Killarney Historic Car Stages Rally - (Sat) 30 Nov 19

Posted: November 29, 2019 4:01 PM - 18049 Hits

Counting Round - 2019 Southern 4 Rally Championship (Historics)
Counting Round - 2020 Tarmac Championship (Historics)
Counting Round - 2019 Kingdom of Kerry Rally Championship
Counting Round - 2019 HRCR Stage Masters Challenge

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Programme Details

Posted: November 22, 2019 3:37 PM

Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally 2019 Programmes will be on sale from this weekend.
Please support the rally by purchasing this 64 page bumper edition Rally programme 
Full seeded entry list, stage maps, time schedule, great articles, championship reviews, driver profiles, pictures, special features and much much more.

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Seeded Entry List

Posted: November 19, 2019 4:00 PM

1 Owen Murphy/Anthony Nestor (Ford Escort RS1800) [D5]
2 Craig Breen/Paul Nagle (Ford Escort RS1800) [K]
3 Rob Duggan/Ger Conway (Ford Escort RS1800) [D5]
4 Mark Falvey/James O'Brien (Ford Escort RS1600) [K]
5 Neil Williams/Anthony O'Sullivan (Ford Escort) [D5]
6 Paul Lietaer/Marc Noppe (Opel Manta 400) [E4]
7 Martin Doherty/Kevin Flanagan (Ford Escort RS1800) [K]
8 Cathan McCourt/Grace O'Brien (Ford Escort) [D5]
9 Robert Barrable/Damien Connolly (Ford Escort Mk2) [D5]
10 Denis Cronin/Helen O'Sullivan (Ford Escort RS1800) [D5]
11 Jonathan Greer/Kirsty Riddick (Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4) [K]
12 Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (BMW M3) [K]
14 Duncan Williams/Eamonn Creedon (Ford Escort) [D5]
15 Ray Hilliard/Joey Hilliard (Ford Escort RS1600) [C5]
16 Todd Falvey/Iarla McCarthy (Ford Escort RS1800) [K]
17 Guy Anderson/Steve Link (Mitsubishi Galant) [K]
18 Johnny O'Connor/Tommy Hayes (Ford Escort Mk2) [D5]
19 Luke McCarthy/David Hogan (Ford Escort RS1800) [K]
20 Andy Johnston/TBA (Vauxhall Chevette HSR) [K]
21 John Keatley/Chris McSherry (Ford Escort RS1600) [C5]
22 Declan Jackson/J Barry McCarney (Ford Escort Mk2) [D3]
23 Pat Looney/Ronald Riordan (Ford Escort RS2000) [C3]
24 Maurice Meskell/Stephen Meskell (Ford Escort) [C3]
25 George Cullen/JJ Cremin (Ford Escort RS1800) [D5]
26 Brendan McAree/Niall Kelly (Porsche 911) [K]
27 Colin McDowell/Brynmor Pierce (Austin Mini) [B2]
28 Dan P Kelleher/John Doody (Ford Escort Mk2) [D5]
29 Alan Watkins/Cathal Quill (Ford Escort Mk2) [D3]
30 John O'Reilly/Nick Sparks (Ford Escort Mk1) [C5]
31 Mike Simpson/Dale Gibbons (Ford Escort) [C5]
32 John Reid/Enda Shiels (Ford Escort) [C5]
33 Adrian Smekss/Chris Neale (Ford Escort) [D5]
34 Rob Dennis/Andrew Boswell (Ford Escort Mk2) [D5]
35 Aidan O'Connor/Ian Regan (Ford Escort Mk1) [C5]
36 Berian Richards/Ashley Trimble (Ford Escort RS1800) [D5]
37 Denis Dowling/James Treanor (Ford Escort RS1800) [D5]
38 John Newman/Willard Walker (Ford Escort) [D3]
39 Peter Curran/Thomas Nugent (Ford Escort) [D3]
40 John O'Neill/Martin Gallogley (Ford Escort Mk2) [D3]
41 John McCullough/Rachael McCullough (Ford Escort) [D3]
42 Philip McKibbin/Tommy Commane (Ford Escort Mk1) [C3]
43 Brian Watts/Mike Hewson (Talbot Lotus Sunbeam) [D5]
44 Diarmuid Lynch/Eleanor Looney (Austin Mini Cooper) [B2]
45 Iarla Carty/Stephen Reynolds (Morris Mini Cooper S) [B2]
46 Les Allfrey/Keith Fellowes (Austin Mini Cooper S) [B2]
47 Aidan Kennedy/Karol O'Mahony (Austin Mini Cooper S) [B2]
48 James Crossland/Dave Owen (BMW 325) [E4]
49 Huw Williams/Ellie Williams (Peugeot 205) [E3]
50 Donal O'Connor/Anthony Roche (Ford Escort Mk1) [C3]
51 David Dee/Rita Dee (Austin Mini Cooper) [B2]
52 Ned Flahavan/Anthony Roche (Lancia Fulvia) [B2]
53 Brian Carson/Adam Carson (Austin Mini Cooper S) [C1]
54 Mike Smith/Brian Commons (Hillman Avenger) [C2]
56 Joe Hamilton/Liam Fitzgerald (Hillman Tiger Avenger) [C2]
57 Tom O'Brien/Scott O'Brien (Austin Mini) [C1]
58 Pat McDonagh/Seaghán Hickey (Ford Escort Mk2) [2]
59 James Hall/Tony McCarthy (Audi Coupe Quattro) [K]
60 Ivan Warwick/Claire Rodgers (Audi Quattro) [K]
61 Tom Slattery/Helen Slattery (Ford Cortina Lotus) [B3]

