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Galway Summer Rally - 27 Aug 17

Posted: October 4, 2017 6:50 AM - 16127 Hits

Round 7 - 2017 National Rally Championship
Round 5 - 2017 Border Rally Championship
Round 5 - 2017 West Coast Rally Championship

Photo: Seamus Counihan

HURSON SHINES IN GALWAY SUMMER RALLY - Report courtesy of Triton Showers - proud sponsors of the Irish National Rally Championship.

Posted: October 4, 2017 6:50 AM

Warrenpoint’s Peadar Hurson (Ford Fiesta WRC) and his Monaghan co-driver Damien Connolly took a start to finish victory in the Lady Gregory Hotel Galway Summer Rally, the penultimate round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship that was based in Gort.

They finished 31.4 seconds ahead of the Fiesta WRC of Clonmel’s Roy White and Cork co-driver James O’Brien, who took maximum points in the Triton series. Monaghan’s Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru WRC) were 38.9 seconds further behind in third.

Hurson (Fiesta WRC) and Wright (Fiesta R5) were the only drivers to break the five minute barrier on the opening stage, Lough Cutra with the former taking an impressive 13.7 second lead. Top seed Niall Maguire (Subaru WRC) was nine tenths of a second further behind in third and 2.3 seconds ahead of outgoing Triton Champion Roy White (Fiesta WRC).

An impressive Shane Maguire (Mitsubishi) occupied fifth – 16.6 seconds ahead of his Motorsport Safety Team Group N rival David Guest, who was fortunate to have contested the test stage as his Mitsubishi developed a throttle problem that was sorted overnight.

Cork’s Daniel Cronin, who switched to the Fiesta R5 belonging to his brother Keith, was sixth. The second stage was cancelled due to organisational issues. Hurson and Wright set the best times on the third stage and Hurson arrived at the Gort service park with a lead of 21.2 seconds with Wright in second - 4.9 seconds ahead of Niall Maguire. Leader Hurson admitted he had a major moment on the third stage when his Fiesta got out of line at high speed while Wright opined that he was taking things steady.

Maguire in third found it difficult to get the best out of his Subaru due to the greasy nature of part of the stages.

Kiernan led the Modified section but was concerned about a whine from the rear differential at high speed. Cronin continued in sixth - he reckoned he was braking far too early for the junctions, but he retired with differential woes on the fourth stage.

Shane Maguire continued to hold the advantage in Group N where he was 15.8 seconds ahead of title rival David Guest whose Mitsubishi suffered a misfire. The Escorts of John McQuaid, Mickey Conlon and Frank Kelly completed the top ten. Elsewhere, Tom Flaherty in twelfth spot was the top Galway driver.

Out on the second loop Hurson extended his advantage to 42.2 seconds, despite being on an intermediate tyre instead of a soft slick. Roy White, who was on the correct tyres punched in the best time on S.S. 4, he was 21.3 seconds ahead of Niall Maguire. Wright slipped to fourth after he was caught out on a junction during the fourth stage that took part of the front right bumper away.

A composed Kiernan remained at the head of the Modified section where he was 32.8 seconds clear of the Escort of Frank Kelly.

Shane Maguire held seventh, importantly, he was a minute and 42.2 seconds ahead of David Guest, who lost time on S.S. 6 with rear differential problems. The Mitsubishi’s of Aidan Wray and Pat O’Connell rounded out the top ten. Flaherty was eleventh.

Hurson went on to claim the spoils, he lost time on the penultimate stage when he overshot and stalled his Ford Fiesta WRC. White was quickest on the Power Stage to claim a total of twenty-one Triton points. Maguire and Wright completed the top four and untroubled Kiernan scooped the Modified award – 40.2 seconds ahead of Frank Kelly.

Shane Maguire took a decisive step towards the Motorsport Safety Team Group N award, he netted sixteen points and provisionally, he leads Guest by ten points.

The Conroy Cup for the top Galway Motor Club crew was won by Tom Fkaherty/Martin Flynn (Ford Escort).

The Triton Showers Drive of the Day was won by Vincent Collins/Fintan Kilroe (Ford Escort).

