Vintage Car Photos

Jim McSweeney has published another eighty odd photos of the cars at the Vintage and Family Fun Day in the Green Glens on Facebook. This is on top of his album of tractors and farm machinery which we detailed yesterday. (again you’ll have to be logged into FB to see them)

More photo albums have been posted on photoBucket by Colm who had his own Escort on display

Results & Fixtures – 17th April 2011

* U21 HC: Newmarket 1-8, Millstreet 3-13
* JAHL: Newmarket 1-11 Millstreet 0-14
* JBFL: Freemount 4-10 St John’s 0-7;
* MAHL: Cuchullains (Kanturk & Kilbrin) v Millstreet, Sunday 12pm
* Ladies Football Munster Minor A Championship Round 1: Cork 3-15 Tiperary 1-02 :: Congrats to Alanna Barry who is on the Cork team. [Match report] Cork play Clare (20th April) and Kerry in the next two weeks.
Coiste na nÓg Thuaidh
* U16 A Hurling League: Kilworth 6-22, Millstreet 0-05
* U14 A Football League: Millstreet 3-08, Thomas Russells 6-17
* U13 A Football League S/Fs: Wolfe Tones 3-09, Millstreet 1-20 (AET)
* Well done to the Millstreet team that played Valley Rovers in an exhibition game at half time during the Cork v Dublin NHL game in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last Sunday (pictured right)

Corinthians Cup Quarter-Final: Park Utd B 3 Rathcoole Rovers A 0
AUL 2A: CFC Banteer 1 Millstreet Celtic 1
AUL 3A: Lakewood Ath 1 Los Zarcos 0

Charlie Drake (pictured right) made a return to the Australian Rally Championship over the weekend after a big crash last year (see the crash videos). He was competing in the QUIT Forest Rally 2011, but was forced out in the long 19km third stage of day two, while making steady progress up the classifications to seventh position.

Awaiting results of the Clara Mountain Run

More results will added here as they become available.

LTV Programme 185 – March 24th 2011

LTV2 Millstreet: Full version of Programme 185 which was first broadcast on March 24th last is now online. On this Programme we show a clip from the play “Life After Santa Ponza” which was recently held over in Dromtarriffe Hall, we also go to Finland for [read more …] “LTV Programme 185 – March 24th 2011”

LTV2: Programme 175

The great news for viewers and fans of LTV2 Millstreet is that they can now watch complete programmes from LTV2 Millstreet on Youtube, so for anyone who can`t receive the signal they can now catch up with LTV2 on YouTube instead. The first programme to be shown in full on YouTube is Programme 175 so sit back and enjoy the first full programme on the internet.

[read more …] “LTV2: Programme 175”

John Moynihan on Escorts

Introduced by “… lets meet a man who knows about Ford Escorts”, John Moynihan who runs his rallying workshop on the West End in Millstreet, appeared on a special edition of RPM Motorsport which was covering the inaugural running of the “Historic Stages Halloween Rally” which was run in Carrick-on-Suir, where stars of the 1970s and 80s competed.

The video is available on the RTE website, and John is talking from 38:45 to 43:30, and is only available until Sunday 2 January 2011.

[read more …] “John Moynihan on Escorts”

Tom Murphy – Irish Forest Rally Championships

Tom Murphy/Colin Moynihan in the Pugeot 205GTi

Congrats to Tom Murphy Jnr. from Tullig last week won the Junior section of the Irish Forest Rally Championships in his Peugeot 205 GTi. Even though he failed to finish in the final round of the series, his main competitor Ian Downey also failed to finish, thus leaving Tom to take the title, becuase of the points he had notched up in the previous five rounds.

He has also been nominated for the prestigious Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Award for 2010 which brings with it a prize fund of €50,000. [read more …] “Tom Murphy – Irish Forest Rally Championships”

Irish Ford Escort Owners Club – Killarney Fun Run

On the morning of Sat 13th November, the Irish Escort Club will be gathering at Darby O’Gills Hotel in Killarney for a breakfast stop before heading off at 11am on a fun run which includes Molls Gap, Kenmare, Healy Pass, Glengarriffe, Kealkil, Dunmanway, Bandon and finishing at the Viaduct Inn in Cork City for dinner. The route covers a total of 160 kms and promises to be very enjoyable indeed. All classic ford owners are welcome to attend this event.
There is an overnight halt in the Quality Hotel in Youghal on Sat Night and on Sun 14th there is a 3 hr session booked at Watergrasshill Karting Track from 10am till 1pm where there will be a drifting demonstration to [read more …] “Irish Ford Escort Owners Club – Killarney Fun Run”

