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Imokilly Mini Stages Rally - 21 Jul 19

Posted: July 21, 2019 4:04 AM - 8975 Hits

Counting Round - 2019 Southern 4 Rally Championship

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The Ollie Kierce Cars Imokilly Mini Stages 2019 is Go / Late Entries

Posted: July 19, 2019 9:58 AM

The roads are picked most of the work is done its just one last push for the Imokilly Motor Club to get their event over the line .The hard work put in over the past 6 months has paid off and over 80 entries have been received for the Imokilly Mini Stages Rally on Sunday the 21st of July sponsored by Ollie Kierce Cars . Rally HQ for the weekend is the Park Hotel Midleton with scrutiny, Parc Ferme and service just across the road in Market Green.

No1 on the road is last year’s winner David Condell / Paul Kelly Escort Class 14 David is probably driving at his best and is match fit from competing on the Tarmac Championship he would love to make it two in a row .

No2 is Gary Kiernan Escort Class 14 one of the quickest Escort men in the country winner in 2015 and 2017 Gary wont be hanging round

No 3 is Richard Moore Escort Class 14 showed a stunning pace on the recent Waterford Rally if he can repeat that form could well be in contention for a win.

No4 David Guest Super 2000 Skoda the Skoda may lack the top speed to keep up with the big bang Escorts but that wont stop David from giving it his all

No5 Vincent McSweeney Mitsubishi Evo7 class 20 hugely talented driver gets the best out of this older car always drives at 100% dark horse for the win ,

No6 Tomas Davies Escort Class 14 the Welsh driver came last year loved the event and is back, impressed with his speed another dark horse for the win.

No7 Colin Byrne Escort Class 14 First of the IMC Drivers will be able to mix it with this company should challenge for a podium place

No 8 Mark Dolphin Escort Class 14 second of the IMC crews on the road will be in the hunt for top IMC Crew

No9 Brian o Keeffe Mitsubishi Evo9 class 4 Brian likes the fast stages and he should get a chance to get the most out of the Evo will be in the mix for top IMC crew ,

No 10 Jason Ryan Honda Civic class 11f drives at a hectic pace should push into the top 10 at the finish may struggle against the more powerful cars always a class contender.

Late entries

Frank Kelly Escort Class 14 always a great addition to any rally Frank and (Baby Blue) are known throughout the world for the exuberant and totally committed driving style Frank is a joy to watch in the Escort with a no nonsense flat out style he is the driver the crowd come to watch. Always in the hunt for the win .

Tom Flaherty Escort Class 14 Tom fresh from a good result in Sligo could well finish in the top 5 stylish driver to watch.

Factor in the 1600 battle of class 11 f and R cars of the locals chasing Jason Ryan hard are Allen Treacy Twincam, James Fitzgerald Honda and Gary Kelly Honda . Interesting to see how impressive young Kerry driver Peter Falvey mixes it with the locals in his rapid Starlet.. Keep an eye out for one of our quickest Junior Drivers Cian Walsh going in the main field for this event he has a Class 11r twin cam.

Our Junior drivers battle for the junior prize the battle should be intense with Barry Archer, JJ Williams and Anthony o Driscoll to name but a few ,

The event follows the format of 2 stages 3 times with service after 2 and 4 in Midleton and the finish back at Midleton Park Hotel, all the information times stage maps etc is available in the rally programme so please go and buy one and support the event.

The club is hugely thankful for the support of our main sponsor Ollie Kierce Cars our Associate Sponsors, stage sponsors and any one who advertised in the programme this event is a big undertaking for the club both financially and from a logistics point of view , we depend on voluntary help on the day from our neighbouring motor clubs and rally enthusiasts to man various positions on the day without this help the rally would not run, so if you would like to marshal on the day get in touch with the motor club.

Clerk of the Course Pat Maguire said a lot of effort put in over the last few months thanks to our sponsor’s in particular Ollie Kierce Cars and all who contributed to help cover the cost of the rally, thanks to the competitors who came from all over Ireland and the uk now we need help over the weekend on Friday Saturday and Sunday to both set up and to run the event.

The action takes placed on closed public roads stage 1 Mount Uniacke and Stage 2 Ballintotis there will be extra traffic on the road with rally cars returning to Midleton for both services and the finish .

The Imokilly Motor Club would like to appeal to every one to slow down on the public roads arrive in time to view the stage and view from a safe position safety is paramount .Drive with caution and enjoy the event.

The Rally is a round of the Plasticbags.ie Southern 4 Rally Championship and the IMC welcomes all competitors to this round hope you enjoy your rally in East Cork.

