Clare Stages Rally - 16 Sep 18

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Round 6 - 2018 National Rally Championship
Round 6 - 2018 West Coast Rally Championship

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Time and Distance

Posted: September 11, 2018 3:03 PM

Rally Programmes

Posted: September 11, 2018 2:48 PM


    Hotel Woodstock reception
    5 star catering unit in service
    Hogan’s Inver Filling station Lahinch Road Ennis
    Donnellan’s Texaco Lahinch Road Ennis
    O’Sullivan &Hansbury motors Kilrush Road Ennis
    Lynch’s Centra Gort Road Ennis
    Maxol Service station Kildysert cross Ennis
    Clarke’s Supermarket Crusheen
    Western Garages filling station (VW) Quin Road Ennis
    Hogan Motors Renault Gort Road Ennis
    Top Part Ennis
    Ennis Motor Factors

... AND THEN THERE WERE TWO - Preview courtesy of Triton Showers - Proud sponsors of the Irish National Rally Championship.

Posted: September 11, 2018 4:47 AM

Sunday’s Charlie McEnery Motor Services Clare Rally, the penultimate round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship will have a major bearing on the destiny of the Vard Memorial Trophy. The season long battle between former double champion Donegal’s Declan Boyle and Monaghan’s Josh Moffett, both in Ford Fiesta WRC’s, has ratcheted up another notch with the former having the advantage. In an exciting round five in Sligo, both led at various stages only to crash out and leave Yeats county without gaining any additional Triton points.
Their demise promoted Donegal’s Joe McGonigle into the lead of the series, a consistent run all season long has given him a haul of 79 points. However, he has chosen not to compete in Clare leaving it another Boyle and Moffett showdown. Whatever happens in Clare, the title will go to next month’s final round, the Donegal Harvest Rally in Ballybofey.

Meanwhile, Cork driver Daniel Cronin (Ford Fiesta R5), who won last year’s Clare Rally, is the top seed. The Ballylickey ace, younger brother of the four times British Rally Champion Keith, contested the recent Tipperary Stonethrowers Rally, the fourth round of the Triton series and on what was his first appearance in an R5 car in this year’s Triton series, he finished sixth overall - behind five World Rally Cars.

For Boyle, seeded at number two, concentration will be key. To win the Triton series he needs to garner a total of 25 points from the two remaining events. The maximum score Josh Moffett can reach is 101 points - in mathematical terms, a fifth and a sixth place championship finish will suffice for Boyle, who is aiming to emulate Niall Maguire, the only driver to have won the national title on three occasions.
Having won the Valvoline Irish Forest Championship on the same weekend as his Sligo outing, Moffett is still in the hunt to win all three major championships in the one season – a feat achieved last year by his brother Sam, the winner of the last Triton round in Sligo.

Former champion Roy White (Fiesta WRC) returns after missing the Sligo Rally, he is eager to complete the series with some strong results. Cork’s Daragh O’Riordan (Ford Fiesta WRC) – fifth in Tipperary will endeavour to be much closer to the Triton regulars in Clare where Monaghan’s Niall Maguire (Subaru WRC) is another returnee to the series. The top ten also includes series title sponsor Kevin Barrett (Subaru WRC), Louth’s Brendan Cumiskey (Skoda Fabia R5), Clare’s Padraig Egan, who has yet to decide what car he will drive and Donegal’s Stuart Darcy (Darrian T90 GTR).

For championship sponsor Kevin Barrett it will be a unique occasion, as the event features no fewer than four of the Barrett families. Kevin’s son Paul is of course a Triton regular in his Vado liveried Mitsubishi EvoX and is seeded at No. 20. Kevin’s brother Francis has acquired the Subaru WRC car that Donegal’s Manus Kelly drove to a third successive Donegal International win and he will occupy the No. 35 berth in Clare. Meanwhile, Francis’ son Ian is a late entry in his Darrian T90.

The race for success in the award is also reaching an important juncture with Donegal’s Stuart Darcy (Darrian) now just five points ahead of Cavan’s Chris Armstrong (Ford Escort), who garnered fourteen points from Sligo where Darcy failed to finish. Both can count their scores from the last two rounds so, that too, looks like it will be a title decider in Donegal. Another Donegal driver Johnny Jordan (Toyota Starlet) third overall in Sligo is third in the category. Jordan will be followed off the Clare start line by Carlow’s David Condell (Ford Escort) and Cork’s David Guest (Skoda Fabia S2000).

