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Connacht Sligo Stages Rally - 14 Jul 19

Posted: July 13, 2019 10:26 AM - 7209 Hits

Round 6 - 2019 National Rally Championship
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Round 4 - 2019 Border Rally Championship

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International flavour to Sligo Stages Rally

Posted: July 12, 2019 5:55 AM

As entries continue to spiral, well surpassing the one hundred mark ,its encouraging the broad spectrum of crews from throughout the island of Ireland and further afield. With entries still been accepted it is expected that on the day it will have exceeded all expectations .

Due to the attractiveness of the three Championships , Sligo Stages seems to have appealed to regions in the South and South east, never considered in the past. In addition there are a number of crews making trips from Scotland, England, New York , Texas and even Australia .

Sitting on with No 3 seed Jonny Greer is Kirsty Riddick , a regular in that seat coming from Castle Douglas in Scotland. The duo are putting in some valuable stage miles in advance of next months Ulster Rally. Another Scottish visitor Stephen O Hanlon is calling the notes for Declan Mc Rory 19 from Strabane in a WRC Subaru. Lee Hastings at 30 from Dumfries with Roscarbery’s Allister Wyllie on the notes are determined to hold their one point Triton Championship lead in class 20 ahead of Donegal’s Darren Mc Kelvey. Seeded 77 ,Anthony Quinn taking in a few other events on route is returning from Coomera ,Australia to contest Sligo ably assisted by the experienced navigator Sean Hassett on board in a quite unique Polo .Navigator for Brian Comiskey, seeded 80 ,from Armagh is Barry Mc Glennon from Ilford in Essex. Gurteen native Davy Hunt is making one of his regular trips home from Texas to contest his local event with partner Gillian Gilmartin at 98 spot in the pristine Peugeot 106 Maxi.

Not alone is the commitment from competitors to travel from overseas , but also from officials and marshals with devotion to their local event. One of the three ladies at the end of Stage 2, Lisa Boylan supporting the Andy finish timekeeping crew , is taking a flight in on Saturday from Gatwick airport into Knock, to assist at scrutiny , and then return on Sunday evening after the event for work on Monday morning.

Full details at www.connachtmotorclub.com Entries still being accepted

QR CODES AVAILABLE IN RALLY PROGRAMME

Posted: July 10, 2019 1:32 PM

Stage rallying is predominantly a free to view sport and the cost involved in hosting an event is substantial. Enthusiasts are then encouraged therefore to purchase a programme from any one of the retail outlets in the Sligo and Leitrim. Apart from timing schedule and detailed stage map there is also some other informative elements included inside.

A unique feature which was launched last year in the programme and again featured this year, is a series of QR code’s , identifying safe and recommended viewing locations on individual stages . The matrix barcode when scanned by any smart device will also display a video of the location giving you views of the approach and departure.

Programmes will come available from Friday 12th ,

    Gulf Sligo Gate,
    Cannings House and Garden,
    Mullen’s Spar,
    Mc Cormacks Manorhamilton,
    Mullins Foodstore , Sligo, Castlebaldwin and Manorhamilton,
    Daveys Hazlewood and Gala Dromahair.

