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Cork 20 International Rally - 30 Sep-1 Oct 17

Posted: November 27, 2017 4:53 AM - 18036 Hits

Round 6 - 2017 Tarmac Rally Championship
Round 6 - 2017 Southern 4 Rally Championship

James Scoops Major Irish Tarmac Rally Championship Prize in Cork!

Posted: November 27, 2017 4:53 AM

After one of the most dramatic Cork 20 International rallies in recent history were difficult weather conditions including standing water on the special stages made the going tricky, twenty-two year old James Wilson from Keady, County Armagh and his Derry co-driver Gavin Doherty in their Peugeot 208 R2 took the R2 category victory on the event and the Clonakilty Black Pudding Irish Tarmac Championship R2 title as well, after a very hard fought season.

It's a championship win which earns them a free entry to a Belgian Championship event. The battle was on all weekend between James and the similar 208 R2 driven by Belfast's William Creighton, in a winner takes all scenario. It was Creighton who took the lead initially after stage two, but in the slippery conditions James moved into a 6.9 second lead with a faster time on stage three. It could have been a bigger lead had the time for stages four counted but a stage interruption meant that all the crews received the same time. As conditions dried out for the second loop William Creighton turned the tide as James found himself with too soft a set up and William took full advantage opening up a thirty-one second advantage over James after day ones eight stages. Sunday morning and things took a turn for the worse for James and Gavin team on the first stage when a brake pipe fractured and two minutes were lost to class leader Creighton on the loop as they limped to service.
“We were happy with our position after day one and were enjoying the conditions to some extent even though they were very tricky in places. It’s out first year in a powerful R2 machine and in left hand drive, and things have been progressing nicely. The brake failure on day two was a major setback there was no doubting that, and at that point we couldn’t catch William, who was going very well, and we were settling for second.”

But the Cork lanes had a final twist, and it was Creighton's turn to have misfortune on stage eleven, retiring after over-turning the 208 in the treacherous conditions. So James and Gavin survived the sixteen tough tests to take victory, in their first season with the French pocket rocket.
"It's been such a tough weekend, very hard to push all the time in the conditions and there were many casualties. We thought it was all over on Sunday morning, but rallying is a funny sport and we got to the finish. It's fantastic to win this category, and take the prize in our first year of trying, and a big thanks to all my sponsors whose assistance has been invaluable. Also thanks to the team who have worked hard all year through the good times and the setbacks " said the young engineer.

The Keady driver won the Junior category in the 2016 ANICC Northern Ireland Rally Championship, using a Peugeot 106, before the family team invested in a brand new left hand drive Peugeot 208 R2 from Peugeot Sport in France, and now he’s not looking back. “In 2018 we aim to contest the Irish Tarmac series once again, and also the Irish National Forest Championship, which will give us valuable loose surface experience with the car, so it’s all systems go!” Now the search is on for sponsorship and James is keen to acknowledge the help that Philip White Tyres, Road Tankers Armagh, James Wilson Garage Services, DC Drive and Herrons Country Fried Chicken has given him this year.

Sam/Karl top off fantastic season with win in Cork

Posted: November 27, 2017 4:47 AM

Sam Moffett completed a perfect 2017 season when he took victory on the AceSigns Cork 20 International Rally, the final round of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship. Crowned champion when he started the event, Sam had an event long battle with his brother Josh with the lead swapping a few times. On the final stage with Josh holding a 2.3 second advantage he went off the road and into retirement leaving Sam with yet another victory this year. Alastair Fisher overhauled Joe McGonigle for second place on the final stage by less than a second and this pair finished second and third overall in the championship as well.

William Mavitty took the Group N title in his Mitsubishi Lancer while James Wilson in a Peugeot 208 was the winner of the International 2WD section after rival William Creighton retired. William Eves and Keith McIvor won the National and Historic sections of the rally respectively and the one major category to be decided prior to Cork was the junior title. Jenna McCann took victory overall on the event as well as the championship title in her Fiesta R2 after a superb year. Justin Ryan was in with a chance to win the title if Jenna hit trouble but an early excursion on Sunday made a tough job impossible and for the second year in a row he had to settle for the runner up spot after a very competitive season.