Former Irish Tarmac Rally champion, Dubliner Gareth MacHale returns to rallying after an absence of six and a half years. His last outing was on the 2012 Galway International Rally. He will drive a Dom Buckley prepared right hand drive Ford Fiesta R5 and has intimated that he is also likely to compete in the Donegal Harvest Rally. “I’m just dipping my toes in the water so to speak, I just want to find out what the R5 car is like to drive and then we will see what happens.” Gareth, who will be co-driven by Brian Murphy, is seeded at No. 16.
Others in the top twenty are Martyn England (Ford Fiesta R5+), Niall Moroney (Subaru WRC) and Group N contenders Trevor Bustard (Mitsubishi EvoIX) and the aforementioned Paul Barrett (Mitsubishi EvoX).
The quality entry in excess of 130 crews also features the Mk. 2 Escorts of Ed Synan, JF Shovelin, Sean Moran, Tim Enright, Johnny Treanor and James McCarville along with Michael Fitzgibbon (Honda Civic) and Keith Lyons (Ford Fiesta R5). Limerick native Declan Wilmott will campaign a Ford Focus WRC.

Final Instructions No 1

Posted: September 11, 2018 4:20 AM

Seeded Entry List

Posted: September 8, 2018 7:41 PM

1 Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
2 Declan Boyle/James Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC+) [20]
3 Josh Moffett/Moriarty Keith (Ford Fiesta WRC+) [20]
4 Roy White/ James O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC+) [20]
5 Daragh O'Riordan/Andy Hayes (Ford Fiesta WRC+) [20]
6 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
7 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
8 Brendan Cumiskey/Ronan O'Kane (Skoda Fabia R5) [5]
9 Padraig Egan/Brian Hassett (TBA) [1]
10 Stuart Darcy/Patrick Brides (Darrian T90 GTR) [14]
11 Chris Armstrong/Chris Melly (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
12 Johnny Jordan/Paddy McCrudden (Toyota Starlet RWD) [13]
14 David Condell/Paul Kelly (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
15 David Guest/Johnathan McGrath (Skoda Fabia S2000) [5]
16 Gareth MacHale/Brian Murphy (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
17 Martyn England/Dawn England (Ford Fiesta R5+) [20]
18 Niall Moroney/Elgan Davies (Subaru Impreza WRC S5) [15]
19 Trevor Bustard/Kenny Bustard (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
20 Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [4]
21 Mike Quinn/Tony Healy (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
22 ED Synan/Denis O'Connell (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
23 JF Shovelin/Ryan Moore (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
24 Sean Moran/Jonathan Keane (Ford Escort) [13]
25 Tim Enright/Stephen Buckley (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
26 Johnny Treanor/Emmet Sherry (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
27 Michael Fitzgibbon/Carrie Moroney (Honda Civic) [13]
28 James McCarville/TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
29 Keith Lyons/TBA (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
30 Alan Atcheson/Martin Connolly (Ford Fiesta) [20]
31 Aaron McLaughlin/Darren Curran (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
32 Michael Hamilton/ Dylan Donoghue (Honda Civic) [11F]
33 Colin O'Donoghue/Eddie Doherty (BMW M3) [14]
34 Declan Wilmott/Kieran Bailey (TBA) [1]
35 Francis Barrett/Paul McGee (Subaru ImprezaWRC S12B) [7]
37 Sean Kelly/Kirsty Duke (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [15]
38 Andrew Dudgeon/Joe Dooley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6.5) [20]
39 Daniel Conaghan/Terence Magee (Ford Escort) [13]
40 Tom Relihan/Maurice McElligott (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
41 Justin Comer/Adrian Comer (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5) [15]
42 Gary Cooney/Liam McIntyre (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
43 Jonathan Moir/Ben Taggart (Ford Escort) [14]
44 Liam Egan/TBA (Ford Fiesta) [20]
45 John Reddington/TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
46 Stephen Bawn/Chris O'Donnell (Ford Escort) [14]
47 Aidan Walsh/Tommy O'Connor (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
