Motorsport Ireland

Motorsport Ireland (MI) is the National Governing Body for four-wheeled motorsport in Ireland.

Our jurisdiction covers the 26 counties with 32 affiliated motor clubs operating under our umbrella, organising 160+ events per year across 11 disciplines. Motorsport Ireland is the governing body for all four wheeled motorsport in Ireland. Motorsport Ireland governs disciplines such as Autocross, Autotest, 4X4 Trials, Hillclimb & Sprints, Karting, Midget Cars, Navigation Trials, Racing, Rally Cross, Rallying and Sporting Trials.

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17/07/2024

A short teaser of tomorrow's upload from the RPM Collection, highlights from the 1999 Ulster Rally.

Aoife Raftery drives Craig Breen's Peugeot 208 T16 at Goodwood Festival of Speed 17/07/2024

European Rally Championship competitor Aoife Raftery had the honour of driving Craig Breen’s 2015 Circuit of Ireland Rally-winning Peugeot 208 T16 R5 at last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates the wonderful history of motorsport across all disciplines and the entry list reads like a who-is-who of automotive culture.

“The festival overall was an incredible experience,” said the Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy member. “It was my first time there. To be there as a driver was quite special.”

From current to former Formula 1 World Champions, to Isle of Man TT record breakers, the festival had it all. Rallying takes up a significant portion of the event and the 51-year history of the World Rally Championship was celebrated at the festival. Invited drivers get to drive cars of significant historical importance on Goodwood’s Forest Rally Stage, which was designed by 1981 World Rally Champion Hannu Mikkola, the stage was first used during the 2005 Festival of Speed. It’s tight, challenging, and entertaining for both drivers and spectators.

The Galway-based driver is currently contesting the Hankook Tires-backed Junior FIA European Rally Championship in a Peugeot 208 Rally4 and was invited to participate in the iconic event for the first time. She drove the recently restored Peugeot 208 T16 R5 that the late Breen, one of her all-time rallying heroes, drove to victory on the 2015 Circuit of Ireland over the four days.

“I had the honour of driving the T16 R5 Craig won the Circuit of Ireland in 2015. To drive a car with his name on the side, that meant a lot to me,” she added. “It was my first time driving in a four-wheel-drive car. It was spectacular. I really enjoyed it and had a lot of fun. It is quite different to the front wheel Rally4 car I’m used to.”

She also got the opportunity to co-drive for some of the biggest names in the sport. Throughout the festival, she co-drove for Hyundai Motorsport’s Dani Sordo in a Hyundai i20 Coupe World Rally Car and Toyota Gazoo Racing’s team principal Jari-Matti Latvala in a Toyota Yaris Rally2.

“To meet so many people at the highest level of the sport and sit alongside Jari-Matti and Dani was something I couldn’t never have imagined, It was incredible,” said the Craughwell native.

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy colleague and M-Sport Ford Fiesta Rally2 driver Jon Armstrong also attended the festival where he was on PR duties for Ford and Codemasters.

Aoife Raftery is supported by: Motorsport Ireland | MI Rally Academy | Women in Motorsport Ireland | Des Lyons Plant | Kenny (Peugeot) Galway | O'Neill O'Malley Architects and Project Managers | Loughrea Auto Parts | Craughwell Tyre Centre | Sean Fleming Motors | Quinn Hardware | Kerry Motorsport News
Additional support for the Goodwood Festival of Speed by Broderick Motorsport, KG Motorsport Ltd, MTEC Graphics and All Weather Covers.

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Aoife Raftery drives Craig Breen's Peugeot 208 T16 at Goodwood Festival of Speed European Rally Championship competitor Aoife Raftery had the honour of driving Craig Breen’s 2015 Circuit of Ireland Rally-winning Peugeot 208 T16 R5 at last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy drivers Josh McErlean and William Creighton will go head-to-head on a World Rally Championship event for just the third time this year at this week’s Tet Rally Latvia [18-21 July].

Creighton will be making his fifth start of the year while McErlean will be on his fourth outing of the season as they each continue their FIA WRC2 Championship campaigns. Such is their varied 2024 programme they have only competed against each other in Portugal and Sardinia thus far this season. McErlean has shown consistent pace on his three events in the Toksport World Rally Team Škoda Fabia RS Rally2. An outstanding second-place WRC2 finish on his debut for TokSport WRT in Portugal is a season highlight so far. He and co-driver James Fulton can count on previous Rally Latvia experience from their FIA European Rally Championship days. And their Latvian form is impressive too, taking fourth overall on the event in 2023, ensuring his sights are firmly set towards the front this time around. However, the approach will also concentrate on his WRC2 championship aspirations.

