Final Saturday night time noticed the beginning of the Night time Navigational Trials for this winter. Monaghan Motor Membership hosted the primary occasion of the 12 months out of The Kingscourt Neighborhood Centre in Cavan.
There was a powerful entry of 36 vehicles & with 9 Donegal Motor Membership Crews in attendance all in Subarus (different vehicles can be found..!!) with all crews ending.
This was one of many greatest Donegal Motor Membership entries in a very long time and it reveals the optimistic influence getting the Night time navigational lessons & occasions again working within the Donegal Motor Membership.
The Donegal outcomes have been as follows, Letterkenny’s Paddy 90 O’Donnell with Ryan Farrell have been second within the Semi Knowledgeable 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 have been delighted to get completed their first occasion.
It was an excellent occasion with all crews glad heading dwelling. Plans at the moment are underneath option to begin the Night time Navigational Courses once more with the hope of getting 2 Night time 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 12 months’s Rally HQ Teac Bhillie, Gortahork.
With the occasion being cancelled final 12 months within the aftermath of the Creeslough Tragedy, the rally returns this 12 months to the Gortahork space on Saturday the eleventh of November in a Mini Stage format of three levels accomplished twice format restricted to Donegal Membership Members solely. Whereas this 12 months’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 12 months Calendar presently in place for Rallying in Eire.
It took a whole lot of diplomatic work by the membership to get this 12 months’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 might be a show of vehicles and a Q & A Session. Extra particulars to comply with.
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 12 months’s Donegal Worldwide Rally COC.
Eamon Mc Gee is looking for to get reelected once more for a twelfth 12 months in a row whereas veteran COC Matt Doherty can also be looking for a return to the COC job for 2024 specializing in constructing & guiding a brand new youthful staff to convey some recent concepts to the Donegal Worldwide Rally for 2024 comparable to a return of the manufacturing unit drivers & groups again to Donegal once more whereas defending the traditions of the Donegal Worldwide rally for the clubmen.
There was and might 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 by way of the Hole final 12 months so we wait to see what’s going to 2024 convey.
Rallying: Paddy goes ’90’ at Cavan Night time Navigational Trials was final modified: October fifth, 2023 by