Clare Stages Rally - 17 Sep 17

Posted: November 6, 2017 7:46 AM - 16897 Hits

Round 6 - 2017 West Coast Rally Championship

Video Clips

Posted: November 6, 2017 7:46 AM

In Car

Posted: November 6, 2017 7:44 AM

Ed O'Callaghan & Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) SS5

Daniel Cronin & Shane Buckley (Ford Fiesta R5) SS5


Posted: November 6, 2017 7:42 AM

1 Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Ford Fiesta R5) 63m 08s,
2 Owen Murphy/Anthony Nestor (Skoda Fabia S2000) 64m 21s,
3 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) 64m 58s,
4 Anthony O'Brien/Aidan Gannon (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) 65m 55s,
5 Martyn England/Dawn England (Ford Fiesta R5+) 66m 01s,
6 Niall Moroney/Elgan Davies (Subaru Impreza WRC) 66m 09s.

1 Jonny Treanor/Paul Sheridan (Civic) 41m 03s,
2 Denis Nagle/Donagh Crowley (Micra) 46m 08s,
3 Gary Byrne/Liam McIntyre (Civic) 48m 11s.

Leaders After
SS1 Stage Cancelled
SS2-4 Padraig Egan/Brian Hassett (Subaru Impreza N8)
SS5 Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS6 Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Skoda Fabia R5)
SS7-9 Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Ford Fiesta R5)

Stage Winners
SS1 Stage Cancelled
SS2 Padraig Egan/Brian Hassett (Subaru Impreza N8)
SS3 Padraig Egan/Brian Hassett (Subaru Impreza N8)
SS4 Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Skoda Fabia R5)
SS5 Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS6 Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Skoda Fabia R5)
SS7 Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS8 Anthony O'Halloran/Charlie McEnery (Ford Escort Mk2)
SS9 Anthony O'Brien/Aidan Gannon (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9)

Finishing Navigators Draw

Posted: September 15, 2017 4:16 AM

In association with SJ Motorsport another massive incentive has been put on the table: All finishing navigators for this year's Clare Stages Rally will be put into a draw and one winner will get an all expenses paid trip to a round of the Flanders Rally Championship in 2018 in Belgium to navigate for Anthony O'Brien in his Mitsubishi Evo X.

This is another fantastic prize and Clare Stages Rally 2017 has to be offering the most incentives in any Tarmac Rally event in Ireland in history.

Clare Motorclub would like to take this opportunity to thank SJ Motorsport and all our great sponsors who have made all this happen for 2017.

