh Niall Burns Mitsubishi Evo 6 6

AUDIO: Sara Williams talks about her entry to the 2013 PlasticBags.ie Willie Loughman Forestry Rally

Posted: March 21, 2013 11:54 AM

Latest Update from COC on the Willie Loughman

Posted: March 17, 2013 6:23 PM

"Entries Update:

I'd like to remind crews hoping to avail of our 3 for 2 deal of the strict terms and conditions published in the regs as there will be no exceptions...

Group Entry Incentive

Fee: €330. To qualify for the incentive, a collection of threecompetitors (drivers) must enter as a group. It has to be thefirst time for all three drivers in each group to take part in the Carrick Forest Rally and all entries must be fully paid byclose of entries.
When sending your entry, you must name the other two drivers in your group.
Please note this will be strictly enforced

Entries Received (14/3/13)

Posted: March 17, 2013 6:23 PM

57 Michael Nevin Co. Offaly David Forde Ford Escort Mk2 2
58 Stephen McCann Co. Cavan Breen McNamee Mitsubishi Evo 7 6
59 Michael Conlon Co. Monaghan Ciarn McPhilips Ford Escort Mk2
60 Mick Cremin Co Cork Mitsubishi Evo 6 20
61 Enda McLoughlin Co. Leitrim Sam Johnston Ford Escort Mk2 1
62 David Carney Co. Mayo Ray Fitzpatrick Citroen C2 R2 MAX 9
63 Ian Chadwick Co. Cork Stephen Quin Subaru Impreza 20
64 Josh Moffett Co. Monaghan TBA Mitsubishi Evo9 8
65 Samuel Crawford Co. Tyrone Colleen Barker Vauxhall Nova 1
66 Andrew Fanning Co. Tipperary Derek Gibbs Ford Puma S1600 6
67 Owen Murphy Cork James O'Brien Mitsubishi Evo 9 20
68 Mike Garahy Co. Offaly TBA Ford Escort Mk2 2
69 Gareth Lloyd Wales Ryland James Ford Escort RS1800 18

Entries Received (11/3/13)