Meanwhile, Jason Black (Toyota Starlet) won the Junior category as the Triton Showers Junior title remains finely poised between Meath’s Brian Brady Donegal’s Michael Boyle and Monaghan’s Johnny Treanor, all in Honda Civics.


Posted: October 4, 2017 6:46 AM

1 Peadar Hurson/Damien Connolly (Ford Fiesta WRC+) 51m 12s,
2 Roy White/James O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC) 51m 44s,
3 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) 52m 23s,
4 Stephen Wright/Karl Atkinson (Fiesta R5) 52m 53s,
5 Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore (Ford Escort MkII) 53m 27s,
6 Frank Kelly/Sean Hayde (Ford Escort MkII) 54m 07s,
7 Shane Maguire/Darragh Kelly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 54m 55s,
8 Pat O'Connell/Mark Wiley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) 54m 55s,
9 Tom Flaherty/Martin Flynn (Ford Escort MkII) 55m 01s,
10 Kevin Barrett/Anthony Nestor (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) 55m 02s.

Motorsport Safety Team Group N award:
Shane Maguire/Darragh Kelly.

rally.ie Two wheel drive award:
Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore.

1 Ray Cunningham/Jared Gill (BMW M3) 57m 46s,
2 Ross Forde/Paul Horan (Ford Escort MkII) 58m 07s.

1 Jason Black/Jack McKenna (Toyota Starlet MkII) 55m 55s.

Leaders After:
SS1-9 Peadar Hurson/Damien Connolly (Ford Fiesta WRC+)

Stage Winners
SS1 Peadar Hurson/Damien Connolly (Ford Fiesta WRC+)
SS2 Cancelled
SS3 Peadar Hurson/Damien Connolly (Ford Fiesta WRC+)
SS4 Roy White/James O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS5 Peadar Hurson/Damien Connolly (Ford Fiesta WRC+)
SS6 Peadar Hurson/Damien Connolly (Ford Fiesta WRC+)
SS7 Peadar Hurson/Damien Connolly (Ford Fiesta WRC+)
SS8 Roy White/James O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS9 Roy White/James O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC)

GALWAY SUMMER TO SHINE AMONGST TRITON SHOWERS SERIES - Preview courtesy of Triton Showers - proud sponsors of the Irish National Rally Championship.

Posted: August 25, 2017 6:38 AM

The Triton Showers National Rally Championship reaches the penultimate point (Round 7) on Sunday next with the nine-stage Lady Gregory Hotel Galway Summer Rally that is based in Gort. The organisers, the Galway Motor Club with Mark Parsons as clerk of the course, have attracted an entry of 140 crews all of whom will be hoping to finish the event that takes place over the classic stages like Lough Cutra, the Black Road and Brady’s Yard. Servicing is in the mart complex in Gort.

Three times national champion and last year’s winner Monaghan’s Niall Maguire (Subaru WRC) heads the entry. The national championship regular is currently third in the Triton series and in line for yet another top three finish.

Outgoing champion Clonmel’s Roy White (Ford Fiesta WRC) will be keen to get that inaugural victory in a round of the series. There is also a sub-plot to his participation and while he has seen his own title and the Vard Memorial Trophy taken by Sam Moffett on the last round, the Sligo Rally, White’s co-driver James O’Brien will be determined to hold on to the Noel Smith Trophy for the top co-driver.

Opposition for that award comes from Sam Moffett’s co-driver Karl Atkinson, like O’Brien, he also hails from Cork. Atkinson missed Moffett’s opening round win in Nenagh and as Moffett is not competing on Sunday, Atkinson will co-drive for another Monaghan driver - Stephen Wright (Ford Fiesta R5) - his own brother-in-law. For Atkinson to deny O’Brien the co-driver’s title, he needs a top five finish in Galway and on the final round in Bantry (Fastnet Rally) at the end of October, irrespective of what O’Brien achieves with Roy White. Sandwiched between White and Wright in Galway is former champion, Warrenpoint’s Peadar Hurson (Ford Fiesta WRC), who won the national championship title all of 25 years ago and will certainly be a contender for outright victory in Galway an event he won two seasons ago, driving a Subaru WRC.

