Birr & District Motor Club

Club NewsTime & Distance / Final Instructions 1 2017-02-24

Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh Stages Rally

The Seeded Entry List is now available to view here.

Start Times and Results will be available throughout the day on Angus Sealy's Results Website here

Marshall's Meeting Points, Time and Distance Schedule and Final Instructions No. 1 are now also available.

Programme's will be available from Friday in the outlets contained here. Don't forget to get one and complete the Special Draw & Quiz to be in with a chance to win part of €500 worth of cash prizes which is kindly sponsored by Oliver Stanley Motors, Durrow & Texaco.

Birr Motor Club are committed to road safety and continued it's road safety campaign in Nenagh College on the 16th January 2017. Details of the Event and Pictures are Here.

More Info on the rally including Regs, Entry Form, Seeded Entry List and other Documentation can be found Here.


Here's a video of 2 club members being interviewed by a local lad, Michael Grace, who is doing filming production in college.
It might help get everyone in the mood for the rally Sunday.

Calender and Club Championship

Dates for Club Events for 2017 are now available here.

Club Membership, Registration Form and Championship Details now also available here.

Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh Tarmac Stages Rally - 26th February 2017T&D / Final Instructions 1 2017-02-24


Seeded Entry
Entry Form
Time &
Marshall Meeting
Start Times / Results
Final Instructions
No 1

Birr Stages Rally 2017 Flyer

RAE Autofactor LTD Front Wheel Drive Award

We are delighted to have RAE Autofactor LTD on board again this year to sponsor the Front Wheel Drive Award for this years Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh Stages Rally.

The first placed F.W.D car home will receive their Entry Fee refunded, so get your Hondas, Peugeots, Citroens, Fords and Renaults ready for Sunday February 26th.

RAE Autofactors are owned by well known Father & Son Rally Men Mick & Eoghan Fogarty and have branches in Roscrea, Templemore & Borrisokane.


Programme's will be available from Friday in the outlets contained here. Don't forget to buy one and complete the Special Draw & Quiz to be in with a chance to win part of €500 worth of cash prizes which is kindly sponsered by Oliver Stanley Motors, Durrow & Texaco


Pictures and Details of the launch can be viewed Here.

Main Event Sponsors: Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh.

Rally Launch - Nenagh Stages Rally Rev’s up

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The 2017 Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh Stages Car rally launched last Saturday in style. The Nenagh stages rally which is organised and promoted by Birr & District Motor Club is returning to Nenagh on the 26th February after a break of nearly 7 years from the area. The club is delighted to be back running its annual Stages rally based in Nenagh town and the surrounding areas.

The rally is sponsored by The Abbey Court Hotel and Slattery’s Of Puckane Peugeot. Representing the Abbey Court Hotel at the launch was Ray Lynch. Ray spoke of how the Abbey Court Hotel are delighted to come on board as the main sponsor for the event as they had done in 2008, 2009 & 2010. The hotel are looking forward welcoming of the 140+ Competing crews who come from all over Ireland, UK, USA & UAE.

Andrew Slattery from Slatterys Garage Puckane was also present at the launch. Andrew spoke of how delighted they are to be on board as Co-Sponsors for the Rally with support from Peugeot Ireland. Andrew being a regular competitor in Rallying himself is delighted that Rally is coming back to Nenagh. Andrew himself intends to compete in the event in his Peugeot 208 R2 Rally Car.

The rally itself takes place on Sunday 26th February with some crews rolling into town on Friday 24th in preparation. The rally is the 1st round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship, 1st round of the Top Part West Coast & 1st Round of the Midlands East Rally Championship. The rally is a testament to Birr & District Motor and the hard working rally committee who have put in a lot of work over the past 12 months to bring this event back to the locality of Nenagh. The event would not be possible without the co-operation of the all the local residents living on the stages. Also without the co-operation of Tipperary County Council & An Garda Siochana this event would not be possible. The motor club have several members from Nenagh, Burgess, Silvermines, Portroe, Cloughjordan & Templemore who are regular competitors in the sport and it is great for us to showcase our local town and surrounding areas.

Regs and more info on the rally can be found here.

