2015 Killarney Historic Stages Rally - CANCELLED

Posted: December 23, 2015 7:50 AM - 29608 Hits

Killarney Historic Stages Rally - (Sat) 5 Dec 15

Rentokil Killarney Historic Stages Rally 2015 - Saturday 5th of December
Round 1 - 2016 Tarmac Championship (Historics)
Round 6 - 2015 Southern 4 Rally Championship (Historics)

Rally will not be Rescheduled

Posted: December 19, 2015 6:13 PM

"Unfortunately due to circumstances out of our control the event was postponed but after lengthy discussions Killarney and District Motor Club have taken the decision to cancel the event.

Entry fees will be returned in the near future.

Thank you for your patience with us & hoping to see you all at the 2016 Rally of the Lakes & 2016 Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Stages Rally"

Video: Storm Desmond Cancels the Killarney Historics 2015

Posted: December 9, 2015 2:29 PM

T.R.O.A. Statement regarding the postponement of the Killarney Historic Stages Rally

Posted: December 6, 2015 4:49 AM

In light of today's postponement of the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Stages Rally due to adverse weather conditions, the T.R.O.A. would like to thank all of those who registered for the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Historic Rally Championship.

We fully sympathise with Clerk of the Course Kevin Flannery and his hardworking team at Killarney & District Motor Club at having to postpone the event because of the appalling weather conditions and we hope they can run the rally at a later date.

David Gray,
Chairman T.R.O.A.

Statement from COC

Posted: December 6, 2015 4:46 AM

"The major emergency plan of Kerry County Council has been activated in light of the ongoing Red weather alert.

The Council?s Emergency Coordinating Team have Prohibited Killarney & District Motor Club from proceeding with the Killarney Historic Stages Rally

This directive has been considered in consultation with the Motor Sport Ireland Officials and a decision has been taken to postpone the event subject to the allocation of alternative date and Motorsport Ireland approval.

The club respects this decision issued by the local authority and, very much regret this decision which has been forced on it by circumstances beyond their control.

In the light in the postponement of the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Stages Rally, Killarney and District Motor club wish to acknowledge the Trojan work by officials, marshals, emergency services and time keepers who were working since the early hours of the morning setting up the stages, and acknowledge the help received from neighbouring clubs despite the horrific weather conditions which faced them today. "

Kevin Flannery
Clerk of the Course

Updates to Entry List (1/12/15)

Posted: December 1, 2015 7:44 AM

Withdrawn
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J7
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First on Reserve
160

Preview: The Race of Champions

Posted: December 1, 2015 7:34 AM

The Entry list for this weekend's Rentokil-Intial Killareny Historic rally reads like a who is who of the rally world.
The 150 car field boasts several former Irish and British champions, multiple international rally winners and a host of regional title holders.
Top seed is Northern Irish driver Ryan Barrett, and his local co-driver Diarmuid Lynch in their Ford Escort Mk2. Barrett has never won in Kerry but is a British Historic Rally Championship front-runner and former winner of the classic section of Rally Isle of Man. Armed with Lynch's local knowledge the pair will start as firm favourites to win the seven stage rally.
They won't have it easy though, behind is former Irish national rally champion Melvyn Evans. The Welshman has finished third overall for the last two years and is keen to add the Kilarney title his portfolio of Irish wins. Third seed, Seamus O'Connell is no stranger to event wins at this level, he counts the Donegal Historic Rally amongst his greatest victories and has employed local man Brian Duggan to guide him around the Kerry roads.

Also among the leading entries in the Historic section is Steve Perez British Rally Champion 2010 and also British Historic Rally Champion 2014, he will be driving his extremely popular Lancia Stratos rally car.
Rally legend Jimmy McRae returns to Killarney, the five-time British Rally Champion and seven -time winner of The Circuit of Ireland is looking forward to the event driving his Vauxhall Firenza Can-Am.
Irish Historic Rally Champions of 2014 and 2015 James O'Mahoney and Ernie Graham have both entered in their Ford Escort RS1800's. Gareth Lloyd finished second to Graham in this year's Irish title race and he is another driving chasing victory.
Current Irish National and Tarmac champion Donagh Kelly is another in the impressive line-up driving his Ford Escort Mk1 and former Irish Forestry champion Owen Murphy is at the wheel of a Talbot Sunbeam Lotus.

