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Carlow Mini Stages Rally - DATE CHANGE 20 May 18

Posted: October 23, 2018 7:46 AM - 17884 Hits

Round 2 - 2018 Midlands East Rally Championship
Counting Round - 2018 Clubman Stages Draw
(Not a Counting Round - 2018 National Rally Championship)
(Not a Counting Round - 2018 South East Stages Rally Championship)

Photo: Dave Hughes

Video Clips

Posted: October 23, 2018 7:46 AM

In Car

Posted: October 23, 2018 7:39 AM

Frank Kelly & Lauren Kelly (Ford Escort MkII) SS4

Jason Tuthill & Ben Teggart (Ford Escort MkI) SS3

Ed O'Callaghan & Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort MkII) SS6

Mick Lonergan & Mikey Walsh (Honda Civic) SS4

Lloyd Hutchinson & Willie Fitzpatrick (Mini) SS3


Posted: October 23, 2018 7:06 AM

1 Barry Meade/Colin Fitzgerald (Ford Escort MkII) 46m 40s
2 Frank Kelly/Lorna Kelly (Ford Escort MkII) 46m 51s
3 Enda O’Brien/John Butler (Ford Escort MkII) 47m 02s
4 Ed O’Callaghan/Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort MkII) 47m 03s
5 Kevin Gallagher/Noel O’Sullivan (Darrian T90 GTR) 47m 07s
6 Ian Barrett/Eoin O’Flaherty (Darrian T90 GTR) 47m 10s
7 Adrian Hetherington/Ronan O’Neill (Ford Escort MkII) 47m 34s
8 Damian Toner/Paddy McCague (Ford Escort MkII) 47m 35s
9 Tommy Doyle/Jeff Case (Ford Escort MkII) 48m 04s
10 Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird (Ford Escort MkII) 49m 05s

Group N award: Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) 49m 51s

Historics: Ian Davies/Ryland James (BMW M3) 55m 56s

1 Jordan Hone/Paul Hone (Opel Adam R2) 51m 39s
2 Mick Lonergan/Mikey Walsh (Honda Civic) 53m 04s
3 Michael O’Mara/Denise Rowan (Honda Civic) 55m 32s

Leaders After:
SS1 Vivian Hamill/Andrew Grennan (Ford Escort Mk2)
SS2-6 Barry Meade/Colin Fitzgerald (Ford Escort Mk2)

Stage Winners
SS1 Vivian Hamill/Andrew Grennan (Ford Escort MkII)
SS2 Barry Meade/Colin Fitzgerald (Ford Escort MkII)
SS3 Ian Barrett/Eoin O’Flaherty (Darrian T90 GTR)
SS4 Barry Meade/Colin Fitzgerald (Ford Escort MkII)
SS5 Barry Meade/Colin Fitzgerald (Ford Escort MkII)
SS6 Frank Kelly/Lorna Kelly (Ford Escort MkII)

Rally Programmes

Posted: May 17, 2018 4:19 PM

Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow
Maxol O’Brien Rd. Carlow
Royal Oak Bagnalstown
Nolan’s Texaco Ballon
Zerafas’s Centra Ballon
O’Tooles Topaz Tullow
Nolan’s Texaco Bunclody

