Birr & District Motor Club

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Birr Loose Surface Autocross - 17th November 2019

Autocross Image courtesy of Sheals Photography

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The Birr Loose Surface Autocross will be held on Sunday 17th November 2019. The Venue will be Gravel Park near Moneygall close to the M7 Junction 23.

  • Round of the 5 Star Catering National Loose Surface Autocross Championship
  • Counting Round of the Barrett Transport Munster Autocross Championship
  • The Track is in Excellent Condition

Date: Sunday 17th November 2019.
Venue: Gravel Park near Moneygall, Co. Offaly (close to M7, Jnct23).

Gates Open: 8:00 AM
Scrutiny: 8:30 AM
Drivers Briefing: 10:00 AM
Practice: 10:15 AM
1st Timed Run: 10:45 AM

Clerk of Course: Pat Gubbins


Birr Endurance Trial - Sun 20th October 2019

Alan & George Shinnors (Winners 2015) Image courtesy of Peter Boyd

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Details:

The Birr & District Motor Club Endurance Trial is taking place on Sunday 20th October 2019.

H.Q for the Endurance Trial is Garahy's Garage, Fortal, Birr, Co Offaly. Scrutiny/Documentation is from 7:45am with Start @10.00am and the first car finishes around 5:15pm.

HQ: Garahys Truck Garage, Birr.
Sign on: 07:45 to 9.15am
Drivers Briefing 09:30
Start Time: 10.00
Finish Time: 17:15 Approx First Car Finishes.
Prize giving: 18:00

Clerk of the Course is Ger Brophy.


Tom O’Reilly Memorial Car Treasure Hunt - Results


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Full results attached for Vintage Week Treasure Hunt.

As ever the Birr & District Motor Club's 51st Annual Tom O'Reilly Memorial Car Treasure Hunt was an outstanding success with a superb entry of 84 Cars taking part. The Car Treasure Hunt is part of the Annual Birr , CalrVintage Week & Arts Festival.

This years route started in the County Arms Hotel Birr and moved on through Crinkle, Kilcoleman, Irishtown, Dromoyle, Ballygaddy, Clareen, Fortal & finished near Clonoghill. Clues were varied and some were demanding and hard to find.

The Overall Winner was Sinead Bergin from Riverstown on 650 Marks with runner up going to Brendan Coakley from Clareen on 645 Marks. 3rd place went to Rathcabbin Resident Ruth Haslam finishing on 640 Marks. Just outside the Top 3 was John Bergin from Riverstown on 630 Points. John Bergins Daughter Sinead won this years Treasure Hunt. The maximum score was 700 Marks.

The Birr & District Motor Club would like to thank all those who participated, The Residents along the route for there patience & understanding, County Arms Hotel Birr for there excellent hospitality, Birr Vintage Week Committee along with the organisers Eoin Longworth, Una O'Brien, Mick Boland, Michael Parkinson, Eithne & Hannah Garahy, Pat Horan & Michael & Marie Louise Tumulty who all helped in making it a very enjoyable evenings fun.

by Eoin Longworth

Tom O'Reilly Memorial Car Treasure Hunt - Monday 5th August

The 51st Birr & District Motor Club Tom O'Reilly Memorial Annual Car Treasure Hunt will take on Monday 5th August 2019.

Check In from 17:45 in the County Arms Hotel Birr.

A fun filled evening for all the family is assured whilst finding and solving the clues along the 25km Route which will prove both Challenging & Entertaining to all the participants.

The Car Treasure Hunt is running in conjunction with the 51st Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival.

See more details on the Birr Vintage Week Program by clicking here


Multi Venue AutoTest Results - 21st July 2019

Here are the results from the fantastic, well organised MVAT that took place in Donaghmore Museum and Campion Concrete over the weekend.
Well done to all the organisers, marshals, timekeepers and competitors and anyone else who helped to make the event such a success.

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Birr Multi Venue Autotest 2019

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The Birr Multi Venue Autotest will take place on the 21 July 2019

A fun packed day of autotesting is assured. The start venue is Donaghmore Famine & Agricultural Museum, Donaghmore, Borris in Ossory, Co Laois , 4 Miles from Borris in Ossory - M7 Junction 21 on R435 Rathdowney Road.

Details:

  • Sign On in Donaghmore Agricultural Museum. from 8.30am, Briefing 9.45am and Tests Start @10.00am.
  • All drivers with cars who do not comply with the Road Traffic Act MUST TRAILER the Car between the 2 Test Venues and so no IRDS will be required for the event.
  • Tests will be designed for Normal Production, Navigation Trial & Retro type Cars. 2WD Cars Only.
  • Navigators are NOT required, but Passengers can be carried (Over 16 years) and don't need a competition licence (CPA €5 Extra or €3 if passenger is aged 16 or 17).

H.Q:Donaghmore Workhouse & Agricultural Museum, Donaghmore, Borris in Ossory, Co Laois.