Results

Posted: November 27, 2017 4:11 AM

1 Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5) 2h 02m 40s,
2 Alastair Fisher/Gordon Noble (Ford Fiesta R5) 2h 07m 29s,
3 Joe McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Skoda Fabia R5) 2h 07m 30s,
4 Owen Murphy/Anthony Nestor (Skoda Fabia S2000) 2h 09m 37s,
5 Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Ford Fiesta R5) 2h 11m 30s,
6 Paul Rowley/Darragh Mullen (Citroen DS3 R5) 2h 17m 28s.
Class winners: James Wilson/Gavin Doherty (Peugeot 208 R2),
Willie Mavitty/Brian Daniels (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9),
Owen Murphy/Anthony Nestor,

NATIONAL RALLY:
1 Kevin Eves/William Lynch (Toyota Corolla) 2h 11m 48s,
2 Pauric Duffy/Kevin Glynn (Ford Fiesta R5+) 2h 12m 21s,
3 Barry Meade/John McCarthy (Ford Escort) 2h 13m 00s,
4 Jason McSweeney/Keith McCarthy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) 2h 14m 47s,
5 Eugene Meegan/Sarah Whelan (BMW M1) 2h 15m 58s,
6 Barry Jones/Iwan Griffiths (Ford Escort) 2h 17m 22s.

HISTORIC RALLY:
1 Keith McIvor/David Burns (Ford Escort) 2h 20m 07s,
2 James Hall/Tony McCarthy (Audi Quattro) 2h 41m 05s.
Class winners: Duncan Williams/Llion Williams (Ford Escort), Todd Falvey/Andrew Cronin (Porsche 911).

JUNIOR RALLY:
1 Jenna McCann/John McCabe (Ford Fiesta R2) 1h 27m 44s,
2 Fergus Hurley/Eric Deane (Ford Escort) 1h 27m 52s,
3 Justin Ryan/Tommy Moynihan (Honda Civic) 1h 28m 29s.

Leaders After
SS1 Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS2 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS3-13 Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS14-15 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS16 Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5)

Stage Winners
SS1 Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS2 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS3 Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS4 CANCELLED
SS5 Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS6 Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS7 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS8 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS9 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS10 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS11 Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS12 Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS13 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS14 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS15 Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5)
& Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta R5)
SS16 Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5)

Cork ’20’ Programme Outlets

Posted: September 27, 2017 9:22 AM

    • Grandon’s Texaco Service Stn. Sallybrook, Glanmire
    • Texaco Service Stn. Glanmire Village, Glanmire.
    • Automania Motor Factors, West Link, Ballincollig.
    • R&R Tyres, Ballincollig
    • Amber Service Stn. Bandon Road Roundabout
    • Coleman’s Car Care, Wilton
    • Top Service Stn. South Link Road, Cork City
    • Topaz Service Stn. Little Island, Cork.
    • Texaco Service Stn. (JJ Fennellys), Midleton
    • Billy Cahalanes Filling Station Bandon
    • Kevin O’Leary Cork Road Bandon
    • Kevin O’Leary New Road Bandon
    • O’Reilly’s Service Station Clonakilty road
    • Whites Texaco Service Station Clonakilty
    • O’Donovan’s Filling Station Ballinascarthy
    • Topaz Service Stn. Limerick Rd Mallow
    • Mallow Motor Factors, Limerick Rd, Mallow
    • Racecourse Service Stn. Killarney Rd, Mallow
    • Aspel’s Topaz Service Stn. Spar, Newmarket Rd, Kanturk
    • Hannon’s Topaz Service Stn. Newmarket
    • Casey’s Service Stn. / shop Johnsbridge, Kanturk
    • Murphy’s Service Stn. Gala Drumcumber, Kanturk
    • Angland’s Service Stn. Top Dromaugh
    • Coleman’s Topaz / Centra, Millstreet
    • Collins Tyres Maxol, Macroom rd Millstreet
    • Guiran’s Top Service Stn. Ballydaly Millstreet
    • Hickey’s Topaz / Centra Rathmore
    • Keeffe’s Service Stn. XL shop Rathmore
    • The Rock Service Stn. Centra Tralee Rd roundabout Killarney
    • Daly’s Service Stn. Topaz Cork Rd roundabout Killarney
    • Moriarty’s Centra Farranfore
    • Brien’s Service Stn. Top Glenflesk
    • Riordan’s Amber Service Stn. Kanturk
    • O’Learys Service Stn. Lissarda
    Barretts Shop, Coppeen
    • Glenview Motors, Macroom
    • Centra, Coachford Village
    • McSwineys Foodstore, Cookstown village
    • Centra, Ballineen
    • Galvins Service Stn, Dunmanway
    • Great Gas Service Stn. Whitechurch
    • O’ Learys Service Stn., Tower
    • Cronins Service Stn. Ballylickey, Bantry
    • Maxol Service Stn., Skibbereen
    • Hegarty Costcutters, Skibbereen

