Person: Billy Coleman
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
With two wins from two rounds, Monaghan’s Josh Moffett is on home territory for Sunday’s Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan Rally, round three of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship as he aims to increase his lead over his main title rivals Declan Boyle and Roy White.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2019
The Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes in Killarney has appointed star actor Michael Fassbender as an ambassador
Fri, 08 Mar, 2019
Armagh’s James Wilson, 24, and Belfast’s Charlie Eastwood, 23, scooped the major honours at the Beta Tools Motorsport Ireland Awards yesterday.
Wed, 05 Dec, 2018
As the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB cranks into gear today, Waterford’s Craig Breen still awaits his maiden victory in a round of the World Rally Championship for his Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT team.
Fri, 05 Oct, 2018
Having spurned a chance to tighten his grip on the Triton Showers National Rally Championship, Donegal’s Declan Boyle (Ford Fiesta WRC) faces title rival Monaghan’s Josh Moffett (Ford Fiesta WRC) on Sunday’s Charlie McEnery Motor Services Clare Rally, the penultimate round of the series.
Fri, 14 Sep, 2018
A resumption of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship after 11 weeks and the return of the Stonethrowers Rally after a two-year absence dovetail on Sunday in the Clonmel event.
Fri, 10 Aug, 2018
The desire to win the Joule Donegal International Rally is the ambition of most drivers and even an obsession for some.
Fri, 15 Jun, 2018
For the Cronin brothers, Keith and Daniel, Sunday’s Rathkeale House Hotel Circuit of Munster Rally in west Limerick has different agendas.
Fri, 01 Jun, 2018
As Rally Portugal begins in earnest today, Craig Breen scarcely needs reminding that he is the only driver from within the top echelon of the World Rally Championship yet to win a round of the series.
Fri, 18 May, 2018
Cork’s Keith Cronin will debut a different car in the British Rally Championship as he bids to equal the legendary Jimmy McCrae as a five-time winner of the series.
Fri, 27 Apr, 2018
One of the most scenic locations in the country, Achill Island, provides the backdrop for the opening round of the Triton Showers Rally Championship on Sunday.
Fri, 09 Mar, 2018
After overcoming the loss of the Galway International Rally, organisers of the Irish Tarmac Championship (the TROA) have now been forced to terminate their contract with its title sponsor Dance To Tipperary.
Fri, 16 Feb, 2018
For the third year in a row, Ballylickey’s Daniel Cronin and Cavan’s Stephen McCann face one another at the six-stage Banna Beach Resort Kerry Winter Rally.
Fri, 10 Nov, 2017
Former Billy Coleman Young Driver of the Year award winner Rob Duggan (Killarney) admits his dream to drive at the top echelon of rallying is virtually over.
Fri, 11 Aug, 2017
Monaghan’s Josh Moffett returns to European Rally Championship action this weekend when he contests the Junior U28 category of Rally Rzeszow in Poland.
Fri, 04 Aug, 2017
This weekend is likely to be a defining moment in the annals of the Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes in Killarney. A glance through the list of previous winners reveal that drivers of World Rally Cars have triumphed since the Millennium, but that thread is tenuous as the new breed of R5 cars is set to bring the sequence to an end.
Fri, 28 Apr, 2017
In the history of rallying in Ireland, one name stands out above all others for the respect in which he is held and the ability he demonstrated behind the wheel of the cars — predominantly Fords — that he drove.
Sat, 15 Apr, 2017
Rallying across the three Irish championships is a rare feat but one Monaghan’s Sam Moffett is accomplishing.
Fri, 07 Apr, 2017
Cork driver Keith Cronin has penned a deal that will see him and Killarney co-driver Mikie Galvin contest this season’s Prestone British Rally Championship with M-Sport and the Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta R5.