62 Chris Armstrong/Keith Moriarty (Ford Escort) [7]
63 Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore (Ford Escort) [7]
64 Colin O'Donoghue/Sean Collins (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
65 Ryan Loughran/Gareth Doherty (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
66 Jason Pritchard/Phil Clarke (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
67 Martin McGee/David McGee (Ford Escort) [7]
68 Aidan Buckley/Shane Buckley (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
69 Enda O'Brien/John Butler (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
70 Raymond Conlon/Damien Fleming (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [6]
71 Tomas Davies/Eurig Davies (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
72 Wesley Patterson/Johnny Baird (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
73 JF Shovelin/Aileen Kelly (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
74 Johnny Jordan/Paddy McCrudden (Toyota Starlet RWD) [6]
75 Daragh O'Riordan/Mikey Walsh (Ford Escort) [7]
76 Kevin O'Donoghue/Timmy Kelly (BMW M3) [7]
77 Conor Murphy/Kieran O'Donoghue (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
78 Stuart Darcy/Dean O'Sullivan (Toyota Starlet RWD) [6]
79 Dave Slattery/Denis Coffey (Ford Escort) [6]
80 Sean Moran/Jonathan Keane (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
81 Andrew Duggan/Tara Duggan (Ford Escort) [6]
82 Johno Doogan/Ciaran Marron (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
83 Denis Hickey/Sean Nolan (Ford Escort) [7]
84 John Devlin/John McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
85 Charlie Hickey/Donagh Crowley (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
86 Leonard Downey/Mark Murphy (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
87 Tadhg O'Sullivan/Liam Brennan (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
88 Tommy Mason/Timmy Murphy (Ford Escort) [6]
89 Michael Conlon/TBA (Ford Escort) [7]
90 John Mc Hugh/Richard Cleary (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [6]
91 Tom Relihan/Maurice McElligott (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
92 Gareth Lloyd/David Byrne (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
93 Ken Lyons/Paddy McDonnell (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
94 Colin O'Rourke/Shane Gilhooly (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
95 Tommy McDonagh/Paul Hickey (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
96 Alastair Cochrane/Ian Kidd (Ford Escort) [6]
97 Shane Cullen/Connor O'Loan (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
98 Seamus Connolly/Gary McCrudden (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [5]
99 Colin Roche/Derry Long (Toyota Starlet RWD) [6]
100 Eoin Duffin/Mike Cleary (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
101 Adrian Randles/Alistair Wyllie (Ford Escort) [6]
102 Robert Jones/Gary Kinghorn (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
103 Bill Cook/Rob Thompson (Talbot Sunbeam Lotus) [7]
104 Tim Flood/Anthony Smith (Ford Escort) [5]
105 Kevin O'Connor/Gary Carty (Talbot Sunbeam) [5]
106 Lloyd Hutchinson/Willie Fitzpatrick (Austin Mini Cooper S) [4]
107 John Hickey/Denny Greaney (Toyota Corolla) [5]
108 Bob Moran/Adam Power (Ford Escort) [5]
109 Kevin O'Sullivan/Marcus Treacy (Ford Escort) [5]