Triple Crown Beckons for Sam in Cork

Posted: September 26, 2017 2:34 PM

The AceSigns Cork 20 International Rally is as usual the final round of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship. Sam Moffett & Karl Atkinson in a Ford Fiesta R5 are champions elect as they only need to start the rally to secure the title and give Sam an unprecedented Triple Crown having already won the National and Forestry Championships. It will be the first time that a driver has won all three major championships in the same season and appropriately Sam starts the Cork 20 with number 1 on the door. He is followed by his younger sibling Josh who won this event last year in fine fashion and although he has missed some rounds this year will still be very keen to take his second successive win here.

Third seed Alastair Fisher lies in second place in the championship with engine failure on the Ulster Rally ruining his chances of bringing the title fight to Cork. The Fermanagh driver has been one of the quickest men in the championship but is still awaiting his first outright win on the Tarmac Championship round, and perhaps this could be his event. He will certainly be hoping for better luck that last year when an accident cost him the title in Cork. Stephen Wright and Joe McGonigle seeded at five and six have upped their pace this year and will be looking to end the year on a high note, with both drivers holding third and fifth respectively. Both drivers have an outside chance of finishing championship runner up which would give them confidence heading into next season.

Other drivers in the top ten that will be in the hunt for points include Aaron MacHale, Padraic Duffy and Owen Murphy who returns to the championship in his S2000 Skoda after a long layoff. All of these drivers are capable of a very good result should any of the crews ahead of them hit trouble over the demanding sixteen stage event. In Group N William Mavitty leads the championship in his Group N Lancer and with his closest rival Gavin Kelly not having entered the event to date it looks like the title is going to Fermanagh for 2017. The International 2WD class sees William Creighton hold the advantage but James Wilson is only six points back so this will be a real winner takes all battle between the two Northern Irish drivers.

In the Modified Championship Kevin Eves and William Lynch are also practically certain of the title as they only need to start in Cork, but some of the other class and overall places are still up for grabs. John Devlin and Eugene Meegan are second and third respectively and only separated by five points. Devlin has been a model of consistency all season while Meegans challenge for the title ended when he went off the road on the Ulster Rally. Sean Moynihan, Jason McSweeney, Art McCarrick, Nick Barnett and Richard Whelan are among those who will look to improve their overall positions before the end of the season.

The Historic Championship was settled in the Isle of Man as Barry Jones took his fourth maximum score of the year having lost some ground on the opening two rounds. Since taking top points in West Cork he has rarely looked back with second in Donegal being his only time being beaten since. Keith McIvor in second place has also had a very good year to cement second place. Third placed Ernie Graham brings his fabulous BMW M3 back to Ireland while Shawn Rayner will be hoping for better luck than on his last trip to Ireland when he damaged his pristine Escort on the Ulster Rally and eventually went OTL. Other drivers looking for points in the Historic Championship include Philip McKibbin, Alan Watkins and Duncan William all in Escorts.

The Junior Championship is down to two drivers with Jenna McCann holding a three point advantage going into the final round ahead of Justin Ryan. Although out of the running, Eric Calnan the top junior seed has the potential to be kingmaker as he won the junior category last year and by taking maximum points in Cork could swing the title McCann’s way if both she and Ryan finish. Both drivers have to drop their worst score which in both cases is ten points and as only three registered drivers are competing the margins will be very tight.

The sixteen stage event begins from Macroom on Saturday morning with the first stage due at 9:44 and eight stages in total on the opening day. The second day has eight more stages near Millstreet and the rally looks like being one of the toughest events of the year. The first car is due back at the finish ramp at approximately 4:30pm on Sunday evening.

