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Kerry (Banna) Winter Stages Rally - 10 Nov 13

Posted: January 29, 2014 5:03 PM - 14389 Hits

Round 5 - 2013 West Coast Rally Championship

Photo: Sean Moriarty

Video Clips

Posted: January 29, 2014 5:03 PM

In Car

Posted: January 29, 2014 4:56 PM

Alan O'Callaghan & Cathal McGrath (Subaru Impreza WRC) SS4

Mike O'Connor & Gerry Lynch (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 2) SS1

Ray Stack/Kevin O'Sullivan (Subaru Impreza) SS4

P.J O'Dowd/John Young (Talbot Sunbeam) SS4

Local hero wins Kerry Winter Rally

Posted: January 29, 2014 4:50 PM

Local ace Mike Quinn and his neighbour and co-driver Tony Healy took a well-deserved vistroy on Sunday’s Banna Beach Resort Kerry Winter Rally. Torrential rain greeted the 106 starters on Sunday morning as they faced four stages in the Ballybunion and Ballyduff areas of north Kerry.
In the end it was Quinn who mastered the trick conditions best , he set second fastest time on the opening stage but slotted into a lead he would never relinquish on stage after early leader Edward O’ Callaghan hit trouble.
It was Quinn’s 18th time starting his home event but aside from victory on the Modified Section of the Killarney Historic Rally in 2009, this was his and Healy’s first-ever win.
The crew picked up the Donal O’Flaherty Memorial Trophy, one of the most coveted awards in Kerry motorsport at Sunday’s night awards at the Banna Beach Hotel and are only the second all Kerry Motor Club crew, after John Kearney and Denis O’Connell in 2005, to win this traditional end of season event.
Second-placed Edward O’Callaghan and his co-driver Ger Clancy were one of starts of the show. They set the fastest time on stage one, some 15 seconds quicker than Quinn. Disaster struck on stage two, when their Ford Escort aquaplaned on standing water, they hit a baled chicane which launched them through a wall and into a field. They were able to make their way back on to the stage via an open gate but the whole episode cost them over 30 seconds. The set a string of top times and entered the final stage just 11 second off Quinn in third place and eventually just finished three second behind the local team.
As a result they leap-frogged the Mitsubishi Lancer of Stephen McCann and Lisa O’Dowd who were complaining of a misfiring engine at the end of the day’s action.

Shane Maguire endured a though day at the office, his Subaru Impreza suffering diff problems on stage one and a turbo failure on stage two but his eventual eighth overall was enough to secure his second Top Part West Coast Rally Championship title.
Local crews to do well included Shanagolden’s Ed Synan and his Kilflynn co-driver Denis ‘Connell who finished sixth overall in their Ford Escort. Moyvane’s Mikey O’Connor Jr and Gerry Lynch were 11th and won class 15 in their Lancer. Aoife O’Donoghue from Killarney made her co-driving debut and guided her father Kevin to 12th place.
Listowal’s David Murphy and John Gleeson were next up and won the Kerry Motor Club award while father and son team Charlie and Johnny Hickey were 17th out of the 84 finishers. Ardfert’s John O’Flaherty and Tommy Commane lost out on the junior award on a tie-breaker and finished 23rd overall, one place in front of Killarney/Tralee pairing of Tadgh O’Sullivan and Senan Raggett.
Johnny Fitzgerald, the driver who raised so much money for a Cancer Charity by raffling the co-driver’s seat for the rally finished the event too with debutant co-driver Lisa O’Shea on the notes.


Posted: January 29, 2014 4:43 PM

1 Mike Quinn/Tony Healy (Ford Escort MkII) 29m 47s,
2 Ed O’Callaghan/Ger Clancy (Ford Escort MkII) 29m 50s,
3 Stephen McCann/Lisa O’Dowd (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7) 29m 55s,
4 Alan Callaghan/Cathal McGrath (Subaru Impreza WRC) 30m 00s,
5 Pat Kelly/Jonathan Kelly (Subaru Impreza WRX) 30m 03s,
6 Ed Synan/Denis O’Connell (Ford Escort MkII) 30m 17s,
7 Barry Ryan/Keith Moriarty (Ford Escort MkII) 30m 23s,
8 Shane Maguire/Martin McGarrity (Subaru Impreza N11 Gp N) 30m 31s,
9 Paul Purtill/Raymond Scott (Ford Escort MkII) 30m 37s,
10 Jim McKenna/Thomas Treanor (Ford Escort MkII) 30m 40s.

