UK raiders target Wexford success – Motorsport Ireland Weekend Preview

Wexford Motor Club will run their annual stages rally this weekend, based out of the Riverbank House Hotel in Wexford Town. The event is a counting round of the South East Stages Rally Championship and the compact 210km, 12 stage, 2-day rally is the only one of its kind in the South East, drawing big […]

Robin Lyons Wins First Two Rounds Of Irish National Autotest Championship

Ballyvourney in Co. Cork played host to the opening 2 rounds of the 2015-16 Irish National Autotest Championship. Round 1, which took place on Saturday and was organised by Cork Motor Club, saw Robin Lyons triumph after 12 tests. He was followed home by Paul Blair in second and Eamonn Byrne in third. The perfect […]

Hurson and Connolly win the West!

Peader Hurson and Damien Connolly secured a comfortable win on Sunday’s Galway Summer Stages Rally, round 7 of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship. Hurson hit the front on stage 1 after pre event favourite and number 1 seed, Declan Boyle, slid his Ford Fiesta World Rally Car off the road on the opening test […]

Karting Kicks Up A Gear & Galway Gets Ready To Rally

The Motorsport Ireland Kart Committee are delighted to announce the recent formation of a training programme for Irish kart racers in association with the sports and fitness department in University College Dublin. Working together, the kart committee and the department will develop a specific programme for competitors. Chairman of the Kart Committee, Brian Kavanagh, is […]

Murphy Pops The Cork

Ballincollig driver Owen Murphy and navigator Anthony Nestor reigned supreme on Sunday’s Jim Walsh Cork Forestry Rally after an enthralling battle with the Monaghan crew of Josh Moffett and Jason McKenna. Moffett took early honours with a fastest time on the opening stage, Streamhill while UK based Cork man Michael O’Brien hit the front on […]

Motorsport Ireland Weedend

The McLoughlin Industrial Flooring Irish Rallycross Championship roars back into life this weekend with round 6 of the series taking place on Sunday in Tynagh Co. Galway. It will be second visit of the series to the venue which hosted a championship round for the first time a few months ago. With a wide variety of […]

Motorsport Ireland weekend preview – McMullan and Byrne to go for gold at Silverstone

Motorsport Ireland drivers Jonny McMullan and Jake Byrne will be looking to build upon recent successful outings at Mondello Park as the pair head across the Irish Sea to tackle rounds 11 and 12 of the British National Formula Ford Championship at the famous Silverstone circuit. McMullan, the current holder of the Dunlop Sexton Young […]

Straker Streaks To ALMC Rally Win

The UK/Irish pairing of Mark Straker and Michael Coady swept to victory on Sunday’s ALMC Rally based in Trim, Co. Meath. Darrian driver Straker, who trailed fellow UK driver Simon Mauger after the opening stage, hit the front on stage 2 and remained there for the duration of the event. In challenging conditions, Straker found […]

Motorsport Ireland officially Appoint Governing Body’s First Sport Development Officer

At a recent meeting of all the clubs and organisations affiliated to Motorsport Ireland, the National Governing Body officially appointed Art McCarrick as the first Sport Development Officer (SDO) as part of their strategic plan for Irish motorsport. The appointment was greeted with overwhelming enthusiasm by those in attendance who see the role as having […]

Jennings & Kennedy Take Donegal Crown

Fermanagh driver Garry Jennings and Donegal co-driver Rory Kennedy swept to a commanding win on Ireland’s premier rally event, the Joule Donegal International Rally. Jennings spent most of the opening day of the event embroiled in a battle with current Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship leader, Donagh Kelly. Kelly however, was to hit bother […]

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