“We had a strong result last year in Latvia and that gave us a good understanding of the characteristics of the roads and how conditions of the stages can evolve. It’s going to be a new spectacle having this event in WRC which will also bring a few changes, but I’m really excited for the high-speed blast and it's very much business as usual,” said McErlean. “Of course, we want to be near the front pace again, but a solid point-scoring finish on Sunday afternoon is the primary target.”

Creighton and co-driver Liam Regan will make their Latvian debut this weekend. The fast-flowing roads will present a new challenge for the crew but it is one they are more than ready for. Latvia will mark a change of pace for the reigning Junior World Rally Champions. Previous gravel rallies this year included Portugal and Sardina but this weekend’s event will be their first high-speed rally in the Ford Fiesta Rally2,

“The World Rally Championship calendar has turned to the fast events now during summer. Some of the guys have done Poland but we sat that one out so this is our first high-speed gravel rally in the Rally2 Fiesta, so that's very exciting,” said Creighton. “We have learned a lot in the first half of the season and have made good improvements with my driving and the set-up of the car to suit me so hopefully we can put that to good use. I have finished all the prep now from looking over the previous year’s events when it was in the ERC and at drivers' comments just to get an understanding of the overall event. I want to approach the rally relaxed and enjoy it.”

This will be Latvia’s debut in the FIA World Rally Championship, taking over the place in the schedule held in recent seasons by neighbouring country Estonia. Based on Rally Liepāja, a round of the FIA European Rally Championship, the event will be run over fast gravel roads similar to those found in Estonia but is sure to provide its own particular challenges for the drivers, most of whom have not competed there previously.

“Latvia is obviously a new event to the WRC calendar which always creates a bit of buzz about it and it is nice to be a part of that for the first time” added Creighton.

Tet Rally Latvia begins on Thursday, July 18 with shakedown and the opening super special stage, before a full day follows on Friday, the longest of the event. Just over 100km are on offer spread over eight stages on Saturday before the traditional four-stage blast to the finish on Sunday.

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16/07/2024

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Irish Women in Motorsport Shine at The STS Group Stonethrowers Rally 2024

Members of the Motorsport Ireland Women in Motorsport Commission were delighted to attend the Stonethrowers Rally this weekend. They met with many remarkable women who were competing, officiating, and volunteering at the event.

To find out more about how you can get involved in the sport you can get in touch with the Commission, via email [email protected]

Triton Showers Motorsport Ireland National Rally Championship Stonethrowers Rally Report 15/07/2024

Josh Moffett and Keith Moriarty reverted to their trusted Hyundai i20 R5 for the Stonethrowers Rally and delivered a start-to-finish victory. The result put their Triton Showers Motorsport Ireland National Rally Championship title defence back on track.

They arrived in Clonmel in fourth place in the championship standings but head to the penultimate round in Galway next month in joint third place in the championship standings. The Monaghan/Limerick crew started the year in a Citroen C3 Rally2 but never really came to terms with the new car. Moffett decided to wheel out the older Hyundai, to see if it was himself or the car that was causing the issues all year. Although he did not quite say it, he very much implied the Hyundai fitted like a glove and recorded his third win in the series.

His brother Sam and co-driver James O’Reilly were another crew to put a recent run of bad luck behind them. Driving the newer Rally2 version of the Hyundai, they slotted into a solid second place on the second loop and kept his younger brother honest over the final loop. Just 3.4 seconds was the gap at the finish and he now shares third in the championship with his brother.

Third-placed Daniel Cronin and Donnchadh Burke rued a poor tyre choice for their Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 in the middle loop. The Carlow Rally winners admitted they never got fully into the groove of the fast-flowing South Tipperary stages. Their third-place finish will do their championship aspirations no harm at all. They are the new Triton Showers Motorsport Ireland National Rally Championship leaders after six of eight rounds. Dropped scores are going to prove decisive over the final two rounds.

Citroen C3 Rally2 crew Desi Henry and new co-driver Andy Hayes improved their pace as they went on and snared fourth place on the rally's final test. They also won the Citroen Trophy element of the rally. Eddie Doherty and Tom Murphy led the Triton Showers Motorsport Ireland National Rally Championship ahead of the Tipperary Light Car and Motorcycle Club organised event. They had a troubled run to fifth place. An electrical problem on their Skoda Fabia R5 meant they were unable to read the dashboard all day and they retained dropped to second in the championship standings.

