With little over a week to go to the Quality Hotel Clonakilty West Cork Rally almost 160 entries have been received across all categories. As the rally is the second round of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Modified Championship there has been a lot of interest and the quality of the entry reflects this .... Read the full Press Release here.
The seeded entry list can be viewed or downloaded
If you wish to marshal, contact Chief Marshal Kiera Daly on 085 1145433
|John Crowley's Shop, Bypass, Clonakilty|
|Maxol Service Station, Bypass, Clonakilty|
|Noel White, Texaco, Clonakilty|
|Paddy Meade's Newsagent, Clonakilty|
|Dave McCarthys, Clonakilty|
|Scallys SV, Clonakilty|
|Hartes Spar, Clonakilty|
|Quality Hotel, Clonakilty|
|Walsh Londis, Clonakilty|
|Foleys Texaco Service Station, Timoleague|
|Spar Filling Station, Skibbereen|
|EMO Denis Cronin Ballylickey|
|Londis - Bandon bypass|
|Bandon Motors, Bandon|
|Kevin O Leary's, Clonakilty Road, Bandon|
|Cahalanes Garage, Cork Road, Bandon|
|Maxol Station, Bandon Road (beyond Viaduct), Cork City|
|Coleman's Car Care, Wilton Shopping Centre, Cork City|
|Glenview Motors, Macroom|
|Jerry Murphy, R&R Tyres, Ballincollig|
COMPETITION LICENCE AND IRDS INSURANCE SCHEME APPLICATIONS
COMPETITORS ARE REMINDED THAT AN IRDS APPLICATION FORM, SEPARATE FROM THE LICENCE APPLICATION FORM, MUST BE COMPLETED FOR ANY DRIVER WHO WISHES TO TAKE PART IN STAGE RALLIES, NAVIGATION, RETROSPECTIVE OR ENDURANCE TRIALS, OR MULTI-VENUE AUTOTESTS INVOLVING THE USE OF PUBLIC ROADS.
The IRDS application form is available on the MI website, under Standard Forms – Competitors, where it is the third item listed.
The Carrick on Suir Motorclub's Willie Loughman Forestry Rally 2014, due to take place on Sunday, March 2, has had to be postponed due to the damage caused by the adverse weather conditions during the last few days. A club spokesperson said: "Unfortunately, the stages are just not viable to run. The club wishes to apologies for any inconvenience caused by this and wishes to thank Coillte for their on-going support".
Reposing at Hurley's Funeral Home, Market Street, Skibbereen on tomorrow, Tuesday, from 5pm to 7pm, followed by removal to St Patrick's Cathedral. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon, followed by cremation in the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. Family flowers only.
As a mark of respect, Cork Motor Club's meeting this Tuesday has been cancelled.
Cork Motor Club are deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic death of Michael (Mick) O’Riordan earlier today (Sat. Feb.15) in an accident while at work that involved restoring services after the recent storms in West Cork.
Mick, a popular and long serving member of the Skibbereen and District Car Club, was also a great supporter of Cork Motor Club events.
The directors and members of Cork Motor Club offer their deepest sympathies to Michael's wife, Mary and their children, and all his family and friends at this very sad time.
CMC's annual 2-day 4X4 production vehicle trial takes place on this Saturday and Sunday February 15 & 16 at Rockgrove, Coachford, Co Cork. Marshals needed 10.30am both days. Read more here....
Marshals wanted this Saturday Feb 15, 10.30am Ring/Text 086 8308250
Date: Wednesday 19th of February 2014
Time: Sign on at 7.30pm. Course begins at 7.45pm sharp.
Location: Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Co. Cork
The Cork Motor Club organised Quality Hotels West Cork Rally takes place for the 36th time on the 15th & 16th March, 2014, St. Patrick’s Weekend. For the first time the rally is part of the 2014 Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Modified Championship which gives the event a welcome boost. Read more...
The town of Clonakilty, which has hosted the West Cork Rally since the event began back in 1977, has again voiced its long term commitment to supporting the rally.
Read item from Wednesday's (Jan 29) Irish Examiner here.