Final Instructions 1

Posted: September 12, 2017 3:03 AM

Seeded Entry List

Posted: September 11, 2017 2:56 AM

No Driver/Navigator (Car) [Class]
1 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
2 Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley (Ford Focus WRC) [7]
3 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
4 Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
5 Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Skoda Fabia R5) [5]
6 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC) [7]
7 John Stone/Patrick Brides (Ford Fiesta S2500) [20]
8 Owen Murphy/Anthony Nestor (Skoda Fabia S2000) [5]
9 ED O'Callaghan/Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
10 Barry Meade/John McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
11 Gary McPhillips/Tammy T Lashley (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
12 PJ McDermott/Niall Burns (Subaru Impreza WRC S12) [7]
14 Johnny Treanor/Damien Fleming (Honda Civic) [16]
15 Alan O'Callaghan/Loretta Kelly (Subaru Impreza N12B) [20]
16 Mike Quinn/Tony Healy (Ford Escort) [14]
17 Anthony O'Halloran/Charlie McEnery (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [14]
18 Padtaig Egan/Brian Hassett (Subaru Impreza N8) [20]
19 Martyn England/Dawn England (Ford Fiesta R5+) [20]
20 Michael McCollum/ TBA (Subaru Impreza WRC P2000) [15]
21 Tim Enright/Darina Joyce (Ford Escort) [13]
22 Declan McBrearty/Eamonn Doherty (Toyota Corolla) [13]
23 Stephen Bawn/Chris O'Donnell (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
24 Christopher O'Callaghan/Donal Balfe (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
25 James McCorville/Paddy McCrudden (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
26 Richard Whelan/James Whelan (BMW 1M) [14]
27 Michael Fitzgibbon/Carrie Moroney (Honda Civic) [11F]
28 Tom Relihan/Maurice McElligott (Ford Escort Mk1) [13]
29 Eoin Duffin/Mike Cleary (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
30 Ken Lyons/Paddy McDonnell (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
31 John Reddington/ TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
32 John Hickey/ TBA (Fubaru Escort RS 4x4) [20]
33 Tadhg O'Sullivan/Eoin O'Leary (Ford Escort) [13]
34 Michael Boyle/Dermot McCafferty (Honda Civic) [11F]
35 Brian Brady/Gary McNamee (Honda EK) [16]
36 James Wilson/Gavin Doherty (Peugeot 208 R2) [2]
37 Fergus Hurley/Eric Deane (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
38 Anthony O'Brien/Aidan Gannon (Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution I X) [20]
39 Niall Moroney/Elgan Davies (Subaru Impreza WRC S4) [15]
40 Eoghain McMahon/PA Lyons (Subaru Impreza N12) [4]
41 Aidan Walsh/Tommy O'Connor (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
42 Frank Sweeney/Cathal Nolan (Peugeot 205 RWD) [13]
43 William Kenneally/Finbarr Fogarty (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
44 John O'Sullivan/Stephan McTiernan (Citroen C2) [14]
45 Keith Lyons/Sean Hegarty (Ford R2 1.0T) [2]
46 Niall O'Sullivan/Sean O'Crowley (Citroen C2) [11F]
47 Kenneth Ryan/Garry Carroll (Ford Escort) [11R]
48 Des Lyons/Ashling McArdle (Honda Civic EK4) [11F]
49 Sean Moran/Jonathan Keane (Ford Escort) [13]
50 John Byrnes/Brian Grant (Renault Clio) [2]
51 Darren Young/Sean Walsh (Honda Civic) [11F]
