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The quest to become the Triton Showers Junior National Rally champion is set for a dramatic conclusion that goes down to the wire on the final round, the Westlodge Hotel Fastnet Rally in Bantry on the final Sunday of October.
Three drivers – Meath’s Brian Brady, Donegal’s Michael Boyle and Monaghan’s Johnny Treanor, all in Honda Civics, are vying for the title.

Results from the penultimate round, the Lady Gregory Hotel Galway Summer Rally, were revised on Monday morning last due to the exclusion of Johnny Treanor for an infringement of the rules. Brady failed to finish while business commitments meant Boyle didn’t enter the Gort based rally.

Currently and based on the best five scores Brady (41 points) – leads from Boyle (33 points) and Treanor (30 points), the latter pair can include all of the points from the Bantry rally while Brady can maximize his tally to 45 points. While there are several permutations, Brady or Boyle can become the Triton Junior champion by taking the ten points in Bantry.

The top prize is a VIP trip to join the Toyota Gazoo Racing Team at a European round of the 2018 World Rally Championship courtesy of Kelly’s Toyota. The winner will also qualify for a nomination for the Billy Coleman Young Driver of the Year award scheme.
The runner-up and third in the Triton Junior series will receive a tyre deal with compliments of Triton Showers worth €1250 and €750 respectively.

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The West Gears up for more Motorsport Action

On the 27th of August 2017 we will see Galway Motor Club host their Annual Summer Stages Rally.
Which as a shakedown Stage on Saturday the 26th of August .
This rally will host Round Seven of the Triton Showers National Rally championship, Round 5 of the Sligo Pallets Border Championship and Round 5 of the West Coast Rally Championship. Rally HQ for the weekend is Lady Gregory Hotel Gort Co Galway.
This event will see some top well know rally drivers the cream of the crop near and far to contest the 120km stage event. Three very new stages run in a 3×3 format.
With Monaghan man Sam Moffet after claiming is sixth overall win in a row in Sligo and claimed the Triton Trophy focus now leads to who will claim second and third place? Will last years winner of the event Niall Maguire go for two wins In a row. After his outstanding win in Sligo rally will Shane Maguire Claim another Overall win and valuable points on the board and a step closer to claiming his class win Trophy or will David Guest be hot on the heels of the Monaghan man and snatch it from under his nose.
As the junior battle is heating up mistakes at this point will be very crucial will Meath man Brian Brady feel the pressure on as he is in the lead at the moment with only nine points separating himself and Michael or will jason black be hot on Brady’s heels and put him under pressure and be the man to watch out for and snatch a victorious win from under Brady’s nose to get back in the top of the leader board to claim the junior Triton Trophy ? Will johnny Treanor become the underdog for the last two rounds and claim overall win .. Time will tell. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend to all involved..👌👌

By Lorna Kennedy

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In The Hot Seat With Emma Crowley

Name: Emma Crowley
Birthday: 24th June 1974

Lives: Aberystwyth Wales

Occupation staff nurse

Rally Car ?
Mitsubishi Colt 4wd (being rebuilt)
Peugeot 205 – pedro
Road Car:? Audi Q7

MotorClub:? Lampeter motor club

Favourite Event of the year and why?
Definitely Wexford, great atmosphere and fantastic welcome.
Stages are amazing and organised to perfection

First memory of Rallying ? Watching my dad out on night events many many years ago

When was your first event ?
Tour of epynt 2011 in the Peugeot

When your not Rallying what do you for fun ? Drink wine 🙄 while Sean preps the cars

Favourite food: oh love a good steak!

Do you have any frustrating memories in rallying: ?
Still get frustrated when cars break down after hours of preparation. And not being conscious to support Sean when we had our accident in March

Who is your favourite Rally Driver and why ?
Well obviously Sean Crowley….. because i married him 2 days ago

What is in your Rally bag on a weekend: ?
Tyre pressure gauge
Spare plugs
Cable ties
Tank tape
Spare stopwatch
Mole grips
Haribo tangtastics
And a spare hair bobble

What’s your plans for the year 2017: ?
Main aim this year in to rebuild the Colt and get it out before the end of the year.

would you like to thank anyone ?
O my god…. with rallying everyone who was involved in the aftermath of our accident, spectators, marshals, medics, support from you guys over in Ireland especially Wexford Motorclub and a very close Wexford friend Chris Elsey for all the help rebuilding the car….. shall I go on???. Haha

RallyInterviews would like to wish Emma & Sean all the best as Mr & Ms Crowley

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We take look back at the Promo video for the Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally 2016.
A fantastic production that showcases Wexford’s largest sporting event. Hold on tight for the best event in the south east of ireland for 2017. The only thing that is different is the year and the date come to wexford for 2017.

