RTE did a one off insight into the Sport of Rallying back in 1976 and sent Reporter Liam Nolan along to follow the 1976 Circuit of Ireland Rally and in particular to follow the exploits of Millstreet Man Billy Coleman the 1975 Circuit Winner,the Footage here is of particular interest to the locals around here in Millstreet as a lot of familiar Faces are featured in this rare and most interesting documentary.
This Rare Footage is Courtesy of Pat Sullivan Carrignavar,Enjoy.
Highlights of the Shell Donegal International Rally 1985, which was won by Billy Coleman and Ronan Morgan in a Porsche 911 SC RS in dramatic circumstances. Before the last stage they were nine seconds down, but they stormed through to win by one second from Austin McHale, to take the honours. [f]
End of Day reports from the 1986 Jury’s Cork “20” International Rally which was won by Billy Coleman & Ronan Morgan. [i+4]
— Gerard Quinn (@WRCgerardquinn) December 29, 2019
WITH LESS THAN 2 WEEKS TO GO
The countdown is on to the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club which will take place on Sunday Oct 13th,this Year the Event is heading to a New Venue up at the K and L Transport Depot in Millstreet,the Show is always a great day out and has something for everyone both Young and Old.
Admission is €5 and Children are Free.
NOTE:BIG ANNOUNCEMENT COMING TOMMORROW REGARDING THE MODEL SHOW,
Keep a lookout on the Website here or on the Millstreet Vintage Club Facebook https://www.facebook.com/esatclear.ie/ for all the latest updates on this.
For more information, contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873, or Daniel Lucey on 086-8680807.
Millstreet Vintage Club and Event Organiser Donie Lucey would like to thank everyone that took part in the Circuit of Ireland Stages Revisited Run on Sunday last,the Event was an outstanding success with 65 Cars taking part,proceedings got underway from Dromtariffee Community Centre just after 12 Noon from where the Cars made there way through some Classic Circuit of Ireland Stages like Mullaghanish,Fuhiry,Borlin,Tim Healy Pass,Kilmacalogue and Lough Guitane which were Stages all used on the Circuit of Ireland in years gone by,favorable Weather conditions made for a most beautiful drive through the Scenic Cork/Kerry Countryside.
Before the Event began Documentation and Event Sign On was completed at the Dromtarriffe Community Centre with the Event finishing back at the Killarney Racecourse by 6pm where proceedings were concluded after a well earned Barbeque following a busy day of driving,a big thanks must go out to the Marshals/Bike Marshals and An Garda Siochana who kept the Event flowing smoothly,also thanks to all the people helping out at Event Sign On,Catering etc,the Media and Phographers who covered the Event both on the day and in the lead up,also thanks to Dromtariffee Community Centre,Killarney Racecourse,Teddy’s Bar Kilmacalogue,Top of Coom Pub,The Perrin Inn Glengarriff and JJs Elcetrical Kanturk for all there help. Millstreet Vintage Club hope everybody enjoyed the Run and look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
Millstreet Vintage Club Circuit of Ireland Rally Stages Revisited next Sunday June 30th,6 Classic Stages to be enjoyed,Sign on at Dromtariffee Community Centre from 9.30 am with Take off at 11.30 am Sharp,if last years Event is anything to go by it is an Event not to be missed,Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873 for more details.
at the Raven Rock Rally Waterford in 1994
(photo Ger Leahy, Youghal)
Millstreet Vintage Club upcoming Events for your Diary over the next Couple of Months.
Sat Evening June 22nd Summer BBQ Run leaving Millstreet at 6.45pm – Details Willie Fitzgerald on 087 2229874.
Sunday June 30th Circuit of Ireland Revisited leaving Dromtariffe Hall at 11.30am – Details Donie Lucey on 086 8545873.
Sunday July 28th Charity Truck Run for Aer Ambulance Service leaving K and L Depot at 12 Noon – Details Daniel Lucey on 086 8680807.
There was a great turnout yesterday in Millstreet for the Millstreet Vintage Club Coffee Morning with over 60 Vintage and Classic Cars in attendance at the Event.
The Club and Chairman Donie Lucey would like to thank everyone that attended and for there support and generosity.
Special thanks to Paul O’Connell and Family for bringing along his Red Bull Car,Paul gave the General Public a deep insight into the working of his stunning Car and many people both young and old got the chance to sit into the cockpit and get a feel for what its like to be on board such a unique Piece of Kit.
Thanks also to Billy and all in the Wallis Arms Hotel for there help and support.
