Cork Jim Walsh Forestry Rally (NEW DATE) - 14 Aug 16

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Round 4 - 2016 Irish Forest Rally Championship


Photo: Dan Cashman

Full On The Limit Sports TV Program on Line

Posted: February 21, 2017 9:40 AM

Video Clips

Posted: September 27, 2016 5:39 AM

In-Car

Posted: September 27, 2016 5:38 AM

Patrick O'Brien & Aine McGuigan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) SS5


Shane McGirr & Martin McGarrity (Toyota Starlet) SS2


David Condell & Eugene McGrath (Ford Escort) SS6


David Crossen & Chris McSherry (Ford Escort MkII) SS5


Mark Donnelly & Stephen O'Hanlon (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) SS4


Brian Little & Declan Casey (Ford Escort MkII) SS1


Ruairi Maguire & James O'Brien (Corsa) SS3


Seamus O'Connell/Brian Duggan (Ford Escort MkII) SS1

Desi/Liam Dominate in Cork Dust Up! Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forest Championship Round Four

Posted: September 27, 2016 5:36 AM

Round four of the 2016 Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forest Rally Championship, the Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally, run by the Cork Motor Club. Moonraker Rally winner- Desi Henry and Cork co-driver Liam Moynihan, in the 1600cc turbo-charged Skoda Fabia R5 took a convincing win in dry and dusty conditions, on what was hailed as another super event by the sixty-seven starters.

For County Antrim’s Desi Henry, the event got off to a perfect start opening out over nine seconds of a lead on stage one, from championship leader Michael Carbin who made a fine start in his Evo 4. Stage two was the long Mount Hilary test, and now the pattern began to emerge as former MK2 master Adrian Hetherington was to illustrate that he has adapted to the vageries of the four wheel drive Toyota Corolla WRC. He climbed into a second place, twelve seconds behind the flying Henry. Adrian would hold that position until the final special stage, when he picked up a puncture, driving on it for nine kilometres and surrendering the position to Patrick O’Brien in his Evo 9. Last year’s Valvoline Junior Champion had been suffering from a soft brake pedal, not ideal braking down from the high speed flat-out sections, but the Tyrone driver was delighted and much relieved to score this finish. Twenty seconds behind Hetherington, and claiming fourth was former champion Mick O’Brien after a promising showing in the Fiesta WRC.

As Desi Henry climbed further ahead, others fell by the wayside. At service Tipperary’s Pat O’Connell retired his Evo 9 from eighth place, and Omagh’s Mark Donnelly retired his S9 Impreza from fourth. Cathan McCourt who once again had started strongly in his Evo dropped from fifth to fifteenth on stage three, but was set to retire with mechanical issues on stage six. The other Mark Donnelly was scheduled to drive Super 2000 Fiesta, but elected to run a class twenty Evo 9, and it was a good choice as he ended up fifth, just two seconds in front of Michael Carbin. Michael still maintains his overall Valvoline series points lead, from Macroom’s Ger Lucey who put his Evo 8 into eighth after a late charge up the leader-board.

The Valvoline two-wheel drive race proved an epic one! Shane McGirr had Toyota power back into his red Toyota Starlet was fastest on stage one, but the Fivemiletown driver slid off on stage two, going into a hedge and re-joining the stage with the help of a strong marshal! County Down’s David Crossen now with Vauxhall power in his MK2 Escort held off McGirr’s advances, the gap just over three seconds starting the final stage. However McGirr and co-driver Marty McGarrity launched a grand attack on the Duhallow test, taking five seconds off Crossen to snatch victory.
“I am delighted with ninth overall and first 2WD in Cork Forest Rally. Fantastic stages such a credit to the club and all the organising team. It's not often in Ireland we have an issue with dust but makes a pleasant change from the wind and rain” said Shane. Micky Conlon was third in another MK2 Escort despite a misfire and David Condell in his 2.4 example was fourth despite nursing a damaged drive-shaft on one stage. Seamus O’Connell was fourth after stage three, but retired at service due to an aggravated back injury, whilst Paul Fitzgerald’s fine run in his 1600cc Escort ended when the timing belt failed on his engine on the final test. John Gordon who had led the two wheel drive point’s race into this round popped a tyre off a rim on stage three, dropping him well down the order, but still finished first in class twelve.