Marshal Meeting Points

Posted: September 26, 2017 6:42 AM

Final Instructions No 1

Posted: September 21, 2017 11:08 AM

Seeded Entry List

Posted: September 21, 2017 5:37 AM

1 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
2 Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
3 Alastair Fisher/Gordon Noble (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
4 Kevin Kelleher/Sean Hayde (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
5 Stephen Wright/Arthur Kierans (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
6 Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Skoda Fabia R5) [5]
7 Pauric Duffy/Kevin Glynn (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
8 Aaron MacHale/Darragh Kelly (Citroen DS3 R5) [5]
9 Owen Murphy/Anthony Nestor (Skoda Fabia S2000) [5]
10 Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
11 David Guest/Paddy Robinson (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
12 Stephen McCann/Damien Fleming (Ford Fiesta S2000) [5]
14 William Mavitty/Brian Daniels (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) [4]
15 Kevin Eves/William Lynch (Toyota Corolla) [14]
16 Brian Brogan/Damien McGettigan (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
17 Eugene Meegan/Sarah Whelan (BMW 1M) [14]
18 Phil Collins/Stephen McCauley (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
19 Barry Meade/John McCarthy (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
20 Colin Byrne/Stephen Quin (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
21 Jason McSweeney/Sean Mullally (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
22 Mark Dolphin/Colin Fitzgerald (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
23 Jason Ryan/Finbarr Quirke (Honda Civic) [11F]
24 Gary McNamee/Ryan Diver (Honda Civic) [11]
25 Paul Rowley/Darragh Mullen (Citroen DS3 R5) [5]
26 Enda McCormack/Patrick Brides (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
27 Richard Tannahill/Ger Conway (Peugeot 208 R5) [5]
28 Martin Donnelly/Brian Doherty (Toyota Corolla WRC) [15]
29 Jer O'Donovan/Derek Tobin (Suburu Impreza R4) [5]
30 Kevin O'Donoghue/David Randles (BMW M3) [14]
31 Richard Whelan/James Whelan (BMW 1M) [14]
32 Cathan McCourt/Brian Hoy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
33 William Creighton/Liam Regan (Peugeot 208 R2) [2]
34 John O'Sullivan/Derry Long (Ford Fiesta R200) [11F]
35 James Wilson/Gavin Doherty (Peugeot 205) [2]
36 Barry Jones/Iwan Griffiths (Ford Escort) [14]
37 Ernie Graham/Tim Sayer (BMW M3) [K]
38 Keith McIvor/David Burns (Ford Escort) [K]
39 Shawn Rayner/TBA (Ford Escort) [D3]
40 Andrew Fanning/Derek Gibbs (Proton Satria S2000) [5]
41 John Coyne/Stephen Joyce (Porsche 997 GT3) [6]
42 Todd Falvey/Andrew Cronin (Porsche 911) [K]
43 Tadhg O'Sullivan/Eoin O'Leary (Ford Escort) [13]
44 James Fitzgerald/Mossie O'Connell (Honda Civic) [11F]
45 Allen Treacy/Bob Fitzgerald (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
46 Jason Roche/Marty McBrearty (Ford Escort MkII) [13]
47 Sean Moynihan/Liam Brennan (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
48 John Devlin/John McCarthy (Talbot Sunbeam) [13]
49 William Walsh/Carol O'Keeffe (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
50 Philip Cross/Tony Hennessy (Ford Escort) [13]
51 Neil Phelan/Joe Hearns (Ford Escort) [14]
52 Conor McCarty/Dylan Coffey (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
53 Ken O'Neill/Ronald O'Riordan (Ford Puma S1600) [11F]
54 William Kenneally/Finbarr Fogarty (Ford Escort) [13]
55 John Hickey/TBA (Ford Escort) [20]
56 Emmett Cronin/TBA (Ford Escort) [12]
57 Philip McKibbin/Lynn McKibbin (Ford Escort) [C3]
58 Alan Watkins/Dave Manion (Ford Escort) [D3]
59 Duncan Williams/Llion Williams (Ford Escort) [D3]
60 Mark Nangle/Pat Cashman (Subaru Impreza WRX) [20]
61 Keith Lyons/Sean Hegarty (Ford Fiesta R2) [2]
62 Paul Bruton/Brian Quinlan (Honda Civic) [13]
63 Pat Price/Andrew Curran (Subaru Impreza N12B) [4]
64 Ed Twomey/Sean Hassett (Abarth Punto S2000) [5]
65 Patrick O'Connor/TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
66 Michael Murphy/Patsy Cashman (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
67 Victor Beamish/Susan Beamish (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
68 Kenneth Cullinane/Robert O'Regan (Honda Civic) [11F]
69 Martin O'Brien/Brian McCarthy (Citroen C2R2 Max) [2]
70 Jamie McCarthy/Donagh Hurley (Peugeot 106) [11F]
71 Art McCarrick/John McCay (Honda Civic) [22]
72 Nick Barnett/Martin Brady (Honda Civic) [22]
73 Peter Bennett/TBA (Skoda Fabia) [3]
74 Ian Chadwick/TBA (TBA) []
75 Will Graham/Steve Davey (Ford Fiesta R2) [2]
76 Michael P. Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy (Ford Escort) [10]
77 Steve Roberts/Jack Carroll (Ford Escort) [12]
78 Shane Stanley/Adam Power (Honda Civic) [11F]
79 Dan P. Kelleher/Gavin J. Downey (Ford Escort) [13]
80 Tommy Foley/Aaron Waters (Honda Civic) [11F]
81 John Murphy/Eoghan McCarthy (Subaru Impreza WRX) [20]
82 Denis O'Brien/Ryan O'Brien (Opel Corsa) [10]
83 Kevin Horgan/Barry O'Regan (Vauxhall Chevette) [13]
84 Martin Sheehan/John Murray (Ford Escort) [12]
85 Robert Beamish/Orla Beamish (Opel Corsa) [9]
86 Denis Buckley/Declan Casey (Ford Escort) [10]
87 Michael Forde/Jim Cunningham (Talbot Sunbeam) [11R]
88 Barry O'Brien/Grace O'Brien (Honda Civic) [11F]
89 Anthony Keating/Killian Cronin (Ford Escort) [9]
90 Kevin Hickey/Derry Healy (Ford Escort Mk1) [10]
91 Garry Kelly/Pa O'Mahony (Honda Civic) [11F]
92 James Hall/Tony McCarthy (Audi Quattro) [K]
93 Sean Moylan/TBA (Peugeot 306) [10]
94 Conan O'Riordan/Kevin Healy (Peugeot 205) [10]