Millstreet Vintage Club would also like to acknowlwdge the following for there support and help,the Press and Photographers for promoting the day,An Garda Siochana for there help in traffic management,Joanne of McCarthys Bar for supplying the Power,many thanks as well to all our neighbouring Clubs for there support and finally to all our Club Members and Friends for there hard work during and in the lead up to this event,without everybodys support the Event would not have been the success that it was,the Clubs next Event is the Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Sunday March 24th.
Below are Dates for upcoming Events on the Schedule for 2019 to be held by Millstreet Vintage Club to keep a note of in your Diary
Millstreet Vintage Club Cars Coffee and Chat Morning in aid of Cork Simon Community Sunday Jan 20th at The Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet all Vintage/Classic Cars Bikes Tractors etc Welcome on the Day from 11.00am to 3.00pm,Contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873 for more details.
Millstreet Vintage Club Cars Coffee and Chat Morning Sunday Feb 24th at Cafe Aroma Millstreet,all Vintage/Classic Cars Bikes Tractors etc Welcome on the Day from 11.00am to 3.00pm,Contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873 for more details.
St Patricks Day Parade Millstreet Sunday March 17th
Millstreet Vintage Club Spring Car Run in Memory of Johnny Hickey Sunday March 24th,for more details Contact Denis on 087-2033350.
Sunday April 14th Millstreet Vintage Club Autojumble in Millstreet Town,For Details Contact Dan O`Riordan on 087-2452569.
Sunday May 12th Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run, for more details Contact Johnny Flynn on 087-9230332.
Saturday Evening June 22nd Millstreet Vintage Club Annual BBQ Run,Contact Dan on 087-2452569.
Sunday June 30th Circuit of Ireland Stages Run Revisited leaving Millstreet Town Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873 for more details.
Sunday July 28th Charity Truck Run leaving Millstreet Town Contact Dan on 087-2452569.
Millstreet Vintage Club Autumn Car Run Sunday September 8th for more details,Contact Luke Hurley on 086-8805437.
Millstreet Vintage Club CART Tractor Run Sunday September 15th for more details Contact Sean on 087-2600640 or Dan on 087-2452569.
Millstreet Vintage Club Model Toy Show Sunday Oct 13th 2018,Admission 5 EURO,Children FREE,Contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873 for more details.
Millstreet Vintage Club Weekend Away/Car Run Sat/Sun Nov 23rd/24th for more details,Contact Luke Hurley on 086-8805437.
The Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtarriffe on this coming Sunday has attracted Enthusiasts from all over the Country from both near and far,over 70 Exhibitors are expected at the Event in what promises to be one of the biggest Shows ever,there is something for everyone both Young and Old including a wide display of Model Cars,Trucks,Tractors etc,Farm Setting Layouts,Remote Control Cars,Trucks,and Plant Hire,Dolls Houses and Furniture displays and much more.Admission is €5 and Children are Free.
For more information,contact Donie on 086- 8545873,or John on 087-9230332 for details.
With just a couple of Days left now to the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtarriffe Hall on next Sunday Oct 14th, Conor McGregor who was all set to go to Dromtarriffe on Sunday is now unfortunately not going to make the Event after all as he has to fly back to the USA at short notice but Mickey Mouse and Charlie Chaplin are attending and Model Show Fan Donald Trump has sent a message to the Organisers wishing the Show well but is unlikely to be there this year due to Business Commitments but one never knows with Trump,the Show is always a great day out and there is something there for everyone both Young and Old including a wide display of Model Cars,Trucks,Tractors etc,Farm Setting Layouts,Remote Control Cars,Trucks,and Plant Hire,Dolls Houses and Furniture displays and much more.Admission is €5 and Children are Free.
For more information,contact Donie on 086- 8545873,or John on 087-9230332 for details.
The 2018 CBtoolhire.com Cork “20 International Rally is on this weekend (Sept 29th & 30th), and on Sunday morning it will be coming close to Millstreet passing through the Mushera, Cloghoulabeg and Aubane areas for four stages (two stages run twice) on Sunday Morning. Please note that roads on the route of the rally will be closed from 8:00am to 1:30pm on Sunday, and that there will be extra traffic (spectators) on the side roads. It looks like the course is similar to last years.