110 Sean Kerins/Alan Buckley (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [5]
111 Frank Sweeney/Jane Cogan (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
112 Dylan Donoghue/TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
113 James Cassidy/Domhnall Lennon (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
114 Seanie Hickey/Noel Fleming (Toyota Starlet) [3]
115 Michael McDaid/Declan Casey (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
116 Con Lucey/Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
117 Vincent Collins/Pat Curley (Ford Escort) [3]
118 Paudie O'Callaghan/Danny Murphy (Toyota Starlet) [4]
119 David Armstrong/Ashley Trimble (Ford Escort) [3]
120 Kevin Flanagan/Emma Morrison (Austin Mini Cooper S) [1]
121 James Bradley/David Doyle (Ford Escort) [3]
122 Martin O'Brien/Brian McCarthy (Ford Escort) [7]
123 Kenneth Ryan/Jack Dalton (Ford Escort) [6]
124 Patrick Bradley/Niall McDaid (Ford Escort G3) [6]
125 Billy McCarthy/John Falvey (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
126 Mike Deane/Denis Murphy (Ford Escort) [5]
127 Cian Walsh/Eddie Doherty (Toyota Corolla) [5]
128 Darren Finnerty/Enda O'Leary (Toyota Corolla) [6]
129 Kieran O'Kane/Barry McGleenon (Opel Ascona) [7]
130 Stephen McDonagh/Fran McDonagh (Ford Escort) [7]
131 Jonathan Courtney/Tim Allman (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
132 Raymond O'Neill/Padraig O'Donovan (Ford Escort) [6]
133 David Dockree/Simon Taylor (Talbot Sunbeam) [5]
134 Paul Casey/Vincent Goggin (Ford Escort) [3]
135 Quentin Park/Shane Farrel (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
136 Sean Enright/Kevin Doherty (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
137 Jack Kelleher/Paddy Robinson (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
138 Damian O'Reilly/Martin McGarrity (Ford Escort Mk2) [4]
139 Timmy Foley/Gavin J Downey (Ford Escort Mk2) [4]
140 Noel O'Sullivan/Nicholas Burke (Ford Escort Mk2) [4]
141 Colin Fitzgerald/Ian McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [2]
142 Michael P Kelleher/Eoghan McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [2]
143 Leonard Tuite/Niall Farrelly (Ford Escort Mk2) [2]
144 Don Moynihan/Pat Cashman (Ford Escort) [3]
145 Eddie Kennelly/Paul McGlinchey (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
146 Keith Naughton/Anthony Breen (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
147 Rory Thomas/Aidan Thomas (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
148 Gerry Casey/Jarid Gill (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
149 David Cremin/Johnny O'Shea (Ford Escort Mk1) [3]
150 Francis Kelly/Charlotte Egan (Vauxhall Nova) [4]
151 Ian Horgan/TBA (Vauxhall Nova) [2]
152 Tom O'Sullivan/Matty Sweetman (Peugeot 205) [2]
153 Shane Hade/Gary Hade (Toyota Corolla) [5]
154 John Daly/Johnjoe Daly (Vauxhall Chevette) [6]
155 Mike Dineen/Denis McAuliffe (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [5]
156 Shane Dineen/TBA (Talbot Sunbeam) [2]
157 Paul Scannell/Mossy Griffin (Ford Escort) [5]
158 Anthony Whelton/Ray Looney (Ford Escort) [5]
159 Denis Dineen/Alan Hanley (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
160 Alan McGough/Niall Myers (Austin Mini) [2]
161 Gerard Dineen/TBA (Toyota Starlet RWD) [3]
162 John Barry/Eddie Byrne (Austin Mini Cooper) [1]