J1 Eric Calnan/Ger Clancy (Peugeot 106) [16]
J2 Brian Brady/TBA (Honda Civic) [J2]
J3 Fergus Hurley/Eric Deane (Ford Escort) [J2]
J4 Eamonn McCarthy/Declan Buttimer (Honda Civic) [J2]
J5 Christy McCarthy/Cathal Quill (Honda Civic) [J2]
J6 Jenna McCann/John McCabe (Ford Fiesta R2) [J2]
J7 Patrick Murphy/Derek Butler (Honda Civic SIR) [16]
J8 Justin Ryan/Tommy Moynihan (Honda Civic) [J2]
J9 Aaron Browne/Daniel Hanratty (Honda Civic) [J2]
J10 Denis Nagle/Donagh Crowley (Nissan Micra) [J1]
J11 Mark O'Leary/Ciaran Graal (Toyota Starlet) [16]
J12 Aaron Healy/John Fleming (Honda Civic) [16]
J14 Barry Archer/Eugene Cronin (Honda Civic) [2]
J15 Ciaran Creedon/John Murphy (Honda Civic) [11F]
J16 Cathal Keane/Dylan Donoghue (Honda Civic) [16]
J17 Padraig Walsh/Diarmuid O'Shea (Toyota Corolla) [J2]
J18 Cian O'Riordan/Patrick Murphy (Ford Ka) [16]

Late entries will be taken.

