VIDEO- Galway Rally from 1986 with Coleman, McHale & Fisher!

March 30, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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One of the most famous clips in Irish rallying- brake failure on Bertie Fisher's Manta!

This one is a classic. Austin McHale in the black Dealer Opel Team Manta against Billy Coleman in the Rothmans Porsche 911 and Bertie Fisher- also Manta mounted. The Rothmans Team also brought Saeed Al Hajri in a 911 and despite being new to the Irish stages and weather conditions, he performs admirably. Fisher has the dubious honour (back then!) of... [Read more...]

VIDEO- The Phoenix Park Races 1986- with Billy Coleman

January 18, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Metro Mayhem at Dublin Corner. Image from Con Connolly.

The UK MG Metro Challenge visited The ‘Park in 1986 and somebody talked Billy Coleman into taking a drive in one. The results are hilarious with Billy describing his turn one tangle as a “Territorial Dispute”. Roger Eccles also brought his new Merc 190 over and blew away all the Production Saloons on the Saturday- the second race on... [Read more...]

Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards 2013

December 10, 2013 by Paul Phelan  

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Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival winner Niall Murray was amongst the winners today being selected as Dunlop Motorsport Young Racing Driver of the Year

A very successful year for Irish racing and rally drivers, both home and abroad, culminated with the Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards 2013 in Dublin this week. The highlight of the ceremony is marked by the presentation of the prestigious Manley Memorial Trophy to the International Driver of the year and the awarding of the Billy Coleman and Sexton... [Read more...]

Moffett gains Young Rally Driver of the Year nomination

April 12, 2013 by Paul Phelan  

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Josh Moffett - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX

Josh Moffett has been nominated for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award for his performances in January and February. The winner of the Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver of the Year Award receives €50,000 worth of support to contest stage rallies nationally & internationally in 2014 along with... [Read more...]

Motormouth’s Video of the Week!

December 14, 2012 by Leo  

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One for our rally fans out there- an epic blend of McHale, Coleman and Fisher with Tony Pond thrown in the mix for good measure!

Bit of action for rally fans this week. It’s the 1985 Donegal- McHale Vs Coleman Vs Fisher with Tony Pond in the middle with the works Metro 6R4!  Read More →

Motorsport Ireland announce Billy Coleman Award Finalists

November 19, 2012 by Paul Phelan  

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Craig Breen is a previous winner of the Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver of the Year and has used the award to propel his career onto the world stage where he has now become S2000 World Rally Champion for 2012

Motorsport Ireland has announced the three finalists for the Billy Coleman Award for Ireland’s Young Rally Driver of the Year. The drivers who will go forward to the Motorsport Ireland Dunlop Champions of Irish Motorsport Awards on the 11th December are Dean Raftery, Daniel McKenna and Stephen Wright, where one will receive the Billy Coleman award... [Read more...]

Young Rally Driver of the Year Finalists are Announced

November 7, 2012 by Declan Lee  

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Stephen Wright received the September / October nomination for impressive performances in the final rounds of the Valvoline National Forest Championship

Motorsport Ireland has announced the eight nominees for this year’s Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver of the Year award. The eight nominees comprise of the five bi-monthly winners from January / February through to September / October along with one wildcard and the highest placed driver from the Valvoline National Forest Championship and finally the... [Read more...]

O’Connor gains Young Rally Driver of the Year nomination

June 8, 2012 by Paul Phelan  

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Kevin O'Connor on the Rally of the Lakes in his Citroen C2R2

Kevin O’Connor has been nominated for the Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver of the Year award following his performances in March and April this year. The Askeaton, Co Limerick driver scored class wins in both the West Cork Rally in March and the Circuit of Ireland International at Easter, followed by 2nd place in class in the International... [Read more...]