Philip O'Connor driving the Sheane Formula Vee belonging to his relative Gerard O'Connor at the 2014 Ballyallaban hillclimb. Philip needed signatures to upgrade his licence to drive the hillclimb class 3B BMW he was building with his cousin Adam Craughan. Philip drove the BMW once at Imokilly club's non championship hill at Dungarvan 14 June 2015, before his battle with cancer began.
Philip had previously raced and hillclimbed a Sheane Rover competing with and against Adam Craughan.
Philip was from Parteen Co. Clare but he had a strong family connection to county Limerick, his father is from Feigh Beg near Askeaton. He was working as a pilot with Ryan Air at the time of his passing.
Philip in action at the 2015 Imokilly Hillclimb Thanks to Ger Leahy Photography
Philip pondering on his choice of a Cento to upgrade his licence at the 2014 Limerick Motor Club Effin Sprint.