Seeded Entry List

Posted: May 14, 2018 6:33 AM

1 David Condell/Michael Coady (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
2 Adrian Hetherington/Ronan O'Neill (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
3 Frank Kelly/Liam Brennen (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
4 Barry Meade /Colin Fitzgerld (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
5 Enda O'Brien/John Butler (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
6 Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
7 Kevin Gallagher/Noel O'Sullivan (Darrian T90 GTR) [14]
8 ED O'Callaghan/Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
9 Damian Toner/Paddy McCague (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
10 Vivian Hamill/ TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
11 Wayne Evans/John Smithwick (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
12 Tim Enright/Stephen Buckley (Ford Escort) [26]
14 Ian Barrett/Owen O'Flaherty (Darrian T90 GTR) [14]
15 Adrian Evans/Martin Henry (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
16 Tomas Davies/Eurig Davies (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
17 Patrick McHugh/Raymond Scott (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
18 Neil Williams/Anthony Osullivan (Ford Escort Mk2) [25]
19 Sam Smyth/Martin Byrne (Ford Escort Mk2) [25]
20 Damien Whoriskey/Connolly McNutly (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
21 Robert Jones/Gary Kinghorn (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
22 Eamon Daly/Brian Doherty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
23 Ian Hucklebridge/Steve McNulty (Ford Escort) [26]
24 Gareth James/Steffan Evans (Ford Escort Mk2) [25]
25 Gareth Lloyd/David Byrne (Ford Escort) [25]
26 James Cassidy/Jane Collins (Ford Escort Mk2) [24]
27 Eamonn McGuigan/Michael Moran (Ford Escort) [12]
28 Tommy O'Connell/Emmet Sherry (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
29 Liam Doherty/Dermot McGettigan (Ford Escort Mk2) [24]
30 Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [4]
31 Michael Brazil/Ray Fitzpatrick (Peugeot 205 RWD) [13]
32 Tomas O'Rourke/John McGrath (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
33 Brian O'Keeffe/Sean Hayde (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
34 Terence O'Shaughnessy/Eugene McGrath (Toyota Twin Cam RWD) [11R]
35 Dermot Cannon/Barry Trimble (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
36 Philip McDonald/Shane Corcoran (Honda Civic) [11F]
37 Jason O'Brien/David O'Brien (Honda Civic) [11F]
38 James Bradley/Maria Kehoe (Honda Civic) [11F]
39 Andrew Fanning/Derek Gibbs (Proton S2000) [20]
40 Stephen Cullen/Seamus O'Grady (Toyota Corolla) [20]
41 Llyr Jones/Sion Jones (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [25]
42 Nathen Jones/Timmy Murphy (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
43 Andrew James/Sophie King (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
44 Jason Tuthill/Ben Teggart (Ford Escort) [13]
45 Richie Dalton/Majella Wickham (Subaru Impreza N11) [4]
46 Paul Manton/Adam Coffey (Citroen DS3 R3) [3]
47 Lloyd Hutchinson/Willie Fitzpatrick (Austin Mini Cooper S) [9]
48 Eoin Neville/Tommy Hayes (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
49 Ian Davies/Ryland James (BMW M3) [19]
50 Leo Doyle/Gordon Manley (Ford Escort Mk1) [13]
51 Larry Brady/Anne Brady (Honda Civic) [3]
52 Mains William/Gwynfor Jones (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
53 Francis Kelly/Charlotte Egan (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
54 Mick Lonergan/Mikey Walsh (Honda Civic) [16]
55 Colin O'Toole/Tommy Cuddihy (Proton Satria) [2]
56 Philip Hamilton /Joe Comersord (Ford Escort Mk2 ) [12]