The top ten also includes a plethora of Ford Escorts in the hands of Gary Kiernan, Brian Brogan, Frank Kelly and Wesley Patterson along with Shane Maguire (Mitsubishi) and the Subaru WRC of title sponsor Kevin Barrett.

Kiernan took second overall in last year’s rally; Donegal man Brogan was a contender for the rally.ie award and the Mk. 2 Champions Trophy very early in the season but a non-finish in Monaghan put an end to both bids. That should allow a strong contest between the quartet with Tyrone’s Frank Kelly and Lisburn’s Wesley Patterson all seeking a top finish.

Meanwhile, the Motorsport Safety Team Group N title rests between Monaghan’s Shane Maguire and Cork’s David Guest, both in Mitsubishi Evo IX’s. That award is based on the highest placed overall finisher with the best six from eight events to count. Having dominated during the opening three rounds, Guest, who had a non-finish in the Circuit of Munster, now trails the ever improving Maguire by twelve points. However, with dropped scores taken into consideration, there certainly is a window of opportunity for Guest, who must finish ahead of Maguire in the Galway Summer to keep the series within his own grasp. Fellow Group N drivers Maynooth’s Paul Barrett (Subaru) and Dubliner Neil Tohill (Mitsubishi) could play a part in the destiny of the title.

Maynooth’s Kevin Barrett, in the Triton Showers liveried Subaru WRC has made only limited appearances in the current series as he concentrated on the efforts of his son Paul, on Sunday he will be aiming to finish higher than his seeded position of No. 10. The aforementioned David Guest occupies the number eleven berth.

Elsewhere, Ballylickey’s Daniel Cronin (Mitsubishi EvoIX), double Motorsport Safety Team Group N champion, Aidan Wray (Mitsubishi EvoIX) from Tyrone and Galwegian Tom Flaherty (Ford Escort) are also on the entry list.

Flaherty is the highest seeded local driver and will be co-driven by Martin Flynn, they will be aiming to win the coveted Conroy Cup, for the best Galway Motor Club crew, an award they won two years ago. Last year the award went to Paul Curley/Jason Ollernshaw. On this occasion, Pat Kelly/Jonathon Kelly (Subaru) and Ross Forde/Paul Horan (Ford Escort) are amongst the contenders.

Meanwhile, former Irish Forest Rally champions Pat O'Connell/Mark Wiley (Mitsubishi EvoX) are also competing.

In the Mk. 2 Champions Trophy, the top four, Eamonn McGuigan, Thomas O’Connell, Barry Morris and Mickey Conlon are all in action and with the series based on the best five results, there is still much to play for.

The Triton Showers Junior title is finely poised with Meath’s Brian Brady leading from Donegal’s Michael Boyle and Monaghan’s Johnny Treanor, all in Honda Civics. Brady is the current leader. The trio are amongst the nine crews that will start the Junior category of the Galway Summer Rally.