48 Richard Harney/Brian Harney (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
49 Niall O'Sullivan/Sean O'Crowley (Citroen C2) [11F]
50 Paul McDevitt/Ray Fitzpatrick (Toyota Corolla) [13]
51 Lee McLaughlin/Enda McBride (Honda Civic) [11F]
52 David Quigley/Des Sherlock (Honda Civic) [11F]
53 Geoff Wright/Chris Sanderson (Ford Fiesta) [5]
54 Russell Mason/Wendy Mason (Ford Escort) [13]
55 Brian Quigley/Andrew Wedlock (Honda Civic) [11F]
56 Ken Lyons/Paddy McDonnell (Ford Escort RS Mk2) [14]
57 David Murphy/John Doody (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
58 Des Lyons/Ashling McArdle (Honda Civic EK4) [11F]
59 John O'Sullivan/Stephan McTiernan (Citroen C2) [14]
60 Kenneth Ryan/Paddy Nash (Ford Escort) [11R]
61 Anthony McCann/Damian McCann (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
62 Sean Lyons/Emel McNamara (Subaru Impreza N12B) [4]
63 Ger O'Brien/John Liston (Ford Escort) [13]
64 Martin Kelly/John Greene (Mitsubishi Evo) [20]
65 Keith Naughton/Damien Murphy (Subaru Impreza) [15]
66 Anthony Breen/Jill White (Subaru Impreza) [15]
67 Pat Price/Andrew Curran (Subaru Impreza) [5]
68 Paddy O'Rourke/Chris Browne (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [11R]
69 Sean Enright/Kevin Doherty (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
70 Ger Lyons/Steve O'Brien (Honda Civic) [11F]
71 Donal Kelly/Shane Byrne (Honda Civic) [11F]
72 George Cullen/JJ Cremin (Ford Escort RS1800) [18]
73 Sarah Purcell/John Rafter (Honda Civic) [11F]
74 Seanie McGrath/Ger Clancy (Honda Civic) [11F]
75 Pat Ryan/Jack Dalton (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
76 DJ Browne/Denny Greaney (Citroen C2 R2) [2]
77 Ronan Denning/Karl Egan (Peugeot 208 R2) [2]
78 William Kenneally/Finbarr Fogarty (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
79 Florian Niedermueller /John McCarthy (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
80 Chris McLaughlin/Loretta Kelly (Toyota Starlet) [11R]
81 Christy Gallagher/Lee Cullen (Toyota Starlet) [11R]
82 Eamonn Kelly/Grant Macniven (Honda Civic) [11F]
83 Eddie Kennelly/Timmy Murphy (Ford Escort) [11R]
84 Hazel O'Callaghan/Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [1]
85 Micheal Rodgers/Aiden Connolly (Honda Civic Type R) [3]
86 PA Malone/Gareth Quinn (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
87 Patrick Bradley/Conal Doherty (Ford Escort G3) [13]
88 Martin O'Halloran/Ronan Clohessy (Ford Escort) [11R]
89 Steven Ormond-smith/Charlotte Shimmin (Mitsubishi Evo 7) [15]
90 Erik Honan/Browne Damien (Honda Civic) [1]
91 Ray Hilliard/TBA (Ford Escort RS1600) [17]
92 Martin R Freestone/Misha Freestone (Ford Escort) [18]
93 Desmond Roche/TBA (Honda Civic) [1]
94 Fergal Keane/Mairead Duane (Honda Civic) [11F]
95 Stuart Robb/Adrian Rankin (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
96 James Kissane/Tim Kissane (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
97 Shane Griffin/Ian Madigan (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
98 Gearóid O'Regan/Sean Nolan (Ford Escort) [13]
99 Derek Flynn/Killian Cronin (Honda Civic EK4) [2]
100 Katie Quinn/Ciara O'Connell (Honda Civic) [11F]
101 Francis Kelly/ Dave O'Dunoghue (Honda Civic) [3]
102 Maurice Browne/James Browne (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
103 Gerard O'Shea/Mary O'Shea (Peugeot 306 S16) [3]
104 Alistair Haw/Steven Brown (Peugeot 205 GTi) [3]
105 Philip McKibbin/Tommy Commane (Ford Escort) [18]
106 Mike Smith/TBA (Hillman Avenger) [17]
107 Robert Behan/Brendan Behan (BMW Mini cooper S) [11F]
108 Brendan Behan/Lisa Stack (Honda Civic) [11F]
109 Joe Moffitt/Eddie Moffitt (Honda Civic) [1]
110 Gordon Nimmo/Chrystal Culkeen (Ford Fiesta) [11F]
111 Pat Canny/Sean Hickey (Ford Fiesta ST) [13]
112 Cyril Casey/Shane Casey (Vauxhall Astra) [13]
113 Keith McFadden/Sara McFadden (Renault Clio) [3]
114 Graham Lennon/Anna McCloskey (Honda Civic) [1]
115 Paraic Callanan/TJ Shiel (Honda EG6) [11F]
116 Tomás Ryan/Patrick Kelly (Honda Civic) [11F]
117 William Nolan/Shane O'Mahoney (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
118 Keith Callanan/Billy Riordan (Honda Civic) [11F]