52 Shane Norris/Charlie Boland (Honda Civic EK4) [16]
53 Paul Manton/Jonathan McGrath (Citroen DS3 R3) [3]
54 Michael Hamilton/Shane Byrne (Honda Civic) [11F]
55 Pat Ryan/Jack Dalton (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
56 Ciaran Phelan/Aine Phelan (Honda Civic Type R) [11F]
57 Eddie Kennelly/Timmy Murphy (Ford Escort) [11R]
58 Declan O'Regan/Larry O'Halloran (Honda Civic Vtec) [11F]
59 Keith Naughton/Damien Murphy (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [13]
60 Anthony Breen/Jill White (Subaru Impreza WRX) [15]
61 Liam Mulcaire/Jimmy Kiely (Ford Escort) [12]
62 Tomas J O'Fhlanagain/Keith Fhlanagain (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
63 Gerard Hodgins/Brian Ledwith (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
64 Patrick Curley/Michelle Morley (Honda SIR Vtec) [11F]
65 Billy Cowe/Paul Gallagher (Subaru Impreza) [20]
66 PA Malone/Gareth Quinn (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
67 Christopher McLaughlin/Liam McLaughlin (Toyota Starlet) [11R]
68 Ross Forde/Arron Forde (Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4) [19]
69 Fergal Keane/Mairead Duane (Honda Civic) [11F]
70 Robert Behan/Brendan Behan (BMW Mini cooper S) [11F]
71 Sean Enright/Conor Walsh (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
72 Gary Byrne/Liam McIntyre (Honda Civic) [16]
73 Colum Browne/Paddy King (Honda Civic Type R) [11F]
74 Martin O'Halloran/Ryan Tomas (Ford Escort) [11R]
75 Francis Kelly/Bernard McSweeney (Honda Civic) [3]
76 Martin Kelly/John Greene (Honda Civic EK4) [11F]
77 Micheal Rodgers/Martin Greenwood (Honda Civic Type R) [2]
78 Erik Honan/Katie Quinn (Honda Civic VTi) [11F]
79 Adrian Hynes/Dermot Ryan (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
80 David Quinn/Pat Quinn (BMW E30) [14]
81 Derry Collins/Declan Casey (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
82 Mike Walsh/ TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
83 Pat Looney/ TBA (Ford Escort) [18]
84 Cathal Keane/Dylan Donoghue (Honda Civic) [16]
85 Maurice Meskell/Stephen Meskell (Ford Escort) [18]
86 Joe Moffitt/Eddie Moffitt (Honda Civic) [1]
87 Wayne Keogh/Paul Lacey (Skoda Fabia VRS TDI) [3]
88 Eamonn Kelly/ TBA (Honda Civic) [1]
89 Aidan Doyle/Kerrill Dempsey (Honda Civic EK4) [1]
90 Mike Murphy/Lysaght Aaron (Opel Manta GTE) [12]
91 Frank Rafferty/Michael Culleton (Ford Sierra RS Cosworth) [14]
92 N Barnett/Martin Brady (Honda Civic Type R) [3]
93 Denis Nagle/Donagh Crowley (Nissan Micra) [16]
94 Thomas Murphy/Stephen O'Connell (Honda Civic) [16]
95 Gerard O'Shea/Mary O'Shea (Peugeot 306 GTi) [3]
96 Mossy Gannon/Declan Gannon (Ford Escort) [11R]
97 Paul O'Sullivan/David Livingstone (Citroen C2) [16]
98 Grainne Caplis/Tommy Cuddihy (Opel Corsa) [16]
99 David Donoghue/Barry Sheridan (Citroen C2) [11F]
100 Pat McDonagh/ Seaghan Hickey (Ford Cortina) [10]
101 Graham Lennon/Patrick Harding (Honda Civic) [1]
102 Declan Callanan/Pauraic Callanan (Honda Civic) [11F]
103 O Sullivan Kevin/Sean Nolan (Ford Escort) [11R]
104 Shane Griffin/Ian Madigan (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
105 Mick Boland/Teresa Shanahan (Suzuki Swift) [9]
106 Laura Mulrooney/John Breen (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
107 Derek Butler/Aaron O'Regan (Honda Civic) [11F]