Posted: March 12, 2013 2:51 PM

1 Alan Keena Co. Westmeath Emma Britton TBA 
2 Kevin Eves Co. Donegal TBA Toyota Corolla 
3 John Rafter Co. Kilkenny Kieran Rafter VW Polo 1
4 Ken Treacy Co. Carlow Martin Comerford Ford KA 1
5 Adrian Beattie Dublin Jonathan Carroll Vauxhall Nova 1
6 Niamh Driver Co. Wicklow Derek Driver Suzuki Swift 1
7 Seamus Cooke Co. Cavan Keven Keane Ford Escort 1
8 Noel Lappin Co. Cavan Daire Maguire Ford Escort 1
9 Kevin O'Connor Co. Limerick Ger Conway Citroen C2 R2 MAX 2
10 Chris Snow Co. Meath TBA TBA Citroen Saxo 2
11 Tim Howard Co. Cork DJ Howard Opel Corsa 2
12 Paul Fitzgerald Co. Cork Pierce Doheny Ford Escort Mk2 3
13 Brian Macdonald Co. Kilkenny Tommy Cuddihy Honda Civic Vtec 3
14 Liam Graham Co. Tipperary Shane Kenny Honda EG6 3
15 Byrnes John Co. Limerick TBA Honda Civic EK4 3
16 James Wilson Co. Armagh Andy Hayes Peugeot 106 Cup Car 3
17 Andrew Lang Co. Meath Aiden Lang Ford Fiesta 3
18 Commins Alan Co. Kilkenny Commins James Ford Escort Mk2 4
19 Seamus Anderson Co. Kilkenny TBA Ford Escort G3 4
20 Sean W. Benskin Co. Cork Joe Fitzgibbon Ford Escort Mk2 4
21 Ray Benskin Co. Cork Nicky Hegarty Ford Escort Mk2 4
22 Sam Moffett Co. Monaghan James O'Reilly Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 4
23 James Coleman Co. Kilkenny Liam Brennan Ford Escort 5
24 Dave Dunne Co. Cork Sarah Whelan Ford Escort 5
25 Brian T Lawlor Dublin Peter Kavanagh Ford Escort Mk2 5
26 Anthony Masterson Co. Meath Tommy Clinton Honda Integra Type R 5
27 ED Colton Co. Meath Claire O'Mahony Peugeot 306 GTI 6 5
28 Ollie Williams Co. Cork Brian Quinlan Ford Escort Mk2 5
29 Shane McGirr Co. Tyrone Jackie Elliott Toyota Starlet RWD 5
30 Gemma Kerley Co. Waterford Lynn Martin Subaru Impreza 6
31 Richard Ceen Wales Sarah Ceen Ford Focus WRC 7
32 Martin Cairns Co. Tyrone Kevin Flanagan Subaru WRC S12B 7
33 Kyle Orr Co. Down TBA Mitsubishi Evo 8 8
34 Sara Williams UK Dai Roberts Subaru Impreza N12B 8
35 Pat O'Connell Co. Tipperary Mark Wiley Mitsubishi Evo 9 8
36 Dereck Jobb Northern Ireland Stephen O'Hanlon Mitsubishi Evo 9 8
37 Gerard Lucey Co. Cork James Lucey Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 8
38 Vincent McAree Co. Monaghan J.p McAree Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 8
39 Simon Reid Co. Kilkenny Billy Ryan Honda Civic EK4 9
40 Cal McCarthy Co. Cork TBA TBA TBA 9
41 Dario Tempesta Co. Tipperary TBA Vauxhall Nova 9
42 Johnny O'Connor Co. Limerick TBA Citroen C2 R2 9
43 Mccarthy Conor Co. Cork Coffey Dylan Honda Civic 9
44 Dean Raftery Co. Galway Aileen Kelly Honda Civic EK4 9
45 Liam Howlett Co. Wexford Leo Tector Ford Escort RS Mk2 13
46 Martin McCormack Co. Londonderry TBA Ford Escort 18
47 Frank Cuningham USA Ross Forde Ford Escort RS1800 18
48 Thomas O'Connell Co. Londonderry Brian Duggan Ford Escort Mk2 18
49 Sarah Moynihan Co. Waterford Claire Gamble Mitsubishi Evo 6 20
50 Enda O'Brien Co. Kilkenny John Butler Mitsubishi Evo 6 20
51 Michael Carbin Co. Monaghan Stephen Thornton Mitsubishi Evo 4 20
52 Henry Niall Co. Antrim Rowan John Subaru Impreza N12B 20
53 Mark Murphy Cork TBA Mitsubishi Evo 8 20
54 Mike O'Connor Co. Kerry Gerry Lynch Mitsubishi Evo 20
55 Neil Hickey Co. Wexford Enda Kennedy Subaru Impreza 20
56 Liam Regan Co. Antrim Damien Duffin Peugeot 206 20

AUDIO: Philip Morrow talks about his plans to contest PlasticBags.ie Willie Loughman Forestry Rally

Posted: March 8, 2013 10:48 AM

Plasticbags.IE Willie Loughman Forest Rally Team up with Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Posted: March 8, 2013 10:44 AM

The Carrick on Suir Motor Club are delighted to announce they have teamed up with Cystic Fibrosis Ireland as their nominated charity for the running of this year’s Plasticbags.IE Willie Loughman Forest Rally.

Announcing the collaboration between the Motor Club and charity, Clerk of the Course for the rally, Andrew Purcell said,

"Over the last number of years the club has formed valuable partnerships with local charities. On this occasion I'm delighted to formally announce our new partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. In deciding to work with this charity I was very impressed by the work they do. Cystic Fibrosis is a very debilitating decease and I hope the funds we raise help in some small way."

Craig Breen to carry Cystic Fibrosis livery on 00 Car;

The partnership between the Motor Club and the charity will see Craig Breen carry the Cystic Fibrosis livery on the 00 course car on the April 14 event,

The car, Craig and members of the charity will also be fund raising in City Square, Waterford City on Saturday the 6 of April. The car will then also be in MacDonagh Junction, Shopping Centre, Kilkenny City and in Wexford Shopping Centre in the week leading up to the rally for further fund raising efforts.