Seeded Entry List

Posted: August 19, 2017 4:25 AM

1 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
2 Roy White/James O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
3 Peader Hurson/Damien Connelly (Ford Fiesta WRC) [20]
4 Stephen Wright/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
5 Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
6 Brian Brogan/Damien McGettigan (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
7 Frank Kelly/Martin Brady (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
8 Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
9 Shane Maguaire/Darragh Kelly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
10 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
11 David Guest/Paddy Robbinson (Ford Escort MkII) [4]
12 Daniel Cronnin/Shane Buckley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [20]
14 Aidan Wray/Garry McElhinney (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [4]
15 Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty (Subaru Impreza N14) [4]
16 Tom Flarherty/Martin Flynn (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
17 Richard Whelan/James Whelan (Bmw 1M) [14]
18 Ed O'Callaghan/Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
19 Micky Conlon/Ciarian McPhiilps (Ford Escort MkII) [13]
20 Mick Quinn/Tony Healy (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
21 Lee Hastings/Alister Wyllie (Subaru Impreza) [20]
22 Trevor Bustard/Kenny Bustard (Ford Escort MkII) [4]
23 John McQuaid/Tomas Trainer (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
24 Stephen Witford/Jonny Hearte (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [14]
25 Neil Tohill/Gerard Tohill (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
26 Pat O'Connell/Mark Wiley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
27 Tommy Cahill/Enda O'Leary (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [15]
28 Paul Rowley/Brian Doherty (Citroen DS3 R5) [5]
29 Andrew Fanning/Andrew Hayes (Proton Satria 2000) [5]
30 Pat Kelly/Johnathon Kelly (Subaru Impreza N11) [15]
31 Sean Liston/Catrina Walsh Liston (BMW E30) [13]
32 Ross Forde/Paul Horan (Ford Escort RS1800) [17]
33 Alan O'Callaghan/Cathal Nolan (Subaru Impreza) [20]
34 Dean Rafferty/Aurthur Kearns (Peugeot 208) [2]
35 Cormac Phelan/Katja Auhi (Honda Civic) [13]
36 Andrew Burke/Colin Kegan (Citroen DS R3) [3]
37 Stephen Herron/Jeff Case (Subaru Impreza N12B ) [4]
38 Sean Moran/Johnathon Keane (Ford Escort) [13]
39 Tim Enright/Darina Joyce (Ford Escort) [13]
40 David Armstrong/Ashley Trimble (Ford Escort) [14]
41 Eamon McQuigan/Michael Morran (Ford Escort) [12]
42 Barry Morris/Declan Campbell (Ford Escort) [13]
43 Seamus Connolly/Garry McCrudden (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [11R]
44 David Quigley/Des Sheirlock (Honda Civic) [11F]
45 Justan Comer/Adrian Comer (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [15]
46 Ernie Graham/Denver Raftery (BMW M3) [19]
47 Ray Cunningham/Jarad Gill (BMW M3) [19]
48 Colin O'Rourke/Pat Mc Sharry (Ford Escort) [14]
49 Anthony O'Halloran/Declan O'Regan (Opel Manta) [14]
50 Colin Flanaghan/TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7) [15]
51 Daniel Connaghan/Terance McGee (Ford Escort) [13]
52 Seanie O'Gorman/Ger Clancy (Ford Escort) [11R]
53 Tommy O'Connell/Emmet Sherry (Ford Escort) [13]
54 Stephen Bawn/Chris O'Donnell (Ford Escort) [13]
55 William Armstrong/Philip Armstrong (Ford Escort) [12]
56 Vincent Collins/Fintan Kilore (Ford Escort) [12]
57 Kevin Cole/Kaine Trainer (Ford Escort) [12]
58 Gene McDonald/Emmett Kelly (Ford Escort) [9]
59 Eoin Duffin/Mick Cleary (Ford Escort) [14]
60 Conor Sherry/Ger Leech (Peugeot 205) [13]
61 Jamie McCarthy/Finbar Forgarty (Peugeot 106) [11F]
62 TBA
63 Derek Crossan/Jody Patterson (Ford Escort ) [13]
64 Jason Tuthill/Ben Taggart (Ford Escort) [11R]
