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Killarney Forest Rally Sunday 4th September

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"The 2005 McCauley Trailers National Forest Rally Championship"

Round 8: Killarney Forest Rally.
Sunday 4th September.

Organised & Promoted by Killarney & District Motor Club Ltd.

Event Preview

The final round of the 2005 McCauley Trailers National Forest Rally Championship hosted by Killarney & District Motor Club is based in Castleisland, Sunday 4th September. Rally HQ is the River Island Hotel, Castleisland and Wastewater Solutions have come on-board as sponsors. Scrutiny, Parc Ferme, Drivers Briefing, Start/ Finish and Service all take place at Castleisland Mart. The rally consists of 6 stages (3 done twice). COC; Brendan Counihan has revised last year's route with a new version of the opening stage in the Mullaghareirk forests. Stage 2; "Forehane" is identical to previous years and stage 3 "Mount Eagle" has also been varied.

Newly crowned Forest Champions Gareth MacHale and Killarney's Paul Nagle are hot favourites with their proven Corolla WRC. MacHale wrapped up the championship on the penultimate round in Birr and comes to the kingdom not having to think about points and can simply enjoy the fast flowing stages. Last year's winners Kevin O'Kane/ Martin Hanna are back with their Harper run Impreza. Dominic McNeill/ Francis Kenny return to the woods with the ex-Boland Lancer WRC. James Murphy/ Anthony Nestor (Escort WRC) may spring a surprise. Philip Johnson of Wastewater Solutions plans to compete in the event driving a "Promax Ireland" Evo. Alan Ring makes his annual gravel appearance with Derek Brannigan alongside in the DJ Rallyhire Evo 8. Killarney's Kevin O'Donoughue will use his latest spec Evo 8MR.

While the Gp N crown looks almost certain for Tyrone's Stephen Moore (Impreza N10) most of the class honours have to be settled in Killarney. Brian Lawlor and Frank Kelly are locked in a two way tussle for the "Best 2WD" award with only 1 point between them going to Killarney. Seamus O'Connell, Paul Staunton, Adrian Hetherington, Noel Driver, and John Reid, are the other big 2WD contenders who could upset the Lawlor/ Kelly battle.

The Dineen Brothers have wrapped up class one and are saving up for next season so they will miss the final round. Mick Nevin has taken the class 2 title again this season with his trusty mk2. Clement Lonergan leads class 3 - 7 points ahead of James Flynn both using Civics' but drop scores have to come into play. Interestingly James Flynn could be elevated out of the class awards as he on course for 3rd in the "Best 2WD" overall standings. Benskin Brothers Ray and Sean go down to the wire for the class four spoils. John Reid, James Coleman and Killarney's Jimmy Devane come into the class five fray as Lawlor and Kelly will most likely feature in the "Best 2WD" awards eliminating them out of the class standings. Pat O'Connell has class 7 in the bag after Birr. Monaghan's Ashley McAdoo has taken the inaugural Junior class award and comes to the Kingdom like many others for bonus points.

The first car starts at 10:00 Sunday morning, the event heads towards Rockchapel to the Mullaghareirk complex for the opening stage, followed by Forehane and Mount Eagle before service in Castleisland Mart at Lunchtime. After a repeat run through the loop of three stages the front-runners are due back at Rally HQ, River Island Hotel for a champagne reception at 17:00 followed by prizegiving later that evening.

Entries still welcome.

Contact: Brendan Counihan (COC) 087 2669714

Scrutiny: from 16:00 Saturday 3rd Aherns Garage/ Castleisland Mart.

Documentation: from 16:30 Saturday 3rd Rally HQ, River Island Hotel.

(Main st. Castleisland)

Drivers Briefing: Sunday 4th Parc Ferme/ Castleisland Mart.

Service: Centralised Service Castleisland Mart after ss3.

Map Number: Discovery Series 72.

Entry list: Will be available online from Thursday 1st @ www.rally.ie


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Killarney Forestry Entry List

Has anyone seen an entry list for Killarney Forestry rally this weekend?
I've been told to expect it on Thursday sometime


Its not done yet. Waiting for the info to do it.
there a preview guys
Still no entry list to be found, find this a bit hard to understand , today is wednesday only four days to rally and no list posted:dunno::dunno::dunno::mad:
it said on the end of the preview that entries still welcome so i would take it that its not full and the are waiting to see what else the might get.its a silly system that you enter 2-3 months b4 a rally and you still dont know if ure going a week b4 it makes it hard to orginse anything like b&b or time off work the entry lists should be out at least 3 weeks b4 a rally.
20, Eddie Garry/ANN OTHER

Is this a piss take or is this seriously a somewhat unfortunately named navi?!


:laugh::laugh:48 MICHAEL DOYLE/SOME ONELSE (PEUGEOT205) [2]

:laugh::laugh:52 KEITH POWER/TOBE NAMED (FORD KA) [1]
Live Results

Angus sealy is doing results today



Frank Kelly

From the results Frank must have had some drive "well done"

Originally posted by John
From the results Frank must have had some drive "well done"

Does this result give Kelly top 2WD in championship???
Re C/ship

I think it does but I stand to be corrected Frank was 1 point behind Lawlor going into this one.

Maybe somebody can confirm it for us.

Also what about Stephen Moore he could wrap up Grp N?

did frank miss any round of the championship
just had look at championship standings from what i can make out brian lawlor won class 5
Think lawlor wins class in front of kelly...

But there was only 1 point between them in overall standings b4 this event
and kelly beat him by 3 places it should give him top 2WD

From rallynews.net

"This weekend’s Killarney Forestry Rally is the final round of the Forestry Championship and Gareth MacHale, although he has the title won, plans to compete. Similarly Glenn Allen is almost guaranteed runner-up spot and should make the trip to Kerry. Stephen Moore is on line to take the Group N title while the battle for best 2 wheel drive will go down to the wire between Brian Lawlor and Frank Kelly."

Must be Frank for top 2WD as he finished 3rd overall in the rally.

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