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Galway International Rally - 2 Feb 20

Posted: February 1, 2020 2:07 PM - 20714 Hits

Round 1 - 2020 Tarmac Rally Championship

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Galway set to kick off 2020 Irish Tarmac Championship

Posted: February 1, 2020 12:07 PM

This weekend’s Galway International Rally marks the start of the 2020 Irish Tarmac Rally Championship. 19 R5s and S2000s will kick off the championship on the traditional season-opener. Top seeded ITRC crews include last year’s runner-up Alastair Fisher, 2015 champion Donagh Kelly, as well as brothers Sam and Josh Moffett who are both looking for their second Tarmac Championship.

Two time Galway Rally winner, Garry Jennings, will run first on the road but won’t score ITRC points as he is in his Subaru Impreza S12B WRC.

An array of R5 machinery will tackle the challenging Galway stages with the line-up including three Volkswagen Polos, two Protons, and a brand new Ford Fiesta Mk2. There have been several drivers swap manufacturers during the winter break including the Moffetts and Desi Henry who will compete in Galway in Hyundai i20s.

The ITRC has invested in its next generation of potential champions by providing prize drives for the Junior Class 16 champion as well as the R2 champion. M-Sport Poland has also come onboard to support podium Fiesta R2 finishers on each round. R2 entrants include Johnnie Mulholland and Eamonn Kelly who are both following in the footsteps of their rally-driving Fathers.

The modified entry is topped by Galway’s Richard Whelan who finished third on his home rally last year in his BMW 130i. Behind Whelan is Armagh’s Jason Black, who returns to rallying after a short spell on the sidelines, in his Toyota Starlet which has been upgraded to Class 13 specification. Ray Breen also returns to Galway in his immaculate MG Metro 6R4.

The rally will get underway with scrutineering at Motor World, Oranmore, from 1.00pm on Saturday 1st February, followed by the ceremonial start in Eyre Square at 7.00pm. Both are ideal opportunities to see the rally cars and drivers prior to the start of the competition.

Headquarters for the event is the Clayton Hotel. The rally route will cover nine closed road stages on Sunday. The Service Park will be in the IDA Loughrea Technology and Business Park, by kind permission of the IDA. The rally will finish on Sunday evening with the ceremonial finish at the Clayton Hotel from approximately 4.30pm. Admission to all events is free over the weekend.

The competitive rally consists of three loops of three classic Galway stages, including the Black Road test. The 14.3km Tynagh stage will be the first challenge facing the competitors on Sunday with the first car due to start at 9.10am.

TROA vice-chairman, Colman Hegarty:
“It’s great to see such a quality entry for the Galway International Rally. I would like to wish the Galway Motor Club an enjoyable and safe weekend.”