65 Mike Dolan/Anne Hutchinson (Honda Civic) [11F]
66 Aidan Walsh/Tommy O'Connor (Ford Escort ) [13]
67 Des Lyons/TBA (Honda Civic) [11F]
68 Padraig Egan/Brian Hassett (Subaru Impreza) [20]
69 James McCarville/Paddy McCrudden (Ford Escort ) [11R]
70 Pat Price/Andrew Curran (Subaru Impreza N12B ) [4]
71 Richard Burke/John Burke (Subaru Impreza) [20]
72 Paul O'Brien /Robert Nolan (Honda Civic) [11F]
73 Gerard Hodgins/Keith Flanagan (Fort Escort) [14]
74 Liam Mulcaire/Jimmy Kiely (Ford Escort) [12]
75 Paul McHugh/David Mangan (Honda Civic) [3]
76 Aidan Doyle/Kerrill Dempsey (Honda Civic) [1]
77 Daryl Quinn/Michael Lafferty (Ford Escort ) [12]
78 Liam Egan/Raymond Coppinger (Subaru Impreza) [4]
79 Barry Cuffe/Stephen McGing (Ford Escort) [11R]
80 Colm Browne/Paddy King (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [15]
81 Declan Hall/Chrissy Corr (Toyota Corolla ) [11R]
82 Pat Ryan/Jack Doltan (Ford Escort ) [9]
83 Ciaran Phelan/Áine Phelan (Honda Civic) [11F]
84 Sean Heraghty/TBA (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
85 Joe Moffett/Eddie Moffett (Honda Civic) [1]
86 Adrian Cannon/TBA (Honda Civic) [3]
87 Nick Barnett/Adam Barnett (Honda Civic TR) [3]
88 Christopher O'Callaghan/Donal Balfe (Ford Escort ) [13]
89 Fergal Keane/Mairead Duane (Honda Civic) [11F]
90 James McGreal/Chris Michelle (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [15]
91 Sean McHugh/Kathleen Kennedy (BMW M3) [14]
92 Andrew Kearney/Owen O'Neill (Ford Fiesta R2) [2]
93 Patrick Curley/Michelle Morley (Honda Civic) [11F]
94 Desmond Roche/Daniel Brown (Honda Civic) [1]
95 Stephen Reynolds /Dered McCarthy (Honda Civic) [1]
96 Philip Callanan/Brian McNamra (Ford Escort ) [13]
97 Kevin Kelly/Keith Hannis (Ford Escort ) [13]
98 Anthony Breen/Jill White (Subaru Impreza) [15]
99 Sean Enright/Conor Walshe (Ford Escort ) [12]
100 Raymond Spence/Robert Herorld (Ford Escort ) [13]
101 Gerard O'Shea/Mary O'Shea (Peugeot 306) [3]
102 Jonathan Cunningham/Arron Forde (Ford Sierra) [19]
103 Eddie Kennelly/Timmy Murphy (Ford Escort ) [11R]
104 Chris Brennan/Martin Hughs (Honda Civic) [11F]
105 Martin Geraghty/Conal Doherty (Honda Civic) [11F]
106 Gerry McIntyre/Paul Clarke (Toyota Starlet) [11R]
107 Brian Lavelle/Darren Curran (Honda Civic) [11F]
108 John Crumlish/Gavin Doherty (Subaru Impreza) [15]
109 Anthony Roche/Alan Hourigan (Audi A3) [20]
110 David Dee/Rita Dee (Austin Mini) [9]
111 Anthony Keating/TBA (Ford Escort ) [9]
112 John Duffy/John Egan (Honda integra) [3]
113 Philip Hamilton/Damien Kelly (Citroen C2) [11F]
114 Michael Tumulty/John Walker (Peugeot 106) [1]
115 Mickey Brennan/Ryan Brennan (Vauxhall nova ) [10]
116 Maurice Meskell/Stephen Meskell (Ford Escort ) [18]
117 Shane Carr/Ciarian Carr (Vauxhall nova ) [10]
118 Shane Healy/David Healy (Peugeot 205) [10]
119 Liam Higgans/Alan Higgans (BMW E30) [11R]
120 Thomas Scally/John Walace (Honda Civic) [11F]
121 Barry Doogan/Stephen Doogan (Honda Civic) [11F]
122 Sean Walsh/Marcin Mleczko (Honda Civic) [11F]
123 Chris McLoughlin/Loretta Kelly (Toyota Starlet) [11R]
124 Shay Laheen/Gerry Walsh (Ford Escort ) [9]
125 Davy Hunt/Gillian Gilmartin (Peugeot 106) [11F]
126 Mike Murphy/Karl Byrne (Opel Manta ) [12]
127 Frank Rafferty/Denny Greaney (Ford Sierra) [14]
128 Declan Callanan/Pauric Callanan (Honda Civic) [11F]
129 Sean McCaul/Frank Clarkan (Ford Escort ) [11R]
130 Keith Collevy/Martin Collevy (Honda Civic ) [1]
131 Billy Riordin/Stephen Joyce (Honda Civic) [1]
132 Brian O'Neill/Edda Kennedy (Toyota Corolla) [1]
133 Florian Niedernueller/Liam Walsh (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
134 Eamon Kelly/Conor Foley (Ford Escort ) [12]
135 Darren Barrett/Simon Quinn (Honda Civic ) [11F]
136 Gerard Gibbons/Aidan Gallagher (Fort Escort) [11R]
137 Laura Mulrooney/Eileen Murphy (Peugeot 205) [10]