Cork 20 Rally Stages 10 and 12 – From CloghoulaBeg, Lackdotia, Mushera, the Butter Road, Knocknagappul and finishing in Ballinagree. [Road Closures] [read more …] “2018 CBtoolhire.com Cork “20 International Rally”
Last weekends Stonethrowers Rally in Tipperary produced some great results for the local crews that made the trip to Clonmel to compete in the one day Event which was the fourth Round of the very Competitive National Championship. T|he Event comprised of a 3×3 Stage format resulting in 9 very challenging Stages laid on by Tipperary Motor Club. There was success for Millstreet’s Sean Moynihan /MacKierans in their Ford Escort Mark 2 who came out on top of the Class 12 Results after leading the Class from the very first stage of the day,while another Local Crew in the form of Colin Philpott/Declan Casey competing in a Suzuki Swift emerged victorious in Class 23,while Derry Long swapped from the driving seat over to the Navigators Seat for this Event and guided Colin Roche in his Toyota Starlet to 1st in Class 11R, the Rally was won by Josh Moffett from Monaghan in a Ford Fiesta WRC who was in turn followed home by Donegal Man Declan Boyle in a similar Car with Moffett having a winning margin of just 7 Seconds after a hard days competition. Roy White was the top Tipperary competitor and he went on to finish 3rd overall also aboard a Fiesta WRC with Dromtarriffe Man James O`Brien as usual occupying the Co-Drivers Seat for White, so another good weekend was had for all the local Competitors who were competing in Clonmel. Round 5 of the National Championship will take place in Sligo on next Sunday August 19th.
Pictured below is Sean Moynihan in Action and Colin Philpott and Declan Casey being presented there Class 23 Award by John Ward of Tipperary Motor Club. there is also a Youtube link of Colin and Declan in action here at https://youtu.be/5yHefer95qs
This Sunday July 1st Millstreet Vintage Club are organising a Run for the Ford Escorts 50th Birthday over some Circuit of Ireland Rally Stages Celebrating the First ever Rally Win for The Ford Escort on the 1968 Circuit of Ireland Rally, open to all makes of Classic and Vintage Cars,great Route laid on,Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10am and leaving Millstreet Town at 12 Noon. Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873 for more details.
Millstreet Vintage Club held a most highly successful Car Run and Barbeque on Saturday Evening last,on what was a spectacularly Sunny Summers Evening the 40km Car Run started out from Millstreet at 7.00 pm and travelled firstly down through the lovely Grounds of Drishane Castle and from there moved on to some scenic countryside as it made its way up to Knocknakilla, and then over to Saint John’s Well where there was a short stop,from here it headed on to The Kerryman’s Table and on over to Kilcorney and from there made its way to the Eagle’s Nest where another brief stop was had in stunning countryside with the Run finally winding its way on to the Event finish at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar where a lovely Barbeque and some refreshments was enjoyed by all.The perfect weather made for a most pleasent journey which was well received by everyone who took part.
Event Organiser John P. Kelleher and Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank the following,
Noel C. Duggan for the use of the Shop yard to park and display all the beautiful cars and also for the use of the fantastic Drishane Grounds which looked magnificent in the Summer Sunshine,the Bush Bar for the use of their premises for event sign-on and registration,Tony O`Brien Butchers for the lovely barbeque which was provided,Herlihy’s Centra and O`Keeffe’s Super Valu Millstreet for supplying some refreshments,Matthew and Noreen Sheehan of Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar for providing and managing a great Venue for the barbeque and to Tom of TMC Photography,Sean Radley,and John Tarrant for covering the Event for the Media and capturing some great Photos. Also many thanks to the hardworking marshals who helped along the route to keep the event running smoothly and safely with special thanks to Seanie Kelleher who acted as Route Sweeper and finally to all the people who brought out their lovely motors and took part,we say a Big Thank You to Each and Everyone of You,and hopefully we see ye all again very soon. Photos Tom Corbett.