57 Neil Phelan /Benny Dowling (Ford Escort Mk2 ) [14]
58 Tommy Foley/Aarron Watters (Honda Civic EK4) [11F]
59 Jordan Hone/Paul Hone (Opel Adam R2) [2]
60 Kevin Horgan/TBA (Skoda Fabia R2) [2]
61 Ian Kenvin/Phil Williams (Ford Escort Mk2) [26]
62 Gary Hade/Luke Hade (Peugeot 206 Cup Car) [11F]
63 Aled Davies/Jason Davies (Ford Escort) [13]
64 Niall Fitzpatrick/Gary Fitzpatrick (Ford Escort Mk1) [12]
65 Emmet Lyons/JP Ruth (Honda Integra) [3]
66 Michael O'Mara/Denise Rowan (Honda Civic) [16]
67 Michael Cahill/Keith Lipscombe (Honda Civic) [11F]
68 Conor Sherry/Ger Leech (Peugeot 205 RWD) [13]
69 John Bagge/Ron Mackey (Peugeot 306) [3]
70 Andrew Leacy/Megan Leacy Murphy (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
71 William Nolan/TBA (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
72 Brian Cooney/Michael Whelan (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
73 William Smyth/Darryl Smyth (Toyota Starlet) [13]
74 Darren Barrett/Simon Quinn (Honda Civic) [16]
75 Aaron Martley/TBA (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [11R]
76 Raymond Spence/Robert Herald (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
77 David Fitzsimons/Leonard Tuite (Ford Escort Mk2) [25]
78 Andrew Purser/Sean Ward (Peugeot 205) [10]
79 Mark Hayden/TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [23]
80 Barry Henessey/Steven Scallan (Honda Civic) [1]
81 Donagh Crowley/Denis Nagle (Toyota Starlet) [16]
82 Denis Maher/Christian Darmody (Honda Civic 1.6VTI) [2]
83 Ger O'Brien/Louise O'Brien (Renault Clio) [16]
84 Michael Cunniffe/Barry Talt (Peugeot 106 GTi) [16]
85 John Hayes/Andy Hayes (Honda Civic R3) [3]
86 Tony Canny/Joe O'Brien (Ford Escort Mk2) [25]
87 Steven Brennan/John Rooney (Honda Civic) [2]
88 James Buckley/Paddy Abbey (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [20]
89 Brian Walker/Paul Walker (Ford Puma) [11F]
90 Pierce Snr Doheny/Eilish Dunne (Opel Corsa) [10]
91 Joe Moffitt/Eddie Moffitt (Honda Civic) [1]
92 Fergal Kelly/Tim Maher (Ford Escort G4) [13]
93 Ciaran Forrestal/TBA (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
94 Hazel O'Callaghan/TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [25]
95 Kelvin Lyons/Paul O'Leary (Honda EP3) [2]
96 PJ Doyle/Peter Ryan (Peugeot 205) [9]
97 William Cecil/Ian Lawlor (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
98 Thomas O'Rafferty/Barry Hobbs (Vauxhall Nova) [11F]
99 Padraig Gorman/Shane Gorman (Toyota Starlet RWD) [10]
100 Brendan Behan/TBA (Honda Civic) [11F]
101 Richard Coleman/Darren Coleman (Peugeot 106) [10]
102 Darragh Kelly/Eamonn Doherty (Ford Escort) [23]
103 Shane Curry/Noel Coogan (Citroen C2 R2) [2]
104 Ned Kelly/Marie Coady (Peugeot 106) [1]
105 John Boland/William Treacy (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
106 Thomas Abbey/Lee Kavanagh (Peugeot 106 GTi) [2]
107 Mark O'Connor/Dean Kelly (Ford Escort Mk2) [23]
108 Des Forrestal/David Creane (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
109 Michael Tumulty/Jay Walker (Peugeot 106 Cup Car) [1]
110 John Barry/Liam Fitzgerald (Austin Mini Cooper) [9]
111 Brian Nugent/Pat Knox (Subaru Impreza) [15]
112 Kieran Hayes/Derek Flynn (Peugeot 205 GTi) [12]
113 Wayne Keogh/TBA (Skoda Fabia VRS TDI) [3]
114 Adam Darcey/Noel Byrne (Honda Civic) [1]
115 Boland Mick/David Doyle (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
116 Tony Lynch/Simon Hunter (Peugeot 106) [11F]
117 Greg Tennyson/Susan Kinsella (Honda Civic) [1]
118 Padraig Deasy/Edel McCarthy (Honda Civic EK4) [1]
119 Ashling Power/John Breen (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
120 Alan Lane/Ger Clancy (Honda Civic) [11F]
121 Kyle Foley/TBA (Suzuki Swift GTI) [16]
122 Mark Martley /TBA (TBA) [1]