J1 Johnny Trainer/Damien Flemming (Honda Civic) [16]
J2 Brian Brady/Leonard Tuite (Honda Civic) [16]
J3 Michael Boyle/Dermott McCafferty (Honda Civic) [16]
J4 Jason Black/Jack McKenna (Toyota Starlet) [16]
J5 Tom Holton/Ryan Diver (Honda Civic) [16]
J6 Sean Maloney/Shane Barry (Toyota Corolla) [16]
J7 Keith Jacob/Michael Carr (Honda Civic) [16]
J8 Michael Cunniffe/Cian Irwin (Peugeot 205) [16]
J9 Cathal Keane/Dylan Donoghue (Honda Civic) [16]

Entries Received - 15 Aug

Posted: August 16, 2017 6:19 AM

Driver/Navigator (Car) [Class]
Desmond Roche/Danial Brown (Honda Civic) [1]
Billy Riordan/Stephen Joyce (Honda Civic) [1]
Joe Moffitt/Eddie Moffitt (Honda Civic) [1]
Keith Collevy/Martin Collevy (Honda Civic VTi) [1]
Michael Tumulty/Jason Walker (Peugeot 106 Cup Car) [1]
Aidan Doyle/Kerrill Dempsey (Honda Civic EK4) [1]
Stephen Reynolds/Derek McCarthy (Honda Civic) [1]
Tom Cahill/Enda O'Leary (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [1]
Martin Geraghty/Conol Doherty (Honda Civic) [1]
Anthony Keating/TBA (Ford Escort G4) [1]
Brian O'Neil/Enda Kennedy (Toyota Corolla RWD) [1]
Andrew Kearney/Owen O'Neill (Ford Fiesta) [2]
John Duffy/John Egan (Honda Integra Type R) [3]
Nick Barnett/Adam Barnett (Honda Civic Type R) [3]
Gerard O'Shea/Mary O'Shea (Peugeot 306) [3]
Andrew Burke/Colin Keegan (Citroen DS3 R3) [3]
Adrian Cannon/TBA (Honda Fn2) [3]
Liam Egan/Raymond Coppinger (Subaru Impreza WRX Sti) [4]
Neil Tohill/Gerard Tohill (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
Pat Price/Andrew Curran (Subaru) [4]
Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty (Subaru N14) [4]
Trevor Bustard/Kenny Bustard (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
Aidan Wray/Gary McElhinney (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [4]
Stephen Hernon/Jeff Case (Subaru Impreza N12B) [4]
David Guest/Paddy Robinson (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
Shane Maguire/Darragh Kelly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
Stephen Wright/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
Paul Rowley/Brian Doherty (Citroen DS3 R5) [5]
Andrew Fanning/Andy Hayes (Proton Satria S2000) [5]
Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
Roy White/James O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
Gene McDonald/Emmett Kelly (Ford Escort) [9]
Shay Laheen/Gerry Walsh (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
Pat Ryan/Jack Dalton (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
Laura Mulrooney/Eileen Murphy (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
Shane Healy/David Healy (Peugeot 205) [10]
Mickey Brennan/Ryan Brennan (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
Shane Carr/Ciaran Carr (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
Mike Murphy/Karl Byrne (Opel Manta GTE) [12]
Vincent Collins/Fintan Kilroe (Ford Escort) [12]
Kevin Cole/Kaine Treanor (Ford Escort) [12]
Liam Mulcaire/Jimmy Kiely (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
Eamonn Kelly/Conor Foley (Ford Escort Mk1) [12]
Eamonn McGuigan/Michael Moran (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
William Armstrong/Philip Armstrong (Ford Escort) [12]
Tomas J O'Fhlanagain/Keith O'Fhlanagain (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
Conor Sherry/Ger Leech (Peugeot 205 RWD) [13]
Tim Enright/Darina Joyce (Ford Escort) [13]
Sean Liston/Katrina Walsh Liston (BMW E30) [13]
Cormac Phelan/Katja Auhi (Honda Civic) [13]
Raymond Spence/Robert Harlold (Ford Escort) [13]
Daniel Conaghan/Magee (Ford Escort) [13]
Derek Crossen/Jody Patterson (Ford Escort) [13]
Aidan Walsh/Tommy O'Connor (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Ed O'Callaghan/Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Kevin Kelly/Keith Hannis (Ford Escort) [13]