The Modified men
Five-time Scottish champion David Bogie makes his Killarney debut. A former British winner , the Scots man is one of the leading lights of the modified section of the rally that also includes Hereford-based legend Phil Collins but their main opposition will come from Chris Armstrong and Declan Gallagher , the winners of this section in 2014 and 2013 respectively. Add in other fast Escort men like Trevor Mulligan , Gary Kiernan and Wesley Patterson.

LEADING LOCALS
Top Local Historic competitors include Mark Falvey from Rathmore in his Ford Escort Rs1600. The experienced Pat Looney, the young Aidan Buckley and along with Southern 4 championship winner Donal O'Connor from Rathmore will all be pushing hard for top local honour in their Ford Escors. Killarney's Aidan Kennedy and Glenbeigh's Jack O'Shea also head the Mini Cooper line up.
Leading local crews in the Modified category include Eddie Murphy, Fergus O'Meara, Tadhg O'Sullivan, Denis Hickey, Con Lucey, Noel O' Sullivan, Cyril Warton, Vincent O'Shea and The Hickey Brothers of Charlie and John Hickey who will all field Ford Escorts.

Event and Route details

The rally will count as the opening round of the 2016 Clonakilty Black Pudding Irish Tarmac Historic Rally Championship and the final round of the Plasticbags.ie Southern Four Rally Championship. The event, which provides a welcome end of season boost to Ireland's tourism capital and is worth millions to the local economy, will once again be hosted at the Gleneagle Hotel as Rally Headquarters.

In conjunction with Greg Crozier of the Barbados Historic Rally Carnival there is a fantastic prize on offer to the winner of the historic section of the rally. The prize includes an all expenses paid trip to contest the Barbados event, free entry to both motor sport events during the Carnival, two return flights from London to Barbados, free return shipping for one car from Portsmouth dock to Barbados and accommodation for 12 nights.

The rally starts on Friday evening with a ceremonial start in main street Killarney at 7.30pm.

The real action gets underway on Saturday morning with the iconic "Molls Gap", often rated by rally drivers as being the best and one of the most-challenging stages in the world."Coolick" the Kilcummin village stage is always a favourite, just north of Killarney town, the stage runs straight through the village offering a great spectacle for the many fans to view.
"Anablatha" is a newly designed stage in the Gneeveguilla area, sections of which have been used in the past by the Rally of the Lakes, it's a fast flowing stage with great surface and many junctions.
"Gortnagane" which runs parallel to the main Rathmore/ Killarney road, is highly regarded as one of the most technical, narrow, and demanding stages of Killarney rallying. The second run over Gortnagane, will be run under the cover of darkness