Article by Cathal McGrath

Munster Autocross Championship 2017

Rules & Regulations




Skibbereen 19th February
Clare 5th March
Clare 21st May
Munster CC 11th June
Skibbereen 9th July
Killarney 6th August (Grass Surface)
Imokilly 15th October (Grass Surface)
Birr 19th November
Limerick 10th December
Cork 27th December

MAC 2017 all set to kick off!

The 2017 Munster Autocross kicks off as usual with the Skibbereen Autocross. It will be held next Sunday February 19th and hosted by the Skibbereen and District Car Club.

The venue is Gravel Park, Keohane's Pit, Grancore, Clonakilty, Co Cork with a start time of 10.45am. The event secretary is available at 086-8598038.

The 2017 Munster Autocross Championship is a ten round series, with the second and third races hosted by the Clare MC on March 5th and May 21st respectively. It is back to county Cork for the next couple with Munster CC on June 11th and the second Skibb race on July 9th. Killarney MC will host the first grass autocross on Aug 6th followed as usual by Imokilly Oct 15th Definitely the business end of the championship now, but there is a trio of gravel events with Birr Nov 19th, Limerick Dec 10th and finally Cork MC on Dec 27th.

The 2017 Munster Autocross is supported by Daly Motor Services, Killarney, O'Shea Bus Hire, Barrett International Transport and Pablo Photography.

Article by Austin Shinnors, MAC PRO

Road Safety comes to Nenagh

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Birr & District Motor Club organised the Road Safety Authority Shuttle & Roll over simulator to visit Nenagh College on the 16th January. Transition Year students from both Nenagh College and Borrisokane Community College attended this Road Safety Campaign. Also on the day Birr MC Member Pat Horan from Aglish brought his Audi Quattro Rally Car. Pat along with Art McCarrick (Development Officer Motorsport Ireland) demonstrated the safety features of the rally car compared to the normal road car.

Students got to experience first-hand what it was like to be turned upside down in a standard road car. Here they learned the importance of wearing a safety belt correctly and how it can save them from a minor injury to a major injury. Also all of the students got to experience the new state of the art Road Safety Shuttle. Inside the shuttle are various simulators that replicate safe braking distances, driving on ice and snow, testing their reaction times in the event of an unexpected emergency.

Birr & District Motor Club would like to thank Nenagh College for allowing the use of their facilities for the Road Safety Shuttle & Roll over simulator. Also we would like to express our thanks to Damien Kennedy (Principle Nenagh College) & Padraig Shrahan, (TY Co-ordinator Nenagh College). Matthew Carr (Principle Borrisokane Community College) & Orla Cunningham (TY Co-ordinator Borrisokane Community College). Christine Hegarty(RSA), Laura Tully(RSA Shuttle Staff), Ciaran Masterson(RSA Shuttle Staff), Gerry Connolly(RSA Shuttle), Tommy Massey(RSA Shuttle), Dominic Smyth(RSA Roll over simulator), Stewart Clarke(RSA Roll over simulator). Donal Purcell (Tipperary County Council Road Safety Officer), Peter Fee(Tipperary County Council). Robert Lyttle (Motorsport Ireland), Alex Sinclair(Motorsport Ireland), Art McCarrick (Motorsport Ireland).

Article by Cathal McGrath

Birr Club Championship 2017

Next Club Meeting takes place on Monday 20th February 2017 in the Racket Hall Hotel, Dublin Road, Roscrea @8.30pm.

To register with the club and join in the prestigious battle in the Club Championship, please follow the details found here.

Club Merchandise including Hats and Polo Shirt are also available for sale here.

Club Championship Structure 2017

Competitors Championship
Marshals Championship

Birr Events 2017

26th February Tarmac Stages Rally
9th April Autocross-Grass
13th & 14th May 2 Day Autotest
30th July Multi Venue Autotest
7th August Tom O’Reilly Memorial Car Treasure Hunt
8th October Endurance Trial
19th November Autocross-Loose Surface
30th December New Years Eve Autotest

A full list of Motorsport Ireland Fixtures for 2017 can be found here.

Club Merchandise for Sale

Birr Motor Club are pleased to offer Club Merchandise for sale.

The following are on offer:

  • Hat - €8 each
  • Polo Shirt - €15 each
  • Hat & Polo Shirt Combo - €20 each

Postage & Packaging Extra.

Contact Ger Conroy on 086 2538164 for more details and to place your order.

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