Carrick forestry rally press release no.1

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Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club Ltd. Willie Loughman Forestry Rally SUNDAY 10TH APRIL Press release no. 1 The Carrick on Suir Annual forestry rally, the Willie Loughman Memorial Forestry rally will take place on Sunday 10th April. The rally will be based in the Mill River Business Park, Carrick-on-Suir. The stages will run in the traditional areas in the Suir valley. The rally will take place over a route of approximately 45.38 stage kilometres and​ 92.50 road kilometres and will comprise of 6 Forest stages with two services, one after Parc Ferme out before SS1 and one after SS3 in Mill River Business Park. Cars in the Junior Class and the J1000 will compete in all the stages and kilometres listed above Mechanical scrutiny and Paper administration is on Saturday afternoon, Mill River Business Park. Regulations will be available on the club’s website, Shannon sport Evo /IT, and the Sportity rally app. Online Entries can be submitted through Postal entries to: Jessica Long, Rockville House, Carrick Road. Portlaw. Co. Waterford. X91 Y2F6. Cheques/Bank Drafts or Postal Orders should be made payable to: Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club Limited. Entry fees: Main field, €750.00, J1000, €495.00 including insurance levy. The rally is a round of two rally championships: Round 2. Irish Forest Rally Championship 2022, Round 2. Motorsport Ireland Junior Rally Series 2022 Joe O’Brien Secretary Carrick on Suir Motor Club Ltd. 086 315 4442 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Update to members

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Dear Club Members,


Update on our proposed events to year end.


The decision has been taken by our COC and his team for the Autocross scheduled for Sunday the 13th of September to cancel this event, This decision by Richie was not taken easily but due to the date move which caused a change of location from last year he had concerns about the management of the new venue.


The decision has also been taken by our COC Derek O’Neill not to proceed with our two day Hillclimb scheduled for Saturday the 19th & Sunday the 20th of September.


We must respect and support both Richie and Derek’s decision and thank them both for the efforts in trying to get these events up and running.


A Press release will be issued shortly advising of both cancelations.



Our Ravens Rock Mini Stages Rally scheduled for Sunday the 11th of October is still on schedule and an amount of work has been done to date, Our COC James Coleman suggests at best the running of the event is currently 50/50 however he intends proceeding as planned with all the necessary work and a final decision can be made 2/3 weeks out from the event and worst case scenario, we will have an event ready to run at any date in the future should we fail on this occasion.


The following has been agreed and approved.


  1. Date and event has been approved by Motorsport Ireland, Sport Ireland and the Return to Sport Task Force.
  2. Regs & Entry form ready for submitting to MI for approval
  3. Roadbook, T&D Schedule and Time cards already in DRAFT format
  4. Safety plan is completed in DRAFT format and the Motorsport Ireland Safety Officer has inspected and approved it. It will be sent to MI in the coming days for approval and a permit number.
  5. Tramore/Kilmacthomas Garda have given us their approval and offered any help we need.
  6. Waterford Co Co Head Engineer over roads has given us his support for the event and approval for road closing which will be published in the coming week.
  7. HQ and Service Area confirmed
  8. All services including Doctors are provisionally booked
  9. B & M Communications provisionally booked and radio test for late September
  10. Angus Sealy Results provisionally booked
  11. Donegal timing gear and personnel provisionally booked
  12. Accommodation required provisionally booked at Dooley’s Hotel



Our Chairman and COC for the event in anticipation of favourable changes to HSA guidelines and or further dispensation for sports events from the Return to Sport Task Force (See favourable email below as late as yesterday to MI from Sport Ireland)  is asking at this point what club members are happy to be involved in working pre event and on the day as positions now need to be allocated.  He and all other Club directors ask that no club member should feel under pressure to be involved unless they are happy to do so under current conditions/guidelines.


Several Members are already committed and involved to date. If we could just get a thumbs up txt or WhatsApp to the COC on 0872640000 by this coming Friday evening it would be great as we intend to contact surrounding clubs for help after this weekend and it would be great to know what positions we need to fill. 





Ann Fitzgerald

The Cross, Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny. (via Waterford)

051 895238

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DM Tours- Technico Classica, Essen by AIR

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DM Tours are running a trip to Techno Classica in Essen which departs on the 7th of April for Beaulieu Autojumble in September and The Classic Car Show in the NEC in November. 
Their online brochure is available to view on the below link: 

IVVCC Festival of Transport 2017

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The IVVCC Festival of Transport for 2017 will take place in the Punchestown race course on Sunday May 14th, 2017. The cost of tickets is €10. The booking form can be returned to Jenny Senior, OGS, Unit 502 C, Greenogue Business Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin. Please make all cheques payable to the IVVCC. Southern 4 Rally Championship Awards Night 2016

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***Wexford Rally Marshals 2016***

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Information for marshals who are going to Wexford:
Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally Marshals Meeting Point Saturday stage 1 . Petrol station ballinaboola 6.45am

For Stage 10 Sunday is Wallaces wellingtonbridge @7am.