Leaders After
SS1 Ed O’Callaghan/Ger Clancy (Ford Escort MkII)
SS2-4 Mike Quinn/Tony Healy (Ford Escort MkII)

Stage Winners
SS1 Ed O’Callaghan/Ger Clancy (Ford Escort MkII)
SS2 Mike Quinn/Tony Healy (Ford Escort MkII)
SS3 Alan Callaghan/Cathal McGrath (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Alan Callaghan/Cathal McGrath (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Rally Programmes

Posted: November 7, 2013 11:28 AM

Available from:

  • Dillanes Abbeydorney
  • Sheehys Londis Ballyduff
  • Buckleys Ballybunnion
  • Ryan's Daybreak lisselton
  • Spar market at Listowel
  • Spar Bridge Rd Listowel
  • Fitzgeralds Tarbert Rd Listowel
  • Dominck Kelly Six Crosses Listowel
  • Moriartys Faranfore
  • Gala Mounthawk Tralee
  • Horgans Centra Ardfert
  • Banna Beach Resort (HQ)

Time and Distance Schedule / Final Instrcutions

Posted: November 6, 2013 11:38 AM

Available on the Club Website at:

Seeded Entry List

Posted: November 4, 2013 11:08 AM

Car Driver/Navigator (Car) [Class]
1 Mike Quinn/Tony Healy (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
2 Edward O'Callaghan/Ger Clancy (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
3 Shane Maguire/Martin McGarrity (Subaru Impreza N11) [4]
4 Pat Donegan/Alan Keena (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
5 Ed Synan/Denis O'Connell (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
6 Jim McKenna/Thomas Treanor (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
7 Stephen McCann/Lisa O'Dowd (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
8 David Murphy/John Gleeson (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
9 Charlie Hickey/Johnny Hickey (Ford Escort RS) [14]
10 Alan Callaghan/Cathal McGrath (Subaru Impreza) [8]
11 Diarmuid Keohane/Peter Keohane (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [13]
12 Barry Ryan/Keith Moriarty (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
14 Stephen Carey/Breda O'Driscoll (Honda Civic) [6]
15 Vincent O'Shea/Brian Hickey (Ford Escort) [14]
16 Tom Relihan/Maurice McElligott (Ford Escort Mk1) [13]
17 Pat Kelly/Jonathan Kelly (Subaru Impreza STI) [8]
18 Stephen Hernon/Ivan Hernon (Subaru Impreza N12) [4]
19 Kevin O'Donoghue/TBA (TBA) [1]
20 Richard Whelan/James Whelan (Honda Civic) [11]
21 Michael Fitzgibbon/Podge Horan (Honda Civic) [11]
22 Eoin Woods/Dorothy Cavanagh (Ford Escort) [13]
23 Mike Jnr O'Connor/Gerry Lynch (Mitsubishi Evo 2) [20]
24 Sean Moran/Mark Sullivan (Toyota Corolla RWD) [13]
25 Jonathan Folan/Nicola Folan (Subaru Impreza N10) [20]
26 William Cavanagh/Olivia Coen (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
27 Steven McCabe/Aileen Kelly (Ford Fiesta) [11]
28 Christopher Snow/Sean Brunton (Honda Civic) [11]
29 Anthony O'Brien/Aidan Gannon (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
30 Mike Costello/Paddy Costello (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
31 Anthony Collins/Donal Falvey (Honda Civic EK4) [13]
32 Tom White/TBA (Citroen C2 R2) [6]
33 Richard Moore/TBA (Honda Civic) [16]
34 Tom Ryan/TBA (Opel Corsa) [11]
35 Tomas McCann/TBA McCann (Ford Escort Cosworth) [15]
36 Conor Moore/TBA (Honda Civic EK4) [11]
37 Jonathan O'Callaghan/Gavin Sheehan (Peugeot 106 GTi) [11]
38 Tadgh O'Sullivan/Senan Raggett (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
39 Paul Browne/Margaret Browne (Honda Civic) [11]
40 Eddie Kennelly/Jonathan Keane (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
41 Kieran Bailey/Donald Gleeson (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
42 Darren Young/Sean Walsh (Honda Civic) [16]
43 Gary McNamee/Breen McNamee (Honda Civic Vtec) [16]
44 Pa Malone/Charlie McEnery (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
45 PJ O'Dowd/John Young (Talbot sunbeam) [18]
46 Pat Barry/Gene Stack (Ford Sierra) [14]
47 Jason Costello/Garry Carroll (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
48 Michael Stack/Daniele Elena (Subaru Impreza) [20]
49 John O'Flaherty/Tommy Commane (Toyota Starlet RWD) [16]
