1998 Circuit of Munster
The 1998 Circuit of Munster was based at the Woodlands House Hotel Adare and used stages in West Limerick. The Shauntrade stage was used for Stages 1,4,7 it was 7 miles in lenght.The stage started nead Croagh and finished just before the N69 near Kilcornan. The Beigh Castle stage started near Kildimo and finished near the castle at Ballysteen, stages 2,5,8 were here. The remaining stages 3,6,9 used a stage that started at Barrigone and headed for Coolcappa. the Beigh Castle and Barrigone stages were both 12miles.
All competitors got 8 stages, stage 3 was lost to most competitors after an incident with one of the top seeds.
The event was won bt Michael Barrable/Joe Downey in a Toyota Celica.
Some esults of club members
Pat Mulcahy and Richard O'Mahony Suzuki 1st class 1
Oliver O'Donovan and conor Bruton Escort F2 1st class 7
Dan and Con Mulcahy Sunbeam 1st in class 10
Patrick Mullane and John Hogan Escort 1st in class 11
Edward Synan and Kieran Cusack Manta 1st in class 12
Con Ward and Paul Nagle won class H in a Mini Cooper
Best Ladies Bernie and Stacia Dowling in a Corsa
Best club crew (not in receit of another award) Ken Lyons and Paddy McDonnell in an Escort Cosworth
82 crews finished the event. Bill Fitzgerard was Clerk of the Course