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Tipperary Stonethrowers Stages Rally - 12 Aug 18

Posted: August 11, 2018 4:47 PM - 10015 Hits

Round 5 - 2018 National Rally Championship
Round 5 - 2018 South East Stages Rally Championship
Round 4 - 2018 Midlands East Rally Championship

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BOYLE READY TO TURN UP THE HEAT FOR TRITON BID - Preview courtesy of Triton Showers Proud sponsors of the Irish National Rally Championship

Posted: August 11, 2018 4:37 PM

After an enforced break due to the extremely warm conditions, the Triton Showers National Rally Championship resumes on Sunday with the Fanning Motor Factors Tipperary Stonethrowers Rally in Clonmel, round four of the seven round campaign. It’s some eleven weeks since the last round in Cavan where Monaghan’s Josh Moffett took his first win of the season. In the meantime, the Sligo Rally fell victim to the sweltering heat and has since been re-arranged for the first Sunday in September.

Donegal’s Declan Boyle (Ford Fiesta R5) is the top seed for Sunday’s nine stage encounter and like his championship rival, Josh Moffett will run his Ford Fiesta WRC in Class 20 after both have switched from Class 7. Boyle took victory in the opening round in Mayo and was second in Tralee and Cavan - in recent years he has lacked that type of consistency as he aims to win the national series for a record equalling third time. Moffett missed the second round and with the best six from seven rounds to count, he cannot afford any slip up that will effectively put his title bid outside of his control.
Roy White (Ford Fiesta WRC) heads the local challenge, he too has switched from Class 7 to Class 20. His only top ten finish in the current series was third in Kerry. “Yes, our championship is goosed, we were on course for a good result in Cavan to stay in the hunt but then we punctured and that was that.” However and although he is 33 points off top spot he has vowed to keep battling and will try and win an event before the end of the series. He added, “Both Declan (Boyle) and Josh (Moffett) will be tough to beat as will Niall (Maguire).” Donegal’s Joe McGonigle (Mini WRC) has scored in all three rounds and currently lies second in the Triton series, he completes the top quartet in Clonmel.
Meanwhile, Monaghan’s Niall Maguire remains the only driver to have won three national rally championship titles but over the years, Clonmel hasn’t been a happy stomping ground, nevertheless, he could split McGonigle from the latter’s title rivals and the distribution of Triton points could be key.
Title sponsor Kevin Barrett in his Triton liveried Subaru WRC occupies the number six berth, a position he shares with White within the Triton series.
The entry also features Cork’s Daniel Cronin (Ford Fiesta R5) - the younger brother of four times British Rally champion Keith, he will be looking at a top five finish. The top ten is completed by the two-wheel drive cars of Ian Barrett, Adrian Hetherington and Stuart Darcy.
Maynooth driver Barrett (Darrian T90 GTR) should be the pacesetter while Cavan’s Chris Armstrong (Ford Escort) and Donegal’s Stuart Darcy (Darrian T90) renew their rivalry in the quest for the rally.ie award (highest two-wheel drive finisher in the overall standings) within the Triton campaign.
Armstrong leads the way in the Mk. 2 Champions Trophy where Tyrone’s Adrian Hetherington (Ford Escort) is eligible to score points and move up the order. Welsh ace Tomas Davies (Ford Escort) and Wicklow’s Daniel Barry (Citroen DS3 R5) are seeded just outside the top ten, the latter is making his first competitive appearance in quite some time.

Meanwhile, in Group N, Tyrone’s Aidan Wray (Mitsubishi EvoX) will be the benchmark for the likes of Wexford’s Tomas O'Rourke (Mitsubishi EvoIX), Maynooth’s Paul Barrett (Mitsubishi EvoX) and Waterford’s Brian O'Keeffe (Mitsubishi EvoIX).
Event sponsor Cahir’s Andrew Fanning will campaign a Proton Satria S2000. Other local drivers competing are Cashel’s Paul Manton (Citroen DS3 R3), Clonmel’s Michael Ormond (Honda Civic), Kieran Hayes (Peugeot 205), Christopher Maher (Suzuki Swift), Andrew Sheehan (Honda Civic), Kieran O’Sullivan (Peugeot 205), Tom Sheehan (Opel Corsa) and Cahir duo Colum Browne (Honda Civic) and Donal Ryan (Toyota Starlet).