Stephen Bawn/Chris O'Donnell (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Tommy O'Connell/Emmet Sherry (Ford Escort) [13]
Philip Callanan/Brian McNamara (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Sean Moran/Jonathan Keane (Ford Escort) [13]
Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [14]
Stephen Whitford/Jonny Hart (Toyota Gt86) [14]
Tom Flaherty/Martin Flynn (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Frank Rafferty/Denny Greaney (Ford Sierra Cosworth RS) [14]
Eoin Duffin/Mike Cleary (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Sean McHugh/Kathleen Kennedy (BMW M3 Compact) [14]
Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore (Ford Escort) [14]
Colin O'Rourke/TBA (Ford Escort) [14]
Mike Quinn/Tony Healy (Ford Escort) [14]
John McQuaid/Thomas Treanor (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Brian Brogan/Damien McGettigan (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Anthony O'Halloran/Declan O'Regan (Opel Manta 400) [14]
Richard Whelan/James Whelan (BMW 1M) [14]
David Armstrong/Ashley Trimble (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Frank Kelly/Michael Coady (Ford Escort) [14]
Anthony Breen/Jill White (Subaru Impreza) [15]
Tommy Cahill/Enda O'Leary (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [15]
John Crumlish/TBA (Subaru Impreza) [15]
Colin Flanagan/TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7) [15]
Pat Kelly/Jonathan Kelly (Subaru Impreza N11) [15]
Justin Comer/Adrian Comer (TBA TBA) [15]
James McGreal/Chris Mitchelle (Mitsubishi Lancer Lancer Evo 6) [15]
Cathal Keane/Dylan Donoghue (Honda Civic) [16]
Tom Holton/Ryan Diver (Honda Civic EK4) [16]
Shane Norris/Charlie Boland (Honda Civic EK4) [16]
Johnny Treanor/Damien Fleming (Honda Civic) [16]
Sean Maloney/Shane Barry (Toyota Corolla) [16]
Brian Brady/Leonard Tuite (Honda Civic) [16]
Keith Jacob/Michael Carr (Honda Civic) [16]
Ross Forde/Paul Horan (Ford Escort RS1800) [17]
Maurice Meskell/Stephen Meskell (Ford Escort) [18]
Frank Cunningham/Arron Forde (Ford Sierra) [19]
Ray Cunningham/Jared Gill (BMW M3) [19]
Lee Hastings/Alistair Wyllie (Subaru Impreza) [20]
Padraig Egan/Brian Hassett (Subaru Impreza N8) [20]
Anthony Roche/Alan Hourigan (Audi A3) [20]
Pauric Sheridan/Sean Brunton (Ford Fiesta Proto) [20]
Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [20]
Pat O'Connell/Mark Wiley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
Peadar Hurson/Damien Connolly (Ford Fiesta WRC) [20]
Brian Lavelle/Darren Curran (Honda Civic EK4) [11F]
Sean Walsh/Marcin Mleczko (Honda Civic) [11F]
Declan Callanan/Pauraic Callanan (Honda Civic) [11F]
Patrick Curley/Michelle Morley (Honda SIR Vtec) [11F]
Fergal Keane/Mairead Duane (Honda Civic) [11F]
Ciaran Phelan/Aine Phelan (Honda Civic) [11F]
Philip Hamilton/Damian Kelly (Citroen C2) [11F]
Des Lyons/TBA (Honda Civic EK4) [11F]
Darren Barrett/Simon Quinn (Honda Civic) [11F]
Paul O'Brien/Robert Nolan (Honda EG6) [11F]
Davy Hunt/Gillian Gilmartin (Peugeot 106 Maxi) [11F]
Mike Dolan/Ann Hutchinson (Honda Civic) [11F]
Barry Doogan/Stephen Doogan (Honda Civic) [11F]
Sean Heraghty/TBA (TBA TBA) [11F]
David Quigley/Des Sherlock (Honda Civic) [11F]
Chris Brennan/Martin Hughes (Honda Civic) [11F]
Thomas Scally/John Wallice (Honda Civic) [11F]
Jamie McCarthy/Finbar Fogarthy (Peugeot 106) [11F]
Chris McLoughlin/Loretta Kelly (Toyota Starlet) [11R]
Eddie Kennelly/Timmy Murphy (Ford Escort) [11R]
Jason Tuthill/Ben Teggart (Ford Escort) [11R]
James McCarville/Paddy McCarville (Ford Escort) [11R]
Seamus Connolly/Gary McCrudden (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
Barry Cuffe/Stephen McGing (Ford Escort) [11R]
Seanie O'Gorman/Ger Clancy (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
Gerry McIntyre/Paul Clarke (Toyota Starlet) [11R]
Sean McCaul/Frank Clerkin (Ford Escort) [11R]
Colum Brown/Paddy King (TBA) [TBA]

