Motorsport Ireland Fixtures 20/21 April 2013

April 18, 2013 by Paul Phelan  

Motorsport Ireland Fixtures 20/21 April 2013

DATE: 20/21.4.13 CLUB: Leinster MC EVENT: Weekend Sporting Trial VENUE: Moneystown, Ashford, Co Wicklow START TIME: Sat 11.30, Sun 11.30 Event Secretary: Ben Deithrick ph: 086-1675724 DATE: 20/21.4.13 CLUB: Galway MC/Clare MC EVENT: Hillclimb/Sprint (HC) POSTPONED DATE: 21.4.13 CLUB: Co Monaghan MC EVENT: Stages Rally (SR) VENUE: HQ: Hillgrove Hotel,... [Read more...]

Motorsport Ireland Fixtures 16/17 March 2013

March 13, 2013 by Paul Phelan  

Motorsport Ireland Fixtures 16/17 March 2013

DATE: 16.3.13 CLUB: Carlow CC EVENT: Sprint CANCELLED DATE: 16.3.13 CLUB: Leinster MC EVENT: Sporting Trial VENUE: Ballybrew, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow START TIME: 11.30 Event Secretary: Dave Smyth ph: 087-0528466 DATE: 16/17.3.13 CLUB: Cork MC EVENT: Stages Rally VENUE: HQ: Quality Hotel, Clonakilty, Co Cork START TIME: Sat 13.00, Sun 10.30 Event Secretary:... [Read more...]

Ferguson collects ANICC Motorsport Award for 2012

January 28, 2013 by Ian Lynas  

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Steven Ferguson collected the award to reward his achievement of becoming a Triple Autotest Champion for the second year in a row. Photo: Guy Foster

Despite being a relatively small country, Northern Ireland is bursting with motorsport talent, and that was evident at Saturday’s annual Association of Northern Ireland Car Clubs’ (ANICC) awards evening! With an impressive array of more than 200 trophies, the finest competitors in the country were present at the Armagh City Hotel to receive their... [Read more...]

Kirkistown News December 2012

December 26, 2012 by Ian Lynas  

Philip Shields will be hard to beat in 2013

Philip Shields will be hard to beat in 2013

Philip Shields broke the lap record at Kirkistown this season in his fantastic Breezemount Motorsport GP2, can he further that advantage in 2013? Photo: Raceline Photography

Regulations are now available for the 500 MRCI Single Venue Rally which takes place at Kirkistown circuit on Saturday 19 January 2013 and the good news, entry fees are pegged at the 2012 rate. The event will be held over six stages all within the confines of Kirkistown circuit. Regulations can be obtained from the website: or by telephone:... [Read more...]

Dermot Nolan: You know you want to do it!

November 29, 2012 by Dermot Nolan  

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Dermot's newly aquired Reynard 913 will be one to watch on the 2013 hills

So a week into November, Simon Mc Kinley calls me & says “you know you want to do it”. I have no idea what he is talking about, after he explained that The Kirkstown Sprint on Nov 24th was the last opportunity to have a good run in my Reynard 913 for 2012 I readily agreed ! I called Richard Young at Kirkstown and as usual he facilitated... [Read more...]

Gerard O’Connor: My year on The Hills!

November 4, 2012 by Gerard O'Connor  

Donegal is a highlight in most Hillclimb competitor's calendar. Photo: Billy Ridge of

The 2012 National Hillclimb and Sprint caught my attention because of the mixture of new and old venues. I decided to get out the competion suit for my first championship season since 2008. A sore back early in 2009 left me to pool my money for renting a Formula Libre car for the Phoenix Park races. A visit to the concrete barriers put paid to my finances... [Read more...]

Keith Hogg: My turn to get back out on track!

October 8, 2012 by Keith Hogg  

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Keith in action in his MAD Motorsport Formula Sheane at Mondello Park. Photo: Con Connolly

With Leo away (on business?) in Hong Kong . I was approached by to write a blog. Well someone’s got to do it, so I thought why not?! Having not been out all season and after the gearbox trouble Clio Cup Driver David Dickinson had during the Leinster Trophy weekend in the car, I really wanted to get out and test the car myself. Luckily... [Read more...]

Laois Rallysport Club Sprint in Mondello – Entries flying in and still being taken

September 27, 2012 by Kieran Reid  

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Laois Rallysport Club have an action packed day in store at Mondello Park. Photo: Con Connolly

While the entries from the Hillclimb/Sprint fraternity are coming in strong, entries from Rally competitors for the classes for rally cars is very much on the slow side, despite the fantastic value on offer. This all-tarmac event is being run on the International track and each run will be 7 kilometres in length, enough to test any car or driver. After... [Read more...]

Laois Rallysport Club Sprint in Mondello Park on Sunday, 30th September 2012

September 20, 2012 by Kieran Reid  

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Colm Mullins in his Fiesta competed in a similar Sprint run at Mondello Park earlier this year. Photo: Con Connolly

Classes for all makes of Rally, Rallycross, Sprint and Race Cars. All-tarmac event with each run 7km long. Laois Rallysport Club will hold their annual sprint this year in Mondello Park, Naas, Co Kildare. Their date, originally scheduled for 7th October, has been moved back by one week to Sunday, 30th September to facilitate the calendar of events in... [Read more...]

Nolan beats Mc Kinley! Well, kind of…

August 9, 2012 by Dermot Nolan  

Dermot collects his winnings at a formal presentation ceremoney earlier this month!

Dermot Nolan, team mate to Ireland’s current double Hillclimb Champion Simon Mc Kinley, recently celebrated success against Mc Kinley – well Mc Kinley Senior! At the recent Connaught Competition Engines Irish Hillclimb & Sprint Championship round held in Kirkstown, Nolan double drove his very quick Reynard 873 with Peter Mc Kinley –... [Read more...]