Fri, 03 Mar, 2017
Fri, 10 Feb, 2017
Sun, 01 Jan, 2017
Fri, 11 Nov, 2016
Thu, 06 Oct, 2016
Regaining and rebuilding confidence can be a slow process for many rally drivers. Tomorrow’s Wexford Volkswagen Rally is a case in point for the top two seeds, Tyrone’s Paddy McVeigh and Welsh ace Steve Wood. Earlier this season Wood crashed his Subaru WRC out of the Abbeyleix Rally while McVeigh has been involved in a few skirmishes that altered the shape of his S12B Subaru — a championship-winning car in the hands of Cavan’s Patrick Elliott.
Fri, 09 Sep, 2016
Fri, 19 Aug, 2016
The GAA stadia are not the only places where Tipperary are illustrating their sporting prowess this season. Success for the Premier county natives has also transcended the highways and byways of Ireland and one is on the cusp on landing Irish rallying’s National title.
Fri, 05 Aug, 2016
Fri, 08 Jul, 2016
Although it is almost a quarter of a century since Peadar Hurson won the National Rally Championship on board an Opel Ascona 400, the Warrenpoint driver remains a potent threat in Irish rallying.
Fri, 01 Apr, 2016
Dubliner Robert Barrable, better known for his rallying forays, will compete in this season’s British GT Championship where he will team up Northern Ireland’s Wilson Thompson in a Team HARD-prepared Ginetta G55 GT4.
Fri, 26 Feb, 2016
A passion for motorsport engendered by rally icon Billy Coleman has inspired Cork native John Campion to assist a group of young talented drivers.
Fri, 19 Feb, 2016
Mon, 28 Dec, 2015
Fri, 04 Dec, 2015
This year’s Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver of the Year Award rests between the trio of Monaghan’s Josh Moffett, Killarney’s Rob Duggan and Omagh’s Patrick O’Brien, who successfully came through the interview process earlier this week.
Fri, 20 Nov, 2015
Amid speculation surrounding the future prospects of Irish drivers Kris Meeke and Craig Breen, both will start out today’s Rally GB, the final round of the World Rally Championship, with the ambition of achieving impressive results.
Fri, 13 Nov, 2015
The Valvoline Irish Forest Rally Championship went down to the final stage of the final round, the Glens of Antrim Rally, where fourth place was enough for Monaghan’s Josh Moffett to lift the crown after his only title rival, former champion Michael O’Brien, slid his Ford Focus WRC off the track towards the end of the final stage.
Mon, 09 Nov, 2015
The Valvoline National Forestry Rally Championship reaches its penultimate stage on Sunday with the Mayo Forest Rally. Though there is a 31-point difference between series leader and former champion Michael O’Brien (Ford Focus WRC) and his main rival, Monaghan’s Josh Moffett (Mitsubishi), the latter can land the title should he prevail on Sunday and again on the final round in Antrim early next month.
Fri, 16 Oct, 2015
The most prestigious award in Irish motor racing, the Leinster Trophy, awaits the winner of Sunday’s Formula Ford race in Mondello Park. Drivers like John Watson, Eddie Jordan, Ayrton Senna and Mika Hakkinen have all lifted the famous trophy at the Kildare venue and on Sunday Meath’s Stephen Daly will be hoping to retain the trophy for another 12 months.
Fri, 18 Sep, 2015
One of Ireland’s best-known motoring writers, Brian Foley, passed away recently.
Sat, 22 Aug, 2015
Monaghan drivers dominate the weekend’s rallying landscape with the Moffett brothers Sam (25) and Josh (22) competing in tomorrow’s Plains Rally in Wales while Stephen Wright contests the Sezoens Rally in Belgium.
Fri, 15 May, 2015
The Moffett siblings Sam and Josh in identical Ford Fiesta WRC’s are part of an intriguing line-up for Sunday’s Monaghan Rally, round three of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship.
Fri, 24 Apr, 2015
The Moonraker Rally in Ballyvourney and the Rally de Portugal may not have that much in common other than gravel surfaces, but both have a tangible link with former triple British rally champion Keith Cronin.
Fri, 10 Apr, 2015
Tue, 10 Feb, 2015
Irish rallying has received a major boost after Triton Showers was confirmed as title sponsor of the National Rally Championship.
Fri, 31 Oct, 2014