Seeded Entry List

Posted: July 9, 2019 2:14 PM

1 Josh Moffett/Andy Hayes (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
2 Roy White/James O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
3 Jonny Greer/Kristy Riddick (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
4 Daniel Cronin/JJ Cremin (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
5 Derek McGarrity/Niall Burns (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
6 Frank Wray/Joe McNulty (Subaru Impreza WRC S11) [7]
7 Kevin Eves/Chris Melly (Toyota Corolla) [14]
8 Damian Toner/Denver Rafferty (Ford Escort) [14]
9 JF Shovelin/Emmet Brosnan (Ford Escort) [14]
10 Johnny Jordan/Paddy McCrudden (Toyota Starlet) [13]
11 Shane Maguire/Darragh Kelly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
12 Sean Gallagher/Clare Gallagher (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
14 Anthony Cairns/Mark Preston (Subaru Impreza) [20]
15 Gary Cairns/Gary Monteith (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [4]
16 David Moffett/Martin Connolly (Toyota Starlet) [13]
17 Jason Currid/John Conway (Ford Escort) [14]
18 Tom Flaherty/ (Ford Escort) [14]
19 Declan McCrory/Stephen O'Hanlon (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
20 Ian Roche/Anthony Nestor (Subaru Impreza WRC S10) [15]
21 Colin Flanagan/Barry McLoughlin (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
22 Keith Lyons/Keith McCarthy (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
23 Gary Cooney/Elaine Ni She (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
24 Richard Moffett/Stephen Thornton (Toyota Starlet) [14]
25 Marty McKenna/Gary McElhinnney (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
26 Cormac Phelan/Katja Auhl (Honda Civic) [13]
27 Daniel Conaghan/Terrance Magee (Ford Escort) [13R]
28 Aaron McLoughlin/Darren Curran (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
29 Gareth Sayers/Gareth Gilchrist (Subaru Impreza WRC S9) [7]
30 Lee Hastings/Alistair Wyllie (Subaru Impreza) [20]
31 Darren McKelvey/Dean O'Sullivan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
32 Brian Lavelle/Shane O'Donnell (Honda Civic) [11F]
33 Ashley Dickson/ (Ford Escort) [13R]
34 Gareth Black/Connor Dunlop (Toyota Starlet) [13]
35 Stephen Reynolds/Gary McNern (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
36 Jason Tuthill/Ben Teggart (Ford Escort) [13R]
37 Des Moore/ (Ford Escort Mk2 RS1600T) [14]
38 John Watters/ (Ford Escort) [14]
39 Tom Holton/Shane Byrne (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [20]
40 Gavin Gallagher/Fintan Monaghan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) [15]
41 Eamonn Kelly/Conor Mohan (Ford Fiesta R2) [2]
42 Shane O'Rourke/Alan McGovern (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
43 David Armstrong/Ashley Trimble (Ford Escort) [18]
44 Brian Armstrong/Aodhan Gallagher (Ford Escort MK2) [12]
45 Michael McDaid/Daire Maguire (Ford Escort) [12]
46 Vincent Collins/Michael McDaid (Ford Escort) [12]
47 Colin O'Donaghue/Eddie Doherty (Ford Escort MK2) [16A]
48 David Kelly/Kenny Bustard (Toyota Starlet) [16A]
49 Aaron McIntyre/Ben McIntyre (Toyota Starlet) [16A]
50 Johnny Armstrong/Phily Mitchell (Citroen C2) [16A]
51 Nigel Roche/Andrew Cronin (Honda Civic) [16A]
52 Jason Dickson/ (Ford Fiesta R2) [16A]
53 Brian Moore/Dylan Doonan (Honda Civic) [16A]
54 Niall O'Connell/Tommy O'Connor (Citroen C2 R2 Max) [2]
55 Ciaran Phelan/ (Honda Civic) [11F]
56 Paul Carron/Sean Brunton (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
57 Tim Flood/Anthony Smith (Ford Escort) [11R]
58 Martin McPhillips/ (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
59 Eoin Duffin/Mike Quinn (Ford Escort) [14]
60 Dominic McLoughlin/Emer Kearins (Peugeot 205) [13R]
61 John Warren/Ruthann O'Connor (Toyota Corolla) [13R]
62 Jack Maguire/Keith McConnan (Ford Fiesta) [20]
63 Colin O'Rourke/Shane Gilhooly (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
