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Birr Stages Rally - 21 Feb 16

Posted: February 29, 2016 3:24 PM - 16453 Hits

Round 1 - 2016 Midlands East Rally Championship
Round 1 - 2016 West Coast Rally Championship

In Car

Posted: February 29, 2016 3:24 PM

George Condell & Gavin Sheehan (Toyota Starlet) SS1


Posted: February 29, 2016 6:07 AM


Posted: February 29, 2016 6:03 AM

1 Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley (Ford Focus WRC) 49m 56s,
2 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) 50m 51s,
3 Paddy McVeigh/Gary McElhinney (Subaru Impreza WRC) 50m 58s,
4 Kevin Kelleher/Andy Mahon (Subaru Impreza WRC) 52m 02s,
5 Enda O'Brien/John Butler (Ford EscortMkII) 52m 21s,
6 Barry Ryan/Emmet Sherry (Ford Escort MkII) 52m 40s,
7 George Condell/Gavin Sheehan (Toyota Starlet RWD) 52m 48s,
8 Trevor Mulligan/Sean Hayde (Ford Escort MkII) 53m 02s,
9 David Condell/Eugene McGrath (Ford Escort MkII) 53m 14s,
10 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC) 53m 35s.

Group N award: 1 Shane Maguire/Mac Kierans (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 GpN) 54m 18s.

1 Shane Norris/Brian Brady (Civic) 58m 07s, 2 Denis Nagle/Donagh Crowley (Micra) 71m 49s.

Leaders After:
SS1-6 Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley (Ford Focus WRC)

Stage Winners:
SS1-6 Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley (Ford Focus WRC)