Winner of the rallytrader.ie/ Kumho tyres Junior category, collecting two tyres from Ears Motorsport Ireland was Stephen Dickson with co-driver Tommy Hayes in the R2 Fiesta. Sperrin’s Junior winner Adam Bustard had led in his R2T Fiesta, until a light roll on stage five put the Castlederg driver over and out, whilst Derek Mackarel retired his Nova once again, with mechanical failure. Shane Kenneally in his MK2 Escort led the Valvoline registered Junior’s into the final stage, but a spirited effort by Stephen Dickson saw him clinch the prize by just nine seconds.

Other important class winners included Ruari Maguire in his Vauxhall Corsa, Paul McCann in his Escort Cosworth, and Ed Muldoon taking Group N, from Stephen Cullen and Conor McCourt third. The Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally winners Desi Henry and Liam Moynihan however were delighted.
“We had a great run” said Desi. “No real problems and we really enjoyed the stages.” Next up for the Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forest Rally Championship is the Lakeland Stages in Enniskillen on 3rd September.

Results

Posted: September 27, 2016 5:30 AM

1 Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5) 34m 57s,
2 Patrick O'Brien/Aine McGuigan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) 36m 06s,
3 Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan (Toyota Corolla WRC) 36m 08s,
4 Michael O'Brien/Liam Brennan (Ford Fiesta WRC) 36m 30s,
5 Mark Donnelly/Stephen O'Hanlon (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) 36m 51s,
6 Mickey Carbin/Darragh Kelly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4) 36m 53s,
7 Martin Cairns/Gary McElhinney (Ford Fiesta WRC) 37m 20s,
8 Gerard Lucey/J J Cremin (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) 37m 42s,
9 Shane McGirr/Martin McGarrity (Toyota Starlet) 37m 49s,
10 David Crossen/Chris McSherry (Ford Escort MkII) 37m 52s.

Junior Class:
1 David Beamish/Andrew Beamish (Corsa)
2 Stephen Dickson/Tommy Hayes (Ford Fiesta R2) 42m 00s,
3 Shane Kenneally/Jer Connors (Ford Escort) 42m 09s.

Leaders After
SS1-6 Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5)

Stage Winners
SS1-6 Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5)

Slick Performances Ensure Carbin Leads Valvoline Series Into Cork! - Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forest Championship Round Four

Posted: August 12, 2016 1:28 PM

Round four of the 2016 Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forest Rally Championship, the Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally, run by the Cork Motor Club has attracted an astonishing entry, as the championship kicks back into life again after its recess. With four rounds remaining, the winner of the Valvoline title is still very much in the balance. It will all be decided before the big prize-giving night in Tullamore on 26th November. “The Whistlin’ Donkeys” will be playing that night, and the winners partying! However there’s a lot of fast forestry rallying to battle through before all that!

Round four on Sunday is based in Mallow and includes a new sixteen kilometre Duhallow stage. Clerk of the Course Brian O’Connell and his team have been working hard, and once again the On the Limit Sport cameras will be there to capture the action. Championship leader is Michael Carbin in his Mitsubishi Evo 4. A maximum points haul on round three- the Tour of the Sperrins has strengthened what has been a fast and consistent start to the year in the class 20 machine, as Darragh Kelly reads the notes. The number seven seeds will be hoping it’s a lucky number on Sunday. In his Evo 8 Mitsubishi, the ever enthusiastic Ger Lucey is second in the series, despite a troubled Sperrins event, but much of the attention is focused on an array of top flight 4wd machinery! Desi Henry with Cork co-driver in his R5 Skoda starts at number one and his recent British Championship pace makes him a hot favourite. At two is last year’s championship runner up Mick O’Brien, who feels he’s now adapted to the different driving style of his 1600cc WRC Fiesta. Local co-driver Liam Brennan will be urging him on, and he will need to as behind there is another former champion- Pat O’Connell in his Evo 9, and former Pirelli Star Driver- Mark Donnelly in his S9 Impreza WRC. Top points scorer on round one, and reigning Junior champion- Patrick O’Brien is hoping for a change in fortune after some mechanical niggles on recent outings in his Evo 9, whilst the other Mark Donnelly should be spectacular in his Ford Fiesta Super 2000. Added to this Martin Cairns in his Fiesta WRC now converted to right-hand drive, and the Corolla WRC’s of Adrian Hetherington and John Reid it could be anyone’s rally. It doesn’t even stop there as Jonny Leonard, Frank O’Brien, Cathan McCourt and Niall Henry are all on the list in their Evo’s. Not on the list this time though due to preparations for the Ulster Rally are Brendan Cumiskey and Josh Moffett.

