Killarney Historic Stages Rally - (Sat) 2 Dec 17

Posted: January 10, 2018 7:02 AM - 26234 Hits

Round 1 - 2018 Tarmac Championship (Historics)
Counting Round - 2017 Southern 4 Rally Championship (Historics)

Murphy leads Historic Championship after Killarney

Posted: January 10, 2018 7:02 AM

Fourth place overall in the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Stages Rally was enough to give Owen Murphy & Anthony Nestor the early lead in the Dance to Tipperary Irish Tarmac Historic Championship. At the end of the classic eight stage event which was once again the championship opener for the Historic series, they had over a minute to spare from Denis Cronin & Helen O’Sullivan in an Escort. With the non-registered Denis Moynihan and Mark Falvey streaking off into the distance from the start to complete a Cork 1-2, Murphy held third for a time until he was overhauled by Ryan Barrett. Duncan Williams, Alan Watkins and John Coyne, all championship regulars are the provisional top five overall after the first round.
Among those who retired were Tomas Davies, Ernie Graham (both BMW M3) and Ross Forde (Escort).


Posted: January 10, 2018 6:58 AM

1 Denis Moynihan/Ger Conway (Ford Escort MkI) 65m 09s,
2 Mark Falvey/Diarmuid Lynch (Ford Escort MkI) 65m 20s,
3 Dave Pritchard/Emyr Hall (Ford Escort MkII) 72m 16s,
4 John Coyne/Stephen Joyce (Sunbeam Lotus) 73m 25s,
5 Colin McDowell/Michael Spence (Mini Cooper S) 73m 59s,
6 Brendan McAree/Niall Kelly (Porsche 911) 77m 36s.

1 Denis Moynihan/Ger Conway,
2 Mark Falvey/Diarmuid Lynch,
3 Dave Pritchard/Emyr Hall.

1 Colin McDowell/Michael Spence,
2 David Dee/Rita Dee (Mini Cooper S) 87m 26s,
3 Iarla Carty/Stephen Reynolds (Mini Cooper S) 102m 46s.

1 Pat Looney/Tom Kelleher (Ford Escort MkII) 73m 05s,
2 Jimmy McRae/Pauline Gullick (Vauxhall Magnum) 74m 40s,
3 Maurice Meskell/Stephen Meskell (Ford Escort MkII) 76m 06s.

1 Ryan Barrett/Paul McCann (Ford Escort MkII) 66m 50s,
2 Owen Murphy/Anthony Nestor (Sunbeam Lotus) 67m 08s,
3 Melvyn Evans/Sean Hayde (Ford Escort MkII) 68m 04s.

1 Rob Duggan/Tara Duggan (Ford Escort MkII) 61m 47s,
2 Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore (Ford Escort MkII) 62m 12s,
3 Enda O'Brien/John Butler (Ford Escort MkII) 63m 52s,
4 Tommy Doyle/Liam Moynihan (Ford Escort MkII) 64m 31s,
5 Damian Toner/Marty Toner (Ford Escort MkII) 64m 59s,
6 Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird (Ford Escort MkII) 65m 56s.

Rally Programmes

Posted: November 29, 2017 10:02 AM


    Dalys Supervalu, Park Road Killarney
    Gleneagle Hotel, Muckross rd (Rally HQ)
    Amber, Muckross Rd
    Sheehans Centra, Muckross rd
    Hegartys Filling Station, Muckross Rd
    Centra the Rock, Tralee Rd, Killarney
    Centra the Reeks Tralee Rd, Killarney
    Eagers High St Killarney
    McCarthys Filling Station (Near Liebherr (Service))
    Moriartys Centra, Farranfore
    Topaz Tralee Rd Castleisland
    O'Sullivans, Beaufort Bridge
    Donagh Hickeys Rathmore
    Tadgh O'Donoghue Barraduff
    Peter Keanes Supervalu Killorglin
    O'Keeffes Esso Rathmore
    Cronins Topaz Castlemaine
    Top F/S Killorglin
    Jacko Foleys Killorglin
    Donie Mac's Kenmare
    Robert White Kenmare
    Garveys Castleisland
    Healy Rae's Killgarven
    Moloneys Esso F/S Abbeyfeale
    Dees Topaz Newcastlewest
    Garveys Newcastlewest
    Glenview Motors Macroom
    Luceys F/S Ballyvourney
    Londis Shop Ballyvourney
    Cronins Centra Ballylickey

Seeded Entry List

Posted: November 22, 2017 2:39 AM

No Driver/Navigator (Car) [Class]