Keep up with all the action from the Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally 2017 with #wvsr2017

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Regs For Galway Summer now online

Lady Gregory Hotel Gort Galway Summer Rally Galway Summer Rally 2017 Supplementary Regulations
1. Announcement
The Galway Summer Rally is promoted by Co Galway Motor Club and will be held on Sunday the 27th of August 2017.
The Competition will be held under the International Sporting Code of the F.I.A, the
General Competition Rules of Motorsport Ireland and Appendices 25, 29, 29.1 and 31 of the Motorsport Ireland Year book and these supplementary Regulations. All Competitors who forward completed
Entry Forms agree to be bound by these rules.
Amendments to these Supplementary Regulations will be issued by numbered bulletins. All competitors who submit completed entry forms agree to be bound by these regulations.
2. Organisation
2.1 The Galway Summer Rally is promoted by Co Galway Motor Club
These regulations have been submitted to, and approved by Motorsport Ireland who has issued Permit No: 17/126 for the holding of the competition.
Championships for which the rally counts: 2017 Triton Showers National Rally Championship, Top Part West Coast Rally Championship and Sligo Pallets Border Championship
2.2 Officials:
Motorsport Ireland Stewards Galway M.C. Steward Motorsport Ireland Safety Officer Clerk of the Course
Deputy Clerk of the Course Galway MC Safety Officer Assistant Clerk of the Course Assistant Clerk of the Course Secretary of the Event Entries Secretary
Chief Scrutineer
Competitor Liaison Officer
Rally 2 Coordinator
Chief Marshal
Chief Timekeeper
Radio Controller
Rally Results
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Rescue Officer
Press Officer.
Program Coordinators
Scrutiny Coordinator
Service Area Coordinator Equipment Officer
Spectator Control
Stage Commanders
Deputy Stage Commanders
Road Closed
Car Accountability
Emergency Services Liaison Officer
Damien Crawford / Tom Walsh Shane Cunniffe
Robert Lyttle Mark Parsons Ciaran Burke John Tynan Bobby Clinton Ray Bent Jennifer Perkins Carmel Leonard John Prendergast Pat M Shiel Winnie Shiel Eoin Longworth Eamon McGee Mary Fitzgerald Angus Sealy Declan O’Brien Ivor Gleeson Ultan Burke
Ray Bent
Kieran Donohue
John Coughlan
Anthony Kelly
Aiden Harper
Cyril Rollins, Eddie Reilly, Martin Leahy Jacinta Conroy, Pat Diviney Willie Kelly, John Kelly
Victor Farrell
John Moylan
2.3 Rally Headquarters:
2.4 Entries Secretary Contact Details:
2.5 Official Notice Board:
Lady Gregory Hotel Ennis Road
Co, Galway. Tel: 353 (0) 91 632333
Name: Carmel Leonard Address: Cloughan
Co Galway, Tel: 086 8712733
The official notice board will be situated in the main Rally Office of The lady Gregory Hotel and will be in operation from 20.00 on Friday 25th August 2017 until 30 minutes after prize giving on Sunday 27th August 2017
An on-line notice board will also be in operation on:
2.6 Judges of Fact:
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Judges of Fact will patrol the Road Sections/Service area.
Among the “facts” they will be judging are Competitor driving, Servicing/Support in forbidden areas.
The decision of a Judge of Fact will be final.
Judges of Fact may require to sign the competitor’s road book.
List of Judges of Fact will be advised in final instructions and will be posted on the official notice board.
Entries open
Entries Close
Final Instructions Posted Entry List Published Reconnaissance Registration Saturday
Mechanical Scrutiny Documentation Scrutiny
15th July 2017 16th August 2017 21st August 2017 18th August 2017 25th August 2017 26th August 2017 26th August 2017
26th August 2017 26th August 2017
27th August 2017 27th August 2017 27th August 2017 27th August 2017 27th August 2017
20.00 – 22.00 09.00 – 12.00 09.30 – 16.30
14.00 – 19.30 15.00 – 20.30
Rally Headquarters Rally Headquarters
Rally Headquarters Rally HQ
Rally HQ Rally HQ
Gort Mart Rally HQ
Rally HQ
Competitors Safety Briefing
(COMPULSORY FOR ALL CREWS Appendix 25 Art 3.2)
Rally Start
Rally Finish Service Area Provisional Results Prize giving
4. Entries
4.1 Information:
10.00 17.00 07.00 18.30 19.30
27th August 2017