The two-wheel drive race promises much with County Down’s John Gordon leading the points race from reigning Valvoline champion- Micky Conlon both in MK2 Escort’s. Shane McGirr with Martin McGarrity co-driving in the Starlet, will be hard to beat however, but the Escorts driven by Seamus O’Connell, David Condell and David Crossen are all capable contenders. Crossen has now Vauxhall power in his MK2, whilst despite having only 1600cc to power his Escort, local man Paul Fitzgerald is capable of some giant-killing runs.

The rallytrader.ie/ Kumho tyres Junior category winner will collect two tyres from Ears Motorsport Ireland at the end of the event. Shane Kenneally leads the championship in his MK2 Escort, but leading the Junior’s away on Sunday will be round three winner, Adam Bustard in his Fiesta R2T. The Castlederg driver, who is performing so well in the BRC faces serious opposition from the Nova of Derek Mackeral, the Corsa of David Beamish, the R2 Fiesta of Stephen Dickson and James Driver who lies second in the point’s in his Ford Ka.

Sixty kilometres of gravel stages lie ahead on Sunday, with the first car leaving Mallow at 9.30am. With over seventy cars entered, it’s proof again that the championship, the event itself and rallying in the forests is becoming ever more popular. More recent news is that the Limerick Forest Rally will make a return this year and will replace the Mayo Mini Forest Rally as the penultimate round of the Valvoline supported series.

Final Instructions No 1

Posted: August 11, 2016 3:49 AM

Entrants: For Time & Distance Schedule for Jim Walsh Forest Rally, please text/phone your email address to 086-2651970 / +353 86-2651970

Seeded Entry List

Posted: August 10, 2016 6:15 AM

240 Dermot Hassett/Niamh Power (Cheverlot Kalos) [9]
239 Patricia Denning/Joe Downey (Opel Corsa) [11F]
238 Darren Barrett/Lorcan Moore (Honda Civic) [16]
237 Richard O'Shea/Steven Mackey (Ford Escort Mk2) [16]
236 Colin Nelligan/Denny Greaney (Suzuki Swift) [16]
235 Martin O'Brien/Brian McCarthy (Citreon C2R2Max) [16]
234 Eoin Crowley/Shane Murphy (Peug2ot 206) [16]
233 Joe Stanley/Paul Dowling (Peugeot 205) [10]
232 David Fleming/Mark Horgan (Austin Mini) [9]
231 Chris Snow /Sean Brunton (Peugeot 206) [11F]
230 James Driver/Megan Conway (Ford Ka) [16]
229 John Quill/Trisha Hogan (Peugeot 206) [2]
228 Jason Dickson/TBA (Ford Fiesta ST) [3]
227 Adrian Beattie/Declan Ryan (Honda Civic) [11F]
226 Sean Moylan/Vincent Goggin (Peugeot 306) [10]
225 Colm Kearns/Terence McCabe (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
224 Niall O'Sullivan/Sean O'Crowley (Citreon C2) [9]
223 Ian Chadwick/Kevin Horgan (Ford Ka) [9]
222 Ruairi Maguire/TBA (Vauhall Nova) [9]
221 Lukasz Czapnik/Robert Majchrzak (Peugeot 206) [11F]
220 Barry Mahon/Ulton McCowan (Honda Civic) [11F]
219 Ray Benskin Snr/TBA (Ford Escort Mk 2) [12]
218 David Fitzsimons/Tommy Moynihan (Ford Escort G4) [12]
217 Sean Benskin /Joe Fitzgibbon (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
216 Shane Kenneally/Jer Connors (Ford Escort Mk2) [16]
215 Stephen Dickson/Tommy Hayes (Ford Fiesta R2) [16]
214 Emmet Cronin/Padraig Walsh (Ford Escort MK2) [9]
213 Brian Little/Declan Casey (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
212 Tom Murphy/John Lynch (Ford Escort Mk 2) [10]
211 David Beamish /Andrew Beamish (Opel Corsa) [16]
210 Derek Mackaral/Daire Hayes (Vauxhall Nova) [16]
209 Adam Bustard/Aaron Johnston (Ford Fiesta R2T) [16]
208 Ray Benskin Jnr/Nicky Hegarty (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
207 Paul Fitzgerald/Pierce Doheny Jnr (Ford Escort Mk 2) [11R]
206 David Crossen/Chris McSherry (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
205 John Gordan/Thomas Wedlock (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
204 David Condell/Eugene McGrath (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
203 Seamus O'Connell/Brian Duggan (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
202 Mickey Conlon/Ciaran McPhillips (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
201 Shane McGirr/Martin McGarrity (Toyota Starlet ) [13]