Kilcorney stage of the Cork ’20’

In-car Camera Footage of Ed O’Callaghan & Ger Clancy in their Ford Escort Mk2. This is Stage 11 of the 2010 Cork 20 International Rally around which started near Aubane Cross, made its way around up to and around Kilcorney, and finished near the top of the Brandy (near the highest point of the mountain road to Cork over Mushera). [read more …] “Kilcorney stage of the Cork ’20’”

Cork 20 International Rally

The sounds of roaring engines comes to the Millstreet area today as the Cork 20 Rally comes close to Millstreet.  There are a number of stages around Mullaghanish, Kilmeedy to Ballydaly and also around Mushera. To know the exact routes, you will have to get a programme whichare available locally at Colemans Garage, and at Centra (West End).

Local lads in the Rally are:

  • #80 Declan Buckley/Ollie Kierce Ford Escort
  • #82 Liam Dennehy/John Lynch Honda Civic
  • #69 Connie Tarrant/Timie O Callaghan Skoda Fabia VRS
  • #93 John O’Sullivan/Denny O’Riordan Toyota Corolla
  • #H1 Todd Falvey  Porsche 911 RS (Historics)
  • #H3 Kevin Hickey/Derry Healy Ford Escort Mk1

[read more …] “Cork 20 International Rally”

Irish Kidney Association Bike Run

Apply for a Donor CardOn Saturday, 12th June 2010 an inspiring group which included Finbarr Leahy (with beard) and his many Friends and Family members took a refreshment break at Coleman’s Garage in Minor Row, Millstreet during a sponsored motor bike run from Cork onwards to north Co. Cork returning to Ballincollig Rugby Club – all in aid of the Irish Kidney Association.   The enthusiastic group were given a Garda Escort during the trip. We also recorded a brief interview for LTV2 to be broadcast in the Autumn.  (Seán Radley for ) [read more …] “Irish Kidney Association Bike Run”

Drake and Moynihan going to Coffs Harbour Rally

The Irish duo of Charlie Drake (Derinagree) and Eoin Moynihan (Ballydaly) are counting down the days until the next round of the Australian Rally Championship gets under way in Coffs Harbour on the 14th – 16th May. The pair are fired up after recording their best ever result in a NSW State Championship round, the Lithgow event, where they finished third overall.

“We were really happy with the result in Lithgow and to finish third overall was a great boost for our confidence. We were seeded car 16 so to have a joint fastest stage time and be consistently in the top three was really encouraging, so now we are really looking forward to Coffs,” Charlie said.

[read more …] “Drake and Moynihan going to Coffs Harbour Rally”

Billy Coleman in-car Porsche 911 footage

For those going to the Killarney Rally of the Lakes which will be in Millstreet this Saturday (May 1st), here’s a couple of Billy Coleman videos of in-car footage from the 1986 Circuit of Ireland rally, and also one of Colin McRae on Molls Gap to get you in the mood:

[read more …] “Billy Coleman in-car Porsche 911 footage”

Rally of the Lakes 2010

The 2010 Killarney International Rally of the Lakes is on in a few weeks (April 30th to May 2nd). On the Saturday  there will be three stages in and around Millstreet, with a centralised service in Millstreet too.

The Saturday Stages will be 3 special stages ran twice and 1 evening special stage ran once with centralized service in Millstreet. Day 2 Sunday, the stages are 3 special stages ran twice service on Sunday is in Milltown and the rally will finish with one final stage, before the winners are announced at the finish ramp at the Gleneagle Hotel.

Rally info from RallyBuzz

Not too many locals competing in the rally this year, probably because of the excessive entry price of €850. Only three sort of locals in the race:

#53 Brendan Dennehy (‘S’ signs)

#9 Alan Ring (munster joinery)

#52 Stephen Linehan (bio-tech)

Timetables and maps are available in local shops along and near the routefor €10. The closest to Millstreet are: Guerins Ballydaly, Dennehy’s Shop, Coleman’s, Anglands (Dromagh). Service in Millstreet is due to start at 12:30pm Saturday, and will probably last 3+ hours, from the first in to the last out.