Entries may be submitted by all persons holding a valid FIA Competition License or Commercial Entrants License
All entries can be made on Line at by the Official Entry Form which can be downloaded from the entry form must be completed in all particulars and signed by both crew members, accompanied by the appropriate fee and forwarded to the Entries Secretary. Incomplete or illegible forms will be returned.
4.2 Entry Fee:
The entry for the Main Field and Historic classes is €529+€270 ins. Levy =total €799. Entries to Class 16 (Junior Class) will be charged a reduced Entry Fee of €300 + €188 ins.
Levy = total €488.
The entry fee includes Personal Accident Insurance, IRDS/BRDS Insurance at standard rate, (additional premium will be collected on the day from any driver with special conditions on the IRDS/BRDS database.
M.S.A Licence holders please ENSURE you have the correct BRDS cover in place BEFORE sign on Friday 25th August 2017. Contact Motorsport Ireland with any queries +353 (0)1 677 5628.
Cheques / Bank Drafts or Postal Orders should be made payable to: Co Galway Motor Club
Entries to be sent to:
Name: Carmel Leonard Address: Cloughan
Co Galway, Tel: 086 8712733
4.3 Entry Criteria:
In the event of an excess of 141 main field entries being received the following criteria will be applied to all entries received from the opening to the closing date of entries.
1. Triton Showers National Championship Appendix 31, Article 7 (Entries must be received by closing date)
2. Top Part championship Overall awards and 1st, 2nd & 3rd in Class, (Entries must be received by closing date)
3. Sligo Pallets Border championship (Priority entries in 2 weeks after entries open)
4. 20 entries allocated at the organizers discretion.
5. 10 entries allocated to GMC Members who have assisted with the running of rally
stage events by Galway MC and that have assisted with the running of a stage in which GMC have helped to run for other Clubs in 2016/2017.
All Galway Motor Club members are asked to help on the day and help assist with clean up on Monday 28th August 2017.
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4.4 Classes:
In all the above cases “Competitors” refers to drivers only.
The driver must state on the entry form under which of the above criteria he/she wishes to be considered
The onus will rest with the competitor to provide documentary proof of results stated. Any false declaration will result in the entry being refused.
Qualifying under any of the above criteria does not guarantee an entry.
The club reserves the right to refuse an entry without assigning a reason.
As per MI Yearbook, Appendix 29.1
For further details on requirements for cars in classes 1 – 7 refer to Appendix J articles 252 – 261 (Article 260 refers to cars in Group R)
Refer to Appendix 29.1 Classes, Notes on Classes 1 to 16.5 and Historic Cars Art. 18 and 19, Motorsport Ireland Yearbook 2017, for further information on Class eligibility.
5. Reconnaissance
5.1 Information:
Pace notes will be allowed on the event and competitors will be allowed to make pace notes on Saturday 26th August 2017 between 08.30 and 17.00 pm. Recce stickers must be displayed on the top corner of the windscreen of the reconnaissance car.
Competitors must sign on before entering the stages at:
Location: Rally HQ. Time: Friday
5.2 Pace note providers:
Lady Gregory Hotel, Ennis Road, Gort, Co Galway
25th August 2017 from 20.00 to 22.00. 26th August 2017 from 09:00 to 12.00.
Pace notes will be available for sale by third parties. The club has no involvement in their preparation and accepts no responsibility or liability for their accuracy or otherwise.
5.3 Restrictions:
Your attention is also drawn to Appendix 29, article 4 of Motorsport Ireland Yearbook referring to a competitor found on a stage outside the reconnaissance period.
The Maximum Speed allowed on a stage during the reconnaissance is 60 Kph unless a lower limit is indicated by a traffic sign or a written instruction issued by the organizers. Traversing the stage in the wrong direction is expressly forbidden.
A maximum of three runs per stage are permitted, competitors will be signed in and out of each stage
No Large commercial vans (e.g. Vito/Transit) are allowed to be used as reconnaissance vehicles.
The special stages will be open to normal traffic therefore the safety and rights of other road users must be respected and due care must be shown to other traffic.
The organizers will monitor the behavior of competitors on the reconnaissance route.
5.4 Penalties:
Reports of breaches of above regulations will be submitted to Motorsport Ireland who may convene a tribunal of inquiry.
6. Administrative Checks
Administrative checks:
Documentation scrutiny is located at Rally Headquarters, Lady Gregory Hotel, Ennis Road, Gort, Co Galway
Competition licenses, I.R.D.S. or BRDS cover and other documentation must be presented at documentation scrutiny.
7. Shakedown Stage
The Shakedown Stage is open Saturday 26th August from 16:30 to 19:00 – All competitors must pass Mechanical. Driver and Navigator must attend Paper Scrutiny before entering the Shakedown Stage. Entry to Stage will close at 18.30.
A competitor who has started the Shakedown Stage but does not start the Rally on Sunday morning shall be entitled to a refund of 2/3rds of their net entry fee (entry fee only – NO REFUND of any insurances or insurance levy).

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Trailer Park Info will be included on the Final Instructions.

