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In The Hot Seat With Mick Boland

Name: Mick Boland
Birthday: 17 Feb 88
Lives Tipperary
Occupation: mechanic
Rally car: nova
Road car may ask the wife
MotorClub: wexford of course
What’s on your ipod? Don’t have one

Favourite rally of the year?
Wexford for the banter with all the boys

Favourite rally driver?

Eugene Donnelly
First the memory of rallying?
Going with my father when I was a young lad

When was your first rally?
Carlow 2017
When Your Not Motorsport events What Do You Do For Fun?
Get a few bottle

Favourite food?
Ya can’t beat a nice stew

Do you have any frustrating memories in rallying?
Oh when you catch someone in a state and the won’t pull in

If you won the lotto what would be your dream rally car and why ?6r4 metro

What is in your rally bag on a weekend?
Every thing and anything

What’s your plan for the year 2018?
To prove that you don’t need a load of money to fun

Would you like to thank any one?
I’d like to thank my wife for putting up all the driving around for parts . Billy
Crotty only for this man I would not of being rallying

My sponsor
Mallow commercial cvrt centre

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In The Hot Seat With Mayo Man Gordon Nimmo

Name: Gordon Nimmo

Birthday: 28/07/1973

Lives: Castlebar

Occupation: Paramedic

Rally car: Ford Fiesta

Road car: Ford Focus

MotorClub: Mayo & District motor club

What’s on your ipod? Rock and dance music

Favourite rally of the year? Mayo Stages

Favourite rally driver?
Frank Kelly- Present day
Colin McRae – All time

First the memory of rallying?
Ari Vatanan – Black MK 2

When was your first rally?
Mayo Stages 2018

When Your Not Rallying What Do You Do For Fun?
Motorbikes – CBR 600 rr at present.

Favourite food?
Chicken tikka Burrayni

Do you have any frustrating memories in rallying?
Deciding to change gearbox mid season!

Who is your favourite rally driver of all time and why?
Colin McRae. Had privalige of sitting beside him testing around Knockhill as a kid.

If you won the lotto what would be your dream rally car and why ?
Works 6r4- the noise!

What is in your rally bag on a weekend?
Water and dairy milk and empty wallet.!

What’s your plan for the year 2018?
Complete the remaining Triton rounds, maybe Galway!
Building up west motorsport into a team and going faster! 😃

Would you like to thank any one?
Joan Collins – Supermacs Castlebar
All the lads at C-sport Galway

Who are your Sponsors:
Supermacs Castlebar,
The Punchbowl, Ballyheane Co.Mayo. Plenty space left on car

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In The Hot Seat With Barry Hennessy

Name:Barry Hennessy

Birthday: 20/9/82

Lives: Wexford

Occupation:Mechanic

Rally car: civic ek4

Co- Driver Steven Scallan

Road car Accord Euro r / BMW

MotorClub:Wexford

What’s on your ipod? Nothing

Favourite rally of the year ?Wexford 2017

Favourite rally driver? James Stafford

First the memory of rallying? Watching with my father years ago always wanted to do it but was too wild

When was your first rally? Wexford Volkswagen stages 2017

When Your Not Rallying What Do You Do For Fun?
Track days karting and beer

Favourite food?womans dinners

Do you have any frustrating memories in rallying? Gearbox went in forestry tryin to get to service and catching cars that’s can’t pull in

Who is your favourite rally driver of all time and why?
Colin McRae cause he was an all or nothin man like myself

If you won the lotto what would be your dream rally car and why ?
Fully built civic

What is in your rally bag on a weekend? Camera food and safety gear

What’s your plan for the year 2018? Try win the over all south east stages championship

Would you like to thank any one? I would like to thank all my sponsors since I started in 2017

Who are your Sponsors ? New tech wexford 16degrees mappping solutions pat Skelton and sons car breakers wexford exhaust Damien Goff plant sales nolan Agri contractors kayak safari Enniscorthy auto centre and hopefully hav few more for wexford this year on board

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In The Hot Seat With Wexford Mad Man Ger Power

Name:
Ger Power

Birthday:
17/05/79

Lives:
Living with my girlfriend

Occupation:
Maintaince in kavanagh meats

Rally car:
Vauxhall Nova

Road car:
Ford Mondeo

MotorClub: Wexford MotorClub

What’s on your ipod?

club- big tom and daniel o donnell

Favourite rally of the year?
Wexford home event for the craic

Favourite rally driver?
Colin MCrae absolute legend

First the memory of rallying?
i was hiding in a ditch in galbally when i was ten i said then i was goin to do this when i was a grown up

When was your first rally?
I sat in with mark cooper in wexford in 05 or 06

When Your Not Rallying What Do You Do For Fun?
my son aiden spends most weekends with me so we cud be up to any divilment and i do a few events with leinster rescue

Favourite food?
Chinese food, pizza,done kebabs

Do you have any frustrating memories in rallying?
I was on the startline on stage 4 in wexford when the throttle cable broke i cud have burnt the car out that day

