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Ulster Rally - 14-15 Aug 15

Posted: October 20, 2016 8:39 AM - 11994 Hits

Round 6 - 2015 Tarmac Rally Championship
Round 6 - 2015 Northern Ireland Rally Championship

Photo: Seamus Counihan


Posted: October 20, 2016 8:39 AM

Kelly seals Tarmac Title after last gasp Ulster win

Posted: October 20, 2016 8:35 AM

Donagh Kelly took a last gasp victory on the Todds Leap Ulster Rally which also clinched the Donegal driver the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship for 2015. At the end of the 12 stage event based in Enniskillen, Kelly and co-driver Kevin Flanagan’s Focus WRC had almost two minutes to spare over the Skoda Fabia S2000 of Desi Henry and Liam Moynihan. The real drama happened on the final stage as Garry Jennings and Rory Kennedy who led, and were poised to win an unprecedented three in a row on the event, were forced out with an engine fire. It was cruel luck on the Fermanagh driver who lost over a minute with turbo problems on the very first stage in his Impreza WRC, but produced a stirring comeback which saw him open up a lead of almost over a minute heading into the final test. Brendan Cumiskey took maximum championship points in Group N while the modified championship is now being led by Scotlands Ross Hunter in his Peugeot 205 after Frank Kelly was forced out with mechanical problems early on the second day. The historic championship is still very close with Ernie Graham closing the gap to leader Gareth Lloyd to just two points. John O’Sullivan took maximum points in the Junior Category in his newly acquired Ford Fiesta as his closest rival Rob Duggan chose to compete on the main event, finishing an excellent seventh overall.


Posted: October 20, 2016 7:44 AM

1 Donagh Kelly / Kevin Flanagan (Ford Focus WRC) 1:42:31.0
2 Desi Henry / Liam Moynihan (Škoda Fabia S2000) 1:44:17.7
3 Derek McGeehan / Arthur Kierans (Mini WRC) 1:44:52.9
4 Jonathan Greer / Kirsty Riddick (Citroën DS3 R5) 1:45:22.8
5 Derek McGarrity / Dairmuid Falvey (Subaru Impreza WRC) 1:46:49.8
6 Jon Armstrong / Noel O'Sullivan Jnr (Peugeot 208 R2) 1:46:50.0
7 Robert Duggan / Gerard Conway (Ford Fiesta R2) 1:47:22.8
8 Daniel McKenna / Gordon Noble (Toyota GT86) 1:48:52.5
9 Callum Devine / Keith Moriarty (Opel Adam R2) 1:49:11.9
10 Camillus Bradley / Crawford Henderson (Ford Escort MkII) 1:50:07.5

1 Raymond Johnston/David Johnston (Ford Escort) 1h 53m 07s,
2 Rob Smith/Alun Cook (Ford Escort) 1h 53m 37s,
3 Ernie Graham/Will Graham (Ford Escort) 1h 54m 52s.

1 John O'Sullivan/J J Cremin (Ford Fiesta) 56m 12s,
2 Ryan O'Kane/Mark O'Connor (Peugeot 206) 1h 02m 28s.
Leaders After:
SS1-7 Donagh Kelly / Kevin Flanagan (Ford Focus WRC)
SS7-11 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS12- Donagh Kelly / Kevin Flanagan (Ford Focus WRC)

Stage Winners
SS1 Donagh Kelly / Kevin Flanagan (Ford Focus WRC)
SS2 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS3 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS6 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS7 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS8 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS9 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS10 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS11 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS12 Donagh Kelly / Kevin Flanagan (Ford Focus WRC)

