The Jim Walsh Cork Forestry Rally is nearly upon us. The event is now the fourth round of the popular Valvoline backed Irish Forestry Championship. The Cork Forestry is a mainstay of the Championship and remains a very a popular event with competitors due to the good stages and Cork Motor Club Organisation. The event will feature some old mileage, some new mileage and some familiar roads in a very good route comprising of 3 stages done twice. Below is a short sample video along with our usual stage data samples.
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Rathfriland Motor Club confirm cancellation of the 2017 Down Rally…
It is with regret that Rathfriland Motor Club Ltd announce that the Down Rally, which was due to take place on 14 October 2017 in forests in the Down area, has had to be cancelled. This event was to have been a round of the ANICC McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship and the Valvoline Motorsport Ireland National Forest Rally Championship.
In mid May 2017 the Club were suddenly advised that Tollymore and Castlewellan Forests, which formed the backbone of the rally in terms of stage mileage, were no longer available for Motorsport, even though these Forests have been used in previous Down Rallies.
Despite best efforts, the Club have been unable to identify suitable alternative Forests in the area to allow us to run a stage event to Championship requirements.
Imokilly Mini Stage 2017 – Below we have included a full safety video of the Shakedown stage, allowing any competitor the chance to have a good look at the stage in advance of the shakedown on Saturday the 22nd July, just ahead of the full rally on Sunday the 23rd. Also included below is our stage data for the full rally and the latest seeded top 20 entries.
Imokilly Mini Stage – Top 20 Seeded Entries
1 Jonathan Pringle/James Fulton (Ford Escort MkII) 
2 Garry Kiernan/Ryan Moore (Ford Escort MkII) 
3 Colin Byrne/Stephen Quinn (Ford Escort MkII) 
4 Enda O Brien/John Bulter (Ford Escort MkII) 
5 Trevor Mulligan/Sean Hayde (Ford Escort MkII) 
6 Daniel Cronin/Shane Buckley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) 
7 Barry Meade/Eamonn Hayes (Ford Escort MkII) 
8 Pat O Connell/Derek Gibbs (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) 
9 George Condell/Paul Twomey (Toyota Starlet) 
10 Ed O Callaghan/Keith McCarthy (Ford Escort MkII) 
11 David Guest/Paddy Robinson (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) 
12 Vincent Mc Sweeney/Micheal Kearney (Honda Civic) 
14 Mark Dolphin/Coln Ftizgerald (Ford Escort MkII) 
15 Tom Flaherty/Martin Flynn (Ford Escort MkII) 
16 Mike Quinn/Tony Healy (Ford Escort MkII) 
17 Kevin Kelleher/William Walsh (Ford Escort MkII) 
19 John Lynch/Thomas Lynch (Darrian T90) 
20 Richard Whelan/James Whelan (BMW) 
The directors of Tipperary Motor Club and myself as Coc regret to announce that we have made a decision to cancel the Stonethrowers rally. This was not a easy decision , but going on entries for rally’s in the last few weeks it would not be financially viable to run the event.
We would like thank our sponsors for their support in the past and the competitors we have done our event in previous years and hope to continue with there support in 2018 .
Next weekend’s FAAC Simply Automatic / Sligo Park Hotel Sligo Stages Rally will once again provide a real challenge to the crews. Historically, Sligo was the host town for Rally Ireland in 2007 and to mark the 10th anniversary, the club a decided to revisit some the roads used for the challenging WRC round. Below is a short sample video along with our usual stage data samples.
Notes & DVD now available. Telephone either (ROI) 048 9084411 or (NI) 028 90844111 or order online at RallyNews.net – Click Here