This article was originally posted on March 26th 2010

West Cork Rally 2010 West Cork Rally is on this coming Saturday and Sunday, and there are a number of competitors from the Millstreet area which are listed below. If you’re down there for the weekend, check out how the lads are getting on.

Main Field

  • #94 Michael Kelleher John Doody Millstreet Escort MK 2 10
  • #126 Declan Buckley Ollie Kierce Millstreet Escort MK 2 11
  • #127 Liam Dennehy Tom Murphy Rathcoole Honda Civic 11
  • #133 Connie Tarrant Timmie O’ Callaghan Banteer Skoda Fabia TDI 8

Historic Section

  • H 1 Denis & Dan Moynihan Escort 2000
  • H 2 Todd Falvey Dan Barry Killarney 911 Carrera RSR 16
  • H 5 Mark Falvey Colin Moynihan Millstreet Escort 16 F
  • H 9 Kevin Hickey Derry Healy Millstreet Escort MK1 16

The list of competitors are those I could find. There’s probably some co-drivers from Millstreet that I haven’t noticed too. Check out the rally website for more details, the full entry list is here. Thanks to Kevin for the heads up, and he would like to wish everyone competing the best of luck.

[read more …] “West Cork Rally 2010”

Billy Coleman – Tarmac Titan DVD

Billy Coleman was Irelands most successful rally driver ever. He first came to province in 1969 in rather tatty self-prepared green Mark I Escort (TIU 250) on the Circuit of Ireland when he took special stage time off the works Escort of Rodger Clark which was almost unheard of at the time. Billy was born in 1948 in Millstreet. From an early age he developed an interest in motor cars, confessing for the bug when he sat up on his fathers knee to drive the car when he was five years old. His father owned a garage in Milstreet and was the Ford Main Dealer which helped nurture Billy’s interest in cars.

Billy is famous in rallying circles all over Ireland for his exploits in the 70s and 80s, in Ireland, Britain, and even as far away as Poland, Corsica and Monte Carlo.

A DVD on Billy’s exploits in the Irish Tarmac Championship is available to buy from Murray Motorsport amongst others.

Also added below are loads photos of the cars that he drove.

There is also a great website with loads of info all about  Billy’s racing career.
[read more …] “Billy Coleman – Tarmac Titan DVD”

Drake wins Premier League at Rally Tasmania

Check out the off road ‘moment’ at 5:30 in the above video! – “I was thankful that the tyres found some grip and just barely pulled the car away from the rock bank”

Charlie Drake and Eoin Moynihan took Premier League honours in last weekend’s Rally Tasmania.  Here’s Charlie’s report on the weekend…..

We had a really good weekend in Tassie and are happy we got the premier league points which was the aim for the weekend.

It was a last minute decision to do Rally Tasmania but I had never been there and I’d always wanted to try a tarmac rally so on the day the entries closed I rang Dasher(Darren Williams) and asked him could the car be repaired from the off in Batemans Bay last year? I got my answer quickly and it was a BIG NO…. but a miracle happened and the boys made the impossible possible. We were three hours late for scrunity – that’s how last minute the final car assembly was…….

[read more …] “Drake wins Premier League at Rally Tasmania”

Rally Tasmania 2010

Pre Race Inspection before the Friday Start

Charlie Drake and Eoin Moynihan are back on the road again in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII, this time at Rally Tasmania which is part of the Australian Rally Championship.

The race is on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We wish them well, and will following their progress here.

Here is an article on them in Rally Sport Magazine, and a short video of them in on the dirt

Some useful links to the Rally: Rally Tasmania, Results, Entry List, ARC profile of Charlie Drake


see more pictures below from the weekend [read more …] “Rally Tasmania 2010”

Millstreet duo compete in WRC Australia

Charlie Drake and Eoin Moynihan compete in their Subaru Impreza WRX during the Repco Rally of Australia Special Stage 32 on September 6, 2009 in Kingscliff, Australia.
Charlie Drake and Eoin Moynihan compete in their Subaru Impreza WRX during the Repco Rally of Australia Special Stage 32 on September 6, 2009 in Kingscliff, Australia.

Eoin Moynihan (Ballydaly) and Charlie Drake (Derinagree) are currently taking part in group N of WRC Australia (3rd to 5th September). The two have been in Australia for a few years, and have started rallying recently, under Charlie’s own motorsport team Celtic Motorsport. They are driving a Subaru Impreza WRX N4 for this race.

[read more …] “Millstreet duo compete in WRC Australia”