Entries Received - 17 Sep 17

Posted: September 18, 2017 10:57 AM

Duncan Williams/Llion Williams (Ford Escort Mk 2) [D3]
Alan Watkins/Dave Manion (Ford Escort RS 2000) [D3]
John Coyne/Stephen Joyce (Porsche 997 GT3) [6]
Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Skoda Fabia) [5]
William Creighton/Liam Regan (Peugeot 208) [2]
Steve Roberts/Jack Carroll (Ford Escort) [12]
Patrick Murphy/Derek Butler (Honda Civic SIR) [16]
Eugene Meegan/Sarah Whelan (BMW 1M) [14]
Emmett Cronin/Adam Coffey (Ford Escort) [12]
Ed Twomey/Sean Hassett (Abarth Punto S2000) [5]
Denis Nagle/Donagh Crowley (Nissan Micra) [J1]
Art McCarrick/John McCay (Honda Civic) [22]
Richard Whelan/James Whelan (BMW 1M) [14]
Aaron Healy/John Fleming (Honda Civic) [16]
John Murphy/Eoghan McCarthy (Subaru Impreza GC8) [20]
Owen Murphy/Anthony Nestor (Skoda Fabia S2000) [0]
Keith McIvor/David Burns (Ford Escort) [K]
Sam Moffett/Karl Atkinson (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
Peter Bennett/TBA (Skoda Fabia) [3]
Patrick O'Connor/TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
Paul Bruton/Brian Quinlan (Honda Civic) [13]
Shane Stanley/Adam Power (Honda Civic) [11F]
Ciaran Creedon/John Murphy (Honda Civic) [0]
Paul Rowley/Darragh Mullen (Citroen DS3R5) [5]
Kevin Dolphin/Martin O'Brien (Renault Clio Super 1600) [3]
Conan O'Riordan/Kevin Healy (Peugeot 205) [10]
James Wilson/Gavin Doherty (Peugeot 205) [2]
Keith Lyons/Sean Hegarty (TBA) [0]
Hazel O'Callaghan/Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk 2) [13]
John Devlin/John McCarthy (Talbot Sunbeam) [13]
Barry O'Brien/Grace O'Brien (Honda Civic) [11F]
Phil Collins/Stephen McCauley (Ford Escort Mk 2) [14]
Sean Moynihan/Liam Brennan (Ford Escort RS) [12]
Richard Tannahill/Ger Conway (Peugeot 208) [5]
Martin Donnelly/Brian Doherty (Toyota Corolla) [15]
Christy McCarthy/Cathal Quill (Honda Civic) [J2]
Mark Dolphin/Colin Fitzgerald (Ford Escort) [14]
Jenna McCann/John McCabe (Ford Fiesta R2) [J2]
Michael Murphy/Patsy Cashman (Toyota Corolla ae86) [11R]
Ernie Graham/Tim Sayer (BMW M3) [K]
Allen Treacy/Bob Fitzgerald (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
Will Graham/Steve Davey (Ford Fiesta R2) [2]
Brian Brady/TBA (Honda Civic) [J2]
David Guest/Paddy Robinson (Mitsubishi Evo 9) [4]
Philip Cross/Tony Hennessy (Ford Escort) [13]
Robert Beamish/Orla Beamish (Opel Corsa) [9]
Cian O'Riordan/Patrick Murphy (Ford KA) [16]
Jason McSweeney/Sean Mullally (Mitsubishi Evo 9) [20]
Michael P. Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy (Ford Escort Mk 2) [10]
Aaron Browne/Daniel Hanratty (Honda Civic) [J2]
Denis O'Brien/Ryan O'Brien (Opel Corsa) [10]
Ken O'Neill/Ronald O'Riordan (Ford Puma S1600) [11F]
Dan P. Kelleher/Gavin J. Downey (Ford Escort Mk 2) [13]
Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
Enda McCormack/TBA (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
Alastair Fisher/Gordon Noble (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
William Walsh/Carol O'Keeffe (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
Pat Price/Andrew Curran (Subaru Impreza) [4]
Jason Ryan/TBA (Honda Civic) [11F]
Anthony Keating/TBA (Ford Escort) [9]
Kevin Eves/William Lynch (Toyota Corolla) [0]
Aaron Mac Hale/Darragh Kelly (Citroen DS3R5) [5]
Philip McKibbin/Lynn McKibbin (Ford Escort) [0]
John O'Sullivan/Derry Long (Ford Fiesta R200) [11F]
Victor Beamish/Susan Beamish (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
Justin Ryan/Tommy Moynihan (Honda Civic) [J2]
Barry Jones/Iwan Griffiths (Ford Escort Mk2) [D5]
Kevin Hickey/Derry Healy (Ford Escort Mk1) [10]
Stephen Wright/Arthur Kierans (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
Kevin Kelleher/Sean Hayde (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
Pauric Duffy/Kevin Glynn (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
Kenneth Cullinane/Robert O'Regan (Honda Civic) [11F]
Denis Buckley/Declan Casey (Ford Escort) [10]
Colin Byrne/Stephen Quin (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
Eric Calnan/Ger Clancy (Peugeot 106) [16]
Eamonn McCarthy/Declan Buttimer (Honda Civic) [J2]
William Mavitty/Brian Daniels (Mitsubishi Evo IX) [4]
Barry Archer/Eugene Cronin (Honda Civic) [0]
Michael Forde/Jim Cunningham (Talbot Sunbeam) [11R]
Stephen McCann/Damien Fleming (Ford Fiesta S2000) [5]
Mark O'Leary/Ciaran Graal (Toyota Starlet) [16]
Jamie McCarthy/Donagh Hurley (Peugeot 106) [11F]
Marty McBrearty/Jason Roche (Ford Escort) [13]
John Hickey/TBA (Ford Escort) []
Garry Kelly/TBA (Honda Civic) []
Fergus Hurley/Eric  Deane (Ford Escort Mk2) []
Cathan McCourt/TBA (Mitsubishi Evo 9) [4]
Mark Nangle/Pat Cashman (Subaru Impreza) [20]
Nick Barnett/Martin Brady (Honda Civic) [22]