Local Rally Competitors Derry Long along with his Co-Driver Declan Casey who both hail from Kilcorney competed in the hotly contested Junior Category of the Donegal Rally over the weekend,the Crew were competing in a Honda Civic and at the end of the Event they finished a very strong 6th overall and 3rd in Class,there was some strong competition in the Junior Rally and this result now puts Derry Long into second place in the Junior Section of the Irish Tarmac Championship which he is contesting,the result is all the more creditable given that this was the first time the Crew made the long Journey to Donegal for to compete in the Rally which for Junior Competitors comprised of 3 tough challenging Stages repeated twice which included the famous Fanad Head and Atlantic Drive Tests on the final day of the 3 day Event on Sunday,the Junior Section was won by Jason Black in a Toyota Starlet who pushed Jordan Hone in an Opel Adam into 2nd place by just 1.9 seconds at the end,other local interest was in the form of Ballydaly Man Liam Moynihan who was co-driving for Desi Henry in an R5 Skoda,they were running strongly in the early stages of the Main Rally but had to retire due to a Technical Problem,the Rally was won by Donegals Manus Kelly for the 3rd year Running in a Subaru Impreza WRC who was followed home by Sam Moffett in 2nd place in his R5 Fiesta who finished ahead of his Brother Josh Moffett in 3rd place in a similar Car,this result means that Josh Moffett retains the overall lead in the Tarmac Championship.(Photos by Alan Noonan and Declan Casey)
There was success for 2 local Crews last weekend at the Killarney International Rally of the Lakes which was the 3rd Round of the Irish Tarmac Championship,Sean Moynihan driving his Ford Escort Mk2 co-driven by Liam Brennan came out on top of Class 12 and finished in 9th place overall in the National Rally,this was a repeat performance from the Crew when they achieved an identical result 12 months ago on the 2017 Event,there was also success for Denis O`Brien co-driven by Michael O`Riordan in there Opel Corsa who had a great Rally and at the end of the 2 day Event they had a convincing win in Class 10 and like Sean Moynihan this was also a repeat of there success on this Rally having also won Class 10 on the Event 12 months ago,Derry Long/Denny O`Riordan had a great Run in the Junior Rally to finish 8th overall and 5th in Class while Pat Sheehan in his Renault Clio had had no luck this time and retired after 6 Stages while performing strongly in his Class,Victory went to Donegals Manus Kelly in a Subaru Impreza WRC with Robert Barrable finishing behind in 2nd place in his Ford Fiesta R5 with Desi Henry who was co-driven by Ballydaly Man Liam Moynihan finishing in a fine 3rd place overall in there Skoda Fabia R5,the Rally was held in mostly favourable Weather Conditions over the 2 days and used some famous Stages like Molls Gap,Healy Pass and Caragh Lake. We thank Matthew Twomey for the use of his Photos and you can see more of his work at https://www.facebook.com/M2merallyphotos/#
Last weekends West Cork Rally produced some great results for some of our local crews that made the trip to Clonakilty to compete in what was a very tough and challenging Event,there was Success for Mike P Kelleher/Eoghan McCarthy who emerged victorious in Class 10 in there Mark2 Escort,there were also some great performances from other local Crews including Darren Cremin/Liam Dennehy who finished 2nd in Class 11F, Denis O`Brien/Ryan O`Brien Opel Corsa who finished 4th in Class 10 who in turn were followed home by Kevin Hickey/Derry Healy in there Ford Escort with 5th in Class 10, and Denis Buckley/Jason Buckley who finished 7th in Class 10,unfortunately there was no luck for Don Moynihan/Kevin Murphy Ford Escort who were back after a long lay off from the Sport but retired with Mechanical Woes on Sunday while luck also deserted Derry Collins/Stephen Collins in there Class 9 Vauxhall Nova,and Derry Long/John Joe Williams in the Junior Section who both failed to make the finish,also local Co-Driver Declan Casey was calling the notes for Cavan Man Kevin Cole in a Ford Escort but luck also deserted them when they retired on Sunday with Mechanical Problems.The Event was won by Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley in there Ford Focus WRC who took a record breaking fifth consecutive victory, Josh Moffett/Andy Hayes Ford Fiesta were second overall and won the hotly contested R5 catagory,Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore in there Proton won the National Section,Owen Murphy won the Historic section in his Talbot Sunbeam and Gary McNamee in his Honda Civic was the top Junior Competitor.Frequent changeable weather during the Event made for very challenging driving conditions with very Cold Conditions and even some Snow making the going quite interesting but as always Cork Motor Club led by Greg McCarthy and his hard working Team which included Danny Creedon/Michael O`Riordan Subaru and Conor Falvey Porsche performing 00 Sweeper Duties along the Route Ran a Top Class Rally which was enjoyed by both Competitors and Spectators alike.
We thank Matthew Twomey for the use of his Photos and you can check out more of his photos at https://www.facebook.com/M2merallyphotos/#
Millstreet Vintage Club are looking forward to a very Busy 2018 Season with there first Event of the Year already after taking place which was a well supported Cars Coffee Chat Morning in January, below is a list of the Events planned for 2018.
Car Run leaving Millstreet on Sunday March 25th
Cars Coffee Chat Morning at Cafe Aroma on Easter Sunday April 1st
Tractor Run Sunday April 15th
Tractor Run Sunday May 13th
Car Run and BBQ Saturday June 23rd
Charity Truck Run leaving Millstreet on Sunday July 29th
Ford Escort 50th Celebration Run over Classic Rally Stages Sunday August 12th
Car Run Sunday September 9th.
CART Tractor Run Carriganima Sunday September 16th.
Millstreet Vintage Club Model Toy Show Sunday Oct 14th in Dromtariffe.