Entry List

Posted: August 14, 2015 6:23 AM

No Driver/Co-driver (Car) [Class]
1 Garry Jennings /Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC) [A6]
2 Donagh Kelly /Kevin Flanagan (Ford Focus WRC) [A6]
3 Derek McGarrity /Dairmuid Falvey (Subaru Impreza WRC) [A6]
6 Stephen Wright /Mikie Galvin (Ford Fiesta R5) [A5]
7 Derek McGeehan /Arthur Kierans (Mini WRC) [B9]
9 Desi Henry /Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia S2000) [A4]
10 Jonathan Greer /Kirsty Riddick (Citroen DS3 R5) [A5]
11 Frank Kelly /John McGrath (Ford Escort MkII) [B7]
12 Shane McGirr /Jackie Elliott (Toyota Starlet) [B6]
14 Camillus Bradley /Crawford Henderson (Ford Escort) [B7]
15 Daniel McKenna /Gordon Noble (Toyota GT86) [B7]
16 Joseph McGonigle /Ciaran Geaney (Skoda Fabia S2000) [A4]
17 Damian Toner /Denver Rafferty (Ford Escort) [B7]
18 Jon Armstrong /Noel O'Sullivan Jnr (Peugeot 208 R2) [B4]
19 Robert Duggan /Gerard Conway (Ford Fiesta R2) [B4]
20 Callum Devine /Keith Moriarty (Opel Adam) [A2]
21 Calum Duffy /Iain Duffy (Subaru Impreza 555) [B8]
22 Brendan Cumiskey /Ronan O Kane (Subaru Impreza STi Nr4) [A4]
23 Jonny Leonard /Niall Burns (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [B9]
26 Alastair Cochrane /Paddy McCrudden (Ford Escort MkII) [B6]
27 Alan Atcheson /Thomas Wedlock (Ford Escort MkII) [B5]
28 David Armstrong /Ashley Trimble (Ford Escort MkII) [B7]
29 Ross Marshall /Paul Hughes (Ford Escort) [B6]
30 Richard Tannahill /Aileen Kelly (Peugeot 208) [A2]
31 Alan Smyth /Macartan Kierans (Citroen C2 R2) [B4]
32 Andrew Bustard /David Young (Ford Escort) [B5]
33 Fintan McGrady /Mark Hanna (Ford Escort) [B7]
34 Dessie McCartney /Maurice Jellie (Darrian T90 GTR) [B7]
36 Ernie Graham /Will Graham (Ford Escort RS) [A12]
37 Rob Smith /Alun Cook (Ford Escort RS1800) [A12]
38 Gareth Lloyd /Ryland James (Ford Escort RS1800) [A12]
39 Will Onions /Dave Williams (Ford Escort RS) [A12]
41 Stanley Ballantine /Alex Kihurani (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) [B2]
42 Ashley Dickson /Niall Connolly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) [A4]
43 Marc Johnston /Richard Bell (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) [B2]
44 Shawn Rayner /Declan Dear (Ford Escort MkI) [A9]
45 Peter O Kane /Andy Hayes (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) [A4]
47 John Devlin /John McCarthy (Talbot Sunbeam) [B6]
49 Stephen Mawhinney /Nigel Magee (Talbot Sunbeam Lotus) [B10]
50 Drew Wylie /Allan Harryman (Ford Escort) [B10]
51 Gerry McIntyre /Aaron McIntyre (Toyota Starlet) [B4]
52 Raymond Doyle /Marc Nugent (Toyota Corolla) [B4]
53 Cathan McCourt /Brian Hoy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) [B2]
55 Kyle White /Sean Topping (Citroen C2R2 Max) [B4]
