Final Saturday night time noticed the beginning of the Evening Navigational Trials for this winter. Monaghan Motor Membership hosted the primary occasion of the yr out of The Kingscourt Group Centre in Cavan.
There was a robust entry of 36 automobiles & with 9 Donegal Motor Membership Crews in attendance all in Subarus (different automobiles can be found..!!) with all crews ending.
This was one of many greatest Donegal Motor Membership entries in a very long time and it exhibits the optimistic affect getting the Evening navigational courses & occasions again working within the Donegal Motor Membership.
The Donegal outcomes had been as follows, Letterkenny’s Paddy 90 O’Donnell with Ryan Farrell had been second within the Semi Skilled Class.
Donegal City’s David Kelly & Gerry Hughes completed 2nd within the Novice Class. Kilmacrennan Brothers Keith & Damian Sheridan but once more misplaced their again bumper..!! Niall Mc Daid made the journey again from the UK to compete alongside veteran navi Ciaran Coyle. Cousins Ian Gallagher & Conor Gallagher had been delighted to get completed their first occasion.
It was a terrific occasion with all crews blissful heading residence. Plans at the moment are underneath approach to begin the Evening Navigational Lessons once more with the hope of getting 2 Evening Navigational trial dates in Donegal in 2024.
Teac Bhillie Hosts Harvest Rally Membership Assembly
Harvest Rally 2024 sponsor Damian Whorikey hosted this month’s Donegal Motor Membership members assembly on this yr’s Rally HQ Teac Bhillie, Gortahork.
With the occasion being cancelled final yr within the aftermath of the Creeslough Tragedy, the rally returns this yr to the Gortahork space on Saturday the eleventh of November in a Mini Stage format of three phases accomplished twice format restricted to Donegal Membership Members solely. Whereas this yr’s restrictions have been annoying for all concerned, they’ve been imposed by the governing physique as a result of objections from Skibbereen Motor Membership for the occasion to run in any respect as a result of 2 yr Calendar at present in place for Rallying in Eire.
It took lots of diplomatic work by the membership to get this yr’s occasion again for 2024. With entries solely opening this week there have already been 60 entries acquired with a packed membership assembly of membership members to assist the occasion.
The official Harvest Launch is Sunday, twenty second of November at 4pm at Teac Bhillie, Gortahork the place there will likely be a show of automobiles and a Q & A Session. Extra particulars to observe.
Donegal Worldwide Rally COC for 2024
On the Membership assembly on Monday night time it was additionally confirmed that there are 2 nominations acquired for this yr’s Donegal Worldwide Rally COC.
Eamon Mc Gee is searching for to get reelected once more for a twelfth yr in a row whereas veteran COC Matt Doherty can be searching for a return to the COC job for 2024 specializing in constructing & guiding a brand new youthful group to carry some contemporary concepts to the Donegal Worldwide Rally for 2024 corresponding to a return of the manufacturing facility drivers & groups again to Donegal once more whereas defending the traditions of the Donegal Worldwide rally for the clubmen.
There was and will likely be extra good wholesome debate about the way forward for the Donegal Worldwide Rally because the COC’s canvass for votes forward of the election. We had the rally going via the Hole final yr so we wait to see what is going to 2024 carry.
Rallying: Paddy goes ’90’ at Cavan Evening Navigational Trials was final modified: October fifth, 2023 by