Final Instructions No 1

Posted: July 19, 2019 9:17 AM

Seeded Entry List

Posted: July 16, 2019 7:34 AM

1 David Condell/Paul Kelly (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
2 Gary Kiernan/TBA (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
3 Richie Moore/TBA (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
4 David Guest/Jonathan Mc Grath (Skoda Fabia S2000) [5]
5 Vincent Mc Sweeney/Micheal Kearney (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7) [20]
6 Tomas Davies/Eurig Davies (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
7 Colin Byrne/Eric Calnan (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
8 Mark Dolphin/Colin Fitzgerald (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
9 Brian O Keeffe/Sean Hayde (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
10 Jason Ryan/Peter Keohane (Toyota Starlet) [11F]
11 Tim Enright/Stephen Buckley (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
12 Denis Hickey/Sean Nolan (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
14 Wayne Evans/John Smithwick (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
15 Charlie Hickey/John Hickey (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
16 Adrian Evans/Martin Henry (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
17 Allen Treacy/Bob Fitzgerald (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
18 Niall Fitzpatrick/Gary Fitzpatrick (Escort) [12]
19 John O Sullivan/John McCay (Opel Adam) [2]
20 James Fitzgerald/Mossie O Connell (Honda Civic) [11F]
21 Dave Slattery/Denis Coffey (Escort) [13]
22 Paschal O Shea/Robbie Hennessy (BMW 325I) [14]
23 Huw Jeffreys/Avarina Jeffreys (Subaru Impreza) [20]
24 Colin Roche/Derry Long (Toyota Starlet) [13]
25 Eoin Duffin/Brenda Duffin (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
26 Sean Liston/Katrina Walsh Liston (BMW E30) [13]
27 Garry Kelly/Finbarr Quirke (Honda Civic) [11F]
28 Seanie McGrath/Ger Clancy (Honda Civic) [11F]
29 Kevin Dolphin/Martin O'Brien (Ford Escort MkII) [14]
30 Peter Falvey/Andrew Cronin (Toyota Starlet) [11F]
31 Sean Moran/Jonathan Keane (Escort) [13]
32 Paul Browne/Margaret Browne (Honda Civic) [11F]
33 Micheal P Kelleher/Eoin McCarthy (Ford Escort MkII) [10]
34 Conor Sherry/Ger Leech (Peugeot 205 RWD) [13]
36 Denis Nagle/Donagh Crowley (Nissan Micra) [9]
37 Richard Hickey/Andrew MacFarclane (Honda Civic) [11F]
38 Shane Doyle/William Kelliher (BMW E30) [11R]
39 Philip Cross/Tony Hennesy (Ford Escort MkII) [13]
40 Richard Davis/Meg Brady (Escort) [12]
41 Philip Mc Donald/Shane Corcran (Honda Civic) [11F]
42 Cian Walsh/Aaron Browne (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
43 Declan Jackson/Brian Quinlan (Escort) [18]
44 Peadar Walsh/Tommy Commane (Ford Escort MkI) [18]
45 Pat Ahern/TBA (Escort) [13]
46 James Cotter/Brian McCarthy (Citroen C2 R2) [2]
47 Bobby Hennessy/Darragh Smyth (Honda Civic) [13]
48 John Hayes/Richie Cleary (Honda Civic) [3]
49 John Walsh/Toss Sheedy (Escort) [15]
50 Shane Curry/Sharon Nolan (Citroen C2 R2) [2]
51 Mark Ashton/Tony Kelly (Subaru Impreza) [20]
52 Padraig Walsh/TBA (Toyota Corolla) [11F]
53 Tara Duggan/Robert Duggan (Ford Fiesta R2) [2]
54 Brian Walker/Mathew Murphy (Ford Puma) [11F]
55 Owen Cardiff/Dermot Roche (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
56 Gavin Thornton/Cathal Nolan (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
57 Paul Quinlan/Laura Muloney (Ford Fiesta) [12]
58 Billy McCarthy/John Falvey (Nissan Micra) [9]
59 Seamus O Grady/Keith Power (Peugeot 205 GTI) [12]
60 Mark McCarthy/TBA (Peugeot 106 GTI) [11F]
61 Anthony Roche/Alan Hourigan (Audi A3) [20]
62 TBA/Paul Tierney (Escort) [17]
63 Gavin Walsh/Dylan Doonan (Renault Clio) [2]
64 Liam Graham/Eamon Crudden (Honda Civic) [13]
65 Robert Beamish/Orla Beamish (Opel Corsa) [9]
66 Donal Godfrey/Matin Godfrey (Peugeot 106) [9]
67 William Power/John Breen (Honda Civic) [2]
68 Graham Carroll/Ryan Carroll (Honda Civic) [11F]
69 Kyle Doyle/David Roche (Honda Civic) [1]
70 Pat O Sullivan/Eamon Creedon (Honda Civic) [11F]
71 Anthony Keating/Killian Cronin (Escort) [13]
72 Beau Roberts/Tadgh O Sullivan (Chevrolet Kalos) [9]
73 Vincent O Shea/Eoin O Donoghue (BMW M1) [14]
74 Joe Nacey/Dylan Nacey (Toyota Corolla Twincam) [11R]
75 Frank Kelly/TBA (Escort) [14]
76 Paul Scannell/Mossey Griffin (Escort) [11R]