64 Liam McFall/Matthew McKenna (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [20]
65 Michael McGarrity/Damien Garvey (Ford Fiesta R2T) [2]
66 Willie McFadden/Demi McFadden (Ford Escort G3) [13]
67 William Nolan/Shane O'Mahony (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
68 Martin Ewing/James Ewing (Peugeot 205) [13R]
69 Colin Currid/Paul Gallagher (Ford Escort) [12]
70 Corey Eves/Pascal McCarney (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
71 Alan Quinn/Gary Quinn (Opel Manta 400) [13R]
72 Des Lyons/Ashling McArdle (Honda Civic) [11F]
73 Kieran Carroll/Tony Curran (Honda Civic) [11F]
74 Robert Reilly/Leroy Mills (Honda Civic) [11F]
75 Patrick Herity/Seamus Dolan (Ford Escort) [13R]
76 Andrew Bustard/ (Ford Escort) [13R]
77 Anthony Quinn/Sean Hassett (VW Polo) []
78 Simon Devlin/Michael Laverty (Ford Escort) [13R]
79 Tommy Foley/Brian Rowan (Honda Civic) [11F]
80 Brian Comiskey/Barry McGleenon (Subaru Impreza) [15]
81 Gary Meehan/Dermot McCafferty (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
82 James McGreal/Chris Mitchell (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [15]
83 Art McCarrick/Leigh Cavanagh (Ford Fiesta R2) [2]
84 Mike Dolan/Ann Hutchinson (Honda Civic) [11F]
85 John O'Rourke/Brian Commns (Vauxhall Corsa) [12]
86 Hazel Callaghan/Tomas Ryan (Ford Escort) [13]
87 John Coughlan/Sean Walsh (Ford Escort) [12]
88 Seamus McDaid/Tim Duggan (Ford Escort) [13]
89 Philip Harte/Sam Clarke (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
90 Sean McHugh/Kathleen Kennedy (Subaru Impreza) [15]
91 Karl Fallis/Tony McGovern (Ford Fiesta R2) [2]
92 Pat Price/Andrew Curran (Subaru Impreza N12B) [4]
93 Andrew Stewart/Tony Gallagher (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [15]
94 Keith McFadden/Sara McFadden (Renault Clio) [3]
95 Roger Kennedy/Wendy Blackledge (Peugeot 306) [3]
96 David Quinn/Enda McGonigle (BMW E30) [14]
97 Des Roche/Mairead Duane (Honda Civic) [1]
98 Davy Hunt/Gillian Gilmartin (Peugeot 106 Maxi) [11F]
99 Keith Ewing/Shane Barry (Honda Civic) [1]
100 Jack Brunton/Darragh Kelly (Honda Civic) [16]
101 Ryan Moore/Christopher Moffitt (Honda Civic) [16]
102 Nigel Brennan/Ryan Brennan (Honda Civic) [16]
103 Stephen Reynolds/Derek McCarthy (Honda Civic) [16]
104 Ryan Diver/Dylan Baskin (Honda Civic) [16]
105 Aine Phelan/Rachel McCullagh (Honda Civic) [16]
106 Thomas Murphy/Tommy Downes (Honda Civic) [16]
107 Malcolm Pedlow/John Henderson (BMW 2002 tii) [18]
108 Sean Maloney/Kevin Cogan (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
109 Cathal Sheridan/Peter Deery (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
110 Trevor Graham/Darragh McBreen (Toyota Corolla) [10]
111 Paul McLoughlin/Anthony McDonald (Talbot Sunbeam) [10]
112 Collette Rooney/ (Honda Civic) [11F]
113 Gerry McIntyre/Paul Clarke (Toyota Starlet) [11R]
114 David Dee/Rita Mary Dee (Mini Cooper) [9]
115 Stephen McGurk/ (Ford Escort) [13R]
116 Billy McCarthy/Donagh Crowley (Nissan Micra) [9]
117 Shay Laheen/Kerrill Dempsey (Ford Escort MK2) [9]
118 Michael Rogers/Aidan Connolly (Honda Civic) [3]
119 Keelan Grogan/Dylan Grogan (Skoda Fabia R2) [2]
120 Barry Gallagher/Jonathan Jacob (Honda Civic) [11F]
121 Pat O'Connell/Noreen Stanley (Toyota Starlet) [9]
122 Colin Fisher/ (Citroen C2) [11F]
123 Colum Tennyson/Owen Magee (Ford Escort) [13R]
124 Gordon Nimmo/Chrystal Culkeen (Ford Fiesta) [11F]
125 Katie Quinn/Ciara O'Connell (Honda Civic) [2]
126 Joe Moffitt/Eddie Moffitt (Honda Civic) [1]
127 Peter Farrell/Shane Farrell (Toyota Corolla) [10]
128 Ciaran Maguire/Paul Maguire (Honda Civic) [16A]
129 Eoin Kelly/Johny Orr (Vauxhall Corsa) [16A]
130 Mickey Joe Browne/Sean Browne (Honda Civic) [16]
131 Sean McCaffrey/Jack Kelly (Honda Civic) [16]
132 Cathal Keane/Declan Boyle (Honda Civic) [16]
133 Jordan Greene McGee/Tony Martin Curran (Toyota Corolla) [16]
134 James McGlinchey/Nicholas Alcorn (Honda Civic) [16]

