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”
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.