Gary Kiernan did not start the Tipperary event and the Cavan driver has dropped from third to fifth, crucially the crew will have to drop their two worst scores and that too will be a deciding factor at the season's end.

Triton Showers boss Paul Barrett and his co-driver Darragh Kelly were second in the Citroen Trophy category and were sixth overall. A pop-off valve issue hampered progress on the middle loop. Third in the Citroen Trophy section and seventh overall and the top overseas driver was Steve Wood and his co-driver Kenny Hull.

Cal McCarthy took a stage or two to gel with new co-driver Stephen Quinn but once they settled in they had a steady run to eighth place in another Citroen C3. Tom Jnr Holton and Stephen Joyce recorded their best result of the season by bringing their Ford Fiesta home in ninth place.

The top ten was completed by Michael Carbin and Dean O'Sullivan. The Ford Es**rt crew recorded their maiden Modified category win and now lead the Ford Es**rt Challenge in the Triton Showers National Rally Championship.

Championship leader David Armstrong won the historic category in his Ford Es**rt.

Galway’s Brian Martyn and Liam Callaghan were the Junior category winners in their Honda Civic.

TOP FIVE OVERALL AFTER ROUND 6

1 Daniel Cronin 87
2 Eddie Doherty 85
3 Josh Moffett 76
4 Sam Moffett 76
5 Gary Kiernan 57


Triton Showers Motorsport Ireland National Championship Rounds 2024

1 Mayo Stages Rally 3rd March
2 Monaghan Stages Rally 7th April
3 Birr Stages Rally 21st April
4 Carlow Stages Rally 19th May
5 Circuit of Munster 2nd June
6 Stonethrowers Rally 14th July
7 Galway Summer Stages 1st September
8 Donegal Harvest Rally 12th October

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Triton Showers Motorsport Ireland National Rally Championship Stonethrowers Rally Report Josh Moffett and Keith Moriarty reverted to their trusted Hyundai i20 R5 for the Stonethrowers Rally and delivered a start - finish victory The result put their Triton Showers Motorsport Ireland National Rally Championship title defence back on trac

13/07/2024

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MIJRS Round 5 Preview: Stonethrowers Rally 12/07/2024

After a short mid-season break, the 2024 Motorsport Ireland Junior Rally Series (MIJRS) roars back into life this weekend as the Tipperary Light Car & Motorcycle Club host round five of the campaign with the Stonethrowers Rally.

Based in Clonmel, this mid-summer feast of Tarmac Rallying will see our eager and talented MIJRS crews tackle a challenging 107km route over eight high-speed stages, giving some of the finest young driving talent in Ireland yet another opportunity to develop their skills and compete for the incredible rewards on offer.

The sole national dual-surface championship, the MIJRS is designed to develop future stars of the sport, with competitors ranging from 14-24 years of age competing across its classes, with prize funding to the tune of over €70,000 on offer through the Motorsport Ireland Academy as well as a further €15,000 prize fund sponsored by Race & Rally on offer.

With huge incentives on offer, the 2024 season has seen a sensational uptake in registered drivers competing across the rounds, leading to some really tight battles in all classes. In Class 2, Dylan Eves leads the way having claimed maximum points finishes in his Ford Fiesta Rally4 on both surfaces this year already with MIJRS victory on the Mayo Stages Rally and the Carrick-on-Suir Forest Rally.

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The STS Group Stonethrowers Rally 2024

MIJRS Round 5 Preview: Stonethrowers Rally After a short mid-season break, the 2024 Motorsport Ireland Junior Rally Series (MIJRS) roars back into life this weekend as the Tipperary Light Car & Motorcycle Club host round five of the campaign with the Stonethrowers Rally.

Aoife Raftery to drive Craig Breen’s Circuit of Ireland winning Peugeot 208 T16 R5 at Goodwood 11/07/2024

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy member Aoife Raftery will drive Craig Breen’s 2015 Circuit of Ireland Rally-winning Peugeot 208 T16 R5 at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The world-famous showcase of motorsport history takes place on the grounds of Goodwood House in Sussex, England from Thursday to Sunday this week. The Festival of Speed celebrates the wonderful 51-year history of the World Rally Championship and the entry list, which includes current WRC leader Thierry Neuville and reigning champion Kalle Rovanperä, reads like and who-is-who of world motorsport. Invited drivers get to drive cars of significant historical importance on Goodwood’s Forest Rally Stage.