Rally headquarters is at the Clonmel Park Hotel with the first car away at 9am on Sunday morning. The service park is at the Powerstown Racecourse with servicing prior to the start and after stages three and six. The stage locations are Lisnamuck, Knockgraffon and Donegal, the first pair are some 15 kilometres in length and the third stage is 9.5 kilometres. The loop is repeated three times before the finish at the Clonmel Park Hotel at 5.00pm.

Seeded Entry List

Posted: August 7, 2018 5:10 PM

1 Declan Boyle/James O'Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC+) [20]
2 Roy White/James O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC+) [20]
3 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta WRC+) [20]
4 Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Mini WRC+) [20]
5 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
6 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
7 Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
8 Ian Barrett/Eoin O'Flaherty (Darrian T90 GTR+) [14]
9 Stuart Darcy/Patrick Brides (Darrian T90) [14]
10 Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
11 Chris Armstrong/Chris Melly (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
12 Tomas Davies/Eurig Davies (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
14 Daniel Barry/Noel O'Sullivan (Citroen DS3 R5) [5]
15 Aidan Wray/Kieran McGrath (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) [4]
16 Tomas O'Rourke/Tomas Scallan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
17 Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) [4]
18 Brian O'Keeffe/Sean Hayde (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
19 Andrew Fanning/Andy Hayes (Proton Satria S2000) [5]
20 Keith Lyons/Sean Hegarty (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
21 Lee Hastings/Alistair Wyllie (Subaru Impreza) [20]
22 Martyn England/Dawn England (Ford Fiesta R5+) [20]
23 Sacha Kakad/James Albridge (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
24 Richard Moore/Brian Halligan (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
25 Richard Cleary/Niamh Holland (Ford Escort) [14]
26 Mark Nangle/Graham Kelly (Subaru Impreza) [20]
27 Lloyd Huchinson/Willie Fitzpatrick (Austin Mini) [9]
28 Adrian Evans/Martin Henry (Ford Escort Mk II) [14]
29 Aaron McLaughlin/Darren Curran (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV) [20]
30 Sean Moynihan/Mac Kierans (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
31 Colin Roche/Derry Long (Toyota Starlet ) [11R]
32 Eamon O'Connell/Paul Bruton (Ford Fiesta S2000+) [20]