Seeded Entry Lists

Posted: November 23, 2015 7:13 AM

Rentokil Killarney Historic Stages Rally 2015

Historic
No Driver/Navigator (Car) [Class]
1 Ryan Barrett/Diarmuid Lynch (Ford Escort RS) [D5]
2 Melvyn Evans/Sean Hayde (Ford Escort) [D5]
3 Seamus O'Connell/Brian Duggan (Ford Escort RS1800) [K]
4 Mark Falvey/Peter Falvey (Ford Escort RS1600) [K]
5 Owen Murphy/Declan Tumilty (Talbot Sunbeam Lotus) [D5]
6 Darren Moon/Tony Healy (Ford Escort) [K]
7 Ernie Graham/Will Graham (Ford Escort RS) [K]
8 Steve Perez/Paul Spooner (Lancia Stratos) [K]
9 James O'Mahony/Kerrie Barry (Ford Escort RS1800) [K]
10 Andy Johnson/James McSherry (Vauxhall Chevette HSR) [K]
11 Gareth Lloyd/Eurig Davies (Ford Escort RS1800) [D5]
12 Daniel Jones/Frank Curtin (Ford Escort) [D5]
14 Duncan Williams/Guy Weaver (Ford Escort) [D3]
15 Alan Watkins/Grace O'Brien (Ford Escort RS2000) [D3]
16 Wyn Hughes/David Davies (Ford Escort Mk2) [D5]
17 Aidan O'Connor/Ian Regan (Ford Escort RS1800) [K]
18 Jimmy McRae/Pauline Gullick (Vauxhall Firenza Can-Am) [C5]
19 Joe Connolly/Richard Connolly (Ford Escort RS1600) [K]
20 Dessie Nutt/Gearldine McBride (Porsche 911) [B5]
21 John Keatley/James McKeefry (Ford Escort Mk1) [K]
22 Greg Cozier/TBA (Ford Escort RS1600) [C5]
23 Frank Cunningham/Ross Forde (Ford BDA) [K]
24 Adrian Young/Gwynfor Jones (Ford Escort) [D3]
25 Aidan Buckley/Alan O'Doherty (Ford Escort Mk1) [K]
26 Tim Pearcey/Neil Shanks (Ford Escort RS) [D5]
27 Brendan McAree/JP McAree (Porsche 911) [K]
28 John Spiers/Susanne Niedrum (Porsche 911) [C4]
29 Nick Whale/Peter Scott (BMW BMW M3) [K]
30 Richard Hall/Declan Campbell (Ford Sierra) [K]
31 Pat Looney/Ronald Riordan (Ford Escort Mk1) [C3]
32 Philip McKibbin/Lynn McKibbin (Ford Escort Mk1) [C3]
33 Noel Hurley/Derry Long (Saab 99) [C3]
34 Conor Falvey/Fearghal Pattwell (Porsche 911) [D4]
35 Luke MacCarthy/David Hogan (Porsche 911) [B5]
36 Alex Schmieder/Steffan Schmieder (Ford Escort) [D5]
37 James Power/Declan Kelly (Ford Escort Mk1) [C3]
38 Donal O'Connor/Patrick Murphy (Ford Escort Mk1) [C3]
39 Aidan Kennedy/Joe O'Leary (Austin Mini Cooper S) [B2]
40 Colin McDowell/Micheal Spence (Austin Mini) [B2]
41 Thomas O'Brien/David O'Brien (Austin Mini) [C1]
42 Andrew Kearney/Owen O'Neill (Vauxhall Nova) [E1]
43 Ned Flahavan/Eoghan McCarthy (Lancia Fulvia) [B2]
44 Nick Barnett/Martin Brady (Opel Ascona) [K]
45 Gareth Frank/Sam Spencer (Vauxhall FIRENZA 2300) [C4]
46 Tim Lenihan/Kieran Crowley (Ford Escort) [C2]
47 Maurice Meskell/Podge Doody (Ford Escort) [C2]
48 Harry Brown/Martin McGrath (Hillman Avenger) [C2]
49 David Dee/Rita Dee (Morris Mini Cooper S) [D1]
50 Iarla Carty/Joe White (Morris Mini Cooper S) [C1]
51 Pat McDonagh/Marie McDonagh (Ford Cortina) [2]
52 Tom Slattery/Helen Slattery (Ford Cortina Lotus MK) [B3]
53 James Hall/Tony McCarthy (Audi Coupe) [K]
54 Ivan Warwick/Evelyn Warwick (Audi Quattro) [K]