Cork 20 Rally Programmes

Posted: September 18, 2017 8:41 AM

This years programme is a monster 132 pages!
It’s a must must if you want to get the best out of the rally.
It’s your guide to all the action, details, the who, what, where and when of the rally.
It includes all the usual stuff plus bonus additional articles concerning the ITRC, FIA Celtic Cup and Southern 4
championships, stage maps, local competitors and much, much more!

Great value at only €10.

It will be on general sale towards the end of this week – but for those of you who want to do your homework on the best spectating spots over the weekend, and a bit of night time reading, we will be selling the progamme online also.
We will post up the general sale outlets once the programmes are distributed.
Orders can be placed now – and we will post out the programme to you later in the week.
You will receive an email upon ordering, and a further email when we post it out.
FREE : The programme includes a souvenir sticker courtesy of the rally title sponsors Acesigns

More Details and to order:

Regulations (Rev 2) / Entry Form

Posted: August 19, 2017 1:57 PM

Rev 2 Regulations - Typo corrections in Historic Regulations

Launch Night - (Fri) 25 Aug 17

Posted: August 15, 2017 11:43 AM

Junior Prize Incentive

Posted: August 9, 2017 4:50 PM



Clubman Incentive Scheme

Posted: August 9, 2017 7:25 AM

The Munster Car Club organisers of the Cork 20 International Rally and promoters of the event are delighted to announce, in conjunction with the Cork 20 Fundraising committee, a Clubman incentive scheme. This incentive covers classes 9, 10, 11F, 11R and 12 and entitles competitors to entry fee refunds which will be awarded as per below:

    1st in class €300 Entry Refund
    2nd in class €200 Entry Refund
    3rd in class €150 Entry Refund
Speaking today, Paul Browne C.O.C of the event, stated that
“This year we wanted to reward what we feel are the backbone of Irish rallying. We looked at what could be done, and in conjunction with our partners the Macroom Cork 20 Fundraising Committee, came up with this new and novel approach to give something back to our supporting crews.” He added; “Interest is reaching fever pitch and I believe that once this incentive is announced the Clubman Classes will be well supported”.

Paul added that the regulations are currently with Motorsport Ireland and we would hope to release them and the entry forms shortly.
“We have had quite a bit of interest from Ireland and indeed further afield which bodes well for this year’s event. We are really excited to bring the rally to its new home in Macroom with the classic stages such as Killnamartra, Fuhiry, Mullaghinish and Mushera to name but a few. We have a very exciting and spectacular weekend lined up in Macroom and there will be something for all the family over the rally weekend with the top clubman crews coming out to thrill the fans on these iconic stages.”

This year’s Acesigns Cork 20 International Rally is based in the Riverside Park Hotel Macroom who are also sponsors of the event.

Please mark your calendars for the 29th September-October 1st 2017 for this year’s Acesigns Cork 20 International Rally in association with the Riverside Park Hotel Macroom and the Cork 20 Fundraising Committee.

The Acesigns Cork 20 International Rally 2017 is the final counting Round of the Clonakilty Black Pudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, a counting round of the Plasticbags.ie Southern 4 Rally Championship and a counting round of the Munster Car Club Championship.