Event will not be a Counting Round of the South East Stage Championship

Posted: May 7, 2018 3:32 PM

Bulletin Number 1 - 2018 South East Stages Rally Championship

Dear competitor,

The committee of the Suirway Group South East Stages Rally Championship are disappointed to inform all competitors that the 2018 Carlow Car Club’s tarmac rally on the 20th of May 2018 will not be eligible for inclusion in this year’s Suirway Group South East Stages Rally Championship.

Carlow Car Club agreed to a late date change for their event to facilitate the running of the Irish Motorsport Support Fund/Mondello 50 fundraiser and in doing so decided to downgrade their event to a mini stages event. Unfortunately, this format does not facilitate all groups in the South East Stages Rally Championship and after consultation with Carlow Car Club it was mutually agreed that we could not have the event as a counting round of the 2018 Championship.

We wish Carlow Car Club a successful event this year and look forward to having them back on board for 2019.

The Championship this year will now be a 6 round championship with a competitor’s best 5 rounds to count.

The two competitors who have won a free entry to the Carlow Rally will have it transferred to the next counting round being the Ravens Rock Rally on the 24th of June 2018.

Karen O’Dowd
Championship Registrar
Suirway Group South East Stages Rally Championship

Rally Launch - (Sat) 14 Apr 18

Posted: April 10, 2018 2:20 PM

Part-payment Offer

Posted: March 22, 2018 2:25 PM

Event Poster

Posted: January 31, 2018 2:50 AM

Press Release 1

Posted: January 29, 2018 8:58 AM

Carlow Car club is pleased to announce the 2018 Sheehy Motor Group Carlow Stages Rally also incorporating the famous O’ Brien Cement MKII challenge considered by Irish and international crews alike as the most competitive and sought-after trophy for any MkII men

This year’s event comes with a few changes mainly the date which due to a unforeseen change to the yearly motorsport Ireland calendar the rally will now run on the 20th of May one week later than normal because of this and being so close to the next national championship round it is not possible to take part in this championship therefore the Sheehy Motor Group Carlow Stages Rally will be running a Mini Stages format this year and will again be back in the Seven Oaks Hotel for the headquarters which is centrally located in Carlow town .

This year’s event will run a 2 by 3 format which totals approx 90km of very technical stages that will test car and driver alike and will be easily recced in a few short hours due to the close nature of the loop of stages , On Saturday scrutiny will take place in Sheehy Motor Volkswagen green lane Carlow Clerk of the Course Brendan Harpur and his team have been working hard on preparations for this year’s event and would like to welcome the Sheehy Motor Group on board as a rally sponsor and O’Brien Cement back as the title sponsor of the MkII Challenge which is one of the most sought after trophies in Irish rallying , It is great to see sponsors like these show their continued support to Irish motorsport as we are only too aware that events could not be run without Continued Support , The event has attracted crews from all over Ireland and overseas to battle it out for the MKII trophies which as per previous years also carries a free entry for the winner .
Previous winners include Daniel McKenna, Wesley Patterson, Frank Kelly and last year’s winner local man David Condell to name but a few ,The rally also plays host to round 3 of the Suirway South East Stages Championship being the first tarmac event of the championship and also for the first time hosting round 2 of the Midlands East rally championship .

The Sheehy Motor Group Carlow Stages Launch will be held on Saturday the 14th of April in the Seven Oaks Hotel in Carlow. On the night there will be special guest speakers, rally cars on display, finger food and there will also be a raffle for a free entry to this year’s event along with other prizes also.

This year’s event will be incorporating a part payment option for details on this please feel free to contact our event secretary on 086-8403017 / +353 86-8403017 between the hours of 19.00 & 21.00. Up to date info on this year’s event can be found on CarlowCarClub.ie or the Carlow Car Club facebook page regs will be available shortly on these and also evo on line entry.

We hope to see you all in Carlow on the 20th of May for what’s gearing up to be a great rally Also if you’re looking at doing a few events this year keep your eyes peeled for some very exciting news that will change the way you go rallying with a great prize on offer that will change your rallying for 2019 in a massive way more news soon

Brendan Harpur
Clerk of the Course
Sheehy Motor Group Carlow Stages Rally 2018

Club Website

Posted: January 29, 2018 8:57 AM

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