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Jim Walsh Cork Forestry Rally - 23 Aug 15

Posted: August 21, 2015 5:00 PM - 9374 Hits

Round 4 - 2015 Irish Forest Rally Championship

Live Results (Cork Forestry 2015) | Results by:harcon.ie / irallyresults.com
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Seeded Entry List (Updated 19/8/15)

Posted: August 18, 2015 5:50 PM

1 Owen Murphy/Anthony Nestor (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
2 Michael O'Brien/James O'Brien (Ford Focus WRC) [20]
3 Josh Moffett/Jason McKenna (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
4 Gerard Lucey/JJ Cremin (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
5 Niall Henry/John Rowan (Subaru Impreza WRC S9) [7]
6 Liam Ryan/Keith Moriarty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
7 Rodney Wilton/Conor McMahon (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7) [4]
8 Andrew Fanning/Derek Gibbs (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo ) [20]
9 Ashley Dickson/Niall Connolly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
10 Ian Graham/Damien Duffin (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo ) [20]
11 Mark Murphy/Aoife Murphy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
12 Wug Utting/Max Utting (Subaru Impreza) [TBA]
14 Ed Muldoon/Mark Byrne (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [20]
15 Brecan McBreen/Breen McNamee (Subaru Impreza) [7]
16 Stephen Cullen/Seamus Grady (Subaru Impreza) [20]
17 Joe McCarthy/Gary Carroll (Suburu Impreza) [15]
18 Sean O'Donovan/Sinead O'Donovan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [20]
19 Martin O'Brien/Mossy Griffin (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]

201 Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
202 Frank Kelly/Sean Hayde (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
203 Shane McGirr/Jackie Elliott (Toyota Starlet) [13]
204 Michael Conlon/Ciaran McPhillips (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
205 Vivan Hamill/Paul Hamill (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
206 James Coleman/Liam Brennan (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
207 Seamus O'Connell/Brian Duggan (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
208 David Crossen/Damien Fleming (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
209 David Condell/Michael Coady (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
210 Paul Fitzgerald/Pierce Doheny Jnr (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
211 Damien McGauran/Michaela McGinn (Toyota Corolla) [13]
212 Malachy Loughran/Ashley Boulton (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
214 John Gordan/Thomas Wedlock (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
215 Hugh McQuaid/Enda Gerety (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
216 Patrick O'Brien/Aine McGuigan (Citreon C2R2 Max) [16]
217 Kevin Eves/Chris Melley (Peugeot 206 R2) [16]
218 Ray Benskin Jnr/Nicky Hegarty (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
219 Alan Commins/James Commins (Ford Escort) [12]
220 Mick Sullivan/Carol O'Keeffe (Ford Escort) [12]
221 Allen Tracey/Brian O'Keeffe (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
222 Ray Benskin Snr/Peadar Walsh (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
223 Ian Downey/William Kelly (Opel Corsa) [16]
224 Derek Mackeral/Peter Deery (Vauxhall Nova) [16]
225 Stephen Dickson/Tommy Hayes (Ford Fiesta ST) [2]
226 Alan Moran/TBA TBA (Peugeot 206) [16]
227 John Byrne/Brian Grant (Renault Clio) [2]
228 Michael Fitzgibbon/Carrie Moroney (Honda Civic) [11F]
229 Emmett Cronin/Kevin Purcell (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
230 Sean W Benskin/Joe Fitzgibbon (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
231 Tom Murphy/Grace O'Brien (Ford Escort) [10]
232 Mike Garahy/Sean Moynihan (Ford Escort) [10]
233 David Beamish/Daire Hayes (Opel Corsa) [10]
234 Ger Cullinane/Muireann Hayes (Toyota Starlet) [16]
235 John O'Connor/Diarmuid O'Shea (Honda Civic) [11F]
236 Chris Snow Snr/Sean Brunton (Peugeot 206) [11F]
237 Dylan Curley/Niall Byrne (Ford Fiesta) [16]
238 John Quill/Patricia Hogan (Peugeot 206) [9]
239 Graeme Colfer/Brian Ward (Honda Integra) [2]
240 Nick Barnett/Martin Brady (Honda Civic) [2]
241 Pierce Doheny Snr/Eilish Dunne (Peugeot 106) [9]
242 David Fitzsimons/Derek Lynch (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
243 Richard O'Shea/Lisa Knox (Honda Civic) [9]
244 Liam Lynch/Kieran Madden (Ford Escort) [11R]
245 Joe Stanley/TBA TBA (Peugeot 205) [10]
246 Paul McMahon/Derry Long (Ford Ka) [9]
247 Johnny Casey/Vincent Goggin (Peugeot 205) [10]
248 Gary Carty/Gavin J Downey (Honda Civic) [16]
249 Anthony Roche/Alan Hourigan (Peugeot 106) [9]
250 Colin Neligan/PJ O'Dowd (Suzuki Swift) [16]

Late Entries will be taken.

Rally Launched

Posted: August 12, 2015 3:58 AM

The media launch of The Craft Fitted Furniture & Joinery Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally proved as usual to be one of the great social nights of the year for the Cork Motor Club.

The launch took place on Thursday August 6th at The Roundabout INN Mallow, there was a selection of cars and drivers at the event including last years winner Owen Murphy.