Anne Doyle, Clinical Nurse, Specialist for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland said,

“Cystic Fibrosis Ireland commenced a fund raising drive in December 2012 to raise €250k towards the refurbishment of 4 rooms to provide paediatric isolated ensuite facilities in Waterford Regional Hospital for children in the south east with Cystic Fibrosis. We are very excited to be chosen as the charity partner for this event. The value of this project now and into the future is inestimable for children with Cystic Fibrosis in the south east region.

Craig gives his full support;

On finding out about the charity coming on board Craig said,

"I'm delighted to see the motor club make the effort to bring a charity like Cystic Fibrosis Ireland on board for this event. It's my hope the partnership will raise as much funds as possible. I'll be giving it my full support."

About Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

    Previously CF Association of Ireland was rebranded this month as Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, is a voluntary organisation that was set up by parents in 1963 to improve the treatment and facilities for people with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland. The CFI also co- operates with medical professionals to give maximum assistance to both parents and children/adults with Cystic Fibrosis.

    We are supported by fundraising and voluntary contributions and are solely concerned with the well-being of people with Cystic Fibrosis.

    The Cystic Fibrosis Ireland Provides:
    • Funding towards new Cystic Fibrosis units around the country, including dedicated in-patient, day care and out-patient facilities.
    • Advocacy to shape government policy, for example, through the groundbreaking ‘Pollock Report’ on Cystic Fibrosis services and campaigning to improve lung transplantation rates in Ireland.
    • Funding for medical and scientific research aimed at understanding, managing and treating Cystic Fibrosis.
    • Funding for specialist Cystic Fibrosis multidisciplinary posts in hospitals throughout Ireland.
    • Advice, information and advocacy services.
    • Exercise, Transplant and Fertility Grants.
    • Regular information updates on new treatments and developments in Cystic Fibrosis, especially through our website and bimonthly newsletter ‘Spectrum’.
    • Support for public awareness about Cystic Fibrosis.
More Details

Regulations/Entry Form

Posted: February 6, 2013 11:41 AM

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Draw to Co-Drive for Craig Breen

Posted: January 11, 2013 5:03 PM

Flyers / Posters

Posted: January 7, 2013 4:29 PM

Rally Guide

Posted: January 7, 2013 4:26 PM

Also available on the club website:

Willie Loughman Forest Rally gets Facelift for 2013

Posted: January 7, 2013 4:24 PM

Whether you’re a forest rally regular or a virgin to the woods, the PlasticBags.IE 2013 Willie Loughman Forest Rally is the one event you need to enter next year! The Carrick Motor Club are giving 'Willie' a total revamp and are giving YOU the competitor an opportunity not to be missed.

As new Clerk of the Course, Andrew Purcell states,
"This is a rally organised by competitors for competitors and it doesn't take a scientist to work out; this is the Rally for you in 2013."

That's a bold statement from a person who takes charge of one of Carrick on Suir Motor Club's biggest and oldest events for the first time, "It definitely is", says Andrew, "This is my first event as COC but I'm hungry, I have a host of new ideas and I have a great team around me!"

“We are giving the rally a totally new facelift, including;”