56 William Armstrong /Philip Armstrong (Ford Escort MkII) [B5]
57 Dessie Nutt /Geraldine McBride (Porsche 911) [A12]
58 Keith McIvor /David Burns (Porsche 911) [A12]
59 Raymond Johnston /David Johnston (Ford Escort RS1800) [A12]
61 Brian Black /Jason Black (Toyota Starlet) [B3]
62 Philip Ewart /Scott McMahon (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII) [B9]
63 John Brazier /Damain Bird (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI) [B2]
64 Niall Branniff /Dean O'Sullivan (Ford Escort) [B6]
66 Ross Hunter /Josh Davison (Peugeot 205) [B6]
68 Geoffrey Nevin /Paul Nevin (Ford Escort MkII) [B5]
69 Sean McQuaid /Ivan Wilkinson (Ford Escort) [B5]
70 Brian Tolan /Colin Irvine (Ford Escort G3) [B5]
71 Fergus Barlow /Jack Morton (Ford Fiesta R2) [B4]
73 Tony Robinson /Phil Clarke (Porsche 911) [A9]
74 John Coyne /Christy Farrell (Talbot Sunbeam Lotus) [A12]
75 John Spiers /Susanne Niedrum (Porsche 911) [A9]
76 Philip Wylie /John Henderson (Ford Escort RS 1800) [A12]
77 Mervyn Wilson /Ricky Gamble (Ford Escort MkII) [B3]
78 Leroy Mills /Simon Rogers (Vauxhall Corsa) [B3]
79 Adam Bustard /David Turkington (Ford Fiesta) [B4]
80 Andrew McCormick /Cormac Doyle (Vauxhall Chevette) [B6]
81 Fabian McAleer /Steven Monaghan (Ford Escort) [B6]
82 Mark McGrath /Jarlath Kelly (Ford Escort MkII) [B5]
83 Ed Twomey /Sean Hassett (Ford Fiesta) [A2]
84 Conor McCrossan /Martin Swinburn (Honda Civic) [B4]
85 Fraser Mulholland /Chris Nelson (Ford Fiesta R2) [B4]
86 Joe Gallagher /Mo Downey (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) [B2]
87 Derek Crossen /Jim McSherry (Ford Escort) [B6]
88 Declan Campbell /Caolan McKenna (Ford Escort MkII) [B5]
90 Marshall Kennedy /Wendy Blackledge (Peugeot 306 GTI) [B6]
91 Connor Woods /Chrissy Corry (Honda Civic) [B1]
92 Nick Barnett /Martin Brady (Honda Civic) [B1]
93 Quentin Park /Alan Stewart (Ford Escort MkII) [B5]
94 Stephen Holden /Averil Morton (Peugeot 106 GTi) [B4]
97 Kieran O'Kane /Jock Frew (Opel Ascona) [B7]
98 William Creighton /Liam Regan (Peugeot 208 R2) [B4]
101 Adrian Kermode /Maurice Beckett (Porsche 911) [B7]
103 Damian Campbell /Declan McGarrity (Ford Escort MkII) [B6]
104 John Mulholland /Aidan O Connor (Ford Escort MkII) [B3]
105 Michael McCarroll /Ronnie Craig (Ford Fiesta) [B1]
106 Ian Dickson /Ryan McCloskey (Ford Fiests ST) [B1]
107 Kevin McBride /Nial McKenna (Ford Escort MkII) [B5]
108 Janice Magee /Evelyn Warwick (Audi S2 Coupe) [B9]
109 Martin Taylor /Peter Gallagher (Proton Satria) [B4]
110 Mervyn Johnston /Martin McGarrity (Austin Mini Cooper) [A8]
111 Malcolm Pedlow /Ivor Ferguson (BMW 2002 tii) [B10]
112 Colin McDowell /Ian Evans (Austin Mini) [A8]
113 Malcolm Johnston /Sam Magill (Skoda Felicia) [B3]
114 Stuart Hyland /Richard Hyland (Opel Ascona) [A9]

