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.
The final round of the 2017 Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship, The AceSigns Cork ’20’ Rally 2017 is on this weekend (Sept 30th & Oct 1st), and 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. Below are the maps of the roads closed, and further information on the rally.
Veda Murphy from Millstreet was one very happy Passenger at The Navigator Experience Stage on the Cork 20 Rally over the weekend,Veda who is only 8 years of age enjoyed a number of high speed runs in a Proper Rally Car at the Purpose Built Track at The Green Glens, and as you can see from the Photo she thoroughly enjoyed herself, I think we could have a new co-driver in the making here, well done Veda.
Daragh O’Riordan & Tony McDaid took a record breaking fourth consecutive win on the AceSigns Cork 20 International Rally based in Millstreet this weekend. The event which was the final round of the 2014 Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship saw O’Riordan win by a margin of over a minute from a hard charging Keith Cronin / Marshall Clarke in second place who were debuting their Citroen DS3 R5 car.
With the championship already won by the non-competing Declan & Brian Boyle in their Subaru Impreza WRC, second place was up for grabs between Monaghan siblings Sam and Josh Moffett in their Fiesta WRC and Mitsubishi Lancer respectively. Josh also had the not so small matter of the Group N championship to deal with and he was just a point ahead of Stephen McCann heading into the final round. The other two championship categories were also [read more …] “A record breaking 4 in a row for O’Riordan in the Cork ’20’”
We were delighted to bring Dougie Hughes, the superb Voice of Motor Sport, on a brief tour of Millstreet. We visit the Service HQ at Green Glens and we get to meet a host of visitors including the television team covering the prestigious event. All this in the following extra 75 pictures. The Centenary Rally concludes on [read more …] “Cork “20” Rally on Saturday 4th October 2014 in Millstreet”
The waiting has ended and the centenary Cork ’20’ us upon us again. For next two days the sound of revving engines will fill the air as some of the best rally cars and drivers compete on the roads around Millstreet.
Programmes are available at all the local service stations, and give all the stage details – the timetable is shown here on the right (click to see it in big).
Best of luck to everyone, stay safe, and don’t forget to give a shout to the local lads that are competing.
The 2014 Acesigns Cork 20 International Rally which is celebrating its centenary
year is delighted to announce that they will be running a full Rally Experience in the
grounds of the Green Glens Arena Complex in Millstreet over the duration of the
Rally which takes place from 3rd to 5th October. So if you fancy your chances at
being the next big thing in co-driving come along and experience at first hand the
thrill’s and spill’s of sitting with a professional Rally Driver on a specially built rally
Coleman Hegarty the Munster Car Club Chairman stated today that he wanted to do
something very different to celebrate our Centenary year and to let people
experience what it is really like to sit in a fully prepared Rally Car and experience
what it is really like. The action will get underway early Saturday the 4
th of October
in the service park and will run for the two days of the Rally so come along and try
this for yourself.
There will also be limited Edition Acesigns Cork 20 International Rally clothing for
sale in the Green Glens arena which can be viewed online at
www.cork20internationalrally.com or by calling to the event sponsors premises at
unit 1 Southside Industrial Estate, Togher or on 021 4313030. The items that are
for sale are Rally Jackets, Polo Shirts, Baseball Caps and Mugs. Please note that
these Items are Limited editions so if you want to stand out from the crowd make
contact today. Credit card purchases can be made by contacting Acesigns on the
The Acesigns Cork 20 International Rally is based in Millstreet in the Greenglens
Arena From October 3
th . Please come down and enjoy the free show.
We look forward to a great event and to seeing you all.
Yours in Motorsport
Acesigns Cork “20” International Rally.
The Centenerary event of the Acesigns Cork 20 International Rally is delighted to be able to announce that Former Multiple British Rally Champion Keith Cronin is to contest this year’s event in the Irish debut of the new Citroen DS3 R5. This is a great coup for the rally and the Clerk of the Course Kevin O’Riordan and the Munster Car Club are delighted that Keith has chosen our even to debut this new machine.
The car has just landed on Irish Soil so as yet is an unknown quantity on Irish tarmac Rallying but with a driver of Keith’s calibre behind the wheel I am sure that he will be well up on the timesheets and a spectacle to watch out on the [read more …] “Citreon DS3 R5 @ the Cork 20 International Rally”
There were a few Rally Cars around the Duhallow area gathered today in Dromtarriffe to remind us that The Cork 20 Rally is less than 3 weeks away now, entries are steadily coming in for what is shaping up to be a great Event, the cars pictured above along with a lot more in Sheds and Garages are currently being worked on and are mad for tar and eagerly waiting for the start of this Prestigious Event.
Many Thanks to Tom Corbett of TMC Photography for the use of his Photos [full photo set]
There was a big turnout last Friday on the 29th September in the Wallis Arms, Millstreet for the press launch of the 2014 Acesigns Cork 20 International Rally. The crowd were treated to a vast array of static rally cars on the main street for some photo opportunities with machines and drivers alike.