1 Ryan Barrett/Paul McCann (Ford Escort Mk2) [D5]
2 Melvyn Evans/Sean Hayde (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [D5]
3 Denis Moynihan/Gerard Conway (Ford Escort Mk1) [K]
4 Mark Falvey/Diarmuid Lynch (Ford Escort Mk1) [K]
5 Owen Murphy/Anthony Nestor (Talbot Sunbeam Lotus) [D5]
6 Tomas Davies/Eurig Davies (BMW M3) [K]
7 Gareth Lloyd/David Byrne (Ford Escort RS1800) [D5]
8 Shawn Rayner/Declan Casey (Ford Escort RS1800) [D5]
9 Andy Johnson/ TBA (Vauxhall Chevette HSR) [K]
10 Ross Forde/Jonathan McGrath (Ford Escort RS1800) [K]
11 Tim Pearcey/Neil Shanks (Ford Escort RS) [D5]
12 Denis Cronin/Helen O'Sullivan (Ford Escort) [D5]
14 Ernie Graham/Will Graham (BMW M3) [K]
15 Joe Connolly/Richard Connolly (Ford Escort RS1600) [K]
16 Jimmy McRae/Pauline Gullick (Vauxhall Firenza Can-Am) [C5]
17 Pat Looney/Tom Kelleher (Ford Escort) [C5]
18 Duncan Williams/Guy Weaver (Ford Escort) [D3]
19 Todd Falvey/Simon Duggan (Porsche 911) [C4]
20 Alan Watkins/Llion Tractor Williams (Ford Escort RS2000) [D3]
21 Noel Hurley/Johnny O'Shea (Saab 99 EMS) [C3]
22 Philip McKibbin/Lynn McKibbin (Ford Escort Mk1) [C3]
23 John Reid/Enda Shiels (Ford Escort Mk2) [D5]
24 David Goose/Nenah Goose (Ford RS 1800) [D5]
25 Brendan McAree/Niall Kelly (Porsche 911 RS) [K]
26 George Cullen/Tommy Hayes (Ford Escort Mk2) [D5]
27 Frank Barrett/ TBA (Ford Escort RS1800) [K]
28 Dave Pritchard/Emyr Hall (Ford Escort) [K]
29 John McCullough/John Devlin (Ford Escort) [K]
30 Niall Keane/Michael Garahy (Talbot Sunbeam) [D3]
31 John Coyne/Stephen Joyce (Talbot Sunbeam Lotus) [K]
32 Seamus Burke/Martin Brady (BMW M3) [K]
33 Colin McDowell/Michael Spence (Morris Mini) [B2]
34 Iarla Carty/Stephen Reynolds (Morris Cooper S) [B2]
35 George Swanton/Labhaoise Hyland (Ford Escort Mk1) [C2]
36 Declan Jackson/J Barry McCarney (Ford Escort Mk2) [D3]
37 Maurice Meskell/Stephen Meskell (Ford Escort) [C3]
38 Donal O'Connor/Pat Cashman (Ford Escort Mk1) [C3]
39 Ken Graham/Rory McCann (Hillman Avenger) [C2]
40 Gerard Hodgins/Aidan Kelly (Ford Cortina Lotus MK) [C2]
41 Jeff Robinson/Laura Mulrooney (Austin Mini Clubman) [C1]
42 David Dee/Rita Dee (Austin Mini Cooper S) [B2]
43 Wyn Huges/Anthony O'Sullivan (Ford Escort Mk2) [B1]
44 Harry Brown/Martin McGrath (Hillman Avenger) [C2]
45 James Hall/Tony McCarthy (Audi Coupe Quattro) [K]

