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Carrick-on-Suir Wm Loughman Forestry Rally - DATE CHANGE 20 Jan 19

Posted: January 20, 2019 3:45 PM - 9459 Hits

Was (Sat) 19 Jan 19
Round 1 - 2019 Irish Forest Rally Championship
Round 1 - 2019 South East Stages Rally Championship

Live Results: results.shannonsportsit.ie (Angus Sealy)
SS1 10.41

Forest Foray for Billy Coleman Award Winner James Wilson!

Posted: January 18, 2019 6:54 PM

The winter rallying off-season has been a short and exciting one for 24 year old James Wilson. The County Armagh driver was declared the winner of the prestigious Billy Coleman Award as the Motorsport Ireland Young Rally Driver of the Year in December 2018. Not only the generous 50,000€ prize, but the assistance and guidance from Motorsport Ireland and Sport Ireland has been greatly received by the Keady engineer. “2019 has started with so much excitement and opportunity, it’s unreal” said James. “The support from Motorsport Ireland and Sport Ireland is so mush of a boost, as is the kudos of the Billy Coleman Award. I’ve been aware lately of just how recognized it is around the globe, and this year I will do my utmost to be an ambassador for the scheme.”
The first event for the newly crowed Coleman Award winner is this weekends Willie Loughman Forest Rally, round one of the 2019 Valvoline Motorsport Ireland Irish Forestry Championship. It was after an R2 category win on last year’s Carrick on Suir Motor Club run event that James received his nomination for the Billy Coleman Award.

“It was a rally we really enjoyed in 2018, and that could be said for the Irish forestry series in general, great rallies, great competition and friendly organisers. Clinching the Junior category meant a lot last season and we intend to contest the series again this season as well as a full attack on the British Rally Championship (BRC). It will be good to get out into the car again too and get motoring!”

The car is the familiar Peugoet 208 R2 that was so successful in 2018, but there are changes that the Willie Loughman event will help James to adapt to. The first is a new co-driver filling the hot-seat, the vastly experienced Arthur Kierans from Monaghan and the fact the 1600cc R2 Peugeot is being fettled by Philip Case Rally Sport (PCRS) from Letterkenny, County Donegal. Both Arthur and the PCRS team will bring a vast amount of experience to aid the family based team, as ambitious plans beyond R2 are being sown. “Arthur has been with former Coleman Award winners and has a great knowledge of the BRC events to assist my development. Philip Case started his career with Frank Meagher before joining M-Sport and setting up on his own running a wide variety of cars including the new Hyundai R5’s. With the car so busy this season, it will help me to focus on my own personal preparation for events and getting the most out of everything. So this weekend we have a lot of new things to learn!”

With an expansion in the premises and the order books in the family Road Tankers Armagh business, James has been kept very busy, something he relishes is fully fired up. “There’s been so much support from my family and friends who all understand the sport so well which has been key and still is- that’s very important. Definitely it’s nice to go into 2019 with the Coleman Award, and now we aim to do the very best we can with it.”

Seeded Entry List

Posted: January 15, 2019 5:42 PM

1 Barry McKenna/Andy Hayes (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
2 Josh Moffett/Stephen Thornton (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
3 Sam Moffet/James Fulton (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
4 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
5 Martin McCormack/Barney Mitchell (Skoda Fabia R5) [5]
6 Cathan McCourt/Barry McNulty (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
7 Ray Breen/TBA (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
8 Patrick O'Brien/Stephen O'Brien (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
9 Niall Henry/Damien Duffin (Citroen DS3 R5) [5]
10 Gerard Lucey/Padraig O'Donovan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
11 Conor McCourt/Caolan McKenna (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
12 Michael Carbin/Conor Mohan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4) [20]
14 Niall McCullagh/Ryan McCloskey (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
15 Peter McCullagh/Calum McGuire (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
16 Dónall Sweeney/Dean O'Sullivan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [20]
17 Austin Snow/John Henderson (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
18 John Reid/Enda Shields (Toyota Corolla WRC) [15]
19 Mark Murphy/Anthony O'Sullivan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [20]
20 Joe Hegarty/David Turkington (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
21 Keith Power/Seamus O'Grady (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
22 Stephen Dickson/Tommy Hayes (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
23 Ashley Dickson/TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
24 Paul McCann/TBA (Ford Fiesta S2000) []
25 Pauric Sheridan/Sean Brunton (Ford Fiesta) [20]
26 Ian Dickson/Ashley Boulton (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
27 Richard Dalton/Joe O'Brien (Subaru Impreza) [4]
28 Neil Hickey/Enda Kennedy (Subaru Impreza) [20]
29 Richie O'Mahony/Eric Calnan (Subaru Impreza) [20]
30 Patricia Denning/Joe Downey (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]