50 Dan Kelleher/Aileen Shanahan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
51 John O'Sullivan/TBA (Citroen C2) [14]
52 Joe McCarthy/Jason O'Brien (Honda Civic Type R) [3]
53 Eamonn Barrett/Ken Kenneally (Ford Escort) [9]
54 John Danaher/Donal Balfe (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
55 Paudie Casey/Alan Quinn (Toyota Corolla RWD) [13]
56 Damien Boyle/Joseph Boyle (Honda Civic) [16]
57 Shane Buckley/TBA (Honda Civic EK4) [13]
58 Michael P Kelleher/John Doody (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
59 Kenneth Quirke/Kenny Cronin (Honda Civic) [16]
60 Jason Roycroft/Nicole O'Shea (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
61 Michael Carbin/Emmet McCooey (Mitsubishi Evo 4) [20]
62 Andy Nash/Elaine Doyle (Honda Civic EK4) [11]
63 Gerard McDonagh/Sharon Egan (Subaru Impreza) [15]
64 Thomas Boylan/Niall Farrelly (Honda Civic) [11]
65 John Collins/Peter McDonnell (Honda Civic Type R) [3]
66 Mike Dolan/Sean Hegarty (Honda Civic) [11]
67 Niall O'Sullivan/Noel McMahon (Citroen C2) [9]
68 Keith Naughton/Alison Naughton (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [14]
69 Kenneth Ryan/Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
70 Sean McHugh/Jason Slattery (BMW M3 Compact) [14]
71 Sean Liston/Katrina Walsh Liston (BMW E30) [13]
72 Patrick Slattery/Tommy Healy (Honda Civic) [1]
73 Denis Dineen/Donal Dineen (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
74 Edward Cogan/Shane McMahon (Peugeot 205 RWD) [12]
75 Anthony Masterson/Chris Armstrong (Ford Escort RS1600) [10]
76 Patrick Lawlor/Cian Dineen (Honda Civic) [1]
77 Alan Dineen/Tony Dineen (Vauxhall Corsa B) [11]
78 Andrew Lehane/Cliff Desmond (Honda Civic) [11]
79 Philip McKibbin/Padraig Brick (Ford Escort Mk1) [18]
81 Con Mulcahy/John Nugent (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
82 Mikey Walsh/TP McNamara (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
83 Fergal Kelly/Tim Maher (Citroen C2 R2) [6]
84 Hazel O'Callaghan/Gary Cusack (Peugeot 106 GTi) [6]
85 Denis Hickey/Eoin O'Leary (Ford Escort) [12]
86 John Browne/Dave Devane (Honda Civic) [11]
87 Gerard Dineen/TBA (Toyota Starlet RWD) [12]
88 Mikey Walsh/Jim Duggan (Talbot Sunbeam) [10]
89 Denis Bourke/Jack Dalton (Ford Escort) [9]
90 Aidan Mulcahy/Des Flynn (Honda Civic) [11]
91 Donal McGrath/Finbarr Fogarty (Toyota Corolla) [11]
92 Conor Nash/David Kearney (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
93 Ian Ryan/Connor Cagney (Honda Civic) [16]
94 Seamus Flynn/Ray Kirwan (Subaru Impreza) [8]
95 Michael Linehan/Patricia Hogan (Ford Escort F2) [7]
96 Johnny Fitzgerald/TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
97 Matthew Behan/Ed Walsh (Peugeot 205) [10]
98 Maurice Browne/James Browne (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
99 Robert Ryan/Tomas Ryan (Honda Civic) [11]
100 Podge Doody/Catherine Nolan (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
101 Donal O'Sullivan/Linda Curtin (Suzuki Swift GTI) [9]
102 Gearoid O'Regan/TBA (TBA TBA) []
103 James Kissane/Tim Kennelly (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
104 Robert Behan/Brendan Behan (BMW Mini cooper S) [11]
105 Jimmy Kiely/Michael John O'Brien (Honda Civic VTi) [16]
106 Richie Dalton/TBA (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
107 Trevor Galvin/Vincent Hilliard (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
108 Brian Slattery/Eoin Doyle (Ford Escort Mk2) [16]
109 Terry Carmody/Don Bosco Rogers (Ford Escort) [11]
110 Alan Moroney/Gavin O'Grady (Ford Escort Mk2) [11]
111 Pat O'Connell/Moss Forde (TBA TBA) [1]
112 Chris Faulconbridge/Nicole Treanor (Opel Kadett) [16]
113 Mark O'Looney/Fergal Keane (Honda Civic) [16]
114 David Brosnan/Kieran Brosnan (Honda Civic Vtec) [11]
115 Patrick Lyons/Robert Cahir (Honda Civic) [16]
116 Tommy Boyle/Peter Deery (Ford G3) [11]
117 Jerry O'Callaghan/Edel McCarthy (Vauxhall Nova) [12]
118 Anne Marie O'Driscoll/Anthony O'Driscoll (Peugeot 106) [5]
119 Colm O'Mahony/Ken Carmody (Ford KA) [5]
120 TBA O'Shea/TBA (TBA TBA) []
121 John White/Andy Donoghue (Honda Civic EK4) [11]