50 Robert Duggan/Tara Duggan (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
51 Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore (Ford Escort) [7]
52 Damian Toner/Marty Toner (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
53 Jonathan Pringle/Paul Sheridan (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
54 Barry Meade/Eamonn Hayes (Ford Escort) [7]
56 Enda O'Brien/John Butler (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [7]
57 Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [7]
58 Ed Murphy/John McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
59 Tommy Doyle/Liam Moynihan (Ford Escort) [7]
60 Damien Tourish/Domhnall McAlaney (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
61 Vincent O'Shea/Sean Brunton (Ford Escort) [7]
62 Raymond Conlon/James O'Reilly (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [6]
63 Kevin Eves/James Fulton (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [5]
64 Charlie Hickey/John McCarthy (Ford Escort RS) [7]
65 Kevin O'Donoghue/Aoife O'Donoghue (BMW M3) [7]
66 John O'Donnell/Aidan Friel (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
67 Leonard Downey/Mark Murphy (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
68 Tadhg O'Sullivan/Eoin O'Leary (Ford Escort) [6]
69 Colin Moynihan/Sean Collins (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
70 Daragh O'Riordan/Darren O'Shea (Ford Escort) [6]
71 John Hickey/Eamon Creedon (Ford Escort) [6]
72 Shane Cullen/Denis Greaney (Ford Escort) [6]
73 Sean Moran/Jonathan Keane (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
74 Fintan McGrady/Cormac McGrady (Ford Escort) [7]
75 Ken Lyons/Paddy McDonnell (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
76 Jason Roche/Noel Coogan (Ford Escort) [6]
77 James Cassidy/Jane Collins (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
78 Tommy McDonagh/Paul Hickey (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
79 Seamus Connolly/Gary McCrudden (Toyota Corolla) [5]
80 Richard Harney/Brian Harney (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
81 Paul Fitzgerald/Pierce Jnr. Doheny (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
82 James McCarville/ Paddy McCrudden (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
83 Allen Treacy/Eoin Treacy (Toyota Corolla GT) [5]
84 Kevin O'Sullivan/Martin O'Riordan (Ford Escort) [5]
85 JR McDaid/Keith Curley (Ford Escort RS) [6]
86 Stephen Bawn/Chris O'Donnell (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
87 Cyril Wharton/Helen Duggan (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [3]
88 Vincent Collins/Patrick Brides (Ford Escort) [3]
89 Seanie Hickey/Keith McCarthy (Toyota Starlet) [3]
90 Kevin Cole/Kaine Treanor (Ford Escort) [3]
91 Paudie O'Callaghan/Danny Murphy (Toyota Starlet) [4]
92 Noel O'Sullivan/Nicholas Burke (Ford Escort Mk2) [4]
93 Neil Phelan/Joe Hearns (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
94 Jason Costello/Jonathan Keane (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
95 Kevin Flanagan/Vanessa Hamilton (Austin Mini Cooper S) [1]
96 David Fleming/Daniel Harrington (Austin Mini) [1]
97 Emmet Cronin/Seamus McTigue (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
98 Park Quentin/Geoege Tinsley (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
99 Sean Enright/ TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
100 Michael O'Sullivan/Mairead Duane (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
101 Colin O'Donoghue/Kieran O'Donoghue (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
102 Kenneth Ryan/Jack Dalton (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
103 Mike Neligan/John Hurley (Toyota Corolla RWD) [5]
104 Mike Costello/Paddy Costello (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
105 Donal McGrath/Finbarr Fogarty (Toyota Twincam) [3]
106 Mikey Walsh/Michael Lonergan (Ford Escort G3) [3]
107 Michael McDaid/Jordan Murphy (Ford Escort) [3]
108 Liam Higgins/ TBA (BMW E30) [5]
109 David Murphy/John Doody (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [5]
110 Damian O'Reilly/Martin Byrne (Ford Escort Mk2) [4]
111 Michael P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [2]
112 Victor Beamish/Susan Beamish (Vauxhall Nova) [2]
113 Mark Hayden/Peter Ryan (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
114 Denis Dineen/Donal Dineen (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
115 Stevie Coffey/Patrick O'Sullivan (Ford Escort Mk2) [4]
116 Dermot Harrington/ TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [4]
117 John Boland/Gavin Downey (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
118 John McDonald/James McDonald (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
119 David Smyth/Tuite Carmel (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [5]
120 Martin O'Brien/Mossy Griffin (Ford Escort) [5]
121 Finbarr Murphy/ TBA (Ford Escort G3) [5]
122 Tadhg Dineen/Denis Buckley (Ford Escort) [3]
123 Chris Manning/Tim Sayer (Ford Escort) [3]
124 Colin Fitzgerald/Ian McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [2]
125 Francis Kelly/Charlotte Egan (Vauxhall Nova) [2]
126 Shane Dineen/Ciara Dineen (Talbot Sunbeam) [2]
127 Gerry Kelly/Karen Kelly (Ford Escort) [6]
128 Raymond Spence/Harold Robert (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [6]
129 Alan Moroney/Gavin O'Grady (Ford Escort Mk1) [2]
130 Christopher McLaughlin/Loretta Kelly (Toyota Starlet RWD) [2]
131 Niall Connell/Shane Griffin (Morris Mini Cooper S) [2]
132 Paul Mitchell/Kieran Doherty (Morris Mini) [1]
133 Nigel Molloy/Paul O'Leary (Ford Escort Mk2) [2]
134 Donal Flynn/Naill Myers (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [5]
135 Mike Dineen/Darren Cremin (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [5]
136 Gerard Dineen/Michael Breen (Toyota Starlet RWD) [3]
137 Philip Hamilton/Joe Comerford (Talbot Sunbeam) [3]
138 Paul Quinlan/Andrew Purser (Ford Fiesta) [3]
139 Colin O'Rourke/Shane Gilhooly (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
140 Declan Gannon/Cathal Gannon (BMW M3) [7]
141 Keith Naughton/Brendan Behan (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [6]
142 Anthony Masterson/Tommy Clinton (Ford Escort) [7]
143 Anthony Madigan/Tim Gleeson (Ford Escort) [2]
144 Declan Forde/Chris King (Ford Escort Mk2) [2]
145 Eoin Kenny/Mark Ashton (Austin Mini) [1]
146 Florian Niedermueller/Liam Walsh (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [5]
147 Damian O'Sullivan/Eoghan McCarthy (Toyota Starlet RWD) [5]
148 John O'Donovan/Katie O'Donovan (Austin Mini) [1]

Start studded entry for Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally

Posted: November 20, 2017 3:27 AM

With just over ten days to go to Ireland’s only dedicated historic and modified rally, organiser Killarney and District Motor Club has attracted a stellar entry.