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Aoife Raftery to drive Craig Breen’s Circuit of Ireland winning Peugeot 208 T16 R5 at Goodwood Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy member Aoife Raftery will drive Craig Breen’s 2015 Circuit of Ireland Rally-winning Peugeot 208 T16 R5 at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

11/07/2024

This week’s Motorsport Ireland – RIAC classic video from the RPM Motorsport collection is highlights from the 1994 Stonethrowers Rally.

Frank Meagher was once again the local hero in 1994 as he comfortably outpaced the National Championship regulars in his Es**rt Cosworth to win his home event for the sixth time. Top seed and National Championship frontrunner Mickey Farrell suffered an early retirement in his Subaru.

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10/07/2024

A short teaser of tomorrow's upload from the RPM Collection, highlights from the 1994 Stonethrowers Rally

Triton Showers Motorsport Ireland National Rally Championship Stonethrowers Rally previews 08/07/2024

Triton Showers Motorsport Ireland National Rally Championship’s final countdown begins in earnest in Tipperary this weekend.

So far this year, there has been five rallies and four different winners. There are now three rallies left in the season, with the two competitors in each car now fighting for one title.

Eddie Doherty leads the title race after June’s Circuit of Munster. The Skoda Fabia driver is knocking on the door of his maiden rally win and could easily happen on this weekend’s Tipperary Stonethrowers Rally. He and co-driver Tom Murphy came ever so close on The Circuit of Munster and only for the surprise appearance of Callum Devine on a pre-Donegal International Rally test, he may well have achieved that dream last month. They are the second seeds for Sunday’s rally.

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Triton Showers Motorsport Ireland National Rally Championship Stonethrowers Rally previews Triton Showers Motorsport Ireland National Rally Championship’s final countdown begins in earnest in Tipperary this weekend. So far this year, there has been five rallies and four different winners.

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy crews show determination in the face of adversity in Estonia 08/07/2024

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy crews showed their abilities to overcome adversity to take top-ten finishes in their respective categories at Delfi Rally Estonia over the weekend. Jon Armstrong and his co-driver Eoin Treacy and Aoife Raftery, partnered by Hannah McKillop, were contesting the fourth round of the FIA European Rally Championship in Tartu.

The already challenging rally was made even more difficult by poor weather conditions. Heavy downpours and thunderstorms meant competing crews were often greeted by deep ruts and rock-strewn roads on the special stages. The M-Sport Ford Fiesta Rally2 crew of Armstrong and Treacy were in the thick of a battle for seventh place with former World Rally Championship drivers Mads Ostberg and Hayden Paddon for much of Saturday’s opening leg. Indeed, Armstrong and Ostberg tied on overall time and shared seventh place after the eighth test of the rally.

“It's good to be fighting with Mads and Paddon, two ex-WRC drivers, so let's see what we can do and keep fighting,” said Armstrong at the end of that test. However, road conditions were deteriorating as the rain continued. The stages became very rutted and nearly caused the Fermanagh-based driver’s undoing on stage nine. The ruts were almost like tramlines in places and while entering a high-speed corner the indentation in the road forced the Ford Fiesta off-line and into a cluster of unforgiving trees. Although the car only suffered cosmetic damage the incident cost valuable time and dropped Armstrong and Treacy to 11th overall. At the same time, his rivals Ostberg and Padden held station in the top six.

Most drivers would have given up but the Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy crew decided to dig deep and salvage a result despite the painful setback. They began a remarkable recovery drive that put them back in the fight with Ostberg and Padden by the finish. Stage-by-stage they moved back up the leaderboard and after a spirited drive over Sunday’s loop of four stages they found themselves in sixth position overall with Padden and Ostberg just ahead in fifth and fourth.

The never-give-up attitude was further compounded by a thunderstorm that wreaked havoc on the final PowerStage but the Irish crew held their nerve to record their best finish of the season so far. They leave Estonia in fourth position in the championship – a stark contrast to the potential non-finish they faced on Saturday evening,

“We would have taken sixth with both hands, [on Saturday], especially after the incident,” said Armstrong at the finish. “OK some people had misfortune on Sunday but we actually earned a lot of those positions on pace. It was really important to get back out today and show some good pace and to pick up some good points for the championship, it is surprising that we are fourth in the championship.”