33 Paul Manton/Adam Coffey (Citroen DS3 R3) [3]
34 Conor Sherry/Ger Leech (Peugeot 205 RWD) [13]
35 Johnny Jordan/Paddy McCrudden (Toyota Starlet RWD) [13]
36 Raymond Spence/Robert Harold (Ford Escort Mk II) [13]
37 Jason Tuthill/Ben Teggart (Ford Escort RWD) [13]
38 Jason O'Brien/Sarah Lawlor (Honda Civic) [11F]
39 Emmet Cronin/Seamus McTigue (Ford Escort) [12]
40 Tony Canny/Joe O'Brien (Escort MkII) [13]
41 David Fitzsimons/Leonard Tuite (Escort MkII) [13]
42 Michael Boyle/Dermot McCafferty (Honda Civic) [11F]
43 Michael Ormond/Paddy King (Honda Civic) [2]
44 Kieran Hayes/Sean Ward (Peugeot 205 GTI) [12]
45 Colum Browne/Joe Browne (Honda Civic) [11F]
46 Seanie McGrath/Ger Clancy (Honda Civic) [11F]
47 John Bagge/David Doyle (Peugeot 306) [3]
48 Brian Cooney/Michael Whelan (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
49 Eamonn McGuigan/Michael Moran (Ford Escort) [12]
50 Nick Barnett/Martin Brady (Mitsubishi Lancer) [4]
51 Des Lyons/ (Honda Civic) [11F]
52 Darragh Kelly/Eamon Doherty (Ford Escort ) [11R]
53 Ian Davies/Ryland James (BMW M3) [19]
54 Paul Scannell/Mossy Griffin (Ford Escort) [11R]
55 Erik Honan/Damien Browne (Honda Civic) [11F]
56 Andrew Sheehan/Lisa Knox (Honda Civic) [2]
57 Paschal O'Shea/Robbie Hennessy (BMW 325i) [14]
58 Ronan Denning/Karl Egan (Citroen C2R2) [2]
59 Mark O'Connor/Dean Kelly (Ford Escort MkII) [11R]
60 Edward Lyons/Bernard Lyons (Suzuki Swift) [TBA]
61 Tom Sheehan/Jenny Sheehan (Vauxhall Corsa) [9]
62 Padraig Gorman/Shane Gorman (Toyota Starlet RWD) [10]
63 Kevin Flanagan/Vanessa Hamilton (Mini Cooper S) [9]
64 Barry Hennessey/Stephen Scallon (Honda Civic) [1]
65 Shane Curry/Noel Coogan (Citroen C2R2 MAX) [2]
66 Aaron Maxwell/Eddie Moffitt (Renault Clio) [13]
67 Stephen Brennan/Marty (buttons) O'Riordan (Honda Civic) [11F]
68 Pierce J Doheny/Eilish Dunne (Opel Corsa 1600) [10]
69 Kieran O'Sullivan/Paddy O'Gorman (Honda Civic) [1]
70 Michael Tumulty/Jay Walker (Peugeot 106 Cup Car) [1]
71 Donal Ryan/James Cooney (Toyota Starlet RWD) [11R]
72 Martin R. Freestone/Misha Freestone (Ford Escort MkI RS1600) [19]
73 Denis Maher/Chris Darmody (Honda Civic) [2]
74 Michael Moorahan/Billy Moorahan (Honda Civic) [TBA]
75 Joe Moffitt/Ann Hutthinson (Honda Civic) [1]
76 Jamie McCarthy/Donagh Hurley (Peugeot 106 Cup Car) [11F]
77 Mark Ashton/Anthony Kelly (Civic EK4) [1]
78 Colin Philpott/Declan Casey (Suzuki Swift GTI) [9]
79 Gordon Nimmo/Chrystal Cvlkeen (Ford Fiesta 1600) [11F]
80 Christopher Maher/Stephen Bond (Suzuki Swift) [Novice]
81 Mike Brazil/Ray Fitzpatrick (Peugeot 205) [13]