Modified
No Driver/Navigator (Car) [Class]
56 Chris Armstrong/James Fulton (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
57 Declan Gallagher/Ryan Moore (Toyota Starlet RWD) [6]
58 Gary Kiernan/Niall Tierney (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
59 Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [7]
60 Fergus O'Meara/Brian Doherty (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
61 Jonathan Pringle/Martin Byrne (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
62 Jack Newman/Andrew Browne (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
63 Philip Collins/Adrian Deasy (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
64 David Bogie/Kevin Rae (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
65 Robert Duggan/Ger Conway (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
66 Barry Ryan/Keith Moriarty (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
67 Pat Donegan/Alan Keena (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
68 George Condell/Gavin Sheehan (Toyota Starlet RWD) [6]
69 Trevor Mulligan/Mark Bowens (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
70 Ryan Loughran/James McCarville (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
71 Damian Toner/Denver Rafferty (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
72 Charlie Hickey/Johnny Hickey (Ford Escort RS) [7]
73 Vincent O'Shea/Brian Hickey (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
74 David Condell/Michael Coady (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
75 Enda O'Brien/John Butler (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [7]
76 Russell Woods/Pauric Sheridan (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
77 Tadhg O'Sullivan/Eoin O'Leary (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
78 Raymond Conlon/James O'Reilly (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [6]
79 Liam Howlett/John McGrath (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [6]
80 Damien Tourish/Damien Fleming (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
81 Tom Flaherty/Finbarr Quirke (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
82 Gary Dineen/John McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
83 Anthony Hand/Ella Ryan (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
84 Johnny Jordan/Gallagher Eoin (Toyota Starlet RWD) [5]
85 Lloyd Hutchinson/Willie Fitzpatrick (Austin Mini Cooper S) [4]
86 David Armstrong/Paul Mulholland (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
87 Alastair Cochrane/Gary McElhinney (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
88 Tom Relihan/Maurice McElligott (Ford Escort Mk1) [6]
89 John Hickey/Carmel Culloty (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
90 John Bonner/Leon Jordan (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
91 Ken Lyons/Paddy McDonnell (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
92 Raymond Spence/Ger Somers (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
93 Declan Wilmott/Anthony Nestor (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
94 Walter Dick/Mark Sullivan (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
95 Paul Alexander/John Falvey (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
96 Richard Harney/Brian Harney (Ford Escort) [5]
97 Robert Moran/Gerard Hyland (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [5]
98 Leonard Craig/Conal McNulty (Toyota Starlet RWD) [5]
99 Liam Bowhan/Martin Connolly (Toyota Starlet RWD) [6]
100 Shane Cullen/Elaine NI She (Ford Escort) [6]
101 Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley (Ford Escort Mk1) [3]
102 Denis Hickey/Sean Nolan (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
103 Marty Toner/Sharon Clarke (Talbot Talbot sunbeam) [3]
104 Cyril Wharton/Daithi O'Leaslai (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [3]
105 Con Lucey/Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk1) [3]
106 Paul Fitzgerald/Pierce Jnr. Doheny (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
107 Allen Treacy/Brian O'Keefe (Toyota Corolla GT) [5]
108 Andrew Duggan/Tara Duggan (Ford Escort) [5]
109 Jason Costello/Jonathan Keane (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
110 Paudie Callaghan/Danny Murphy (Toyota Starlet) [4]
111 Seanie Hickey/Noel Fleming (Toyota Starlet) [3]
112 James Cassidy/Declan Smith (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
113 Johnny Fitzgerald/Niall Lynch (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
114 Kevin Flanagan/Emily Hassett (Austin Cooper S) [1]
115 Robert Jones/Gary Kinghorn (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
116 Ian Chadwick/Kevin Horgan (Ford Escort Mk1) [6]
117 John Devlin/John McCarthy (Talbot Sunbeam) [6]
118 Kevin Cole/Matthew Kirwan (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
119 Carl Gower/Paul Williams (Ford Escort) [6]
120 Neil Phelan/Joe Hearns (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
121 Steven Corey/Vinne Boyd (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
122 Vincent McAree/Mark Connolly (Ford Escort) [6]
123 Tony Rees/Geraint Thomas (Talbot Sunbeam) [6]
124 Colin O'Rourke/Pat McSharry (Ford Escort) [6]
125 Noel O'Sullivan/Nicholas Burke (Ford Escort Mk2) [4]
126 Stevie Coffey/Dave Devane (Ford Escort Mk2) [4]
127 Emmet Cronin/Adam Coffey (Ford Escort) [4]
128 Tadhg O'Connell/Helen Duggan (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
129 Pa. Bellew/Seanie Brunton (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
130 Michael P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [2]
131 David Cremin/Johnny O'Shea (Ford Escort Mk1) [3]
132 Denis Dineen/Donal Dineen (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
133 Andy Horgan/Shane Horgan (Vauxhall Chevette) [6]
134 Mikey Walsh/Killian O'Brien (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
135 JJ Furlong/Furlong Paul (Talbot Sunbeam) [5]
136 Alan Moroney/Gavin O'Grady (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
137 Gerard Dineen/Anthony Madigan (Toyota Starlet RWD) [3]
138 Michael Linehan/Trisha Hogan (Ford Escort Mk3 G3) [3]
139 Paul Doyle/Robert Bob Nolan (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
140 Paul Mitchell/Muirrean Hayes (Austin Mini) [1]
141 Jack O'Shea/Karol O'Mahony (Austin Mini Cooper) [1]
142 Brian Corey/Sean Harte (Ford Escort) [6]
143 Keith Naughton/Brendan Behan (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [6]
144 Ger Hodgins/Brian Ledwith (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [7]
145 Steven O'Donovan/Mike Cleary (Ford Escort) [2]
146 Francis Kelly/Charlotte Egan (Vauxhall Nova) [2]
147 Cathal Sheridan/Loretta Kelly (Opel Corsa) [2]
148 John Walsh/Barry Murphy (Ford Escort G3) [3]
149 Niall O'Connell/Tommy O'Connor (Austin Mini Cooper) [1]
150 Denis Buckley/Declan Casey (Ford Escort Mk2) [2]
151 Mark Hayden/Paul Earle (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
152 Nigel Molloy/Robbie Murphy (Ford Escort) [2]
153 John O'Donovan/Katie O'Donovan (Austin Mini) [1]

