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Cynically I am wondering was Ivor a reasonably wealthy gentleman who could have ably funded the trip to Sweeden himself?


Other Motorsport Ireland events have the outward impression of such results?
 

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As well as that does he not get paid for being at rallies?? I thought the idea was to reward Marshals who get nothing in return for the time they give to rallying?
Then again maybe he goes marshaling when he's not doing rally rescue and would therefore be as entitled as the next man to it.But if he doesn't marshal he shouldn't have been in the draw.
Just my opinion.
 

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I would agree with your opinion but didnt want to be the one to say it.
 

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Originally posted by leitrimabu
Just heard that Ivor Gleeson won the trip to Sweden. Congrats Ivor.
WHERE does all this come from??? Wrong again.

The text below is from www.rally.ie :

The winner of the Marshals Incentive Scheme 2005 is Sean Duggan from County Tipperary.
Sean and a guest will be going to Sweden for the WRC Rally from the 3rd to the 5th of February. Compliments of Rally Ireland they will be provided with €500 spending money each and exclusive Rally Ireland clothing.

[Edited on 13-12-2005 by pat4wd]
 

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Not trying to be smart at all Ciara. The way things are going in this country you might find more snow in Galway than in Sweden in February!
 

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Originally posted by pat4wd
Originally posted by leitrimabu
Just heard that Ivor Gleeson won the trip to Sweden. Congrats Ivor.
WHERE does all this come from??? Wrong again.

The text below is from www.rally.ie :

The winner of the Marshals Incentive Scheme 2005 is Sean Duggan from County Tipperary.
Sean and a guest will be going to Sweden for the WRC Rally from the 3rd to the 5th of February. Compliments of Rally Ireland they will be provided with €500 spending money each and exclusive Rally Ireland clothing.

[Edited on 13-12-2005 by pat4wd]
I'm fairly sure that the original story was in the December MI Bulletin, but the bulletin on the MI website now has no mention of the draw
 

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Originally posted by dcr22B
Originally posted by CiaraC
Hmm, Sweden or Galway ?? Jesus, that decision was very hard when I was making it.... Sweden everytime.
Congratulations on making that decision!
You can phone a friend or go 50/50 (or should that be 25/75?)

If you ask the audience on here be warned it will degenerate into a slagging match and someone will be in tears and then teacher will be called and then parents will be in, and then they will ring Gerry Ryans Radio show, and then there will be a news special on RTE, and then the Dail will set up a tribunal, it would be all too real and true to handle:eek:

In having said that, if Sweeden was going to be expensive and cold, and if you had a nice warm twin cam with 2 duvets and a weekends supply of Tuborg super strength, a trolley jack, 4 spare rear wheels, NO brain, a cute Dolly Bird to ride Shotgun, No concept of what or where this rally was, and a camcorder so you can uptard it to the world wide interweb.................then I would have to say it wouldnt be Sweeden every time:caution:

[Edited on 14-12-2005 by Tropsrotom]
 

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Hi All,

To put the record straight for you all,

Ivor Gleeson was the first name out of the hat on Tuesday night and when contacted, he declined the offer and allowed the second man Sean Duggan go instead as Ivor felt that it was in the best interest of marshalling that a person who does marshall all of the time should go rather than Ivor, who does Rescue most of the time, but does marshal as well. It also clashed with Galway, to which he had agreed to act as Chief Rescue Officer and co-ordinate the rescues for both days of the event.

When finished doing rescue in the morning, Ivor has often gone marshalling in the afternoon as was in the case of Galway, Cork 20, Rally Ireland and other events. The rescue unit is often positioned at the first junction due to the shortage of marshals or at midpoint and all the crew assist in the mashalling. He even went down to Killarney Historics the night before and marshalled and did rescue the following day.

How do I know all this, as if you haven't guessed by now, becasue I am that man Ivor. I wish Sean the very best and hope he has a great time in Sweeden as he well deserved the prize for his efforts in marshalling.

As far as I an concerned, I undertook the marshalling course, and got my cards signed up where I marshalled at an event, although I may be present as rescue at that event also.

To state that we get paid for Rescue at events is an understatement in that we get our expenses for the 40 or so events we cover each year, but nobody pays the Rescue crews for the thousands of euros spent on updating equipment and training each year or days taken off work to cover the events.

Not to labour the point, but all rescue units give their time freely, they spend a fortune on equipment, most people think we are quite mad.

Perhaps, in the future,when we are operating as rescue, we should not help out marshalling or do timekeeping or assist in running the sport that we all give our time freely to.
 
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