101 Michael Conlon/Ciaran McPhillips (Ford Escort) [14]
102 David Crossen/Aileen Kelly (Ford Escort MK 2) [13]
103 Shane McGirr/Liam McIntire (Toyota Starlet) [13]
104 Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan (Ford Escort MK 2) [14]
105 Vivian Hamill/Andrew Grennan (Ford Escort) [14]
106 John Gordon/Thomas Wedlock (Ford Escort) [13]
107 James Wilson/Arthur Kierans (Peugeot 208 R2) [2]
108 Derek Mackarel/Muireann Hayes (Vauxhall Nova) [16]
109 William Crighton/Liam Regan (Peugeot 208 R2) [2]
110 Marty Gallagher/Niall Burns (Peugeot 208 R2) [16]
111 Josh McErlean/Liam Moynihan (Peugeot 208 R2) [2]
112 Gary Kiernan/Darren O'Brien (Ford Escort) [13]
113 Alan Commins/Paul Collins (Ford Escort MK 2) [12]
114 Andrew Bustard/Mo Downey (Ford Escort MK 2) [12]
115 Damien McGauran/Michaela McGinn (BMW 320) [13]
116 Mike Garahy/Iarla McCarthy (Ford Escort MK 2) [10]
117 Pascal O'Shea/Robbie Hennessy (BMW Compact) [14]
118 Shane Kenneally/Jer Connors (Honda Civic) [16]
119 Ray Benskin/Peadar Walsh (Ford Escort MK 2) [12]
120 James Dunphy/Shane Gazely (Toyota Corolla) [13]
121 Raymond Doyle/Jarlath Kelly (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
122 Paul McMahon/Padraig Deasy (Honda Civic) [11F]
123 Sean W Benskin/Joe Fitzgibbon (Ford Escort MK 2) [12]
124 Hal Lewis/Stephen Joyce (Ford Escort) [13]
125 James Lucey/Muiris O'Scanaill (Mazda RX8) [13]
126 Brian Little/Eathan McColgan (Ford Escort G3) [12]
127 James Bradley/David Doyle (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
128 Jason Murphy/Matthew Murphy (Honda Civic) [16A]
129 Jason Dickson/TBA (Ford Fiesta R2) [16]
130 Gareth Deazley/Tony McGovern (Honda Civic) [16]
131 Ayrton Sherlock/Cathal Mullins (Honda Civic) [16A]
132 Jamie O'Flaherty/Daniel Hanratty (Ford Fiesta R2) [2]
133 Ashley McCarthy/Sean Berry (Peugeot 106) [11F]
134 Richard O'Shea/Steven Mackey (Ford Escort) [10]
135 Lee Bracken/Francis Kelly (Honda Civic) [9]
136 PJ Doyle/Peter Ryan (Peugeot 205) [9]
137 Sean McConnell/Dwayne Quigley (Honda Civic) [11F]
138 David McAulley/Andrew Moore (Honda Civic) [1]

301 Peter Beaton/Conor Boylan (Peugeot 107) [21]
302 Marcus McElwee/John Henderson (Skoda Citigo) [21]
303 Kyle McBride/Kieran McBride (Toyota Aggo) [21]
304 Casey Jay Coleman/James Fogarty (Nissan Micra) [21]
305 Joseph Kelly/TBA (Toyota Aggo) [21]
306 Ella Conway/Jarad Gill (Peugeot 107) [21]
307 Aaron Whelan/Des Sherlock (Nissan Micra) [21]
308 Reece Pollock/Ashley Boulton (Nissan Micra) [21]

Contact details for Competitors who wish to marshal for Championship points for South East Stages

Posted: January 6, 2019 10:26 AM

For our Willie Loughman Frorest Rally on the 20th January 2019 any competitors who are not competing in our event and would like to marshal to be awarded the 25 points please contact 087 2772366 / +353 87 2772366 asap.

In order to qualify for an award in this year's championship all registered competitors have been asked to marshal at one of the counting rounds (excluding Rallysprints) and the great thing about this is that you will be awarded 25 points for doing so! You will only get the opportunity to marshal for points on one round, although Simply this means to qualify for an award in 2019 you need to compete on a minimum of two rounds and marshal at one.

Urgent Notice to all Competitors

Posted: January 3, 2019 7:02 PM

As our Willie Loughman Forest Rally is fast approaching on the 20th January 2019 we would advise all competitors to check there helmets to make sure they comply with the new standards as there has been a change to the standard's for 2019. The new changes can be found on the Motorsport Ireland website:

Also if you have not put your Entry in yet please do so urgently.

Event Flyer / Details

Posted: November 28, 2018 2:04 PM

Club Website

Posted: November 28, 2018 2:03 PM

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