163 Michael Cahill/Paul Curran (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
164 Alan Nesbitt/TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
165 Alan Costello/Paddy Costello (Ford Escort Mk2) [2]
166 Jamie Grant/Chris Johnston (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
167 Patrick Bonner/Gary Byrne (Ford Escort Mk2) [3]
168 John Kelly/Niall Hughes (Toyota Corolla) [2]
169 Seamus O'Grady/Edward Roche (Peugeot 205 GTi) [3]
170 Sean Hartnett/Kevin Tydings (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
171 Stephen Greaney/Johnny Folan (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
172 Gavin Thornton/Jason Murphy (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [5]
173 Eamonn Barrett/Ger Ryan (Ford Escort) [4]
174 Philip Greenlee/Oisin Sherlock (Ford Escort) [6]
175 Damian Campbell/Declan McGarrity (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
176 Stephen Faughnan/Sam Johnston (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
177 Brian Kirwan/Mark Kirwan (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
178 Seamus McDaid/Tim Duggan (Ford Escort) [6]
179 Gareth Irwin/Justin McCauley (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]

Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally 2019 - Rally Launched

Posted: November 12, 2019 3:26 PM

Rentokil Initial managing director Michael O'Mahoney with Darren McCormick (Clerk of the course), Dan Keane, Johnny Hickey (PRO), Noreen Marshall, Mike Marshall, (deputy clerk of the course), Paul Sherry (President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce), Cllr Niall Kelleher (Mayor of Kerry) Martin Farrell (deputy clerk of the course) , Cllr Michael Gleeson (Mayor of Killarney) and club members and supporters at the launch of the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally at The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney, on Sunday. Killarney and District Motor Club will host Ireland’s only event to cater solely for historic rally cars on Saturday November 30th.
Photo: Eamonn Keogh

Killarney and District Motor Club held the official launch to the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally on Sunday in the Gleneagle Hotel Killarney. There were some beautiful historic rally cars on display and a large crowd in attendance. Officials, Organisers, Competitors, Sponsors, distinguished guest speakers, WRC Co Driver Paul Nagle and Dignitaries of Killarney town were on hand to support the event.

MC on the night was non-other than Mike Marshall, he introduced Niall Kelleher Mayor of Kerry County Council who spoke of how important the rally is to Killarney Town, bringing a welcomed revenue boost to the local economy. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD spoke on the commitment and dedication of the voluntary club members involved and their ability to host an event of this magnitude every year. Other guest speakers included Michael Gleeson (Mayor of Killarney) Paul Sherry ( President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce) Michael O’Mahoney of Rentokil Initial and Paul Nagle who spoke of the honour and pride having a cup in memory of his late father Maurice.

Killarney and District Motor Club announced details of this year’s Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Stages Rally. Ireland’s only event to cater solely for historic rally cars and is set to run on Saturday the 30thNovember.

The rally will count as
    • First round of the 2020 Irish Tarmac Historic Rally Championship.
    • Final round of the 2019 - Southern Four Rally Championship.
    • Final round of the 2019 Moriarty’s Centra - Kingdom of Kerry Rally Championship.
    • Final round of The 2019 HRCR West Wales Rally Spares - Stage Masters Challenge.
Killarney and District Motor Club are pleased to announce the appointment of their new clerk of the course for the Killarney Historic Rally 2019 and the experienced Darren McCormick takes charge for his first year. History is being made as Darren is the first second-generation clerk in the 42-year history of the club.

Darren is following in the footsteps of his father Gary who clerked the rally three times between 1999 and 2001. Growing up around KDMC Club events, Darren has taken on every role within the club from marshalling, to equipment officer, chief marshal, club safety officer and deputy clerk of the course in the past. This year Darren has stepped up to the mark and will take charge of one the club’s most prestigious rallies.

Darren has stood back and put his own stamp on this year’s event, specifically building this year’s rally around the competitor and in doing so he has selected the best classic stages available around Killarney Town, offering the competitor 120Km of 8 special stages, followed by short road Km’s which allows for an easy recce, the format of stages will be 3 stages repeated twice and two special 15km stages run within close proximity to Killarney town, note that all stages are to be Run in daylight this year, Centralised service will be at Liebherr container crane Factory Fossa and the Gleneagle Hotel once again as our Rally HQ.

The rally will be backed by Rentokil Initial Ireland as main title sponsor for the 7th consecutive year.

Rentokil Initial managing director Michael O'Mahoney said:
“On behalf of Rentokil Initial I am once again delighted to be associated with this year’s Killarney Historic Rally. The event has grown from strength to strength and is a phenomenal success. Our desire to support the local community and businesses that have supported Rentokil Initial, so loyally over the many years is the reason why we are once again involved with Irelands most prestigious Rally”.

Including additional support from Cormac Casey of KC Print and Killarney Advertiser plus the Gleneagle Hotel Group, who have been supporters of the rally for many years and continue as Associate Sponsors.

The event, which provides a welcome end of season boost to Ireland’s tourism capital and is worth millions to the local economy, will once again be hosted at the Gleneagle Hotel as Rally Headquarters, along with supplying some great rally accommodation packages throughout the weekend.

We are delighted to confirm extensive TV coverage of this year’s event. A one hour production by Mick Bracken of 'On The Limit Sports', to be televised on RTE, TG4, Eir Sport, Motors TV and Skysports throughout the Christmas period. This is a huge attraction to the event and is very beneficial to our Sponsors, Town and Rally. The rally starts on Friday evening with a Ceremonial start in main street Killarney at 7pm. The real action gets underway on Saturday morning with the iconic “Molls Gap”, often rated by rally drivers as being the best and one of the most-challenging stages in the world. Followed by the mountainous Beallaghbeama Pass and the fast flowing Shanera stage, after which the crews head into service at Liebherr Container cranes Killarney for a well earned service break. The crews then repeat this loop for a second time and into service once again. For the evening loop we have strategically designed a new version of the Rockfield and Coolick stages to make them spectator friendly and we would like to invite the public rally fans of Killarney Town to come out to witness this great spectacle, wonderful atmosphere and support your local hero’s as they contest the challenging stages.