Rally Programmes

Posted: February 1, 2020 4:57 AM

Time and Distance Schedule

Posted: January 28, 2020 3:29 AM

Final Instructions No 1

Posted: January 28, 2020 3:09 AM

Seeded Entry List

Posted: January 27, 2020 5:51 AM

1 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru lmpreza WRC S12B) [7]
2 Alastair Fisher/Gordon Noble (TBA) [RC2]
3 Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley (VW Polo GTI R5) [5]
4 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Hyundai i20 R5) [RC2]
5 Sam Moffett/James Fulton (Hyundai i20 R5) [RC2]
6 Meirion Evans/Jonathan Jackson (VW Polo GTI R5) [RC2]
7 Cathan Mccourt/Barry McNulty (Ford Fiesta R5) [RC2]
8 Desi Henry/Stuart Loudon (Hyundai i20 R5) [RCS]
9 Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Ford Fiesta R5) [RCS]
10 Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Ford Fiesta R5 MK2) [RC2]
11 Declan McCrory/Stephen O'Hanlon (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
12 Stephen Wright/Liam Moynihan (Ford Fiesta R5) [RC2]
14 Eugene Donnelly/Charlie McEnery (Proton lriz R5) [RC2]
15 Paul Barrett/Kevin Reilly (Ford Fiesta R5) [RC2]
16 Keith Lyons/Niall Burns (Ford Fiesta R5) [RC2]
17 Jason Mcsweeney/Liam Brennan (Ford Fiesta R5) [24]
18 Cal McCarthy/Derek O'Brien (Citroen DS3 R5) [RC2]
19 David Guest/Johnathan McGrath (Ford Fiesta R5) [RC2]
20 Paul Horton/Darren Garrod (Ford Fiesta R5) [RC2]
21 William Mavitty/Martin Connelly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [RC2]
22 Pat O'Connell/Mark Wiley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) [20]
23 Colin Flanagan/TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [RC2]
24 Eugene Meegan/Sarah Whelan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [22]
25 Richard Whelan/James Whelan (BMW 1 Series) [14]
26 Jason Black/Karl Egan (Toyota Starlet RWD) [13]
27 Tom Flaherty/Patrick Curley (Ford Escort RS) [14]
28 Gary McNamee/Darren O'Brien (Honda Civic EG6) [11F]
29 David Quigley/Des Sherlock (Honda Civic EG6) [11F]
30 Tom Cahill/Enda O'Leary (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [15]
31 Justin Comer/Adrian Comer (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5) [15]
32 Jer O'Donovan/Sean Hayde (Skoda Fabia S2000) [RC2]
33 Andrew Fanning/Andy Hayes (Proton Millington S2500) [20]
34 Liam Egan/Patrick Brides (Proton Iriz R5) [RC2]
35 Neil Phelan/Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
36 Pat Kelly/Jonathan Kelly (Ford Fiesta) [20]
37 Geoffrey Dolan/Connor Murphy (Talbot Sunbeam) [13]
38 Gareth Black/Connor Dunlop (Toyota Starlet RWD) [13]
39 Ray Breen/Podge Newe (MG Metro 6R4) [20]
40 Eamonn Kelly/Conor Mohan (Ford R2T) [RC4]
41 Johnnie Mulholland/Jeff Case (Ford Fiesta R2T) [RC4]
42 Stephen Faughnan/Amy Faughnan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
43 Vincent Collins/Jane Collins (Ford Escort) [12]
44 Michael McDaid/Declan Casey (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
45 Des Lyons/Ashling McArdle (Honda Civic EK4) [11F]
46 William Nolan/Shane O'Mahony (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [11R]
47 Paul Horan/Dylan Donoghue (Ford Escort G4) [13]
48 Jason Dickson/Martin Brady (Ford Fiesta R2T) [RC4]
49 James Boland/John Mccay (Ford Fiesta R2T) [RC4]
50 Sean McHugh/Kathleen Kennedy (Subaru lmpreza N10) [15]
51 Luke McCarthy/David Hogan (Ford Escort RS) [K]
52 Philip McKibbin/Tommy Commane (Ford Escort Mk1) [C3]
53 Maurice Meskell/Stephen Meskell (Ford Escort Mk1) [C3]
54 Berian Richards/Elaine Ni She (Ford Escort) [D5]
55 Gareth Deazley/Ashley Boulton (Honda Civic EK4) [16]
56 Noel Murphy/Jason Murphy (Honda Civic EG6) [16]
57 Mark Gordon/Paddy McDonnell (Ford Ford Fiesta R2) [22]
58 Frank Byrnes/Dave Ray (Peugeot 206 GTi) [11F]
59 Joe Donoghue/Leona Donoghue (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
60 John Coughlan/Emel McNamara (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
61 Paul McHugh/Raymond Coppinger (Honda lntegra Type R) [9]
62 Sean Walsh/Aron Connaire (Honda Civic EK4) [11F]
63 Aidan O'Connor/Ian Regan (Ford Escort Mk1) [cs]
64 James Power/Declan Kelly (Ford Escort Mk1) [C3]
65 John O'Reilly/Nick Sparks (Ford Escort Mk1) [cs]
66 Maurice Gannon/Ivan Gannon (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
67 Declan Forde/Brian Forde (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
68 Fergal O'Connell/Sean Gayson (Toyota Starlet RWD) [10]
69 TJ Shiel/Padraig Callanan (Honda Civic Vtec) [11F]
70 Dave Walsh/Sean Mullins (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
71 Cathal Mullins/TBA (Honda Civic EK4) [16]
72 John Michael Kennelly/Ronan Lacey (Honda Civic EG6) 16

