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Colm Quinn BMW Galway International Rally 2014

Colm Quinn BMW Galway International Rally Launch

Message from Clerk of the Course,
Kieran Donohue.

I know that all of you will be aware that the prolonged heavy rain, winds and high tides are causing very serious issues for those living in coastal areas and inland alike. Many farms, homes and access roads have become flooded and damage and hardship is significant for those affected. The community along parts of the route of next Saturday’s stages of the Colm Quinn BMW Galway International Rally has been particularly badly affected.

Having consulted with residents and local authorities, a decision has been made to shorten both stages of the rally to be run on Saturday.

However, Stage 2, which was to have run twice, will now run three times as part of a revised time schedule for the day.

For the benefit of competitors and spectators alike I attach a map showing the amended route and also the revised time schedule. These details replace those previously issued, and also those appearing in the official Rally Programme. For the benefit of spectators, I have also indicated certain access roads that have become impassable. The information indicated was accurate at the time of issue, but is subject to change, such is the nature of these severe conditions.

I would appeal to spectators travelling to the Saturday stages to plan their journeys to arrive early. With the limited access, vantage points will be crowded and traffic congestion inevitable. The club has arranged for additional marshalling on access roads to assist spectators and to keep traffic moving. Patience will be required! I would ask you to please obey marshals, they have a very difficult job to do.

I am very grateful for the support of the residents and the elected representatives of Gort and it’s locality for their forbearance and support. I would ask competitors and spectators alike to respect the their unfortunate situation.

Happily, all of the Sunday Stages are currently planned to run in full and in accordance with the printed schedules in the Official Rally Programme.

Kieran Donohue.
Clerk of the Course.
Wednesday 5th February 2014

Amended route for Saturday 8th February 2014
Due to severe flooding in the area, the route has had to be amended. Both stages have been shortened in consultation with local residents. SS1 will not be run and cars will proceed from Parc Ferme to service. SS2, 3, 4, & 5 will be run with the addition of Stages 5A and 5B.

 

 

Updated Time and Distance Schedules

Saturday // Sunday

Click on the maps to enlarge.

Please use these maps and not the ones provided in the rally programme

Galway Rally SS1 3 5 5B Update

Galway Rally SS2 4 5A Update

Two Maps + Schedule Updated

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1st Round of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship

2nd Round of the Irish Tarmac Historic Rally Championship

Event Info

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Click here to download the updated Saturday stages maps which were revised due to the flooding

  • Rally HQ Clayton Hotel
  • Service in same secure location both days (Gort Mart)
  • 5 stages Saturday
  • 8 stages Sunday
  • Super Rally / “Rally 2″ regulations apply allowing competitors to restart the event following a retirement. (see regulations)

  • 13 Special Stages (5 Saturday, 8 Sunday)
  • 195kms Competitive Mileage
  • Entry Fee: €695
  • Centralised Service both day
  • 10 Special Stages (5 Saturday, 5 Sunday)
  • 156kms Competitive Mileage
  • Entry Fee: €545
  • Centralised Service both days
  • 6 Special Stages (First 6 Stages Sunday)
  • 83kms Competitive Mileage
  • Entry Fee: €295
  • January 20th 2014: Entries Close,
  • January 24th January 2014: Rally Launch Clayton 8 o’clock
  • February 1st & 2nd 2014: Recce Sign on,
  • February 6th & 7th 2014: Alternative recce Sign on,
  • February 7th 2014: Documentation & Mechanical Scrutiny,
  • February 8th 2014: Rally Starts,
  • February 9th 2014 Rally Finishes,

Clayton Hotel Galway

fe0d3aea63c5d02873efcd363a577db6The Colm Quinn BMW Galway International Rally 2014 rally headquarters is the Clayton Hotel. The Clayton Hotel Galway boasts luxury accommodation in a brilliant location, close to Galway City, Galway Airport and all major routes. The hotel is ideally situated for both weekend getaways and business events. With 195 superbly appointed rooms, featuring an exclusive executive floor, junior and presidential suites,  Clayton Hotel has so much to offer visitors to Galway.

http://www.claytonhotelgalway.ie

Oranmore Lodge Hotel
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The Oranmore Lodge Hotel, Conference and Leisure Centre Galway is a prime location just off the M6 approach to Galway less than 60 minutes from Shannon and only 2 Hours from Dublin via the new M6… (exit 19). offers ease of access from all destinations, located only 7kms from Galway city and of course this years Rally headquarters.