For Further details Contact Clerk of the Course on 00 353 87 2689318 or Deputy Clerk of the Course on 00353087 287 6995 or e-mail cork20entry@gmail.com

Press Release Number 3 - ATTENTION ALL JUNIOR RALLY CREWS

Posted: July 16, 2017 10:10 AM

Confirmation has been received that Juniors who enter this years Acesigns Cork 20 International Rally will be allowed to compete on both days of the rally.

On Saturday, Juniors will undertake a total of 6 stages covering some of the classic stages as competed on by previous W.R.C. Champion. (Eg Sebastien Loeb 7 times world champion)

On Sunday the Juniors will compete on a total of 4 stages which ensures that they compete in all of the rallies stages over the two days.

Total stage distance for the Juniors will be approx. 150 kilometers, with low road milage and all the classic stages will be covered at least once.

And all of this for ONLY €412 + the insurance levy.

The compact route will have the same centralised service, scrutiny and trailer park as all other competitors.

Any Junior (or main field competitor) who is intending on entering and who wishes to avail of an easy voucher payment system should make contact on the numbers below
Clerk of the Course 087 268 9318 (+353 87 2689318) or the Deputy Clerk of the Course 087 287 6995. (+353 87 2876995) for further information.

Enquiries may also be emailed to Cork20entry@gmail.com

Updates on this event will be provided regularly on www.munstercarclub.com and on our Facebook page ‘Acesigns Cork 20 International Rally 2017’ and we urge you all to pencil in the dates of Saturday the 30th September and Sunday 1st October 2017 for what will be a very enjoyable, memorable and competitor friendly event and the final round of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championships, counting round of the FIA Celtic Cup, a counting round of the Plasticbags.ie Southern 4 rally championship and the Munster Car Club Championship.

Press Release Number 2

Posted: June 22, 2017 4:07 AM

With the Acesigns Cork 20 International Rally 2017 just around the corner, and being the final round of the 2017 Clonakilty Black Pudding Irish Tarmac Championship and a round of the Pasticbags.ie Southern Four Championship, the organising committee wishes to advise intending competitors of the following information.

The full route has now been finalised and will consist of 16 stages on a 4 x2 format on both days.

This year the rally will have a very compact route. The International/National competitors will compete over 240 stage kilometres with only 280 road kilometres in total. Entry fee for these competitors is being set at €775 + levy.

Historic competitors will run with the main field and will compete on 14 of the 16 stages giving them approx. 215 stage kilometres. Entry fee for the Historic category is being set at €685 + levy.

Junior competitors will be getting ten stages split over the two days with total stage distance of approx. 150 kilometres. Entry fee is being set at €412 + levy.

The compact route over the two days will have centralised service, scrutiny and trailer park.

Classic stages such as Killnamartra (which Sebastian Loeb stated as being one of the best he ever competed on), Fuhiry, Lough Allua, will be some of the stages being used in similar formats to what was used in years gone by.

Enquiries are already being received and competitors may contact the Clerk of the Course on 087 268 9318 (00353 87 2689318) or the Deputy Clerk of the Course, on 087 287 6995. (00353 87 2876995)

Enquiries may also be emailed to Cork20entry@gmail.com

Event Poster

Posted: May 9, 2017 3:37 PM

Press Release Number 1

Posted: April 26, 2017 2:21 PM

With the Ace Signs Cork 20 International Rally 2017 quickly approaching and being the final round of the Irish Tarmac Championship, the organising team from the Munster Car Club under the guidance of COC Paul Browne are busy preparing an excellent event as usual.

This year’s event will be based in its new home in Macroom with its headquarters being the Riverside Park Hotel on the outskirts of the town on the Killarney side.

On speaking to Paul, he confirmed that they are at an advanced planning stage of the event with a few minor amendments to be made before the route will be finalised. He also stated that many of the classic stages used previously will have some element of them being used and he urges any competitor who are a) registered for the championship and b) wishing to compete in one of the best rallies in the country to be sure and send in their entries in due course.

Paul also stated that he has had some enquiries at this early stage from local and overseas competitors who either have competed previously or who wish to compete in the event for the first time and who are eager to attempt this very compact rally.

Updates on this event will be provided regularly and we urge you all to pencil in the dates of Saturday the 30th September and Sunday 1st October 2017 for what will be a very enjoyable, memorable and competitor friendly event and the final round of the Irish Tarmac Championship.

Club Website

Posted: April 26, 2017 2:21 PM






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