1 Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5) [5]
2 Michael O'Brien/Liam Brennan (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
3 Pat O'Connell/Mark Wylie (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
4 Mark Donnelly/Barry McNulty (Subaru Impreza WRC S9) [7]
5 Patrick O'Brien/Aine McGuigan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
6 Mark Donnelly/Stephen O'Hanlon (Ford Fiesta S2000) [5]
7 Michael Carbin/Darragh Kelly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4) [20]
8 Martin Cairns/TBA (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
9 Adrian Hetherington/Garry Nolan (Toyota Corolla WRC) [15]
10 John Reid/Enda Shiels (Toyota Corolla WRC) [15]
11 Ger Lucey/JJ Cremin (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
12 Jonny Leonard/Jackie Elliott (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
14 Frank O'Brien/Stephen O'Brien (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [20]
15 Cathan McCourt /Brian Hoy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
16 Nial Henry /Nial Burns (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
17 Darren McKelvey/Graham Henderson (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
18 Mark Murphy/Aoife Murphy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
19 Ian Graham/Damien Duffin (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
20 PJ O'Conor/Anthony Nestor (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
21 Ed Muldoon/Mark Byrne (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
22 Stephen Cullen/Seamus O'Grady (Toyota Corolla WRC) [20]
23 John Byrnes/Brian Grant (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
24 Ashley Dickson/TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
25 Paul McCann/Paddy Plunkett (Ford Escort RS Cosworth) [15]
26 Patsy Keenan/TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
27 Conor McCourt/Caolan McKenna (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4) [4]
28 Danny Creedon/Iarla McCarthy (Subaru Impreza WRX) [6]
29 Brecan McBreen/Breen McNamee (Subaru Impreza WRX) [15]
30 Aidan Long/Anthony O'Sullivan (Subaru Impreza WRX) [15]
31 James McCann/John McCabe (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7) [15]
32 Gemma Kerley/Lisa Knox (Subaru Impreza WRX) [4]

Cork forest Rally is GO.

Posted: August 8, 2016 6:02 PM

The Crafted Fitted Furniture & Joinery Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally is ready to run on next Sunday August 14th. The work is done the stages are in superb condition and the rally is centrally based in Mallow.

Cork Motor Club has made a serious effort to centralise all aspects of the rally which start with Documentation which is in the Cork Co. Council grounds in Annabella, as is the Parc Ferme, Trailer Park and Finish ramp. Service is in Quarter Town industrial Estate and the Rally HQ for the weekend is the The Roundabout Inn, Mallow.

The stages are in the Nadd ,Banteer area and there is huge interest in the new stage this year Duhallow 16km of superb gravel road this stage has already been described as EPIC.

At the time of going to press entries include Mark Donnelly Fiesta s2000, Adrian Hetherington in the Corolla WRC, Former Champion Pat O Connell in an Evo and Championship leader Michael Carbin in an Evo however many think the battle for the win will be between Desi Henri in the Skoda and Mick O Brien in the Fiesta WRC with CMC member Liam Brennan on the notes.

In the 2wd category the battle will be for the Mk2 Master Of The Woods , this battle should be worth looking at with drivers like David Crossen, Seamus O Connell , Mickey Conlon, David Condell , local ace Paul Fitzgerald and Shane McGirr to name but a few .