The entry list for the 2017 Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic rally looks certain to top the 130 mark defying almost any other event in the country this year, with the possible exception of the Donegal International Rally in June.

Big names like motorsport royalty Jim McRae and former British Junior Rally champion Rob Duggan are already confirmed for the December 2 event.

The rally has also attracted some names not usually associated with historic rallying. Multiple International Rally of the Lakes winner Darragh O’Riordan will contest the event in a Ford Escort Mk2 while former Irish national championship frontrunner and winner of the 1994 Kerry Winter Rally returns to the sport after a very long lay off.

Welsh visitor Tomas Davies, usually seen this side of the Irish Sea in a modern Ford Fiesta R5 is entered in a BMW M3 while his country man Gareth Lloyd, so often a front runner in Killarney is in another Escort.

Local front runners in the pure historic element of the rally include Mark Falvey and Diarmuid Lynch in an Escort Mk1.

Unusual cars include the Saab 99 EMS in the hands of West Cork man Noel Hurley. Local rally fans will remember the famous Russian brothers, the Bolshikhs who stunned on their Rally of the Lakes appearances in the early 1990s and London-based Irish man Ernie Graham has entered a replica of their BMW M3.

Local crew Noel O'Sullivan and Nicholas Burke have tackled almost every historic rally since the inception of the event in 1996 and are out again in their venerable Ford Escort.

Gary Kiernan won the recent Kerry Winter Rally and will be hoping for back-to-back successes in the Kingdom as he contests the modified section in another Escort.

Former Irish Tarmac Rally Champion John Coyne, seen more recently in a modern Porsche GT, returns to Killarney in a Talbot Sunbeam while Dessie Nutt Geraldine McBride are another crew who cannot be discounted for an overall victory in their Porsche 911.

Kevin Eves, the current Irish Tarmac modified champion and a Billy Coleman award nominee is also on the entry list in his Toyota Corolla.

The rally gets underway with a traditional run over Moll’s Gap on Saturday, followed by a rolling loop of stages at Bealaghbeama, Carragh Lake and Rockfield.

Entries remain open.

Promo Video

Posted: November 16, 2017 9:09 AM

Video from Launch Night

Posted: November 4, 2017 5:52 AM

Rally Launch - (Fri) 3 Nov 17

Posted: October 31, 2017 12:13 PM

Killarney Historic Stages Rally Launch Night
Friday 3rd November 2017
Scott's Hotel, Killarney

Rentokil-Initial Killarney Historic Rally – Press Release 1

Posted: October 31, 2017 12:07 PM

Killarney and District Motor Club has released details of its December 2nd Rentokil-Initial Historic Rally.

The club has announced details of the 2017 route and Ireland’s only event catering for rally machines of yesteryear will feature some of the most challenging rally roads in the country.

Competitors and fans can look forward to run over classic roads like Moll’s Gap, Ballaghbeama and Caragh Lake.
As usual, the rally will feature a sting in the tail, two runs over the popular Rockfield test will run back on Saturday evening with the second run tasking place under the cover of darkness.

Speaking at the Killarney and District Motor Club’s meeting on Friday night last, at the event headquarters, clerk of the course Kevin Flannery said:
“With over 110km of competitive action it over classic Killarney road, this event will test driver and machine. We are using a version of Rockfield that has not been used on either the Rally of the Lakes or the Historic rally for over ten years meaning we can offer something new alongside the traditional Killarney classics.”

Regulations are currently with Motorsport Ireland and awaiting approval, once the necessary permits have been granted entries for this popular end of season event will open.

Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Stages Rally

Posted: September 11, 2017 11:08 AM

Rentokil Initial are back on board and putting their shoulder to the wheel once again to help make The Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally bigger and better.

Plans are at an advanced stage for this years Rally. Killarney and district motorclub are blessed with the amount of classic stages we have to pick from and this year we have 115 km of classics planned.
8 stages with a 3 x 2 plus 2 back to back and centralized service area in close proximity to Killarney town.

The HQ for this years rally will once again be The Gleneagle Hotel. Work is progressing on this years rally we really do hope to see you all back in Killarney for the showdown of the year and Rallying in Ireland's Christmas party. Roll on December , pack a bag and bring a friend.

Club Website

Posted: September 11, 2017 11:07 AM

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