There followed the press launch which heard from a number of speakers including Munster Car Club Chairman Coleman Hegarty, Clerk of the Course Kevin O’Riordan, Event Sponsor and Managing Director of Acesigns Neil Phelan, Tony McCaul from the Millstreet Business group, as well as defending Cork 20 Champion and Munster Car Club Member Daragh O’Riordan. The gathered crowd heard a brief outline from C.O.C Kevin O’Riordan about the rally itself and [read more …] “Cork ’20’ Press Release 5”
The prestigious event even included a very courageous ice-bucket challenge (above) where Clerk of the Cork “20” Course, Kevin O’Riordan got very wet! Tony McCaul (standing 4th from left in first picture) received much well-deserved praise for his hugely inspiring commitment to the Cork “20” project both for last year’s highly successful event and in motivating the return of this supreme event to Millstreet on 3-5 October 2014. Every success to this year’s wonderful sporting [read more …] “Launch of Centenary Cork “20” 2014 in Millstreet”
With the news breaking last week that AceSigns Cork are to become the title sponsor of this year’s 100 year centenary Cork 20 International Rally, the Club under the leadership of Kevin O’Riordan (Clerk of the Course) are now busying themselves with the organising and running of the event.
Kevin stated now that the Financial side of the Rally is underpinned it leaves the team and I left to concentrate on the rally itself. This year the Rally will have a real Carnival atmosphere surrounding the town of Millstreet. Having an event such as the Cork 20 running for a hundred year’s is something the members of Munster Car Club are very proud about and rightly so. Indeed it is a great honour for me as C.O.C on this very special year. I will be outlining details of the event over the coming months but at this early juncture I would like to point out that we will have centralised service in the renowned Green Glens Arena which proved to be classed as one of the best service area’s on the 2013 Irish tarmac Rally Championship calendar. This means that service crews can set up in the Green Glens arena on [read more …] “2014 Cork “20” News”
Welcome to all the many visitors to our area for this highly prestigious event. From 10.00 a.m. on Saturday the cars will again ascend the ramp for the start of the two-day Rally. Here we share over 100 images from the Friday night launch. We wish the many Competitors every success and safety and we congratulate all who have helped to superbly coordinate this [read more …] “Friday Launch of Cork 20 Motor Rally 2013 in Millstreet”
To get us in the mood for the 2013 Cork 20 Rally which will be based in Millstreet for the first time ever this year we take a look back at footage from some previous Cork 20 Rallies that have been held over the years to see what we have in store for us in Millstreet with the arrival of this event in October.
This time we look back at the 2007 Cork 20 Rally when we had 3 WRC Stars namely Sebastian Loeb, Mikko Hirvonen, and Dani Sordo competing as part of there preparation for there particapation in Rally Ireland later that year, as a result of these stars driving on the event the 2007 Rally will go down in history as a classic.
Over the coming few weeks/months we will feature more Cork 20 footage from years gone by in a build up to what will be a Major Event for Millstreet to be held on 4th, 5th & 6th October 2013.
We have been successful in securing the Orchard Motorsport Cork 20 International rally for Millstreet, to be held on 4th, 5th & 6th October 2013. All competitors and spectators will hope to stay in Millstreet or as close as possible.
In order to be included in the accommodation list on the official Cork 20 website all registered and non-registered accommodation providers need to register on 086-1721142. Registration fee is €20 per room.
All registrations need to be completed by 25/3/13.
Please make cheques payable to Millstreet Development Group
Millstreet Development Group and Millstreet Community Council would like to announce that the Cork 20 Rally will be headquartered in Millstreet for the next two years.
Due to the initiative of some members of Millstreet Development Group and with the cooperation of Millstreet Community Council this announcement is possible. When the management of the Munster Car Club were approached about headquartering the Rally in Millstreet they gave it their full attention and eventually gave the nod to Millstreet against keen competition. In the negotiations Millstreet had one “ace” that would be hard to beat, namely the outstanding facilities at the Green Glens Arena and the enthusiasm of the Duggan family to see the rally come to Millstreet.
Millstreet is certainly no stranger to rallying. One has only to cast their minds back to the 70’s and 80’s when Billy Coleman and Gerard Buckley dominated rallying nationally and internationally. In that time Coleman won six Cork 20’s and Buckley won five.
Also Millstreet lies smack in the middle of the best rallying countryside in Ireland and in previous years it hosted stages of the Cork 20, Rally of the Lakes and Circuit of Ireland which Coleman won three times.
The rally will take place in 2013 on Oct 5th and 6th. Over the two days competitors will travel about 280km on up to 14 stages. We expect about 120 competing teams of which 12 to 15 will be W.R.C professional cars. Apart from the 5/600 members of backup teams and [read more …] “Rallying Comes Home”