Any issues contact Peter Brennan on 086 8878798


Marshals for Wexford Rally 2016

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Marshals are required for the Wexford Rally on Saturday and Sunday 10th & 11th of September. Please contact Peter Brennan on 0868878798

Marshals for Cork Forest Rally

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Marshals are required for the Cork Forest Rally this coming Sunday (14/08/16). If you can help out please contact Barry Duggan on 0879956312 or Joe O'Brien on 0863154442

Rally Finland 2016

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Hi All, 
Below is an email sent in about accommodation for Rally Finland 2016. If anyone is interested you might contact Liam via his mobile number or email address. 

Ann Marie

I am travelling to Rally Finland 2016, last week in July, Wednesday 27th to Monday 1 August 2016. I have luxury ski lodge booked which can sleep 12 people, at present there are 8 rally fans travelling from Cork to support Chiris and Craig, looking for 4 to share the ski lodge. The 5 nights cost €200 per person, the lodge is situated on the top of ski slop overlooking the large woods and lakes of Finalnd, 15 km south of Jyvaskyla rally HQ, the bulk of the stages are to the south and west of Jyvaskyla this year. Anybody interest can contact Liam Hayes Munster Car Club 086-3816078 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Liam Hayes


2011 Willie Loughman Forestry Rally

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This Year's Willie Loughman's Forestry Rally Returns to the Dark. In 2008 Terence Kearney introduced the competitors to Night Stages with the event starting in the early hours and the 2011 event again sees a return of "NIGHT STAGES" as this year's six stage event will have three special stages in Darkness.

A tough season is expected this year in Motorsport but the Carrick on Suir Motor Club are always to the forefront in pushing new boundaries and forging new ground. The same can be said about Barry Duggan Clerk of the Course for years Willie Loughman Forestry Rally. Barry takes charge for his second time after calling the shots on a very successful event twelve months ago. For 2011, Barry will push the envelope as he intends to streamline the rally down to a "Saturday Single Day Event".    The event this year forms the second round of the Valvoline National Forestry Championship. The one rally moves this year from it's usual Sunday format to a new all in one day scrutiny and rally on the Saturday. Competitors will arrive on Saturday morning the 5th of March for mechanical/paper scrutiny, the rally action then gets underway in the afternoon with the first of six stages getting off the startling at approximately 3pm. The first loop will be completed in daylight but the second loop will see darkness fall and the competitors will have to adapt to the conditions.

  • Rally Base: Carraig Hotel, Carrick on Suir, Co.Tipperary.
  • 60 Kms Covering 6 Special Stages, total road distance 116
  • Club Include Class 10 for Historic Cars
  • Early Entry Incentive Package.
  • Centralized Scrutiny and Service.
  • Scrutiny Saturday March 5th  - 0900 – 1200 hrs located in Mill River Business Park Carrick on Suir
  • Documentation 0930 hrs – 1230 hrs  Carraig Hotel, Rally HQ
  • Safety Drivers Briefing Saturday March 5th 2011 @ 1330hrs (Compulsory for all crews)
  • First Car @ 1430hrs
  • First Car Finish @ 2010hrs


Early Entry Incentive Package: This Year's Early Entry Incentive Package Include

  • B+B for two People in the Carraig Hotel, Rally HQ on Friday Night the 4th of March or Saturday   Night the 5th of March.
  • Full Entry Refund
  • €225 Refund of Entry Fee

Competitors who want to Avail of the Early Entry Incentive Package MUST have the Entry In by the Event Closing Date: Friday 25th of February 2011

Incentive Draw Winners:

Full Entry Refund - Daire Murphy - Ger Brett

Half Entry Refund - Shane McGirr- Pierce Doheny Jnr

B+B Carraig Hotel - Vincent McAree - JP McAree


Event Regulations

Event Entry FormAttention ALL - Please USE (The Event Entry Form Contains Interactive Fields and can be filled out on your PC/Laptop and then please Sign your signature in the required fields after printing)

Entry List

Final Instruction

Time &  Distance Schedule


Marshals Metting Points



Google Map Hotel Locations


Carraig Hotel

Kilcoran Lodge Hotel

Athenaeum House Hotel

Clonmel Park Hotel

Days Hotel Hotel Waterford City

Dooleys Hotel

The Rhu Glenn Country Club Hotel

The Granville Hotel

The Ramada Viking Hotel


Hanora's Cottage Country House and Restaurant (Close Proximity to Stages)

Discover Ireland B & B Accommodation

Carrick on (Carrick Information and Resourse Website)



Programme Outlets