Sign on: 8:30 am
Briefing: 9.45 am
Start Time: 10:00 am

OFFICIALS:

Clerk of the Course: Bill Ryan
Event Secretary: Sean Henehan
Results Officer: Barry Duggan
MI Steward: Gerard O’Connor
BADMC Steward: Oliver Stanley


Rally Fundraiser Draw 2019

Keith Shaw receiving Aoibheanns Pink Tie Proceeds from Bill Ryan Image courtesy of Peter Boyd

Bill Ryan on behalf of Birr Motor Club is delighted to present proceeds collected from the Rally Fundraiser Draw 2019 to Keith Shaw on behalf of Aoibheann's Pink Tie.


2 Day AutoTest Results - 27th/28th April 2019

Here are the results from the fantastic, well organised 2 Day Autotest that took place in Campion Concrete over the weekend.
Well done to all the organisers, marshals, timekeepers and competitors and anyone else who helped over the 2 days to make the event such a success.

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2 Day AutoTest Weekend - 27th/28th April 2019

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Why not join us in Campion Concrete, Kilcotton, Borris in Ossory, Co Laois (close to M7/M8) for our fun filled Autotest Weekend on the 27th/28th April 2019 . Tests will be Simple, easy to remember and will be suitable for Multi Venue, Endurance, Retro and Road Cars. Tests will be on mixed surfaces.

  • Venue: Campion Concrete, Borris in Ossory (Close to M7/M8)
  • Great weekends driving and fun assured.
  • One Event licences available (€25) but must be pre booked in Advance.
  • Simple Open Tests on Mixed Surfaces (Loose & Sealed) = Maximum Enjoyment.
  • Suitable for Road, Multi Venue & Endurance Cars.
  • Entry Fee €50 per day.

  • Annual Birr Motor Club Social Night will be held on Saturday Night 27th April in Sheerans Bar Coolrain where Lar Hogan will be our splendid host as always.
  • Accommodation is available nearby, contact Eoin Longworth (086 8179297) for details.

Clerk of the Course: Bill Ryan

Saturday Sign-on: 2.45pm with Start @4.00pm
Sunday Sign-on: 10.30am with Start @11.30am


Naul Autocross Results - 12th May 2019

Here are the results from the fantastic, well organised autocross that took place in Naul over the weekend.
Well done to all the organisers, marshals, timekeepers and competitors and anyone else who helped make the event such a success.

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Birr Grass Autocross Results 2019

Here are the results after an enjoyable day of autocross at Newtown, The Birr Grass Autocross, a counting round of the Hyundai Limerick Motor Centre National Grass Autocross Championship.

Well done to all competitors and marshals who helped make the day a outstanding success.


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Birr Grass AutoCross 2019

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The Birr Grass Autocross will take place on 7th April 2019 in Newtown, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.
It will be the 1st Round of the 2019 Hyundai Limerick Motor Centre National Autocross Championship

The location of the field is in Newtown, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.

Scrutiny Requirements

TO ALL DRIVERS intending to compete on Sunday's Autocross please note the following amendments to 2019 Scrutiny Requirements.

  • NO RED LABEL Helmets.
  • NO Open Face Helmets for Buggies/Specials.
  • Drivers with 2" Inch Belts/Harnesses MUST wear HANS Device.
  • Non Compliance = NO START.

Time Schedule

Scrutiny: 8.30am
Drivers Briefing: 10.15am
Practice: 10:30am
Timed Runs: 11:00am
Clerk of the Course:Kieran O’Brien


Abbeyleix Manor Hotel Stages Rally Fundraising Draw - 20th March 2019

The draw for the Charity Fundraising Tickets being sold in conjunction with the birr Rally will take place in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on Wednesday 20th March, starting at 7.30pm.

Please can all members with tickets return them to Clodagh beforehand, or bring them along on the night to be included in the draw. We would urge all members to sell tickets as this will be a great fundraiser for our Club.


Abbeyleix Manor Hotel Tarmac Stages Rally - 24th February 2019

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Birr Stages Rally 2019 Flyer

Preparations have started for the forthcoming Birr MC Stages Rally based in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on Sunday 24th February 2019. Bill Ryan is Clerk of the Course once again and chosen 3 Challenging Stages in the Borris in Ossory/Camross Area and included are 2 of the best Stages in Ireland which are in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. The Service Area will be in the Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum.

The format is 3 Stages ran 3 Times utilising low road mileage.

The Rally is the opening round of the Triton Showers National, Top Part West Coast & Midlands East Rally Championships.

Birr Rally 2019 Fundraiser

We are now also delighted to announce a "Incentive for Competitors" fundraiser draw. This draw is aimed to allow competitors recuperate some of the cost of the rally by selling tickets for a draw.
More details here.

Programmes will be available from Friday at the following outlets:

  • Rally HQ, The Manor Hotel. Abbeyleix
  • Circle K, Cork Rd, Abbeyleix
  • Oliver Stanley’s Garage, Cork Rd, Durrow
  • Inver/Midland Tyres, Borris in Ossory
  • Kane’s Filling Station, Rathdowney
  • Mulrooneys Filling Station, Dublin Rd, Roscrea
  • Applegreen, Limerick Rd, Mountrath