Clerk of the Course Brian O’Connell said really happy with the way things have gone so far got great help from his committee and the Cork Motor Club members. We at Cork Motor Club are indebted to our title sponsor The Crafted Fitted Furniture & Joinery Company, the town of Mallow, The Roundabout Inn, Mallow Chamber of Commerce, the Gardai, Cork County Council, Mallow Development Partnership, the traders of Mallow and the Country Fire Service for all their support.

Thanks to our neighbouring Motor Clubs who are helping us on the day and to the competitors who have come from far and wide.

The event will, once again, be televised and will showcase Mallow town and its immediate surroundings.

The event starts on the first stage at approx. 10 o clock with the finish at approx. 4 o clock.

Full details will be available in the event programme, details of outlets will be available shortly - the first stop to keep up with all that's happening on the rally.

Entries Received (7/8/16)

Posted: August 8, 2016 2:44 PM

John Quill/Trisha Hogan (Peugeot 206) [2]
Ed Twomey/John McCay (Ford Fiesta R2) [2]
Jason Dickson/TBA (Ford Fiesta ST) [3]
Ashley Dickson/TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
Patsy Keenan/TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
Gemma Kerley/Lisa Knox (Subaru Impreza) [4]
Conor McCourt/Caolan McKenna (Mitsubishi Lancer Lancer Evo 9) [4]
Ed Muldoon/Mark Byrne (Mitsubishi Lancer Lancer Evo 9) [4]
Mark Donnelly/Stephen O'Hanlon (Ford Fiesta S2000) [5]
Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5) [5]
Martin Carins/TBA (Subaru Impreza WRC S9) [7]
Mark Donnelly/Barry McNulty (Subaru Impreza WRC S9) [7]
Michael O'Brien/Liam Brennan (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
Emmet Cronin/Padraig Walsh (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
David Fleming/Mark Horgan (Austin Mini) [9]
Dermot Hassett/Niamh Power (Cheverlot Kalos) [9]
Colm Kearns/Terence McCabe (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
Ruairi Maguire/Grace O'Brien (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
Niall O'Sullivan/Sean O'Crowley (Citroen C2) [9]
Brian Little/TBA (Ford Escort Mk 2) [10]
Tom Murphy/John Lynch (Ford Escort Mk2) [10]
Joe Stanley/Paul Dowling (Peugeot 205) [10]
Sean Benskin/Joe Fitzgibbon (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
Ray Benskin/TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
Ray Benskin Jnr/Nicky Hegarty (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
David Fitzsimons/Tommy Moynihan (Escort G4) [12]
John Gordan/Thomas Wedlock (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
Shane McGirr/Martin McGarrity (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
Mickey Conlon/Ciaran McPhillips (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
David Crossen/Chris McSherry (Ford Escort Mk 2) [13]
David Condell/Eugene McGrath (Ford Escort Mk 2) [14]
Seamus O'Connell/Brian Duggan (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Danny Creedon/Iarla McCarthy (Subaru Impreza WRX) [15]
Adrian Hetherington/Garry Nolan (Toyota Corolla WRC) [15]
Aidan Long/Anthony O'Sullivan (Subaru Impreza WRX) [15]
Brecan McBreen/Breen McNamee (Subaru Impreza) [15]
James McCann/John McCabe (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7) [15]
Paul McCann/Paddy Plunkett (Ford Escort RS Cosworth) [15]
Darren Barrett/Lorcan Moore (Honda Civic) [16]
Adam Bustard/Aaron Johnston (TBA) [16]
Eoin Crowley/Shane Murphy (Peugeot 206) [16]
Stephen Dickson/Tommy Hayes (Ford Fiesta R2) [16]
James Driver/Megan Conway (Ford Ka) [16]
Shane Kenneally/Jer Connors (Ford Escort Mk2) [16]
Derek Mackeral/Daire Hayes (Vauxhall Nova) [16]
Colin Nelligan/Denny Greaney (Suzuki Swift) [16]
Martin O'Brien/Brian McCarthy (Citroen C2R2 Max) [16]
Richard O'Shea/Steven Mackey (Ford Escort Mk2) [16]
John Byrnes/Brian Grant (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
Michael Carbin/TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4) [20]
Stephen Cullen/Seamus O'Grady (Toyota Corrolla) [20]
Ian Graham/Damien Duffin (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
Nial Henry /Nial Burns (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
Jonny Leonard/Jackie Elliott (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
Ger Lucey/JJ Cremin (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
Cathan McCourt /Brian Hoy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
Darren McKelvey/Graham Henderson (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
Mark Murphy/Aoife Murphy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
Patrick O'Brien/Aine McGuigan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
Frank O'Brien/Stephen O'Brien (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [20]
Pat O'Connell/Mark Wylie (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
PJ O'Conor/Anthony Nestor (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
Adrian Beattie/Declan Ryan (Honda Civic) [11F]
Lukasz Czpnik/Robert Majchrzak (Peugeot 206) [11F]
Patricia Denning/Joe Downey (Opel Corsa) [11F]
Barry Mahon/Ulton McCowan (Honda Civic) [11F]
Sean Moylan/Vincent Goggin (Peugeot 306) [11F]
Chris Snow /Sean Brunton (Peugeot 206) [11F]
Paul Fitzgerald/Pierce Doheny Jnr (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
David Beamish /Andrew Beamish (Opel Corsa) [TBA]
Ian Chadwick/Kevin Horgan (Ford Ka) [TBA]