Raftery and McKillop had an equally adventurous story to tell at the end of the rally. They put pre-event practice to good use on Saturday when they changed a punctured wheel in less than two minutes. The Peugeot 208 Rally4 crew are contesting the Junior element of the FIA European Rally Championship and are continuing to impress with their improvement in pace on each passing event. They set consistent top-ten class times until their rally nearly came undone on the same stage as Armstrong.

A previous competitor had dislodged a rock and knocked it straight into the racing line of Irish crew’s Peugeot. Unable to avoid the rock, the car suffered a front-right puncture. They elected to stop and change the wheel to prevent further steering and suspension damage. Ahead of each rally, the Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy crew practice what needs to be done in such circumstances. Each crew member has a defined role. Once the decision is made to stop and change the wheel the plan kicks into action.

Raftery manages the wheel-nut gun and jack while McKillop extracts the spare wheel from the boot. Once the wheel is swapped the co-driver concentrates on securing the damaged wheel in the car while the driver tightens the wheel nuts and drops the jack. With that task completed, under rally rules, they are not allowed to drive on the special stage again until their harnesses and other safety equipment are fully tied. From start to finish, the two Irish women completed the entire operation in two minutes.

“Hannah did a fantastic job all weekend on the notes and we worked really strong together especially when we got the puncture and changing it on the stage. We had it practised with the Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy so we knew exactly what to do and who was doing what,” said Raftery.

Although the incident cost time they still finished the rally in eighth place in the junior class, their fourth consecutive top-ten finish this season.

“It was a very difficult weekend, conditions varied a lot with the extreme rain, bad ruts and losing time to stop and change a puncture. There is a lot we can take from a rally like this and use in the future for sure and we have to remember that when we are racing the local guys,” said the Craughwell-based driver.

Their run to the finish was not without incident either. They were caught in the worst of the thunderstorm as they powered their way through the 14th and final test.

“It was a tricky final day. The conditions were difficult but we managed and we learned a lot this rally that we can take forward, especially if we return next year,” she added. “A massive thank you to the Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy and the guys at PCRS Rallysport and to all my sponsors for making this happen. The PowerStage was incredible. It was just so slippery so we just took it cautiously to get to the finish.”

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Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy crews show determination in the face of adversity in Estonia Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy crews showed their abilities to overcome adversity to take top-ten finishes in their respective categories at Delfi Rally Estonia over the weekend.

Blair first past the post in Punchestown! 05/07/2024

With the dust in Kildare having barely settled, and entries coming in fast for this Sunday's Birr and District Motor Club Autotest, it's been a very busy time for the Irish National Autotesting Championship and Challenge! Entries are still available via irishautotesting.com for the event in Garaghys Garage, County Offaly this weekend if you'd like to give Ireland's most accessible motorsport a try!

Time for a quick look back to County Kildare Motor Club's round of the Championship held in glorious sunshine at the impressive Punchestown Racecourse a couple of weekends ago. Round 3 of the revamped series saw great support, with over 30 entries coming in from across our island, North and South, and everything from roadgoing cars, modified hatchbacks, iconic sportscars, purpose-built specials and even a dune buggy taking on the tests!

Andrew Blair made his trip down from Northern Ireland worthwhile by putting on an impressive display to take overall honours in the Championship section by a large margin! Top ROI competitor was Guy Foster, who came back through the field following a broken differential output shaft early in the day to regain 2nd position from Peter Grimes on the final test. Peter and nephew Christopher found themselves also struggling with fuelling issues throughout the day sharing the "Grimes Special".

Blair first past the post in Punchestown! Andrew Blair made his trip down from Northern Ireland worthwhile by putting on an impressive display to take overall honours in the Championship section by a large margin!

03/07/2024

A short teaser of tomorrow's upload from the RPM Collection, highlights from the 1999 RT2000 season.

01/07/2024

Marshals required for this weekends ICCR Event in Mondello Park

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy Rally Poland Day 2 29/06/2024

“The pace is crazy, to be fighting with these guys who are former Rally1 Drivers is quite insane” McErlean said, after a tough and demanding day two at Rally Poland.

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy driver Josh McErlean surely had an eerie feeling of Deja Vu at Rally Poland on Saturday. The County Derry-based driver had been in the thick of the WRC2 battle since the start of ORLEAN Rally Poland on Thursday in what is his third World Rally Championship appearance of the season. Co-driven by James Fulton, the Toksport World Rally Team crew were third in the WRC2 category ahead of Saturday's loop of 124.10km competitive kilometres across seven stages. The battle for third was hot and heavy with the position being held by Robert Virves, McErlean and Oliver Solberg respectively, over the first three stages of the day. However, Vivres and Solberg, who are also driving Skoda Fabia Rally2s, were on absolute missions across the day’s seven stages with the Latvian ending the day in third place and the Swede moving up from seventh starting the day to second position at day's end.