J1 Jason Black/Jack McKenna (Toyota Starlet) [16]
J2 David Kelly/Kenny Bustard (Toyota Starlet) [16]
J3 Shane Norris/Charlie Boland (Honda Civic) [16]
J4 Aaron Browne/Daniel Hanratty (Honda Civic) [16]

Entries Received - 3 Aug

Posted: August 3, 2018 3:59 PM

Michael Tumulty/Jay Walker (Peugeot 106 Cup Car) [1]
Kevin Flanagan/Vanessa Hamilton (Mini Cooper S) [9]
Pierce J Doheny/Eilish Dunne (Opel Corsa (1600)) [10]
Adrian Evans/Martin Henry (Ford Escort Mk II) [14]
Brian O'Keeffe/Sean Hayde (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV) [4]
Sacha Kakad/James Albridge (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
Raymond Spence/Robert Harold (Ford Escort Mk II) [13]
Conor Sherry/Ger Leech (Peugeot 205 RWD) [13]
Ian Barrett/Eoin O'Flaherty (Darrian T90 GTR +) [14]
Gordon Nimmo/Chrystal Cvlkeen (Ford Fiesta (1600)) [11F]
Denis Maher/Chris Darmody (Honda Civic) [2]
Aaron McLaughlin/Darren Curran (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV) [20]
Jason Tuthill/Ben Teggart (Ford Escort RWD) [13]
Colum Browne/Joe Browne (Honda Civic) [11F]
Aaron Maxwell/Eddie Moffitt (Renault Clio) [13F]
Kieran Hayes/Sean Ward (Peugeot 205 GTI) [12]
Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
Martyn England/Dawn England (Ford Fiesta R5+) [20]
Martin R. Freestone/Misha Freestone (Ford Escort MkI RS1600) [Historic]
Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
Brian Cooney/Michael Whelan (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
Chris Armstrong/Chris Melly (Ford Escort) [14]
Roy White/James O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
Eamonn McGuigan/Michael Moran (Ford Escort) [12]
Nick Barnett/Martin Brady (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) [N4]
Daniel Barry/Noel O'Sullivan (Citroen DS3 R5) [5]
Paschal O'Shea/Robbie Hennessy (BMW 325i) [14]
Keith Lyons/Sean Hegarty (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
Tony Canny/Joe O'Brien (Ford Escort MkII) [13R]
David Fitzsimons/Leonard Tuite (Ford Escort MkII) [13]
Donal Ryan/James Cooney (Toyota Starlet RWD) [11R]
Seanie McGrath/Ger Clancy (Honda Civic) [11F]
Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) [4]
Ian Davies/Ryland James (BMW M3) [19]
Lee Hastings/Alistair Wyllie (Subaru Impreza) [20]
Johnny Jordan/Paddy McCrudden (Toyota Starlet RWD) [13]
Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Mini WRC) [20]
Tomas O'Rourke/Tomas Scallan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) [4]
Lloyd Huchinson/Willie Fitzpatrick (Austin Mini) [9]
Paul Manton/Adam Coffey (Citroen DS3 R3) [3]
Des Lyons/ (Honda Civic) [11F]
Ronan Denning/Karl Egan (Citroen C2R2) [2]
Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
Shane Curry/Noel Coogan (Citroen C2R2 MAX) [2]
Christopher Maher/Stephen Bond (Suzuki Swift) [Novice]
Andrew Sheehan/Lisa Knox (Honda Civic) [11]
Mark Ashton/Anthony Kelly (Honda Civic EK4) [1]
Eamon O'Connell/Paul Bruton (Ford Fiesta S2000) [20]
Colin Philpott/Declan Casey (Suzuki Swift GTI) [9]
Richard Moore/Brian Halligan (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
Jason O'Brien/Sarah Lawlor (Honda Civic) [11F]
Kieran O'Sullivan/Paddy O'Gorman (Honda Civic) [1]
Tom Sheehan/Jenny Sheehan (Vauxhall Corsa) [9]
Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta WRC) [20]
Sean Moynihan/Mac Kierans (Ford Escort MkII) [12]
Stephen Brennan/Marty (buttons) O'Riordan (Honda Civic) [11]
Stuart Darcy/Patrick Brides (Darrian T90) [14]
John Bagge/David Doyle (Peugeot 306) [3]
Paul Scannell/Mossy Griffin (Ford Escort) [11R]
Richard Cleary/Niamh Holland (Ford Escort) [14]
Mark Nangle/Graham Kelly (Subaru Impreza) [20]
Aidan Wray/Kieran McGrath (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) [4]
Padraig Gorman/Shane Gorman (Toyota Starlet RWD) [10]
Mark O'Connor/Dean Kelly (Ford Escort MkII) [11R]
Emmet Cronin/Seamus McTigue (Ford Escort) [14]
Erik Honan/Damien Browne (Honda Civic) [11F]

Fanning Motor Factors Stonethrowers Rally, in association with Michael Ormond Ltd and the Clonmel Park Hotel rally 2018.

Posted: July 13, 2018 7:17 AM


Photo: John Crowley


Clerk of the Course John Ward and his team have been working round the clock to ensure this event is one of the best yet! This year will see some classic stages located around the town of Clonmel and neighbouring villages being used along with some new challenges, making it the perfect event for everyone ranging from novice to experienced drivers.

Rally HQ will once again be located in the Clonmel Park Hotel and service in Powerstown Park Racecourse, keeping the road mileage low between the stages. This year, there will be three stages run three times, totaling approximately 120km. We would like to welcome the three championships, The Triton Showers National Rally Championship, The Suirway Group South East Stages Championship and The Midlands East Rally Championship which we are privileged to be host to a round of the respective championships.

This year, anyone who has their entry paid in full before July 31st is in with the chance of winning one of three prizes,
    First prize being their entry payment refunded (excluding IRDS and competitor's personal accident insurance),
    Second prize being a complimentary stay on the Saturday night of the event in the Clonmel Park Hotel
    Third prize is a motorsport jacket.
This is an event not to be missed, get entries in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment






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