Rally Launch - Tuesday 26th July 2016.

Posted: July 23, 2016 5:16 AM

The Official Media Launch of The Crafted Furniture & Joinery Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally takes place in the Roundabout Inn, Mallow, Co Cork at 8 o clock next Tuesday the 26th.All are welcome and over the years it’s been a great night for chat and banter about rallying and motorsport in general.

The rally, while the stages will be run the Nadd and Banteer area, will be based in Mallow, with H/Q in the Roundabout Inn, the documentation area, Parc Ferme, Trailer Park and Prize giving will all take place in Cork County Council offices in the grounds of Annabella House. The service park will be based in Quartertown Industrial Estate.

Cork Motor Club is indebted to the town of Mallow, Mallow Chamber of Commerce, Cork County Council, Mallow Development Partnership, the traders of Mallow and the Country Fire Service for all their support.

The event will, once again, be televised and will showcase Mallow town and its immediate surroundings.

The event, Round 4 of the National Valvoline Forest Championship, reduces the number of stages from 4 to 3 but has 62 + stage kilometres on offer including a stage that has never been rallied before, this stage, is 16KM long as is and will be in the future a classic, which the Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally is renowned for. This epic stage is reason enough to do the event not to mind the rallys reputation as the competitors favourite forest event .

Regulations are now available and competitors are requested to get their entries in soon as possible.

Regulations / Entry Form

Posted: July 20, 2016 10:45 AM

Available at:

Cork Forest Rally 2016 Press Release 1

Posted: July 13, 2016 4:57 AM

Cork Motor Club are delighted to announce preliminary details of the Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally. Brian O'Connell returns once again as Clerk of The Course for the event.

Brian said, on behalf of myself and Cork Motor Club:
"I’m delighted to welcome back last years title sponsor, Paul & Diane of The Crafted Fitted Furniture and Joinery who have returned to support us again in 2016 as title sponsors of the event. The event will be known as The Crafted Fitted Furniture and Joinery Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally.

Please note the date of the rally is August 14th and not August 21st as stated in the MI calendar of events."

The rally will once again be based in Mallow, Rally H/Q for the weekend will be The Roundabout Inn. Parc Ferme and documentation will be in the County Council grounds Mallow and service will be based in Quartertown Industrial Estate.

Cork Motor Club, always innovative, have 3 stages on offer this year, each run twice interspersed with service. Two of the stages, both 8KM long will be run in the Banteer and Bweeng areas while the 3rd, a mighty 16KM stage, will be run between Kilcorney and Nadd.
This stage has been described as Epic.

The Entry fee €545 + €50 Insurance Levy = €595: This will be reduced to €520 + €50 Insurance Levy = €570 on entries received and paid in full by Thursday August 4th. Regs, when ready, will be available for download from

Preliminary Details

Posted: July 5, 2016 6:30 AM

The Crafted Fitted Furniture & Joinery Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally takes place on Sunday August 14th and not August 21st as published on the MI calendar of events.
HQ Roundabout Inn, Mallow

Club Website

Posted: July 5, 2016 6:18 AM

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