Marshall Meeting points for Galway Summer Rally (Rev 2) - Updated Times

Posted: August 15, 2017 11:46 AM

Saturday 26th August:

    Shakedown: Gillane's, Peterswell @14.30
Sunday 27th August SS1: Lady Gregory Hotel @ 08.00
SS2: Lady Gregory Hotel @ 08.00
SS3: Gillane's, Peterswell @ 08.45 Further info from Chief Marshall 086 8179297 / +353 86 8179297

Charity Partner

Posted: August 9, 2017 6:58 AM

Rally Launch - 22 Jul 17

Posted: July 13, 2017 8:18 AM

Event Poster

Posted: June 19, 2017 9:04 AM

Galway Motor Club gears up for annual Summer Stages Rally!

Posted: May 30, 2017 5:59 AM

Preparations are well advanced for the 2017 Lady Gregory Hotel Galway Summer Stages Rally. It will take place on the 27th August next, and will be a counting round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship, the Top Part West Coast Championship, and also the Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship. A full entry of top line rally drivers from Ireland and the UK and beyond is therefore guaranteed.

For the second year, the associate sponsors of the event will be Athenry Company Bluebird Care, and DHKN, Chartered Accountants, Galway, both companies being long-time supporters of motorsport in Galway.

The Clerk of the Course is Mark Parsons, an experienced organiser and rally competitor. The rally headquarters will be the Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort from where competitors will cover a loop of three stages three times, providing 120 kilometres of classic Galway stages never run in this format before. The 2017 event will run to a full weekend format with Scrutiny, Ceremonial Start and entertainment on Saturday 26th August. Sundays compact route will have a leisurely 10.00am start, and the rally will finish at 5.00pm.

The rally format will bring a welcome boost to visitor numbers to Galway County as the event generates a requirement for up to 1000 bed nights in the area over the rally weekend.

The 2016 Lady Gregory Hotel Galway Summer Rally had a grandstand finish, with Monaghan’s Niall Maquire / James O Reilly in the Subaru WRC just pipping Gary Kiernan / Ryan Moore in their Escort Mk2 by 5 seconds at the finish. The coveted Conroy Cup, for the best Galway Motor Club crew was won by Paul Curley / Jason Ollernshaw on that occasion. With the 2017 event counting for 3 major championships, competition will be intense in all classes.

Regulations and Entry Forms for the 2017 rally will be available from the Galway Motor Club website when finalised and prospective competitors are advised to get entries in early to guarantee a start.

Club Website

Posted: May 30, 2017 5:57 AM

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