The Maurice Nagle Perpetual Cup

The late, great Maurice Nagle will be forever remembered on the Killarney Historic Rally. Maurice, one of the leading lights of Killarney and District Motor Club passed away last year after an illness. He was one of the greatest workers in the club but his true legacy is the Killarney Historic Rally. Back in 1996, a few years after the Rally of the Lakes switched from its early December date to its now traditional May Bank Holiday slot, Maurice identified a gap in the rally calendar and set about running the first Killarney Historic Rally.

The event has grown in stature, the only rally of its kind in Ireland regularly attracts a capacity entry and is now a central piece of Irish Motorsport and the Christmas in Killarney Festival. Shortly after Maurice’s passing, his friends, led by well-known rally preparation expert Dan Cashman set about fundraising for the creation of the Maurice Nagle Perpetual Trophy. It will be presented to the overall winner of the Historic Rally.

The trophy was unveiled for the first-time last Friday night, when Dan and his group of supporters presented the trophy to the Nagle family at a special function in Charlie Foley’s Bar in Killarney. Such was the support for the trophy, Dan raised over 3,500 euro in surplus funds and this extra cash was presented to the Cork-Kerry Cancer Bus. The Race of Champions

It is fair to say that the “Race of Champions” is on in Killarney this November. Among the main attractions of this year’s event will be World Rally Driver Craig Breenwho will be debuting his newly acquired Viking Motorsport prepared Ford Escort RS 1800. Craig will be teaming up once again with Paul Nagle on the notes.

Leading entries in the Historic section include Local man Robert Duggan and Dublin’s Robert Barrable both who are hiring ultimate Ford Escort BDA rally cars from the UK. Last year’s winner Owen Murphy has also made the move from his reliable Talbot Sunbeam to the more powerful Ford Escort BDA. The 2019 Irish Forestry Champion Cathan McCourt returns, along with the extremely popular Adrian Hetherington.Martin Doherty makes to long trip from Donegal to take on the best of both British & Irish Historic Rallying.

Rally Legend Jimmy McRae returns to Killarney, the 5 times British Rally Champion and 7 times winner of The Circuit of Ireland is looking forward to the event driving his Vauxhall Firenza Can-Am. Irish Historic Rally Champion 2019 Duncan Williams will be match fit and well in the running for overall honours. We are also delighted to announce that Jason Pritchardmakes his Killarney debut, the 3 times British Historic Rally champion and also British National Rally Champion should be a massive crowd attraction to the event in his 2.5Litre Modified Escort. Other top names include Andy Johnston, John Keatley and Neill Williams.

Top Competitors in the Modified Section include two Damien Tourish and Christopher Armstrong. Along with Gary Kiernan, Tomas Davies, Daragh O’Riordan, Enda O’Brien, Wesley Patterson, Martin McGee, Ryan Loughran, David Condell.

Leading Locals

Top Local Historic competitors include the Falveys from Rathmore who are out in force once again.
Mark is in his ex-Billy Coleman Rs1600 Escort Mk1 and Todd in his ex- Ernest Kidney RS1800. Alan Ring is his beautifully prepared BMW M3.The experienced Pat Looney who is a previous Post Historic category winner teams up once again with Ronald Riordan on the notes. Bantry’s Denis Cronin who is also a previous Rally of the Lakes winner. Rathmore’s Donal O’Connor will be pushing hard for top local honour in his Ford Escort mark 1, Glenflesk’s Diarmuid Lynch is also a category winner here in the past along with Aidan Kennedy will head the local Mini Cooper line up.

Leading local crews in the Modified category include the pacesetter last year Colin O’Donoghue along with his father Kevin in his unique BMW M3. Denis Hickey and Dave Slattery are both on top form, the Rentokil Initial Backed Team of Charlie and Johnny Hickey, Tadhg O’Sullivan has a new engine fitted for this one, along with the young guns Conor Murphy, Sean Kerins, Andrew Duggan and Aidan Buckley who have shown some great speed and ability. Not to mind the Local class 3 pinto battle between Con Lucey, Seanie Hickey & Cyril Wharton. Others include: Ray O’Neill, Noel O’ Sullivan, Bob Moran, Paudie O’Callaghan, Donal Flynn and Kevin O’Sullivan.

It is fair to say that the “Best of the Best” are coming to Killarney for the final battle of the year.

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Posted: September 20, 2019 3:25 PM

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