Who is your favourite rally driver of all time and why?
Colin MCrae i loved his style of driving and wrecking cars he was savage

If you won the lotto what would be your dream rally car and why ?
I Would buy a rwd starlet with about 300hp just go around backwards in and out of junctions

What is in your rally bag on a weekend?
3 lighters 2 boxes of fags and red bull

What’s your plan for the year 2018?
So far i did laois, and the rock id say wexford will be it but ye never know what id be liable to do next

Would you like to thank any one?
My girlfriend lorraine for putting up with all the late nights, my brother in law paudie and larry without their help id never get out and Ian Clancy , John walsh niall sinnott, jason kinsella and james byrne a serious bunch of men around a car, oh and not to forget the rat for listening to a world of abuse off me

Who are your Sponsors
JWC ,jim cullen skip hire, devereux quarries without their help i wouldnt be out at all

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In The Hot Seat With John Boland

Name: John Boland

Birthday: 26th December

Lives: New Ross Co. Wexford

Occupation: student at Waterford Institute Of Technology

Rally car: Ford Escort mk2

Road car: Ford Racing puma

MotorClub: Carrick on Suir Motor Club

What’s on your ipod? Don’t have one

Favourite rally of the year? Donegal International rally

Favourite rally driver? Liam Howlett🤣🤣

First the memory of rallying? Going to watch my father Seamus compete in the mk2 challenge in carlow in 2007

When was your first rally? Ravens Rock rally in Waterford last year

When Your Not Rallying What Do You Do For Fun? That’s a tough one rallying is the only sport for me really

Favourite food? Can’t beat a roast dinner

Do you have any frustrating memories in rallying? This year has been frustrating for us because we have had 2 none finishes from 2 starts due to mechanical issues but hopefully all that is behind us and we can get the all important seat time

Who is your favourite rally driver of all time and why? Has to be Craig Breen, just unbelievable in any car or on any surface, also to have won 2 world titles proves his ability

If you won the lotto what would be your dream rally car and why ? Ford Fiesta R5, there a purpose built rally car would really love to get a spin in one some day

What is in your rally bag on a weekend? This year it’s been my gear as we’ve only got 3 stages but hopefully our luck will change

What’s your plan for the year 2018? Wexford rally in september and really enjoyed the killarney historics last year so plan to do that again

Would you like to thank any one? There is so many people to thank but i can’t thank my Mam and Dad enough. It wouldn’t be possible to do what I love without them. The support they have given me ever since I started racing up to now has been unreal. Also to David from Dme for fabricating my car, Paul at PT motorsport electrics and Shane at Stafford performance engines for getting the car to where it is. Jim and Johnny keating for all there help with my father’s car as I’ve used that a few times when building my own. Finally Gavin Downey and William Treacy for sitting into the passenger seat over the past 2 years.

Who are your Sponsors
Boland Motors New Ross Main Ford dealer and a big thanks has to go Richie, Trudie and Michael at Trudies kitchen New ross for coming on board and for all the support over the last year

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30 Secs with lady nav Megan Costello

Name:
Megan Costello

Birthday:
27th December 1999

Lives:
Tarbert, Co.Kerry

Occupation:
Business Student

Rally car:
1600 Ford MK2 Escort

Road car
10 Ford Fiesta

MotorClub:
Kerry

What’s on your ipod?
Everything and anything

Favourite rally of the year?
That’s a tough one since I didn’t get to do much rallying this year I would have to say I quiet enjoyed Killarney even though I wasn’t in my own car, but the one rally I would love to do is donegal!

Favourite rally driver?
That’s tough I honestly couldn’t choose all the lads are unreal and I get on so well with them all

First the memory of rallying?
Standing on the side of the road waiting for dad to come back into service when I was about 3

When was your first rally?
Banna Winter Stages 2017

When Your Not Rallying What Do You Do For Fun?
Help out at rallies doing times or marshaling, Spend time in the garage with the lads or Watch Netflix!

Favourite food?
Probably Chinese

Do you have any frustrating memories in rallying?
Nah I don’t really get frustrated when rallying but the accident would definitely be one as we didn’t get very far into the rally and I now have a long road of recovery!

Who is your favourite rally driver of all time and why?
Colin McRae “If in doubt go flat out” But I also look up to Kris Meeke and Craig Breen

If you won the lotto what would be your dream rally car and why ?
To rebuild our own car and put a 2.5 smittinjones engine in it with a sainz or trackdiff gearbox

What is in your rally bag on a weekend?
Notes, Roadbook, Time cards, a hat, tyre pressure gauge, cable ties, sticky labels, pens, highlighters, soothers, tissues, batteries and water or maybe a can of Red Bull!

What’s your plan for the year 2018?
Jeez I dno get out of hospital first and then go from there!

Would you like to thank any one?
There are way too many to thank honestly everyone involved in our rally family & friends are amazing I couldn’t possibly name them individually but most of all I’d like to thank my parents and little brother for everything!

Who are your Sponsors
Charlie McEnery Motor Services, Bawn Motors, Mid West Tyres and Treaty Plant Hire

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