More Details to Follow on Events Soon, Enquiries to 087 7924406
First Event of 2018 for Millstreet Vintage Club is a Car Coffee Chat Morning at Café Aroma in Millstreet which takes place on Tomorrow Sunday Jan 21st from 11am to 3pm,the Club will be Celebrating the 50th Birthday of the Ford Escort and all Cars Bikes Tractors etc are welcome on the day but in particular Ford Escorts of all Ages and Marks to celebrate 50 Years of this Iconic Car,For more details Contact Donie on 086 8545873.
Millstreet Vintage Club would like to wish Everybody a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year,we thank Each and Every one of you for your support at all our Events during the past Year and we look forward to meeting ye all again in 2018.Enjoy the Festive Season.
Millstreet Vintage Club held a very successful AGM earlier tonight Wednesday Dec 13th at The Parish Centre in Millstreet.
There were over 30 people in Attendance comprising of both current Club Members and also a significant number of New people who joined the Club on the Night of the Meeting as well.
Dan O`Riordan Club Secretary outlined and recapped on a very successful and busy year for the Club in 2017 with many great events being held including a highly successful Vintage Day, Car Runs, Tractor Runs, Barbeque, Cars/Chat, Coffee Mornings, Model Show etc taking place and as a result the Club raised over €6,400 along the way during the year as well for some very worthy Charities. Myra Sheehan Club Treasurer gave her Financial Report for The Year, and Club Chairman Donie Lucey in his address thanked all Club Members Fellow Committee Members and anyone else who may have helped the Club for all there hard work during the Course of the Year gone by.
Following this a New Committe was Elected as Follows:
Geoff O`Sullivan- President
John Barry-Vice President
Donie Lucey- Chairman
Mike P Kelleher-Vice Chairman
Tim Lucey-Assistant Secretary
Tom Mulcahy-Assistant Treasurer
Dan Barry-Assistant PRO
Luke Hurley-Safety Officer.
Finbar Hurley-Equipment Officer
Millstreet Vintage Club are planning on having a Busy 2018 with many of the Events held during 2017 being planned again for Next Year with more details to follow in due course,
The Club is always open to New Members and if you want to find out more about the Club give Donie Lucey a Call on 086 8545873 or Dan O`Riordan on 087 2452569 or you can contact any Club Member and do check out our Twitter Page https://twitter.com/MillstreetV for updates, and you can check us out on Facebook as well at https://www.facebook.com/Millstreet-Vintage-Club-1235187116516958/ or Email <email>
Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on this coming Wednesday 13 December 2017 in the Millstreet Parish Centre at 8.00pm sharp. All Club Members and anyone out there interested in Vintage/Classic Cars and Tractors are welcome to attend and join our Club.
Tom “Dans” Rally Team 25 years ago 1992 – photos thanks to Paddy Sullivan [read more …] “Tom “Dans” Rally Team 25 years ago 1992″
Congrats to Denis Moynihan on his victory on Saturday in the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally. He edged out another local man who had led early on – Mark Falvey by twelve seconds. OnThePaceNote.com interviewed Denis directly after the last stage and it can be seen on their video (from 2:40-3:20). Denis said: “It’s very special, any time you win is special. Especially in Killarney, I suppose I’m not that far away from here originally – Millstreet. The effort my brother John, Sean, and AnnMarie put in to make sure the car was ready – they did a fabulous job, and Ger on the notes and Dan and Mark servicing and everything, it was a real family affair It’s great for every one of us, it’s fabulous.”
[read more …] “Denis Moynihan Wins the Killarney Historic Rally”
Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Celebration of 100 Years of Ford in Ireland with a History of the Ford Motor Company and Ford Family Film Show at the Wallis Arms Hotel on this coming Sunday Nov 19th starting at 3 pm, some very interesting Guest Speakers on the day and you are welcome to bring along your Vintage / Classic Ford Vehicle as well and display them outside the Hotel and in the Square in Millstreet,an Event not to be missed, Admission 5 Euro.Contact Donie on 086 8545873 for more details.
Well its been a long week with a Hurricane and a Storm just gone by which we hope everybody got through Safely and without any Difficulty,and as a Result it is only now that the Millstreet Vintage Club have got around to thanking Everybody who both attended,took part and helped in any way with our Third and most Successful Model Toy Show to date held in Dromtariffe Hall last Sunday,a Record Crowd came to see the Show on the day which was enjoyed by Everybody that attended,there were fantastic Displays on Show from Exhibitors who came from both near and far and once again Event Organisers Donie Lucey, Johnny Flynn and all at Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank Everybody for there support and look forward to seeing ye all again Next Year.
You can check out some great Photos here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/… captured by Matthew Twomeyy and more Photos by Tom Corbett at https://www.facebook.com/521710134582660/photos/…