The Hotel offers luxury accommodation with 70 standard and executive rooms, 6 meeting rooms, FREE WIFI throughout the hotel and the luxury of a fully equipped leisure centre and gymnasium available to help you relax and enjoy your stay.

Serving the very best of Irish food whether you dine in our cosy bar or Hunt Room Restaurant, the hotel provides the service and professionalism you would expect from a 4 Star Hotel where guests have enjoyed the very best of Irish hospitality for over 150 years.

http://www.oranmorelodge.ie


Maldron Hotel Galway

ind_hotel_maldron_logo.1024xautoThis years Honda Challenge sponsors the Maldron Hotel Galway is one of the best-known Galway hotels, it has over 15 years experience in delighting guests and exceeding their expectations.

http://www.maldronhotelgalway.com

Lady Gregory Hotel

Ennis Road,
Gort. Co.Galway.
Tel + 353(0) 91 632333
Web: www.ladygregoryhotel.ie Email: info@ladygregoryhotel.ie

Sullivans Royal Hotel

The Square.
Gort, Co Galway.
Tel : +353(0) 91 631401
Email: sullivanshotel@eircom.net

Ireland West Tourism

Forster Street
Galway
Tel: + 353 (0) 91 537700 Email: info@irelandwest.ie

 

 


Click here to download the updated Saturday stages maps which were revised due to the flooding

Amended route for Saturday 8th February 2014

Due to severe flooding in the area, the route has had to be amended.  Both stages have been shortened in consultation with local residents.  SS1 will not be run and cars will proceed from Parc Ferme to service.  SS2, 3, 4, & 5 will be run with the addition of Stages 5A and 5B.

Here is a list of the Rally Programme outlets:

Corrib Oil Loughrea.
McCormack Topaz Loughrea.
Monaghans Tuam Road, Galway.
Esso Ballybrit (beside Tony Burke Motors)
Sweeney Oil Oranmore.
Maldron Hotel Oranmore.
Mor Oil Centra, Oranmore.
Kearys Station, Derrydonnell
Topaz Craughwell.
Dolans Esso, Ballinasloe
Colm Quinn BMW, Tuam Road, Galway.
Colm Quinn BMW, Athlone.
Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway.
Gillanes, Cloon.
News & Choose in Gort.
Corrib Oil, Gort.
Topaz Labane.
Topaz Kilcolgan.

Amended route for Saturday 8th February 2014

Due to severe flooding in the area, the route has had to be amended. Both stages have been shortened in consultation with local residents. SS1 will not be run and cars will proceed from Parc Ferme to service. SS2, 3, 4, & 5 will be run with the addition of Stages 5A and 5B.

 

Colm Quinn BMW Rally Guide Regulations 2014
Colm Quinn BMW Rally Entry Form 2014

 

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The 2014 Colm Quinn BMW Galway International Rally chosen charity is Domestic Violence Response (Website, Facebook, Twitter)

1999 Galway Int Rally Eamon Boland & Damian Morrisey Ford Escort WRC

Social Media

Galway Motor Club

"It doubled last year" on their own photo.

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Galway Motor Club updated their cover photo.

Today at 8:15pm • 1 Comment

MARSHALS MARSHALS MARSHALS WE NEED MARSHALS
What you doing sunday ???????
how about a day of exciting motorsport and being right up close and personal where you could nearly reach out and touch the action (don't reach out and touch the action) well we need some marshals to help out at the by now world famous Galway/Clare Hillclimb at Ballyalban on sunday so why not come out and lend a hand and see a vast array of different machines as they try to see who can be the fastest car of the day up this brilliant piece of tarmac
meeting point is at the bottom of the hill near the aliwee caves at 8.30 am on sunday morning
For any futher details or if you have any questions just call Kieran on (087) 6975175 or Patsy (087) 2870702

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"Sunday" on their own photo.

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Great day for GMC Autocross competitors at Carrick-On-Suir Autocross yesterday
1st O/A Dave Fallon
Fastest Super Saloon JJ Callanan
Best Ladies Louise Curley
Best Novice Eamon Callanan
Tommy Flanagan 3rd in class

With thanks to John Delaney for the photos.

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1986 Galway International Rally Bertie Fisher in his Opel Manta 400

Contact

CLERK OF THE COURSE:
Kieran Donohue
kierangerarddonohue@gmail.com
087 6975175
EVENT SECRETARY:
Eleanor O Boyle
secretary@galwaymotorclub.ie
086 0291820
ENTRIES SECRETARY:
Niamh Bent
entries@galwaymotorclub.ie
087 9444110

Marcus Grönholm & Timo Rautiainen on their way to win the 2007 Galway International Rally

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