Information App for Competitors

Posted: July 9, 2019 11:41 AM

The Faac Simply Automatic -Sligo Park Hotel - Stages Rally 2019 will use the Sportity App as an electronic information board for distributing all rally related documents.

Whenever a new document is posted to the notice board all users will get a push notification and it will be available in the app.

Download the app from Play Store / App Store

The password will be circulated to all competitors , officials and any other relevant personnel of the event

The objective is to assist competitors and officials in their pre-event planning by having the relevant information published at an early stage, and stored together in an easily accessible format.

It will also provide the organisers with a means of distributing information or instructions to those who have the App downloaded, while the event is live.

The Rally committee would encourage all competitors and officials to download the App, insert the password, and avail of the convenience of having all the information accessible on one device.

Sun shines on Official Launch evening at Glencar Teashed

Posted: July 8, 2019 5:52 AM


Photo: James Burke


The official launch of the 2019 Faac simply automatic /Sligo Park Hotel Stages Rally took place on Wednesday evening last on the banks of Glencar Lake at the Teashed Cafe. A large crowd were in attendance including the whole organising team, representatives from all the sponsors and a number of dignitaries and local community representative’s . The evening began with a photoshoot of sponsor rally cars under the Motor Club arch with the still lake as a backdrop and the sun setting in Sligo bay in the distance.

Opening the proceedings back at the Teashed , Joe Corcoran described the format of the event and thanked complete organising committee on behalf of the club for their dedication over the last months in putting the bones of the event together. He congratulated the appointed Clerk of the Course Rosemary Walsh for taking on the official role for the event and Ultan Mc Gowan as Deputy. Rosemary addressing the large attendance and thanked all those who contributed to bringing the event to this point. She thanked all the sponsors including Title sponsors Faac Simply automatic and Sligo Park Hotel, our stage sponsors , Mc Cormack’s Fuels , W8 Village Holiday Homes , Herron Auto and service area sponsor of Gulf – Hot Rods . Mc Gowan Landscapes again sponsor the highest placed club crew home and our print partner , Connacht Print and Signs and Porter FORD for sponsoring Scrutiny at the retail park. She particularly thanked those who got their entries in on time and were eligible for the draw on the night. She acknowledged the support and understanding the residents and businesses along the route which allows for the closing of roads.

Speaking briefly on behalf of the Triton National were Brendan Flynn , on behalf of Sligo Pallets Border , Andrew Mullen and on behalf of Top Part West Coast , John Tynan.

Following some delicious light refreshments put on by hosts Helen and Johnathan at the Teashed , the draw took place for the 500 euro Entry voucher sponsored by the Carty Group which was won by Brian Moore , this was following the first person being drawn was event sponsor Ciaran Phelan and he agreed to pull again, a very sporting gesture. Rosemary announced a totally new unique feature for the event, the first event in the country to provide it , an APP made available to competitors including regular updates.

Of course it was reaffirmed that a further three draws takes place at drivers briefing , one each for main field , class 16 and 16A, sponsored by National Automation.

Overall numbers are currently coming extremely close to the one hundred mark , with entries still being accepted right up until the Friday before the event.

Entries Received

Posted: June 28, 2019 5:29 PM

Available on the club website:

Rally Launch - NEW DATE - (Wed) 3 Jul

Posted: June 28, 2019 5:20 PM

The rescheduled Launch of the Faac simply automatic /Sligo Park Hotel Stages Rally takes place on Wednesday evening next July 3rd at the Glencar TeaShed on the banks of Glencar Lake . The setting was thought to be appropriate as the 2019 stages span across areas of both Sligo and North Leitrim as does the Lake. The glistening lake with the sun setting, between Kings Mountain on the North and Copes Mountain on the South, will provide the perfect backdrop for the evening. Representatives from all our sponsors , local dignitaries and fellow members of the motorsport community will be present to kick off the 2019 Rally officially.

Also on the evening will take place the competitor entry draw for a win back voucher of 500 euro for all those entered at that time, sponsored by the Carty Group. Those proposing competing on the Sligo Stages are encouraged to have their fully completed entries submitted by then to be eligible, and the lucky winner will be announced on the night.

Rally Launch - (Tue) 25 Jun - POSTPONED

Posted: June 24, 2019 10:01 AM

Regulations & Rally Guide Available

Posted: May 28, 2019 4:18 PM






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