Seeded Entry List

Posted: February 16, 2016 11:15 AM

1 Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley (Ford Focus WRC) [7]
2 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
3 Kevin Kelleher/Andy Mahon (Subaru Impreza WRC S9) [7]
4 Kenny McKinstry/Kenny Hull (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
5 Steve Wood/Keith Moriarty (Subaru Impreza WRC S10) [7]
6 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
7 Paddy McVeigh/Gary McElhinney (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
8 Simon Chapman/Neil Colman (Proton Satria Millington) [20]
9 Barry Ryan/Emmett Sherry (Ford Escort MK2) [13]
10 George Condell/Gavin Sheehan (Toyota Starlet RWD) [13]
11 Enda O'Brien/John Butler (Ford Escort MK2) [14]
12 David Condell/Eugene McGrath (Ford Escort MK2) [14]
14 Shane Maguire/Mac Kierans (Mitsubshi EVO 9) [4]
15 Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty (Subaru Impreza N14) [4]
16 Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Mitsubishi Lancer) [15]
17 Paul Curley/Jason Ollerenshaw (Subaru Impreza S9 WRC) [7]
18 Andrew Fanning/Andy Hayes (Ford Fiesta EVO) [20]
19 Pat O'Connell/Mark Wiley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
20 Paul Manton/Adam Coffey (Subaru Impreza N12B) [20]
21 Neil Tohill/Gerard Tohill (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
22 Ed Synan/Denis O'Connell (Ford Escort MK2) [14]
23 Trevor Mulligan/Sean Hayde (Ford Escort MK2) [14]
24 Jim McKenna/Thomas Treanor (Ford Escort MK2) [14]
25 Liam Bowhan/Martin Connolly (Toyota Starlet RWD) [13]
26 Sean Moran/Donal Balfe (Ford Escort MK2) [13]
27 Gary Reidy/Diarmuid Falvey (Ford Escort MK2) [14]
28 Vincent O'Shea/TBA (Ford Escort MK2) [14]
29 Keith Power/TBA (Renault Clio) [2]
30 Thomas Lynch/Frank Dwyer (Honda Civic) [11F]
31 Joey Carroll/Mark Kirwan (Citroen C2) [11F]
32 Daniel Gorman/Eoin Gorman (Ford Escort MK2) [13]
33 Kevin O'Connor/Aileen Kelly (Ford Fiesta RWD) [11R]
34 Simon Reid/Paul Collins (Honda Civic) [11F]
35 Paul O'Brien/Shaun Forde (Honda Civic) [11F]
36 Paul Browne/Margaret Browne (Honda Civic) [11F]
37 Paul McCann/Paddy Plunkett (Ford Escort Cosworth WRC) [15]
38 James Cassidy/Declan Smith (Ford Escort MK2) [12]
39 William Cavanagh/Olivia Coen (Ford Escort MK2) [12]
40 Hamish Kinloch/Stuart Faulds (Ford Escort MK2) [13]
41 Alan Atcheson/Thomas Wedlock (Ford Escork MK2) [12]
42 Michael Britton/Kevin LeHart (Ford Escort MK2) [11R]
43 Sean McEvoy/Nigel Moody (Ford Escort G3) [13]
44 Mick Brazil/Ger Buckley (Peugeot 205) [13]
45 Ed Twomey/Sean Hassett (Ford Fiesta) [2]
46 Philip McDonald/Shane Corcoran (Honda Civic) [11F]
47 Darren Hamill/Chris Corr (Ford Escort MK2) [13]
48 Neil Phelan/Joe Hearns (Ford Escort MK2) [13]
49 Sean O'Carroll/TBA (Ford Escort MK2) [14]
50 Justin Comer/TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer) [20]
51 Mark Hayden/Peter Ryan (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
52 John Browne/Se?n ? Coile?in (Honda Civic) [11F]
53 David Forde/T.J. O'Brien (Subaru Impreza) [15]
54 Richie Dalton/Ger Brett (Subaru Impreza) [20]
55 Thomas Walton/Darragh Smyth (Mitsubshi Lancer EVO 6) [15]
56 John Reddington/Paddy McCrudden (Ford Escort MK2) [14]
57 Cyril Kerr/Ambrose Dunne (Honda Civic) [11F]
58 Colum Browne/Laurence McGrath (Honda Civic) [11F]
59 Seamus Heany/Michael Culleton (Honda Civic) [11F]
60 James Pettit/Ciaran Newport (BMW Compact) [14]
61 Anthony Masterson/Tommy Clinton (Ford Escort MK2) [9]
62 Gerard Dineen/TBA (Toyota Starlet RWD) [12]
63 Brian Kirwan/William Ryan (Honda Civic) [1]
64 Declan Byrne/Gary Deegan (Honda Civic) [2]
65 Denis Dineen/Donal Dineen (Ford Escort MK2) [12]
66 Liam Regan/David McElroy (Ford Escort MK2) [12]
67 Michael Dowling /Paddy Dowling (Ford Escort MK2) [12]
68 Philip Callanan/Martin Flynn (Ford Escort MK2) [13]
69 Thomas McDonagh/Paul Hickey (Ford Escort MK2) [12]
70 Tony Canny/Joe O'Brien (Ford Escort MK2) [13]
71 Pat O'Connor/Kieran Reid (Toyota Celica) [15]
72 Shane Dineen/Ciara Dineen (Talbot Sunbeam Ti) [10]
73 Henry Nash/TBA (Opel Manta) [13]
74 Joe Kiernan/Trevor Payne (Renault Clio) [13]
75 Des Lyons/TBA (Honda Civic) [1]
76 Stephen Bowhan/Des Roche (Ford Escork MK1) [12]
77 Robert Behan/Brendan Behan (BMW Mini Cooper S) [11F]
78 Albert Dalton/Brian Stanley (Peugeot 306) [3]
79 Denis Nagle/Donagh Crowley (Nissan Micra) [16]
80 Seanie O'Gorman/Ger Clancy (Ford Escort MK2) [16]
81 Shane Norris/TBA (Honda Civic) [16]
82 Adam Faulkner/Chris Armstrong (Honda Civic) [16]
83 Ned Kelly/Paul Kelly (Peugeot 106) [2]
84 Francis Kelly/Pat Harding (Ford Fiesta) [2]
85 Hazel O'Callaghan/TBA (Peugeot 205) [6]
86 John Fogarty/John Breen (Peugeot 205) [10]
87 Joe Moffitt/Eddie Moffitt (Honda Civic) [1]
88 Padraig Gorman/Shane Gorman (Toyota Starlet RWD) [10]
89 David Keane/Eamon Burke (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
90 James Sunderland/John Bracken (Peugeot 205 GTI) [10]
91 Ray Kirwan/David Busher (Honda Civic) [2]
92 Pat McDonagh/Grainne Caplis (Ford Cortina) [10]
93 Ivan Warwick/Evelyn Warwick (Audi Quattro) [19]
94 Maurice Meskell/Podge Doddy (Ford Escort MK1) [19]
95 Niamh Driver/Luke Dillon (Suzuki Swift) [9]

Birr & District Motor Clubs Rally is GO!

Posted: February 14, 2016 5:31 PM

Birr & District Motor Clubs Rally is GO! This Sunday 21st of Feb sees the return of the Birr & District Motor Clubs Tarmac stages rally to the Co Laois country side. Rally headquarters and main event sponsors the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel are back to support us for yet another year. We are also delighted to have the support of Laois Tourism again this year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of our sponsors as without your support and generosity events like this would not be possible.

This years rally will be a six stage event with two stages completed three times. These special stages have been carefully selected by clerk of the course Bill Ryan. Bill and his team have being working very hard over the past few months too get this rally up and running. The rally will be the opening round of the Top Part West Coast and Loughran Signs Midlands East rally championships. This year R.A.E motor factors in Roscrea have kindly sponsored an award for the quickest front wheel drive car to have their entry fee refunded.

The rally will begin on Saturday morning with crews and service teams from all over Ireland, and even Scotland and Wales descending on the town of Abbeyleix. The crews will sign on at the hotel and then make their way out to make the notes and familiarisation of the stages before they tackle them in their fully equip rally cars on Sunday morning.

Mechanical scrutiny of all rally cars will take place at Oliver Stanleys garage on the Cork rd Durrow from 2 to 6pm on Saturday. Upon passing this test the cars will then be parked up at the hotel in Abbeyleix overnight awaiting take off early Sunday morning.