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Mechanical Scrutiny will take place on Saturday 26th August 2017 between 14.00 – 19.30 in Lady Gregory Hotel, Gort.
Scrutineering times for each competitor will be issued with Final Instructions and must be adhered to.
All competitors are required to have door decals on their car and have the first part of the Mechanical scrutiny sheet completed before they present the car for scrutineering.
Logbooks are required for all cars.
ALL CARS must be presented at Parc Ferme at Rally HQ within 30 minutes of completing
Mechanical Scrutineering.
Driving of competing cars off the specified route to/from Scrutineering may lead to exclusion. After completing Mechanical scrutiny competitors are required to present themselves at
documentation scrutiny in Rally HQ.
There will be a designated fixed service area in Gort Mart.
Outside of the service area Support/Service is expressly forbidden (Art 11.5 Appendix 29 MI Yearbook).
Judges of Fact will monitor the route.
Ground sheets must be utilized by all crews.
Waste bins will be provided in the Service Area and all crews are requested to place all rubbish in the bins.
Competitors are requested to remove all waste oil from the service area.
Features of the Rally
10.1 Competitors Safety Briefing:
Competitors Safety Briefing will be held at 08.00 on Sunday 27thAugust 2017 in Rally Headquarters. It is compulsory for at least one member of the crew to attend. Art 3.2. Appendix 25 Motorsport Ireland yearbook 2017.
10.2 Route Information:
The rally will take place over a route of 120 stage Km and with centralized service after every 3 stages.
Please remember at all times:
10.3 Rally Guide:
A Rally Guide will be available to download on
11. Restart after Retirement ( Rally 2)
11.1 General

11.1.1 The rally will operate Rally 2 in accordance with Art 13, Appendix 29 of the Motorsport Ireland Yearbook (as published on MI Website)
11.1.2 A crew retiring from the rally between Parc Ferme Out and Arrival Control SS3, may restart the rally from Service Out Control after 3 stages, or Service Out Control after 6 stages. Cars retiring from the rally on Special Stages 3, 4 & 5 or the following road sections, may only restart from Service Out Control after 6 stages.
No restart will be permitted for crews retiring on Special Stages 6, 7, 8 & 9.
A restart will not be permitted where a crew has been excluded for non-compliance with eligibility requirements, traffic violations or a decision of the COC/R2C (Rally 2 Coordinator). On retirement the crew must hand in their time cards to Car Accountability or the marshal/ timekeeper at the next available location/Time Control.
Crews must retain the duplicate copy of the time card, to present to R2C as proof of stages completed.
11.1.3 Competitors must register for Rally 2 if they wish to restart from Service Out Control after 3 stages or from Service Out Control after 6 stages by contacting the R2C prior to a time that will be specified in Final Instructions.
Service Vehicles will not be permitted to access the Stage or any closed road between runs. The organisers will, where possible, endeavour to remove any car to the nearest location where it can exit the stage.
The transport of the car from that location is the responsibility of the competitor. The car must return by direct route to the Service Area.
11.1.4 Competitors availing of Rally 2 must present themselves at Service Out Control after 3 stages or Service Out Control after 6 stages, with their car, for re-scrutiny. Due time is 10 minutes before their original due time at that Control, and 15 Minutes maximum lateness will apply.
11.1.5 The R2C, once satisfied that the crew meets the conditions for a restart, will issue new time cards which will have a restart time and restart Control Number.
The restart position within the field shall be at the discretion of the COC/R2C.
11.1.6 The organizers reserve the right to disallow restart on safety grounds or if the restart would interfere with the running of the rally.
11.2 Penalties:
11.2.1 Penalties will be applied as per Article 13.5, Appendix 29 of the Motorsport Ireland Yearbook (as published on MI Website)
11.3 Award Eligibility:
11.3.1 In order to be classified as a finisher the crew must complete a minimum of 5 special stages, which must include the final loop of stages and the finish control.
11.3.2 Crews completing the rally under Rally 2 regulations will be eligible to score points in Championships.

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1st Overall
2nd Overall
3rd Overall
1st 2nd and 3rd in each class Class 11R,11F,
2 Trophies
2 Trophies
2 Trophies
2 Trophies
2 Trophies
2 Trophies
2 Trophies
2 Trophies
2 Trophies
2 Trophies + Conroy Memorial Cup
Historic1st 2nd & 3rd
Junior 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Ladies Award
Mixed Crew Award
Best GMC Crew
(Both crew must be fully registered with GMC six months prior to the event) Best UN Placed 2 Trophies
Birr MC, Limerick MC, Clare MC, Galway MC, GRP 4 King Of The Mark 11 1 Trophy
N.B. Overall winners are not eligible for class awards.
If 5 or more entries are not received in each class, the organizers reserve the right to amalgamate classes or reduce the awards accordingly.

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