Reserve
No Driver/Navigator (Car) [Class]
154 Finbarr Murphy/Mick Lanergan (Ford Escort G3) [5]
155 Terry Carmody/Don Bosco Rogers (Ford Escort) [5]
156 John O'Sullivan/Denny O'Riordan (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [2]
157 Patrick Corey/Chris Horan (Ford Escort) [3]
158 Gerard Corey/Kevin Treanor (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
159 David Moffett/Darragh Kelly (Toyota Starlet RWD) [6]
160 Kevin Hickey/Derry Healy (Ford Escort Mk1) [2]
161 Leonard Downey/Mark Murphy (Ford Escort) [6]
162 Michael Britton/Michael Ryan (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
163 William Cavanagh/Des Roche (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
164 Mick O'Sullivan/Daire Hayes (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
165 Mark Kennedy/Ian O'Leary (Vauxhall Nova) [5]
166 Seamus Cooke/Emma Britton (Ford Escort Mk2) [4]
167 Shane Dineen/Ciara Dineen (Talbot Sunbeam) [2]
168 Stephen Reynolds/Emmet Brosnan (Ford Escort) [6]
169 Stephen Bawn/Chris O'Donnell (Ford Escort Mk1) [3]
170 Niall Branniff/Aaron Johnston (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
171 Sean McEvoy/Nigel Moody (Ford Escort) [5]
172 JF Shovelin/Furey Terence (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
173 Paddy Quinn/Sam Clarke (Ford Escort Mk1) [2]
174 Larry Brady/Benny Dowling (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
175 Martin Dunbar/Thomas Tutty (Ford Escort Mk1) [2]
176 Declan Gannon/Cathal McGrath (BMW M3) [7]
177 Alan Barry/Peter Barry (Ford Escort) [5]
178 Darren Hamill/Chris Corr (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
179 Dermot McGroary/Joseph Timoney (Talbot Sunbeam) [5]
180 Colum Tennyson/Michael Laverty (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
181 Gary Quinn/Alan Quinn (Opel Manta 400) [6]
182 Simon Devlin/ TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
183 David Byrne/Brian Kirwin (Vauxhall Nova) [2]
184 Paul Driver/Barry Driver (Ford Fiesta Mark 1) [2]
185 Seamus Doyle/TBA (Ford Escort) [6]
186 Vincent Collins/Fintan Kilroe (Ford Escort) [3]
187 Shane Gazely/James Dunphy (Ford Escort) [4]
188 Alistair Fingleton/Debbie Fingleton (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
189 Andrew Leacy/Joe O'Brien (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [5]
190 Sean Moran/Donal Balfe (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
191 Don Keating/Adam Coffey (Ford Escort) [5]
192 Declan Forde/Chris King (Ford Escort Mk2) [2]

Junior
No Driver/Navigator (Car) [Class]
J1 Chris McCarthy/Raymond Looney (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [J2]
J2 Colin Roche/Kenneth Quirke (Toyota Starlet RWD) [J2]
J3 Sean Fleming/Niall McLarnon (Ford Fiesta) [J2]
J4 Michael Cahill/Keith Lipscombe (Ford Escort Mk2) [J2]
J5 Robert Counihan/Timmy Kelly (Toyota TWIN CAM 20V) [J2]
J6 Seanie O'Gorman/Ger Clancy (Ford Escort Mk2) [J2]
J7 Tim Flood/ TBA (Ford Escort) [J2]
J8 Eoin Kenny/Mark Ashton (Austin Mini) [J2]

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