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Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy Rally Poland Day 2 “The pace is crazy, to be fighting with these guys who are former Rally1 Drivers is quite insane” McErlean said, after a tough and demanding day two at Rally Poland

McErlean third in WRC2 after stellar opening day at Rally Poland 28/06/2024

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy driver Josh McErlean put in a stellar performance on the first full day of competitive action at ORLEAN Rally Poland – his third World Rally Championship appearance of the season.

Co-driven by James Fulton the Toksport World Rally Team crew are third in the WRC2 category ahead of Saturday's loop of 124.10km competitive kilometres across seven stages. Rally Poland commenced on Thursday evening with the famous Mikołajki Arena Super Special. McErlean was 11th fastest on the spectator-friendly test but knew then that the real rally would not start until Friday morning.

“The crowds are amazing; they always are in Poland. Nice to get that one over and head into the forest tomorrow,” he said on Thursday night.

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McErlean third in WRC2 after stellar opening day at Rally Poland Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy driver Josh McErlean put in a stellar performance on the first full day of competitive action at ORLEAN Rally Poland – his third World Rally Championship appearance of the season.

28/06/2024
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27/06/2024

This week’s Motorsport Ireland – RIAC classic video from the RPM Motorsport collection is highlights from the 2004 Jim Clark Rally.

Andrew Nesbitt and James O'Brien completed their Jim Clark Rally hat trick in 2004 in their S9 Subaru Impreza WRC. Nesbitt was challenged by an inspired drive from Eugene Donnelly until his luck ran out and he punctured meaning he had to settle for second, while Derek McGarrity took third place ensuring an all Irish podium.

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26/06/2024

A short teaser of tomorrow's upload from the RPM Collection, highlights from the 2004 Jim Clark Rally

McErlean returns to Poland for round seven of the World Rally Championship 26/06/2024

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy driver Josh McErlean will be able to count on previous Rally Poland experience when he tackles the seventh round of the World Rally Championship this weekend. The rally will mark McErlean’s third WRC outing of the year at the wheel of a Toksport Škoda Fabia RS Rally2.

After an absence of seven years, Rally Poland makes a comeback to the FIA World Rally Championship from 27 to 30 June 2024. In the intervening years, the rally was a round of the FIA European Rally Championship. Last year McErlean and co-driver James Fulton finished seventh after a spin on the rally’s second day cost them the chance to challenge for third or fourth place. The Derry/Cavan crew will make good use of that experience as they step up to WRC level again this weekend, but they are fully aware that the rally is also using some roads not visited since 2016.

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McErlean returns to Poland for round seven of the World Rally Championship Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy driver Josh McErlean will be able to count on previous Rally Poland experience when he tackles the seventh round of the World Rally Championship this weekend.

Motorsport Ireland continue to promote road safety at the Donegal International Rally 26/06/2024

The Donegal International Rally is undoubtedly one of the biggest events in the country each year as over 120,000 people travel to Letterkenny for the weekend. The event is estimated to be worth over 20 million to the Donegal economy. With all these extra people, co-operation between civic services, the Donegal Motor club, locals, fans and Motorsport Ireland is of the upmost importance.

In 2024, things were no different. Motorsport Irelands ‘Keep the Race in its Place’ campaign was largely advertised synchronously with An Garda Siochana’s ‘Project Nexus’.

Motorsport Ireland continue to promote road safety at the Donegal International Rally The Donegal International rally provided a great opportunity for Motorsport Ireland to promote our Road Safety initiative, Keep the Race in its Place.

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Donnycarney Community & Youth Centre "Le Cheile", Clanarthy Road, Collins Avenue East Donnycarney Dublin 5
Dublin

The founder of Muyukan Kendo is master Yoshimoto Naoto aged 89 from Hiroshima, Japan. His ideas of Kendo come from his teacher, Shohei Hori Sensei who practiced art of Muto-ryu founded under enlightened Zen master Tesshu Yamaoka.

Dublin Kendo Kobukai Dublin Kendo Kobukai
Dublin

Dublins Oldest Kendo Club, Established over 20 years ago. http://www.dublinkendo.com

Great Ireland Run Great Ireland Run
Phoenix Park
Dublin

Great Ireland Run 10 km takes place on Sunday 14 April 2024 at 10am