Entries received after seeding
119 John Coughlan/Sean Walsh (Ford Escort) [12]
120 Michael Tumulty/TBA (Peugeot 106 Cup Car) [1]
121 Brian Armstrong/Aodhan Gallagher (Ford Escort) [12]
122 Ian Barrett/Owen O'Flaherty (Darrian T90 GTR) [14]

J1 Conor Murphy/John McCarthy (Honda Civic) [16]
J2 Stephen Faughnan/Amy Faughnan (Ford Escort Mk2) [16]
J3 Jake Lennon/Greg O'Brien (Honda Civic eg6) [16]
J4 Cathal Nolan/Stephen Joyce (Honda Civic) [16]
J5 Conor Mullen/Michael Breen (Peugeot 106 GTi) [16]
J6 Cathal Keane/Shane Norris (Honda Civic) [16]
J7 Darragh McNern/Trevor Graham (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [16]

Entries Received - 5 Sep 18

Posted: September 5, 2018 10:40 AM

Padraig Egan/Brian Hassett (TBA ) [1]
Cathal Nolan/Stephen Joyce (Honda Civic) [16]
Michael Hamilton/Dylan Donoghue  (Honda Civic) [11F]
Keith Callanan /Billy Riordan (Honda Civic) [11F]
Michael Fitzgibbon/Carrie Moroney  (Honda Civic) [13]
Aidan Walsh/Tommy O'Connor  (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Erik Honan/Browne Damien (Honda Civic) [1]
Keith Naughton /Damien Murphy (Subaru Impreza) [15]
Anthony Breen/Jill White (Subaru Impreza) [15]
Martin Kelly/John Greene (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [20]
Stephen Bawn/TBA (Ford Escort) [14]
Keith McFadden /Sara McFadden (Renault Clio) [3]
Jonathan Moir/TBA (Ford Escort) [14]
PJ McDermotte/Niall Burns (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [20]
Graham Lennon/Anna McCloskey  (Honda Civic) [1]
Tomás Ryan/Patrick Kelly (Honda Civic) [11F]
Katie Quinn/Ciara O'Connell (Honda Civic) [11F]
Liam Egan /TBA (Ford Fiesta) [20]
Eamonn Kelly/Grant Macniven  (Honda Civic) [11F]
DJ Browne/Denny Greaney (Citroen C2 R2) [2]
Niall O'Sullivan /Sean O'Crowley  (Citroen C2) [11F]
John O'Sullivan/Stephan McTiernan (Citroen C2) [14]
Chris McLaughlin /Loretta Kelly (Toyota Starlet ) [11R]
Conor Mullen/Michael Breen (Peugeot 106 GTi) [J2]
Mike Murphy/TBA (Opel Manta GTE ) [12]
Hazel O'Callaghan/Keith McCarthy  (Ford Escort Mk2 ) [1]
Josh Moffett/Moriarty Keith  (Ford Fiesta) [20]
Ian Roche/Anthony Nestor  (Subaru Impreza WRC S10) [7]
Daragh O'Riordan /Andy Hayes (Ford Fiesta WRC+) [20]
Derek Flynn/Killian Cronin  (Honda Civic EK4 ) [2]
Joe Moffitt/Eddie Moffitt (Honda Civic) [1]
James McCarville/TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Keith Lyons/TBA (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
Ken Lyons/Paddy McDonnell (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Tom Relihan/Maurice McElligott (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Gearóid O'Regan/Sean Nolan (Ford Escort) [13]
Eddie Kennelly /Timmy Murphy (Ford Escort) [11R]
David Guest/Johnathan McGrath (Skoda Fabia S2000) [5]
Philip McKibbin/Tommy Commane (Ford Escort) [18]
JF Shovelin/Ryan Moore (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Niall Moroney/Elgan Davies (Subaru Impreza WRC S5) [15]
David Murphy/John Doody (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
John Reddington /TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty  (Mitsubishi Evo 10 ) [4]
Paul McDevitt/Ray Fitzpatrick (Toyota Corolla ) [13]