James Lucey, driving his Subaru Special, has won our 2013 Christmas Autocross on the fifth and final run with a time of 2:06.21. Club champion driver Owen Murphy in a Peugeot 206 finished second overall, having led after four runs, but a broken driveshaft on the final test meant he was unable to improve on his fourth run time of 2:09.60. The Vauxhaul Nova of Derek mackeral finished 3rd O/A with a time of 2:12.03.
Ken Carmody took the prize for Best CMC in his Ford Ka with a time of 2:19.16, Ciara Deasy driving a Peugeot 206 was Best Lady with a time of 2:23.60, while James Lehane, Honda Civic was Best Novice on 2:23.92. Full results can be downloaded here
There was an entry of 30 drivers and each got five runs over the course at Michael Cronin’s Quarry at Ightermurragh, Ladysbridge, Co Cork. The Mark Dolphin Transport supported event The event will be the first round of the 2014 Cork Motor Club championship and also the final round of both the Waves Restaurant Munster and 5 Star Catering National Loose Surface Autocross championships.
A special word of thanks to event COC Donal Healy, who is recovering from surgery, and his team who laid out an excellent course despite the recent very bad weather, plus all the competitors, some travelling a long distance to compete.
Club member Gerard Quinn, navigated by top Iocal map-man Michael Gilbey, won the 2013 Andrew Spibey Memorial 12 Car Rally, which was organised by the West Cumbria District Car Club recently. The Irish Welsh combination who drove a Ford Focus to victory, almost didn't make the start after their first choice, a Continental GT3, didn't make it back from the Gulf 12 Hours, and then their Fiesta R5 became 'temporarily unavailable' (Gerard will explain at the 1000 Shakes). Club members can read the full account HERE
After a discussion by club members at a meeting on Tuesday November 3, many changes to the rules and regulations for CMC's 2014 club championship were suggested. After discussion the final list of championship regulations for 2014 was agreed and passed at our November 10 meeting. See 2014 club championship regulations Here
Owen Murphy and Greg Shinnors have taken the top awards in tCork Motor Club's 2013 club championship.
After two top scoring results, one of them an overall win on our November 4X4 event, two second place points plus two other lower points positions, Owen Murphy has won the club's 2013 overall driver's championship.
In the driver classes, Rober Beamish is first Expert with Johnny Kenneally second and Jason Coulter third. Best Semi Expert is Conor O'Neill from Johnny Casey and Jonathan O'Callaghan third. Top Novice for 2013 is Orla Beamish followed home by Sean Daly with David O'Donoghue third.
The club's 2013 best overall navigator is Greg Shinnors with three top points finishing places including an overall win on our Jim Walsh Forest Rally, plus a second and a non finish.
James O'Brien takes top spot in the Expert class followed by Ken Carmody, with Liam Brennan taking third place. Best semi expert this year is Brian Quinlan with Grace O'Brien in second place and Vincent Goggin third. Patrick O'Sullivan takes the best novice award with Gavin Sheehan second and Meg Brady in third place.
The prizegiving for the championship takes place at CMC's annual dinner on Saturday January 4, 2014 in Silversprings Moran Hotel start time 8pm. Also on the night will be the PlasticBags.ie Southern 4 rally championship prizegiving. Tickets are €35 each. Please contact Paula at 087 9967482 (call or text) to secure your tickets.
Proposed changes to 2014 club championship
Our final round of the 2013 Cork Motor Club championship for drivers took place at Rockgrove, outside Coachford, Co. Cork on Sunday (Nov17).
Winner on the day, and club champion driver for 2013 (pending the championship results being made final), was Owen Murphy, in what I believe was the Ovens driver’s first 4X4 overall victory.
Class wins went to Robert Beamish, John Browne, Johnny Casey and Orla Beamish.
There was an entry of 13 drivers, eight of whom were club members. And club members also turned out in numbers to help with all points marshalled. The weather was ideal for, what one driver said, was the first time in 40 years. But I think Orla Beamish was exagerating at little.
Big thanks to COC Mick O’Shea and his helpers who put on 11 tests for competitors.
Full results available later.
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Congratulations to Cork Motor Club members Michael O'Brien and James O'Brien who won the 2013 Valvoline National Forest Rally Championship last Saturday Read more here.