Entries remain open

Entries Received - 21 Jan

Posted: January 21, 2020 5:24 PM

Tom Flaherty/Patrick Curley (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Sean Walsh/Aron Connaire (Honda Civic EK4) [11F]
John O'Reilly/Nick Sparks (Ford Escort Mk1) [C5]
Liam Egan/Patrick Brides (Proton Iriz R5) [RC2]
Mark Gordon/Paddy McDonnell (Ford Fiesta R2) [22]
Luke McCarthy/David Hogan (Ford Escort Mk2) [ K]
Philip McKibbin/Tommy Commane (Ford Escort Mk1) [C3]
Keith Lyons/Niall Burns (Ford Fiesta R5) [RC2]
William Nolan/Shane O'Mahony (Toyota Corolla Twin Cam) [11R]
Maurice Gannon/Ivan Gannon (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Gareth Black/Connor Dunlop (Toyota Starlet RWD) [13]
Neil Phelan/Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Paul Horton/Darren Garrod (Ford Fiesta R5) [RC2]
Michael McDaid/Declan Casey (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
Gareth Deazley/Gavin Downey (Honda Civic EK4) [16]
David Guest/Johnathan McGrath (Ford Fiesta R5) [RC2]
Jason Black/Karl Egan (Toyota Starlet RWD) [13]
Gary McNamee/Brian Brady (Honda Civic) [11F]
Sean McHugh/Kathleen Kennedy (Subaru Impreza N10) [15]
Pat O'Connell/Mark Wiley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) [20]
Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Hyundai i20 R5) [RC2]
Cathan McCourt/Barry McNulty (Ford Fiesta R5) [RC2]
John Coughlan/Emel McNamara (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
Tom Cahill/Enda O'Leary (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [15]
Cathal Mullins/ TBA (Honda Civic EK4) [16]
Johnnie Mulholland/TBA TBA (Ford Fiesta ) [RC4]
James Boland/John McCay (Ford Fiesta) [RC4]
Sam Moffett/James Fulton (Hyundai i20 R5) [RC2]
Geoffrey Dolan/Connor Murphy (Talbot Sunbeam) [13]
Richard Whelan/James Whelan (BMW 1 Series) [14]
Eamonn Kelly/Conor Mohan (Ford Fiesta R2T) [RC4]
Jason Dickson/Martin Brady (Ford Fiesta R2) [RC2]
Stephen Faughnan/Amy Faughnan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
Stephen Wright/Liam Moynihan (Ford Fiesta R5) [RC2]
Paul Barrett/Kevin Reilly (Ford Fiesta R5) [RC2]
Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley (VW Polo GTI R5) [5]
Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Ford Fiesta R5) [RC5]
Frank Byrnes/Dave Ray (Peugeot 206 GTi) [11F]
Vincent Collins/Jane Collins (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
Maurice Maskell/Stephen Maskell (Ford Escort ) [C3]
Merion Evans/Jonathan Jackson (VW Polo GTI R5) [RC2]
John Michael Kennelly/Ronan Lacey (Honda Civic EG6) [16]
Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (TBA) [RC2]
Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Ford Fiesta R5) [RC2]
Pat O'Connell/Mark Wiley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) [20]
Desi Henry/Stuart Loudon (Hyundai i20 R5) [RC5]
Cal McCarthy/Derek O'Brien (Citroen DS3 R5) [RC5]
Ray Breen/Podge Newe (MG Metro 6R4) [20]
Aidan O'Connor/Ian Regan (Ford Escort Mk1) [C5]
Jason McSweeney/Liam Brennan (Ford Fiesta R5) [24]
Fergal O'Connell/Sean Gayson (Toyota Starlet RWD) [10]
Eugene Meegan/Sarah Whelan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [22]
Declan McCrory/Stephen O'Hanlon (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
Justin Comer/Adrian Comer (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5) [15]
Dave Walsh/Sean Mullins (Ford Escort) [13]
Des Lyons/Ashling McArdle (Honda Civic EK4) [11F]
Jer O'Donovan/Sean Hayde (Skoda Fabia S2000) [RC2]
Pat Kelly/Jonathan Kelly (Ford Fiesta) [20]
TJ Sheil/Padraig Callanan (Honda Civic Vtec) [11F]
James Power/Declan Kelly (Ford Escort Mk1) [C3]
David Quigley/Des Sherlock (Honda Civic) [11F]
Eugene Donnelly/Charlie McEnery (Proton Iriz R5) [RC2]
Declan Forde/Brian Forde (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
William Mavitty/Martin Connelly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [RC2]
John Hayes/Andy Hayes (Honda Civic R3) [9]