Press Release 2

Posted: November 4, 2013 10:49 AM

Kerry Motor Club host the final round of the Top Part West Coast Rally Championship with the Banna Beach Resort Kerry Winter Stages Rally on Sunday.

County Monaghan driver Shane Maguire is odds on to claim this year’s title in his Subaru Impreza. A finish anywhere in the top ten should be enough for him to secure the championship.

At the time of going to press second placed Alan O’Callaghan had not entered the rally so a finish anywhere in the top ten of registered crews should be enough for Maguire to seal the championship. Nevertheless he will also be one of the favourites for overall honours in this traditional end of season event.

Top local crew is Mike Quinn and Tony Healy in their Ford Escort Mk2. The north Kerry-based duo are fresh from a fantastic second overall in the Baltinglass Garda Rally last month and will be amongst the favourites to take the overall win on Sunday. Over 110 cars will take to start line at the Banna Beach Resort just before noon on Sunday morning. The will face four stages, two each near the villages of Lisselton and Causeway before returning to the hotel just after four that evening.

“We are more than happy with the turn out and are pleased that we will be starting over 100 cars. We were out on the stages over the weekend and stages are perfect and we look forward to delivering an action packed day,” said clerk of the course Jakes Kelly. “We encourage people to come out and have a look at the day’s action but appeal to fans to obey the marshals who are there to ensure the safety of spectators, residents and competitors. We extend a huge thank you to the residents of the stages who kindly allowed there roads to be closed for the day and to Kerry County Council for facilitating the road closing request.”

Late entries are still being accepted and can be made online or by contacting entry secretary on 086 3890 367 / +353 86 3890 367 (after 730pm) they are published.

Volunteer marshals are also encouraged to contact entry secretary who will be able to advise people of the meeting points and times.

Regulations / On Line Entry

Posted: September 20, 2013 12:43 PM


Posted: September 13, 2013 11:58 AM

Kerry Motor Club has released details of its Banna Beach Resort Winter Rally that will run on November 10.

The annual end of season clubman event will feature classic stages in the North Kerry over a total competitive distance of 55 kilometers.
As an added incentive to competitors , the organising club has set the entry fee at €350, a drop in €25 in last year’s fee and has space for 151 cars.
With the rally forming the final round of the Top Part West Coast Championship a bumper entry is expected for this traditional season-closing event.
Headquarters will once again be the Banna Beach Hotel and Resort marking 34 years of unbroken service that the popular venue has hosted the rally and making it one of the longest serving partnerships in Irish motorsport.

Clerk of the course Jakes Kelly said:
“Kerry Motor Club extends a huge welcome to competitors and rally fans from all corners of the country to Banna Beach. We hope to welcome back many of those who have been coming here for over 30 years as well as making new friends and I want to say a huge thanks to Willie Murphy and his staff for their continued support.”

Regulations and entry forms are currently being approved by Motorsport Ireland and should be on general release in the next few days. Entries can be made online - Link below.

Regulations / On Line Entry

Posted: September 13, 2013 11:51 AM

On Line Entry:

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