Time and Distance Schedule

Posted: September 7, 2017 9:16 AM

Prize for First Overall Modified 2WD Co-Driver

Posted: September 7, 2017 6:56 AM

Entries Received 5 Sep 17

Posted: September 5, 2017 1:10 PM

Aidan Doyle/Kerrill Dempsey(Honda Civic EK4) [1]
Keith Lyons/Sean Hegarty(TBA TBA) [1]
John Byrnes/Brian Grant(Renault Clio) [2]
Paul Manton/Jonathan McGrath(Citroen DS3 R3) [3]
Francis Kelly/Bernard McSweeney(Honda Civic) [3]
N Barnett/Martin Brady(Honda Civic Type R) [3]
Gerard O'Shea/Mary O'Shea(Peugeot 306 GTi) [3]
Wayne Keogh/Paul Lacey(Skoda Fabia VRS TDI) [3]
Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley(Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney(Skoda Fabia R5) [5]
Owen Murphy/Anthony Nestor(Skoda S2000) [5]
Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley(Ford Focus WRC) [7]
PJ McDermott/Niall Burns(Subaru Impreza WRC S12) [7]
Mick Boland/Teresa Shanahan(Suzuki Swift) [9]
Derry Collins/Declan Casey(Vauxhall Nova) [9]
Adrian Hynes/Dermot Ryan(Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
Laura Mulrooney/John Breen(Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
Shane Griffin/Ian Madigan(Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
Robert Behan/Brendan Behan(BMW Mini cooper S) [11F]
Niall O'Sullivan/Sean O'Crowley(Citroen C2) [11F]
David Donoghue/Barry Sheridan(Citroen C2) [11F]
Michael Hamilton/Shane Byrne(Honda Civic) [11F]
Derek Butler/Aaron O'Regan(Honda Civic) [11F]
Michael Fitzgibbon/Carrie Moroney(Honda Civic) [11F]
Fergal Keane/Mairead Duane(Honda Civic) [11F]
Darren Young/Sean Walsh(Honda Civic) [11F]
Martin Kelly/John Greene(Honda Civic EK4) [11F]
Des Lyons/Ashling McArdle(Honda Civic EK4) [11F]
Colum Browne/Paddy King(Honda Civic Type R) [11F]
Ciaran Phelan/Aine Phelan(Honda Civic Type R) [11F]
Declan O'Regan/Larry O'Halloran(Honda Civic Vtec) [11F]
Erik Honan/Katie Quinn(Honda Civic VTi) [11F]
Patrick Curley/Michelle Morley(Honda SIR Vtec) [11F]
Kenneth Ryan/Garry Carroll(Ford Escort) [11R]
Mossy Gannon/Declan Gannon(Ford Escort) [11R]
Martin O'Halloran/Ryan Tomas(Ford Escort) [11R]
O Sullivan Kevin/Sean Nolan(Ford Escort) [11R]
Eddie Kennelly/Timmy Murphy(Ford Escort) [11R]
Fergus Hurley/Eric Deane(Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
Tomas J O'Fhlanagain/Keith Fhlanagain(Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
Sean Enright/Conor Walsh(Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
Mike Murphy/Lysaght Aaron(Opel Manta GTE) [12]
Tadhg O'Sullivan/Eoin O'Leary(Ford Escort) [13]
Tom Relihan/Maurice McElligott(Ford Escort Mk1) [13]
Aidan Walsh/Tommy O'Connor(Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
ED O'Callaghan/Keith McCarthy(Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Stephen Bawn/Chris O'Donnell(Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
William Kenneally/Finbarr Fogarty(Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Ken Lyons/Paddy McDonnell(Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Keith Naughton/Damien Murphy(Ford Escort RS Mk2) [13]
Frank Sweeney/Cathal Nolan(Peugeot 205 RWD) [13]
Richard Whelan/James Whelan(BMW 1M) [14]
David Quinn/Pat Quinn(BMW E30) [14]
John O'Sullivan/Stephan McTiernan(Citroen C2) [14]
Mike Quinn/Tony Healy(Ford Escort) [14]
Eoin Duffin/Mike Cleary(Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Gary McPhillips/Tammy T Lashley(Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
John Reddington/TBA(Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Anthony O'Halloran/Charlie McEnery(Ford Escort RS Mk2) [14]
Niall Moroney/Elgan Davies(Subaru Impreza S4) [15]
Anthony Breen/Jill White(Subaru Impreza WRX) [15]
Paul O'Sullivan/David Livingstone(Citroen C2) [16]
Thomas Murphy/Stephen O'Connell(Honda Civic) [16]
Cathal Keane/Dylan Donoghue(Honda Civic) [16]
Johnny Treanor/Damien Fleming(Honda Civic) [16]
Shane Norris/Charlie Boland(Honda Civic EK4) [16]
Brian Brady/Gary McNamee(Honda EK) [16]
Denis Nagle/Donagh Crowley(Nissan Micra) [16]
Grainne Caplis/Tommy Cuddihy(Opel Corsa) [16]
Pat Looney/TBA(Ford Escort) [18]
Maurice Meskell/Stephen Meskell(Ford Escort) [18]
Ross Forde/Arron Forde(Ford Cosworth 4x4) [19]
John Stone/Patrick Brides(Ford Fiesta S2500) [20]
Martyn England/Dawn England(Ford Fiesta R5+) [20]
Anthony O'Brien/Aidan Gannon(Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX) [20]
Alan O'Callaghan/Loretta Kelly(Subaru Impreza N12B) [20]
Padtaig Egan/Brian Hassett(Subaru Impreza N8) [20]
Pat McDonagh/Sean Hickey(Ford Cortina) [TBA]

Colin McRae "If in Doubt, Flat Out" Perpetual Memorial Cup - Updated - "Top overall modified 2wd crew"

Posted: August 25, 2017 6:24 AM

Clare Motor Club are delighted to announce that we will be awarding the top overall modified 2wdcrew (Excl. class 20) of the Clare Stages Rally 2017 with the prestigious Colin McRae "If in Doubt, Flat Out" Perpetual Memorial Cup.
This has been made possible with the kind permission of the McRae family. I'm sure everyone will agree this is a highly sought after award and we look forward to seeing the battle for it on the stages.

(Friday 15th of September will be the 10th anniversary of Colin McRae's death)

Bajan Navigator for Clare!