On Sunday morning the cars will leave Abbeyleix and head to the Rathdowney Business & Venture Centre where service will take place throughout the day. Special Stage one Old town will begin at 10.27am and starts just outside the town. Upon completion of this stage the crews will head across to Harristown and tackle stage two at10.58am. This loop will be repeated four more times during the day. The crews are expected back at the hotel in Abbeyleix at four o clock Sunday evening where the winners will be crowned.

Last years winners Donagh Kelly and Kevin Flanagan are set to try and regain their title again this year in their trusted Ford Focus WRC. They are just one of over 100 entries received to date. Other entries include Niall Maguire, Kevin Barrett, Paddy Mc Veigh, and Kenny Mc Kinstry who will all drive Subaru Impreza WRCs. Some of the leading class fourteen entries include Ed Synan, Trevor Mulligan, David Condell, Gary Reidy and Simon Champman in his prestige Millington powered Proton. Some of the contenders for the top front wheel drive award include Keith Power, Kevin O Connor, Thomas Lynch and Joey Carroll .Both Joey and Thomas have club members Mark Kirwin and Frank Dwyer in the hot seat calling the notes and the lads will also be in with the chance of winning the John Finnegan memorial cup for the highest place club member in the overall results. Templemores Paul O Brien will also be a hot favorite for the top fwd award as he is ready to set the stages alight in his newly built Honda Civic.

The local contingent and club members set to tackle the stages at the weekend include, Davey Percy, William Cavanagh, David Forde, Brian Kirwin, John Fogarty, Albert Dalton, Sean Mc Evoy, and Father and son due Eddie and Joe Moffitt.

Entries are still available and can be obtained by contacting event secretary on 087-9117707 / +353 87-9117707. Rally programmes will go on sale Friday evening and a list of outlets will be available on www.Birrmotorclub.com along with all the other relevant information about the event. You can also follow us on Facebook @facebook/birrmotorclub and on twitter @birrstagesrally.

Entries Received (Link Fixed)

Posted: February 12, 2016 4:22 AM

Rally is Running - Entries Still Open

Posted: February 11, 2016 7:02 AM

Rally is Running, and Entries are still being taken.

Time and Distance Schedule

Posted: February 10, 2016 11:28 AM

Rally Launched

Posted: February 3, 2016 9:31 AM

Photo: Pat Farrell

On Sunday evening last 31st of January the launch of the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel Stages rally took place. A small crowd had gathered at the Hotel on the Cork rd in Abbeyleix for the Launch of this year's rally which is less than three weeks away. There was a small display of rally cars on show and photographs were taken with sponsors, and the two different rally championship representatives and the organising committee.

Once again this year Bill Ryan has taken on the reins of Clerk of the Course and his hard working team of event organisers from the Birr & District Motor Club are putting the final touches to months of preparation. This will be the clubs sixth consecutive year in a row running their biggest event of the year out of the town of Abbeyleix. The club would like to extend a special thanks to the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel who are the main event sponsors, along with co sponsors Laois Tourism and also to all sponsors and programme advertiser as this event would not be possible without all your generosity and contribution. Events like this cannot be run without the help and support of so many people especially the residents, landowners and the local people along the rally route and we thank them for their patience and cooperation each year.

The rally takes place on Sunday 21st of February. It will be the opening round of the Top Part West Coast and Loughran Signs Midlands East rally championships. The closing date for entries is Wednesday the 11th of February and the club have an early entry incentive draw for all fully paid entries received on or before Monday Feb 8th to be entered into a draw for one lucky winner to have there entry fee fully refunded, the draw will be made on the morning of the rally at drivers briefing.

Early Entry Incentive Draw

Posted: January 27, 2016 9:46 AM

All fully paid entries received on or before Monday Feb 8th will be entered into a draw for one lucky winner to have there entry fee fully refunded, the draw will be made on the morning of the rally at drivers briefing, so get your entries in and best of luck.

Event Poster

Posted: January 27, 2016 9:35 AM


Posted: January 21, 2016 8:27 AM

Entry Fee for Juniors & Historics Amended to Eur 395 plus Eur 125 Insurance Levy (Total Eur 520).

Main Field Eur 395 plus Eur 180 Insurance Levy (Total ?575).

These fees include CPA & IRDS at a Standard Rate.

Updated Regulations / Entry Form below.

Updated Regulations / Entry Form

Posted: January 11, 2016 4:40 AM

Preliminary Details

Posted: January 8, 2016 5:35 AM

Plans are progressing for the forthcoming Birr Tarmac Stages Rally on Sunday 21st February which once again is based in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix, Co Laois.

The Rally Format will be 2 Stages done 3 Times. Both Stages are 15KM in length. The Road Sections between the Stages & Service Area is ONLY 8KM.

This Rally is the opening round of the Top Part West Coast & Loughran Signs Midlands East Rally Championships.

Regulations will be available shortly

Club Website

Posted: January 8, 2016 5:31 AM

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