Place: Mondello Park
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Two former Tarmac champions are to switch to R5 cars for next year’s Irish Tarmac Rally Championship in a move that should ease pressure on the Tarmac Rally Organisers Association (TROA).
Fri, 23 Nov, 2018
The line up for next year’s Word Rally Championship is taking shape following two major announcements this week. The highest profile announcement came from Toyota Gazoo Racing with Irish driver Kris Meeke joining Ott Tanak and Jari-Matti Latvala in factory Yaris World Rally Cars.
Fri, 19 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
Ahead of their historic World Cup finals weekend,looked at some things you may not know about our hockey heroes.
Sun, 05 Aug, 2018
It is three years since broadcaster John Creedon took to the byways in a camper van to explore the Wild Atlantic Way.
Sat, 14 Jul, 2018
Irish rallying hope the profits generated from this weekend’s IMSF Mondello 50 will help defray the rising costs of insurance and offset financial risks facing the sport.
Fri, 11 May, 2018
Fri, 30 Mar, 2018
Cork racing ace Lucca Allen has teamed up with the British-based Fortec Motorsport outfit for this season’s British Formula 4 Championship powered by Ford EcoBoost — a category recognised as an important step on the ladder to F1.
Fri, 09 Feb, 2018
Clare’s Pádraig Egan (Subaru) won the head-to-head in the four-wheel drive category of the Herospec Rallysprint in Mondello Park yesterday, while Wexford’s Jason O’Keeffe (Peugeot 205) netted the two-wheel drive class and Cavan’s Russell Woods claimed victory in the Buggy class.
Mon, 22 Jan, 2018
The departure of Citroen Racing World Rally Championship team principal Yves Matton has increased speculation as to the future of the French outfit in the WRC.
Fri, 19 Jan, 2018
Kilkenny’s Enda O’Brien (Escort) withstood a late challenge from Cashel’s Paul O’Connell (Mitsubishi EvoIX) to win the Carlow Car Club Rallysprint at Mondello Park yesterday.
Thu, 28 Dec, 2017
Overcoming the challenging and intricate route of the Carbery Navigation Trial in Leap, west Cork, the Lissarda/Drinagh duo of Donal Healy/Denis O’Donovan (Toyota Starlet) took a hard earned victory.
Mon, 27 Nov, 2017
Five-time world rally champion Sebastien Ogier will soon decide whether he remains with M-Sport or retires from the World Rally Championship.
Fri, 24 Nov, 2017
In his debut-racing season, Cork racer Luca Allen is finding that life in the fast lane is full of incident. In the weekend’s three races of his British F4 Championship campaign, 13th was his best result in what were his second set of races in the championship.
Mon, 14 Aug, 2017
Is there a lesson to be gained for Irish rally organisers from Sunday’s Midleton based Imokilly Rally?
Fri, 21 Jul, 2017
Monaghan’s Sam Moffett (Ford Fiesta WRC) strengthened his grip on the Triton Showers National Rally Championship when claiming the Rathkeale House Hotel Circuit of Munster Rally, round four of the campaign.
Mon, 05 Jun, 2017
Dubliner Derek Tohill (Fiesta), title sponsor of the Parts for Cars Irish Rallycross Championship, continued his dominance of the series with an emphatic display in the second round of the series at Mondello Park yesterday.
Mon, 06 Mar, 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
Following a winter of uncertainty, Irish rallying springs into action tomorrow with the Corrib Oil Galway International Rally, the opening round of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship.
Fri, 03 Feb, 2017
Controversy reigned at the Fiesta 6 Hour Endurance Race at Mondello Park yesterday where weather and track conditions led to the race being red-flagged at around half distance.
Mon, 21 Nov, 2016
Few issues within Irish motorsport generate discussion as much as the Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver of the Year award.
Fri, 18 Nov, 2016
The only missing element to Roy White’s Triton Showers National Rally Championship victory is an event win in a round of the series.