Aaron McLaughlin /Darren Curran (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
Colin O'Donoghue/Eddie Doherty (BMW M3) [14]
Maurice Browne /James Browne (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
Paddy O'Rourke /Chris Browne (Toyota Corolla Twincam ) [11R]
Brendan Cumiskey /Ronan O'Kane (Skoda Fabia R5) [5]
Mike Smith/TBA (Hillman Avenger) [17]
Gareth MacHale /Brian Murphy (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
Ray Hilliard/TBA (Ford Escort RS1600) [17B]
Brendan Behan/Lisa Stack (Honda Civic) [11F]
Francis Kelly/Dave O'Dunoghue (Honda Civic) [3]
Sarah Purcell/John Rafter (Honda Civic) [11F]
Martyn England /Dawn England (Ford Fiesta R5+) [20]
Sean Moran/Jonathan Keane  (Ford Escort) [13]
Sean Lyons/Emel McNamara (Subaru Impreza N12B) [4]
Paraic Callanan/TJ Shiel  (Honda EG6) [11F]
Robert Behan/Brendan Behan (BMW Mini Cooper S) [11F]
James Kissane/Tim Kissane (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
Micheal Rodgers/Aiden Connolly  (Honda Civic Type R) [3]
Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
Francis Barrett/Paul McGee (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza) [7]
Gerard O'Shea/Mary O'Shea (Peugeot 306 S16 ) [3]
Pat Canny/Sean Hickey (Ford Fiesta ST ) [13]
Anthony McCann /Damian McCann (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
Shane Griffin/Ian Madigan (Peugeot 205 GTi) [10]
Cathal Keane/Shane Norris (Honda Civic) [16]
PA Malone/Gareth Quinn (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Ford Fiesta) [5]
Pat Ryan /Jack Dalton (Ford Escort Mk2 ) [9]
Stephen Faughnan /Amy Faughnan (Ford Escort Mk2) [16]
Pat Price/Andrew Curran (Subaru Impreza) [5]
Patrick Bradley/Conal Doherty (Ford Escort G3 ) [13]
Cyril Casey/Shane Casey (Vauxhall Astra ) [13]
Daniel Conaghan/Terence Magee (Ford Escort) [13]
Darragh McNern /Trevor Graham (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [16]
Desmond Roche/TBA (Honda Civic) [1]
O Halloran/Martin  TBA (Ford Escort) [11R]
Fergal Keane/Mairead Duane (Honda Civic) [11F]
Russell Mason/Wendy Mason (Ford Escort) [13]
Tim Enright/Stephen Buckley (Ford Escort) [14]
Des Lyons/Ashling McArdle (Honda Civic EK4) [11F]
Gordon Nimmo/Chrystal Culkeen  (Ford Fiesta) [11F]
Roy White /James O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC+) [20]
Martin R Freestone/Misha Freestone (Ford Escort) [18]
Chris Armstrong/Chris Melly (Ford Escort) [14]
Ger Lyons/Steve O'Brien (Honda Civic) [11F]
Mike Quinn/Tony Healy (Ford Escort) [14]
John Coughlan/TBA (TBA ) []
William Nolan/Shane O'Mahoney (Toyota Corolla ) [11R]
Declan Wilmott /Kieran Bailey (TBA TBA ) [1]
William Kenneally/Finbarr Fogarty (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Kenneth Ryan/Paddy Nash (Ford Escort) [11R]
Alistair Haw/Steven Brown (Peugeot 205 GTi ) [3]
Ronan Denning/Karl Egan (Peugeot 208 R2) [2]
Seanie McGrath /Ger Clancy (Honda Civic) [11F]
Stuart Darcy/Patrick Brides  (Darrian T90 GTR) [14]
George Cullen/JJ Cremin (Ford Escort RS1800) [18]
Ger O'Brien/John Liston (Ford Escort) [13]
Richard Harney /Brian Harney (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Andrew Dudgeon /Joe Dooley (Mitsubishi Evo 6.5) [20]

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