Juniors
J 1 Kieren Reen/Mark O Leary (Honda Civic) [16]
J 2 Chris Brady/Jenny Warren (Honda Civic) [16]
J 3 Barry Archer/Eugene Cronin (Honda Civic) [16]
J 4 John Joe Williams/Kenny Bustard (Escort) [16A]
J 5 Anthony O Driscoll/Eoin Corcoran (Honda Civic) [16]
J 6 Ronan Creagh/Peter O Sullivan (Honda Civic) [16A]
J 7 Alan O Sullivan/Dean Slattery (Honda Civic) [16]
J 8 Brian Keohane/Donal Keohane (Vauxhall Nova) [16]
J 9 Paul Dowling/Myes Redmond (Peugeot 106 GTI) [16]
J 10 Ken Power/Andrew McCormack (Peugeot 106 GTI) [16A]
J 11 Patrick Murphy/Aaron O Reagan (Honda Civic) [11F]

Promotional Video

Posted: July 13, 2019 10:24 AM

Event Poster

Posted: July 10, 2019 1:36 PM

Entries remain open

Posted: July 9, 2019 11:38 AM

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Rally Launch - (Mon) 8 Jul

Posted: July 8, 2019 5:49 AM

The media launch for the 2019 Ollie Kierce Cars Imokilly Mini Stages Rally takes place next Monday the 8th of July at 7.00pm at the Midleton Park Hotel, firstly for a photoshoot, then it’s into the hotel where our MC will give a run through the lead up to the event itself, one of the biggest sporting events in East Cork this year.

Pat Maguire Clerk of the Course said our club is hugely indebted to Ollie Kierce Cars Carrigtwohill for his support of our event as the main sponsor; I would like to welcome everyone to the launch where there will be a selection of rally cars on display and a chance to meet our main sponsor and our associate sponsors. Pat also said even at this stage there is huge interest in the event and a few Welsh crews have expressed an interest in doing the rally.

New IMC Rally merchandise will be available to purchase on the night, that’s Imokilly Mini Stages rally jackets etc also our entries secretary will be there with Regs and Entry forms.

So if you have an interest in cars would like to help us run the rally or just want to see what it’s all about Join us The Imokilly Motor Club next Monday the 8th of July at 7.00pm at the Midleton Park Hotel for the media launch of the 2019 Imokilly Mini Stages Rally, all are welcome.

Rally Launch - (Fri) 28 Jun - POSTPONED

Posted: June 24, 2019 10:00 AM

Rally Launch - (Fri) 28 Jun 19

Posted: June 16, 2019 1:35 PM

The official Launch for the 2019 Ollie Kierce Cars Imokilly Mini Stages Rally will take place on Friday 28th of June. The evening will include Rallycars on Display, Special Guests and some light refreshments will be available. We will also have 2019 merchandise available.

Ollie Kierce Cars Imokilly Mini Stages Rally 2019 - Press release 1

Posted: April 22, 2019 10:59 AM

The Imokilly Motor Club are pleased to announce Ollie Kierce Car Sales is back on board as sponsor of the Imokilly Mini Stages Rally 2019 to be held on the 21th of July. Ollie Kierce Car Sales Carrigtwohill has come on board as main sponsor of the event and this is year two for Ollie of a three year deal. The event will once again be run out of Midleton with Rally HQ (The Midleton Park Hotel), Parc Ferme and Service all in the one location.

This year the club will use the familiar format of 2 stages run 3 times with service after stages 2 and 4.

This year long time club member Pat Maguire comes in as Clerk Of The Course, he is ably assisted by Deputy Clerk Tony O Driscoll.

Speaking with event main sponsor Ollie Kierce of Ollie Kierce Car Sales Carrigtwohill, he said as a former competitor and lifelong fan of rallying I am delighted to be associated with both the rally and the Imokilly Motor Club. Last year the club ran a great rally and the great name of the rally extends the length and breadth of the country. It’s great to be associated with such a hard working club and I am sure this year’s event will be another success for the club.

Clerk Of The Course for the event Pat Maguire said it’s great to have a former competitor like Ollie Kierce of Ollie Kierce Cars Carrigtwohill on board as our main sponsor , Ollie understands our sport and the effort it takes to get an event over the finish line.

Pat said without sponsorship events simply would not run and it takes a huge effort from the club to run this event every year in terms of finance and man power, Pat said help is always needed on the ground before and during the event and if anyone would like to help with the running of the rally get in touch with any club member. Pat also said the event is known as a very competitor friendly event and that is something that is top of my agenda.

The event is a huge cash boost to Midleton and the local environs with around 100 cars expected to start, then factor in service crews families of the competitors and spectators, last year there was not a bed to be had in the Midleton area. This year the club are hopeful of much the same.


Deputy Clerk Of The Course Tony O Driscoll, Event Sponsor Ollie Kierce of Ollie Kierce Car Sales
and Clerk Of The Course Pat Maguire.
Photo: Ger Leahy Photography

Club Website

Posted: April 22, 2019 10:59 AM

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