Fri, 16 Sep, 2016
At around 4.15am yesterday morning, some boy-racer thought the Ennis-Kilrush road was Siverstone or Mondello Park. The car started doing donuts, the screeching tyres laying assault to my eardrums. I had to be up at 6.30 anyway to meet the Limerick minor bus at 8 but that was my night’s sleep done and dusted.
Mon, 05 Sep, 2016
Racing driver Jake Byrne has abandoned his Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of the Year programme with immediate effect after it appears he is unhappy with his UK Formula Ford campaign - the prize for winning the prestigious award.
Fri, 10 Jun, 2016
Motorsport Ireland chief executive Alex Sinclair is confident that a ruling from the European Court of Justice - which has the potential to have detrimental effects for motorsport across the EU - will be amended.
Fri, 03 Jun, 2016
In his first full season on-board the FESP liveried Ford Fiesta WRC, Clonmel’s Roy White, the current leader of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship knows there are difficult times ahead as his rivals begin to apply the pressure.
Fri, 06 May, 2016
With a clean sweep of the fastest times on all eight stages, the Antrim/Cork combination of Desi Henry/Liam Moynihan (Skoda Fabia R5) won the Abbey Hotel Munster Moonraker Rally in Ballyvourney, Co Cork, the second round of the Valvoline Irish Forest Rally series.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016
Fri, 15 Apr, 2016
Fri, 11 Mar, 2016
The Irish pair of Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle (Citroen DS3 WRC) topped the leaderboard after last evening’s two stages of Rallye Monte Carlo, the first round of the World Rally Championship.
Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
Cork racing ace Matt Griffin opens his competitive season this afternoon in the Hankook 24 Hour of Dubai with the Dragon Racing Team.
Fri, 15 Jan, 2016
Mon, 28 Dec, 2015
The activation of the Kerry County Council’s emergency plan prohibited the Killarney and District Motor Club from proceeding with Saturday’s Rentokil-Initial Killarney Historic Rally.
Mon, 07 Dec, 2015
The intricacies of a farmyard lane network proved to be a major factor in the Carbery Navigation Trial in Leap in West Cork where the Ovens/Drinagh duo of Donal Healy/Denis O’Donovan (Toyota Starlet) triumphed to move into the lead of the Munster Navigation Trial Championship.
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015
Tomorrow night’s Carbery Navigation Trial in Leap in West Cork is the second round of the Munster Navigation Trial Championship. Local crews will be expected to dominate the 115km event although Limerick’s Alan Shinnors and George Shinnors (Subaru), who won last week’s Cork Startrek Navigation Trial, should again be to the forefront.
Fri, 27 Nov, 2015
Dubliner Willie Coyne (Vauxhall Nova) emulated brother Noel by clinching the McLoughlin’s Industrial Flooring Irish Rallycross Championship at Mondello Park yesterday.
Mon, 23 Nov, 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
Having secured what seemed a comfortable victory in the Rallye Du Valais, the final round of the European Rally Championship, Craig Breen (Peugeot 208 T16) was subsequently handed a post-event two-minute penalty that dropped him to second.
Mon, 02 Nov, 2015
Fri, 30 Oct, 2015
Irish rallying reaches a watershed this weekend with the Acesigns Signmakers Cork “20” International Rally that begins tomorrow.
Fri, 02 Oct, 2015
Meath driver Stephen Daly became only the fifth ever driver to make a successful defence of the famed Leinster Trophy.
Mon, 21 Sep, 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
The timing of a press release from the Donegal Motor Club on Wednesday lunchtime stating its intention to continue as part of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship is hugely surprising.
Fri, 28 Aug, 2015
In a week where the FIA announced changes to the World Rally Championship for 2017, the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship Organisers (TROA) were hit with a backlash to their proposed rule changes for 2016 — a ban on the current World Rally Cars from winning the series — with the announcement that the Donegal International Rally was withdrawing from the series.
Fri, 17 Jul, 2015