Entries remain open.

Rally to go ahead....

Posted: January 20, 2020 5:27 PM

Galway Motor Club are delighted to confirm that the Corrib Oil Galway International Rally event is going to go ahead as scheduled on the 1st & 2nd February.

The event currently has 65 entries to date. The club would like to thank these competitors for the support. Entries will remain open right up until the event. Entries can be made on the evo online entry system via www.shannonsportit.ie Competitors are reminded that all fully paid entries received by the club by Friday the 24th January will be entered into a draw for a free entry which will take place on the following Monday.

The rally opens the 2020 Irish Tarmac Championship main field section and is the 2nd round of the 2020 Irish Tarmac Historic Championship. Among the top entries received to date include the Moffett siblings Sam and Josh, both of whom move to Hyundai power for 2020, while entries have also been received from Garry Jennings, Desi Henry, Donagh Kelly, Alistair Fisher, Cathan McCourt, Gareth & Jason Black, Geoffrey Dolan & Gary McNamee. Local entries to date include Pat Kelly, Tom Flaherty, Richard Whelan, David Quigley, Des Lyons, Justin Comer, Tom Cahill, John Coughlan & Frank Byrnes.

Statement from County Galway Motor Club.

Posted: January 17, 2020 5:45 AM

The launch of the 2020 Corrib Oil Galway International Rally due to take place this evening 17th of January has been cancelled.  

The club has received excellent financial support from our Main Sponsor Corrib Oil, our other subsidiary sponsors and supporters.
However, at today’s closing date for entries, only 60 entries have been received with many unpaid. 

  At the current level of entries, the event is facing a significant substantial loss of money. The club are appealing to all current entrants to pay their entry Fee by close of business on Monday the 20th of January.   The event requires an additional 40 + entries also to be paid up by Monday next to avoid the event being cancelled.   

  A further release will be issued on Monday evening the 20th of January.

On Line Entry

Posted: January 3, 2020 8:44 AM

Corrib Oil Galway International Rally 2020

Posted: December 19, 2019 3:35 PM

The 2020 Corrib Oil Galway International Rally will take place on Sunday 2nd February with a repeat of the format which made the 2019 event a success. Clerk of the Course Gary Leonard has put together a 3x3 format featuring almost 120km of competitive driving. A tight loop with centralised servicing around the town of Loughrea will see some classic and challenging stages attempted by the crews.

Galway Motor Club are delighted to have Corrib Oil back on board as title sponsor for the 2020 event while the Clayton Hotel in Galway will once again be the Rally Headquarters for the weekend. The Galway International Rally was the first rally in the Republic of Ireland to run as an international event back in 1971 and next year’s event will be the 43rd running of the rally and as is traditional, will also be the opening round of the 2020 Irish Tarmac Rally Championship.

The rally will run a week earlier than 2019 and as a result avoids a clash with the opening BRC round, the Cambrian Rally. The entry fee for the event will be the same as last year at €875 (plus €37 for tracking system and €10 towards the MSI benevolent fund). The junior rally entry is €450 again this year (plus €37 for tracking system and €10 towards the MSI benevolent fund). The compact route and early finish (first car due at the finish ramp at approximately 4pm) should make it an attractive proposition for anyone wishing to compete on the event. Entries for the event will open in the coming days

Club Website

Posted: December 19, 2019 3:32 PM

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