DUNLOP ENDS SPONSORSHIP OF NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

July 17, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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The Dunlop brand has been synonomous with motorsport in Ireland for decades.

ONE of the strongest and longest sponsorship associations in Irish motorsport will cease at the end of the season as Dunlop has announced it will not be renewing its title sponsorship of the National Rally Championship. The announcement brings to an end a glorious chapter that began in 2000 and has seen the series become one of the most popular and... [Read more...]

MOFFETT MASTERS MUNSTER

June 3, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Sam Moffett and co-driver James O’Reilly put in a late entry and emerged victorious in their Fiesta WRC.

Late entry Monaghan’s Sam Moffett and co-driver James O’Reilly won an eventful and somewhat controversial Circuit of Munster Rally, round four of the Dunlop National Rally Championship. They finished just 4.6 seconds in front of last year’s event winner Kevin Kelleher (Subaru WRC), who was co-driven by Ger Conway. Meanwhile, Steve Wood/Keith Moriarty... [Read more...]

2014 Update & Mayo Stages- with Tonya Fortune,

April 1, 2014 by Tonya Fortune  

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Tony and new navigator Damien Lawlor at speed in the Corsa. Image from Kevin Glendinning

Between one thing and another it’s been quite a while since I’ve had time to update this! To sum up 2013, it finished out on a high taking another class win in my local rally, the Wexford Stages, and 2nd overall in the Junior section of the South East Stages Championship. 2014 sees me set my sights on the Dunlop National Rally Championship. The... [Read more...]

Weekend Results for 23/24 February 2013

February 25, 2013 by Paul Grogan  

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Weekend Results for 23/24 February 2013

WEEKEND RESULTS for 23/24 February 2013 BIRR & DISTRICT M C ABBEYLEIX MANOR HOTEL STAGES RALLY AT ABBEYLEIX (ROUND 1 OF DUNLOP NATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP, TOP PART WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP AND LOUGHRAN SIGNS MIDLANDS EAST CHAMPIONSHIP): 1 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Impreza WRC) 55m 50s, 2 Melvyn Evans/Sean Mullally (Impreza WRC) 56m 25s, 3 James... [Read more...]

Irish National Rally Championship to be decided in Donegal

October 13, 2012 by Declan Lee  

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Brian O'Mahony with navigator John Higgins were winners in Carlow earlier this year. Can they win again in Donegal to seal the title? Photo: rte.ie

The winner of this year’s Dunlop National Rally Championship will be decided this weekend at the Abbey Hotel Donegal Harvest Stages Rally with Brian O’Mahony, Thomas Fitzmaurice and Niall Maguire all in contention for the Vard Memorial Trophy. All three drivers will be taking to the roads in Subaru S11 world rally cars and any one of them can lift... [Read more...]

National Rally Championship returns with Tipperary showdown

August 10, 2012 by Motorsport Ireland  

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Colm Murphy will be one of the main contenders in GPN down in Tipperary. Photo: Ger Leahy

The Dunlop National Rally Championship returns to action this weekend after a break of two months with the Stonethrowers Rally in Tipperary the sixth event of the season. Thomas Fitzmaurice, the championship leader, didn’t compete in the last round in Limerick and neither did his two closest rivals, Brian O’Mahony and Niall Maguire.  All three... [Read more...]

The BIG Preview: Ravens Rock Rally 2012

June 21, 2012 by Trevor McGrath  

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This years event programme cover features a fitting tribute to last years winning co-driver Gareth Roberts

Over the past two years the last Saturday and Sunday of June has signified a octane fuelled weekend in the Marble City. This is set continue this year as the Carrick on Suir Motor Club brings the Ravens Rock Rally to Kilkenny City and County for the third successive year with the tarmac rally taking place next Sunday. Sponsored by Suirway Farm Machinery... [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...]

2012 Dunlop National Rally Championship Round 5 Preview – Limerick MC Circuit of Munster Stages Rally

May 31, 2012 by Peter Boyd  

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Can Brian O'Mahony continue his winning ways from Carlow down in Limerick? Photo: Peter Boyd

The Dunlop National Rally Championship heads to the Mid-West this weekend for the 60th Anniversary Circuit of Munster Stages Rally organised by the Limerick Motor Club. Based at the Woodlands Hotel in Adare the rally will consist of nine stages in a 3 X 3 stage format, servicing will take place after each loop of three stages with the service area located... [Read more...]