Posted: August 25, 2017 6:11 AM

"Clare Motor club members and Irish motorsport are looking forward to welcoming Bajan navigator Tammy Lashley who will be navigating Ireland's Garry McPhillips through the highways and byways of north Clare for this year's Clare Stages Rally.
I think it's safe to say she is the first competitor we have had in Clare to come all the way from Barbados!"

Incentive for Class 10 / 11 F / 11R

Posted: August 5, 2017 3:24 AM

On Line Entry

Posted: August 3, 2017 1:03 PM

Regulations available on Club Website, Link below.

Event Posters / Raffle for Free Entries

Posted: July 11, 2017 4:04 PM

Press Release 1

Posted: March 15, 2017 9:34 AM

Clare Stages Rally 2017 Organising Committee with Elaine & Sean Lally of Hotel Woodstock.
Left to Right - Edward Cogan, Charlie McEnery, Elaine Lally, Gerry O'Brien, Sean Lally,
Michael Fitzgibbon, Margaret McCluskey & Christy Carey. Photo: Dermot Kelleher

Clare Motor Club would like to announce details of the 2017 Clare Stages Rally which will take place on September 16th. & 17th.

The Rally has a new Rally HQ, Hotel Woodstock which is situated just off the Lahinch Road outside Ennis Town. The Hotel under new ownership of Sean and Elaine Lally are delighted to be associated with The Clare Stages Rally. The Lally family took over as co-owners in November 2016 and are looking forward to working with the Club to promote the Hotel Woodstock Brand through the high profile Clare Stages Rally.

Surrounded by a stunning parkland championship golf course, the hotel is situated on 155 acres of beautiful countryside and is within a short driving distance of Limerick, Galway and the surfers paradise of Lahinch, Hotel Woodstock is perfectly situated as you Venture West. The Hotel offers a range of spacious bedrooms, decorated in light modern colours, many offering beautiful views over Woodstock Golf Course. The spacious rooms include 32" TV, free Wi-Fi access, and a 24-hour room service menu.

With a newly refurbished deck level pool, Jacuzzi, refitted sauna, brand new steam room and a full range of gym equipment - including strength & conditioning, Hotel Woodstock Leisure Club is the ideal place to swim, workout or just relax in. Whether a light snack or afternoon tea in the spacious foyer, a group event or an intimate meal, all tastes are catered for. From the relaxed intimate atmosphere of the Bar, family-friendly spacious Restaurant, or cosy comfort of the Foyer, there is something for all tastes at Hotel Woodstock. The extensive self-contained conference and events centre with meeting rooms & ballroom catering for up to 250 guests offers a range of facilities to suit all occasions. With ample free car parking & landscaped gardens, Hotel Woodstock is the ideal wedding venue in Ennis.

The Organising Committee under Clerk of the Course Gerry O'Brien from Crusheen would also like to welcome Charlie McEnery Motor Services on board as the main sponsor for the event. Charlie, a member of the Clare Motor Club set up his very successful Motor Services business in Ennis back in 2009 is delighted to be associated as main sponsor for the Clare Stages, an event he has competed in many times over the years as a navigator with drivers like Anthony O'Halloran, Frank Kelly etc.Charlie who started competing back in 1999 sees the Clare Stages Rally as a great opportunity to promote his business both locally and nationally.

The Committee would also like to welcome M.Fitzgibbon Building Contractors on board as an associate sponsor and would like to thank Michael Fitzgibbon for his valued assistance. Michael is also a Club Member and has competed very successfully as a driver in both tarmac and forestry events over the past number of years.

The Rally is Round 6 of the ever popular Top Part West Coast Rally Championship and the Club plan to run three classic stages near Ennis town which will be repeated three times. Scrutiny, Parc Ferme & Centralised Servicing will all be based on the Clare Marts Complex on the Quin Road just outside the Town.

Gerry O'Brien from Crusheen has taken over as Clerk of the Course for the 2017 event. Gerry is an active member of the Clare Motor Club for a number of years and has served as Chief Marshall and Deputy Clerk of the Course for the Clare Stages Rally. He has decided to bring the event back to Ennis for 2017 as it has been based in Shannon for the past four years.

Keep an eye on and the Clare Motor Club Facebook page for further information.

Club Website

Posted: March 15, 2017 9:33 AM

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