95 John O'Sullivan/JJ Cremin (Ford Fiesta) [J2]
96 Ryan O Kane/Mark O Connor (Peugeot 206) [J2]

Top Class Action Guaranteed for the 2015 Todds Leap Ulster Rally?

Posted: August 12, 2015 4:25 AM

ENTRIES for the 2015 Todds Leap Ulster Rally, taking place on August 14 and 15, have now closed and a host of Irish and Northern Irish Rally Championship competitors have put their names down to tackle the challenging stages in Fermanagh and Tyrone.

Irish Tarmac Championship leader Donagh Kelly (Ford Focus WRC) made his intentions known early on by being one of the first crews to submit an entry and he was quickly joined by multiple Ulster winner Garry Jennings in his Donegal Rally winning Subaru Impreza.

Monaghan brothers Sam and Josh Moffitt, in a pair of Ford Fiesta WRCs, have added their names to the list as has past winner Derek McGarrity who returns in his trusty Impreza. They are joined in the top 10 by Joseph McGonigle and Desi Henry in Skoda Fabia S2000?s, Stephen Wright in an R5 version of the Fiesta and Carryduff's Jonny Greer in the Citroen DS3 R5.

The battle for National Rally honours will be another big attraction on this year's Ulster Rally with Camillus Bradley, Shane McGirr, Daniel McKenna and Frank Kelly all chasing a podium positions. Joining them will be 2013 National winner Derek McGeehan in his Mini WRC and Scottish visitor Callum Duffy in his rapid Impreza 555.

Gary Milligan, Clerk of the Course said;
"This year's event has a great line up promising plenty of action but those in the know will also be keeping a very close eye on the race between the 3 'young guns' at the tail end of the top 20. Rob Duggan, Callum Devine and Jon Armstrong have put in some amazing performances in their 1600cc cars so far this season and the trio are expected to set the stages alight again as they battle for R2 glory."

Gary continued; "Historic Rally fans will have plenty to watch out for with a list of classic cars sure to put a smile on the faces of car fans, with Porsche's, Hillman's, Sunbeam's, BMW's, Mini's and the always popular Escorts already confirmed to display their own particular brand of spectacular stage craft over the weekend of the event.

"Some pretty rapid drivers including overseas visitors Rob Smith, Gareth Lloyd, Ernie Graham and Will Onions join local challengers Dessie Nutt, Stanley Orr, Raymond Johnston and Keith McIvor and as always, the Historic cars will be just as popular as ever."

The event promises a thrilling weekend of rally action kicking off with the ceremonial start at Castle Coole on Friday August 14 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. There will be something for all the family with climbing wall, adventure ropes, music and more.

Spectators will also have the chance to get up close and personal with the drivers, cars and crew at the service park at St Angelo Airfield just outside Enniskillen (entry is free of charge).

Entries Received

Posted: July 21, 2015 7:40 AM

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Regulations / On Line Entry

Posted: July 3, 2015 8:47 AM

Juniors Join Ulster Rally Line Up...

Posted: June 26, 2015 6:56 AM

The organisers of the Todds Leap Ulster Rally have confirmed the addition of a new Junior section to this year's programme when the rally roars into action on 14/15 August from Castle Coole in Enniskillen.

The current crop of young Irish Rally talent will get the opportunity to compete alongside some of their motor sporting Heroes as they fight it out for the honour of top Junior over 6 classic 'Ulster' stages on the Saturday leg of the 2 day event.

Junior competitors will be able to score points in the hotly contested Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Junior Championship which is currently being led by Cork?s John O?Sullivan, who holds a 4 point advantage over Rob Duggan from Kerry.

The 2015 Todds Leap Ulster Rally will also play host to the main Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac and the McGrady Insurance MSA Northern Ireland Rally Championships. Entries open on 3rd July and a host of 'state of the art' right through to iconic Historic cars are expected to cross the start line.

Rally Guide 1 for the 2015 Todds Leap Ulster Rally is now available to download from the competitors page.

Ulster Rally Guide 1 now online...

Posted: June 1, 2015 9:15 AM

Rally Guide 1 for the 2015 Todds Leap Ulster Rally is now available to download from the competitors page on the event website.

Rally Guide 1 (RG1) gives you all the provisional information required if you plan to enter the Enniskillen based event:

The 2015 Todds Leap Ulster Rally will be a National A Permit event, which will incoporate a National B Permit event.

The Ulster Rally will host the following Championships & Challenges:

    Ulster Rally: National A Permit event for Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship & Irish Historic Tarmac Rally Championship.

    Ulster Rally: National B Permit event for the McGrady Insurance MSA Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship, Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship 'Modified Challenge' & Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Junior Rally Championship (Juniors will run over leg 2, stages 5 to 10 only)
The Supplementary Regulations and entry details for both events will be available at the beginning of July.

Rally Guide 1 / Event Website

Posted: June 1, 2015 9:13 AM

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