    • New Calendar Date - Sunday April 14
    • New Event Sponsor - IPS Ltd - plasticBags.ie
    • Associate Sponsors – Shay Power Ltd, Eddie Power Plant Hire, The Rhu Glenn Hotel.
    • New Headquarters - The Rhu Glenn Country Club Hotel
    • 100 Km's of Stage Action – The longest ONE-DAY Forest Rally in the British Isles in 2013."
    • New Rally Layout: 9 stages, including six stage locations.
    • Entry Fee: €495 and Online Entry
    • Incentive for first time Forest Competitors – Three for the price of Two
    • Counting Rounds of: Valvoline National Forestry Rally Championship TRITON Showers, South East Stages Rally Championship.
    • Event Location: 40 minutes from Rosslare Harbour - Ferry Deals for Competitors from the UK and Europe
    • Accommodation: Large Selection of Hotels and B+B's with Rally Weekend Rates
      That looks like an exciting event Andrew. "Yes, I've been eager to run my own rally for some time and after getting the approval, I set to work straight away and my first priority was a main sponsor. My principal selling point being; we’re offering a major advertising campaign prior, during and post the event. The event will be unique within the forest series next year, coupled to being the longest one-day forest rally in the British Isles in 2013.The rally is in an ideal location to attract the seasoned forest campaigners, new competitors to a forest event with our incentive package, overseas competitors as a result of being close to the ferry crossing in Rosslare and the rally base being located just outside Waterford City. It was with this concept that I contacted Sean O' Carroll of Industrial Polythene Solutions Ltd and after detailing the rally layout, Sean was immediately interested."

      Sean O’Corroll, IPS Ltd, plasticbags.ie
      “IPS Ltd is based in Limerick but I'm a Tipperary man, the new partnership with Andrew and the Carrick Motor Club is a perfect fit in regards to advertising our company. We have recently launched our new website (plasticbags.ie), this is the new face of our company and becoming involved with the Willie Loughman Forest Rally is the ideal way to promote IPS and our new site.”

      Sean also has the rallying bug and went on to say,
      “I've always had a passion for rallying but it’s only with the last two years that I've been able to indulge myself and become a competitor. This is our first venture into event sponsorship and I think it will be hugely beneficial to IPS and the Carrick on Suir Motor Club. Through rallying I've made some great friends and from being involved in the sport we have added to our client base. Over the last number of years we have supplied some of our products to motor clubs. Our customer base covers the thirty two counties and this event is the perfect vehicle (no pun intended) for us to promote and advertise our new website (plasticbags.ie) in the southeast area. Andrew has a very interesting event planned for next April. The rally layout including 100 km's of competitive action makes it very appealing and there's the added incentive for first time forestry competitors to enter at a reduced entry fee.”

      John Mooney, Manager, Rhu Glenn, Country Club Hotel.
      “We are really excited by the prospect of hosting the rally. It’s a new opportunity for us at the Rhu Glenn Hotel and one that we are eagerly looking forward to. Andrew Purcell is a local guy and after our initial meeting where he outlined the details of the event and the part we (Rhu Glenn Hotel) would play it quickly became obvious that hosting this prestigious rally would also be of greatly beneficial to ourselves. We are now looking forward to the April and welcoming Andrew, the Carrick on Suir Motor Club and the Willie Loughman Forest Rally.”

      Rally Guide Launch
      In conjunction with the publication of the initial press release, the Carrick on Suir Motor Club are delight to also announce the simultaneous publication of the Willie Loughman Forest, 'Rally Guide'.

      Willie Loughman Forest Rally, press officer, Trevor McGrath said,
      "The publication of a downloadable guide like this has become the norm for events throughout the world in recent years and I'm pleased that the Carrick MC is following this trend. It will prove a valuable source of information for perspective competitors, officials and fans intending to attend to the event."

      Clerk of the Course Andrew Purcell said,
      "The Rally Guide is another important milestone in the development of the 2013 Willie Loughman Forest Rally. We have expanded the usual format of the guide to also include details of our event sponsors, it would be impossible to organise the rally without their assistance so it's only fair they have the opportunity to promote their respective companies. In addition to the information provided directly for the competitors, important local contact information for business providers in Waterford City is also available in the guide and we hope that it will provide an important economic stimulus for the local economy, during the event weekend."

      Trevor McGrath also highlighted,
      "The Rally Guide is available as an introduction to the event. To keep up to date with current information please logon to the Willie Loughman Rally section of the club site.” And Trevor concluded by stating, “We have also setup a Facebook page, which is very active as you can interact with posts about the event and you can follow the rally on twitter by searching for @carrickforestry."

Club Website

Posted: January 7, 2013 4:23 PM

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