Also on display were two fine examples of the legendary MK2 Escort Rally car owned by CMC members, Paul Fitzgerald and Michael O'Sullivan.

After the promotional photos were taken outside it was in for food and lots of talk about the rally.

Clerk of the Course for the event Brian C O Connell said that the very enthusiastic team that put the event together this year were pulling out all the stops to make this event live up to its reputation as the competitors favorite forest rally in Ireland.

Brian thanked his team for the huge amount of work that has been put in so far and in particular his deputy Clerk of the Course Brendan Fahy and his wife Edel, Assistant Clerk of the Course, they really have put a lot of time and effort into this event, there is huge interest in the event already and crews from all parts of Ireland and the UK have entered the rally for the 4th round of the Valvoline Forest Rally Championship. Brian also thanked his sponsors Paul O Connor MD of The Crafted Fitted Furniture and Joinery Company the title sponsor and our associate sponsors, The Roundabout INN Mallow, Mallow Development Partnership, Mallow Chamber of Commerce, from which Maura Hunter said that the Chamber were delighted to be associated with the rally and she was pleased that it brought additional business to Mallow and it?s environs.

Paul O Connor MD of The Crafted Fitted Furniture and Joinery Company said "We are delighted to be associated with this event he thanked the committee for their hard work and wished everyone a safe and enjoyable rally".

Sunday, August 23th is the date to remember all the regulars from the championship are going to be there and the EARS.ie MK2 Master is expected to bring a few surprises to the forests of north Cork so watch this space.

Regulations for the event are available to download from the club website, link below.

Its Launch Time for the Craft Fitted Furniture & Joinery Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally. - (Thu) 6 Aug 15

Posted: August 1, 2015 3:52 AM

The Stages have been picked the time schedule is done and most of what?s happening for the Crafted Fitted Furniture & Joinery Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally has been planned out .The Fourth Round of the Valvoline Forest Rally Championship, usually the competitor?s favourite round of the championship, once again sees the Cork Motor Club stage their rally in the Mallow area. Rally HQ for the Weekend is The Roundabout Inn, Mallow.

The rally uses its traditional format of 4 stages totalling 55KM of good quality forest tracks all picked by our Clerk Of The Course Brian O Connell and his team. Entries even at this early stage are starting to come in and the club is delighted to say it has received over 20 entries already, included in the list is last year?s winner Owen Murphy in the Hankook Mitsubishi Evo 9, also in the list of entries is a former winner of the Mk2 ?Master of the Woods? award Escort legend Frank Kelly, this prestigious award should bring a host of Escorts to challenge Frank.

The Press launch for the Craft Fitted Furniture & Joinery Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally will take place at Rally H/Q, The Roundabout Inn at 7.30 for 8 on Thursday the 6th of August. On the night there is a chance to meet the team that are putting this event together and see a few rally cars on display chat with some competitors and members of Cork Motor Club.

Asked about the Event Clerk Of The Course Brian O Connell said on behalf of myself and Cork Motor Club we are delighted to bring the Craft Fitted Furniture & Joinery Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally and the competitors from the Valvoline Forest Rally Championship back to Mallow Town and have The Roundabout Inn as our HQ for the Rally Weekend. Brian said "I am a believer in Quality stages and have driven all stages in my diesel Ford Focus the stages are in excellent condition, Brian said he would like to thank his team for the work put in so far and his title sponsor Craft Fitted Furniture & Joinery and his associate sponsors Mallow Chamber of Commerce and Mallow Development Partnership.

It looks like being a tourist boom once again for Mallow with the Rally HQ already booked out further details of where to stay will be on the Cork Motor Club website .

Regulations / Entry Form

Posted: July 17, 2015 10:34 AM

Available at:

Crafted Fitted Furniture and Joinery Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally

Posted: July 7, 2015 11:15 AM

Plans for the fourth round of the Valvoline Forest Rally Championship are at an advanced stage, the competitor?s favourite rally, The Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally is renowned for its great stages which will no doubt test man and machine to the limit on the smooth fast forest trails of Co Cork.

This year there is a new Clerk Of The Course in place Brian C O?Connell , Brian has a long history as an organiser in motorsport and ran the West Cork Rally between 2001 and 2008. Brian and his team have worked hard on the event and are able to offer 60 KM of quality flowing stages both in the Ballyhoura and Killavullen areas - 4 stages run twice interspersed with service after every 2 stages. The rally will be based in Mallow once again with Rally H/Q being the Roundabout Inn, Mallow, in fact, Parc Ferme, Service and Scrutiny will all be based in and around the town.

The Cork Motor Club, organisers and promoters of the rally would like to thank DJD for sponsoring the rally for the last 2 years.

This year Brian is pleased to announce that a new sponsor, Paul O?Connor MD of The Crafted Fitted Furniture and Joinery Company, Munster?s leading Kitchen and Joinery Manufacturers, has come on board as title sponsors.

The rally will be known as the Crafted Fitted Furniture and Joinery Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally.

Paul commented that he is very interested in motorsport, is a big follower of rallying and has competed in grass racing, until his business grew to the point that he had to stop.

The Crafted Fitted Furniture and Joinery Company is based in Lisgriffin, Buttevant, Co Cork where the manufacturing end of the business takes place. There are showrooms in Mallow, Cork, Bandon, Fermoy and Limerick.

Club Website

Posted: July 7, 2015 11:14 AM

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