A Rally Timekeepers Procedures and Training Course will be held in the Auburn Lodge Hotel Ennis Co Clare on Sunday January the 24th at 1pm.
This course is being run in Conjuction with the Dunlop National Rally Championship and was requested by competitors and clubs involved in the Dunlop National Series.
However This Course is open to all clubs running Rallys
(National, International or Forestry) in 2010.
The purpose of the coures is to cover the procedures on all aspects of timing on Stage Rallys.
This course is also open and recomended to Competitors that wish to attend.
It is intended to run a number of these courses through out the country starting on Sunday the 24th to cover upcomming events such as
Galway International Rally, Birr Stages Rally
and all clubs in this region are welcome:
(Clare, Limerick, Galway, Kerry, Killarney Tipperary and any other clubs that wish to send timekeepers).
So Dont Forget The Auburn Lodge Ennis on the 24th of January at 1pm.
For More Details contact
087 2680732 / +353 87 2680732 or e mail email@example.com
2009 Top Part West Coast Awards Night 23rd January 2010.
@ The Auburn Lodge Hotel Gort Rd Ennis Co Clare
Tickets Now Available For 2009 Top Part West Coast Awards Night
Tickets For Awards Night Are Now Available To Purchase By Contacting;
Thomas McGarry @ 0868055884
Martin Leahy @ 0862162464.
Tickets Are Priced At €50 Each. The Auburn Lodge Hotel Are Offering A Special Rate For People Attending The Awards Night Of €85 For A Double Room Including Breakfast Or €44 Per Person Sharing Including Breakfast. Contact Numbers For The Hotel Can Be Found Below.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Hillclimb C.O.C for 2010 as Richard Casey. This isnt Richards first attempt at running the Hills either! Richard was C.O.C on the hills for two consecutive events in the last ten years. Everyone at Clare Motorclub wishes him the very best. Im sure Richard will have a strong team working with him in the organising of the event and that as many CMC members row in and help out as much as possible.
This year the Clare Hillclimb weekend reached new heights by being awarded best event throughout the year in the Hillclimb championship. This was achieved through plenty of hard work by outgoing C.O.C John McNamara and his team.
Pictured here is Richard trying his hand at priesthood...
Donegal Motor Club is dismayed to learn of the resignation of the Rallies Committee of Motorsport Ireland arising from an incident at an International Rally in 2009.
We call on all parties to act quickly and sensibly to resolve these difficulties.
However, as the Motor Club concerned, we support the stand taken by the Rallies Committee, and our nominee to it, and we applaud its determination to secure fair play for the competitors, officials and motor club caught up in the incident.
Our complaint to the Motorsport Commission and the Rallies Committee, which we delivered last July, remains unanswered and this is not satisfactory.
We note that the Dunlop Rally Championship sub-committee has resigned in support of the Rallies Committee. We thank both committees, and the National Forest Stages committee, which has also resigned, for their principled stand in the investigation of our complaint and we invite other motor clubs to do likewise.
We call on M.I. to properly address these issues and to reinstate the Rallies Committee, and to do so quickly.
"We refer to a statement issued by Motorsport Ireland on 11th December 2009.
It is with regret that we note that Motorsport Ireland has accepted the resignation of the Chairman, Secretary and individual members of its Rallies Committee.
The TROA would like to put on record it’s appreciation to Mr. James Coleman ( Rallies Committee Chairman) , and to his Committee members, for their efforts in endeavouring to bring a fair and just conclusion to matters arising in relation to an incident at one of the Irish Tarmac Championship counting rounds in 2009.
The TROA is concerned that despite the work done by the Rallies Committee over many months, the matter has not been resolved within Motorsport Ireland to the satisfaction of the Rallies Committee.
The TROA Chairman, Bobby Clinton, attends Rallies Committee meetings in his capacity as TROA representative. He has observed at first hand the work being done by its chairman and committee, can vouch for their integrity, and supports the officers and committee members in their efforts to properly administer rallying in Ireland.
In the light of confusion that has arisen regarding TROA's representation on the rallies committee, the matter will be considered by the members of TROA at it's AGM in January."
Programmes now on sale at €10.00
O Sullivan & Hansburys,
Maxol Limerick Rd Ennis,
Conways Shop Ennistymon,
Western Garages Shop,
Texaco opposite St Flannans College,
Fallons Spar Corofin,
Sheedys Shop Darragh Kilrush Rd,
Auburn Lodge Hotel,
Loughville Motors/Oliver Walsh Lahince Road.
This years event sees a massive contingent from the Clare Motorclub. There are no fewer than 36 CMC drivers and 35 Navigators taking part. So far this week the weather looks very promising and we all hope it will hold for the weekend.
An inclusion in the awards this year is the “Dermot Molloy” award. Any Class car that falls under 1650 cc is eligible and must have at least a CMC driver.This award is in memory of Dermot who was a CMC competitor and was sadly taken from us. His car is being rallied this weekend by Pakie Kelly and co-driven by David Livingstone who were very close friends of Dermot. Keep an eye out for a blue civic, car no. J2. There are 21 CMC crews eligible for this award.
After a hard and wet day of rallying around the Headford region of Galway, three out of the 5 Clare crews competing in today's Galway Summer Stages Rally came home to the finish ramp. Congratulations to Joe Baker and Vicky Finn, who take the best Clare MC Crew award, and also to Tommy and Leanne Flanagan, just behind them, and Al and Pat Meany.
Martin and Maureen Kelly had made it up to second in Class 8 after SS7, but retired before completing SS8 (if they'd like to tell us why, I'll pass this on!). Brian McNamara and Jim Casey retired on the last stage of the day, obviously the "black tyres" weren't quite enough
Kerry's Mike Quinn, with Clare's Grainne McEnery calling the notes, finished a creditable 6th overall, taking first in class 14 and the best 2-wheel drive performance of the day.
In the Junior category, Patrick Kelly and Derek Flynn finished the 5 stages which were tackled by the 10 Junior and 10 Mini crews, and managed to come home in 5th place out of 9 Junior finishers, congratulations to them too!
Clare club member Brian McNamara is looking forward to a successful weekend as he prepares for his first Galway Summer rally as a driver in his Peugeot 205.
Brian is no stranger to rallying having sat in the co driver’s seat for many events with Ruan’s Richard Casey in their beautiful Mark 1 Escort.
Sadly Richard and Brian have had series of unfortunate non finishes which has prompted Brian to take the drivers position.
Brian starts the Galway Summer rally seeded car 108 under the watchful eye of Clare’s most experienced navigator Jim Casey.
Brian values Jim’s vast experience especially when it comes down to the choice of tyre compound (ref circuit of Munster).
Jim was delighted to be called up by Brian to sit in, as Jim nevourously awaits the up and coming Clare Stages Rally with West Limerick’s fastest driver Aidan Walsh.
We wish Brian and Jim all the best for the weekend.