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*********** 2010 ************

Meeting Cancelled
Due to the poor weather conditions the club meeting for Wednesday December 1st has been cancelled.
Licence forms for 2011 are available from club secretary Mary Fitzgerald.
Phone Mary if form is needed before January

Peter Birrane Month's Mind Mass
Update 4 November 2010
The Month's Mind Mass for Peter Birrane will take place Saturday November 27th @7:30pm in the Corpus Christi church Moyross Limerick

Banna Results
Update 15 November 2010
Banna results at Shannon Sports IT

Fastnet Results and more
Update 4 November 2010
Full results at
Shannon Sports IT
After her off road excursion Katrina Walsh said on Facebook "only a little dent on the bonnet until the junior ran into us cause we had had such a gentle roll! Now there's body repair needed on the side and front, new rad needed,shocks wrecked, wishbone bent, wheel buckled and driven back. Could be worse I suppose! Lol"

Sean Liston and Katrina Walsh On Board Stage 1 at 2010 Fastnet Rally

Peter Birrane
Update 15:30 Saturday 16th October 2010
Our good friend and marshal of the the decade, Peter Birrane lost his battle with cancer during the night.
May he rest in peace
Peter Birrane
Peter at the Limerick Motor Club awards night in September 2010
Reposing at Cross' Funeral Home tomorrow, Sunday evening, from 5pm to 7pm.
Arriving at Corpus Christi Church on Monday for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Ballinaclough Cemetery, Pallasgreen.
Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Milford Care Centre .
Full notice at

Club Social & Awards Night
Updated 20:15 8 September 2010
The annual club social & awards night were be held Saturday 25th September in the
Click to go to Woodlands House Hotel
Woodlands House Hotel Adare

Club Social & Awards Night The Photos

Limerick Results at Clare Stages

Updated 20 September 2010
Aidan Walsh/Jim Casey Co. Limerick/Co. Clare Ford Escort 19th overall 5th in class 14
Ken Lyons/Paddy McDonnell Co. Limerick/Co. Limerick Ford Escort Mk2 45th overall 4th in class 13
Eddie Kennelly/Con Mulcahy Co. Kerry/Co. Limerick Ford Escort 62nd overall 3rd in class 10
Pat Ryan/Jack Dalton Limerick/Limerick Ford Escort Mk2 31st overall 2nd in class 9
Liam Mulcaire/Shane Meade Co. Limerick/Co. Limerick Ford Escort Mk2 72 overall 4th in class 12
Thomas Doody/Jonathan Keane Co. Limerick/Co. Limerick Honda Civic 38th overall 7th in 11
Sean Liston/Katrina Walsh Co. Limerick/Co. Limerick Vauxhall Nova 33rd overall 1st in class 10
Katina said on Facebook "Class win for us today in Clare Stages Rally! Delighted!" Roland Doherty/P.j O'Dowd Co. Limerick/Co. Kerry Opel Corsa 66th overall 4th in class 9
Ger Lyons/Stephen O'Brien Co. Limerick/Co. Limerick Honda Civic Vtec 52nd 8th in class 11
Denis Dineen/Donal Dineen Co. Limerick/ Ford Escort Mk2 77th overall 5th in class 12
Declan Gannon/Alan Leonard Co. Limerick/Co. Galway Honda Civic Type R 58th overall 1st in class 3
Mike Meade/Brian O'Connor Co. Limerick/Co. Kerry Ford Escort 64th overall 13th in class 11
Joe McCarthy/Noel Spencer Co. Limerick/Co. Tipperary Honda Civic EK4 class 2 No times
TJ O'Connell/Calvin Kirby Co. Limerick/Co. Limerick Vauxhall Nova 76th overall 4th in class 10
Gerard Dineen/Daniel Browne Co. Limerick/Co. Limerick Toyota Starlet RWD 91st overall 8th in class 10
Sean Maher/Fiona Hickey Co. Limerick/Co. Limerick Ford Escort Mk2 class 10 No times
William Meade/Edwin Walsh Co. Limerick/Co. Limerick Suzuki Swift GTI 90th overall 7th in class 9
Patrick O'Connell/Maurice Tierney Co. Limerick/Co. Limerick Toyota Starlet 97th overall 8th in class 9
Kevin O'Connor/Andrew Purcell Co. Limerick/Co. Waterford Citroen C2 R2 2nd in Junior class 16
Michael Nolan/James Nolan Co. Limerick/Co. Limerick Honda Civic VTi 7th in Junior class 16
Alan Naughton/Eddie Kelly Limerick/Co. Limerick Peugeot 205 GTi 10th in Junior 16

Troubling times for Paul

Updated 13:50 7 September 2010
Paul O'Connell had a very difficult time at the Donegal hills on Sunday. He rolled his new for this season car just after the finish line on the practice run.
Paul was uninjured but the car will require major repairs.

This video shows Paul's unfortunate practice run at 5m11s
He needed a second place on Sunday to win the 2010 championship, but even though he tried in his previous car (club member Donal Griffin was driving this car at the weekend) he could only manage 7th allowing Simon McKinley to win the 2010 championship

Thanks to Senan O'Connor at Vantage Point Video
Connaught Engines
A number of Limerick motor Club members have taken home championship awards in addition to Paul's second overall.
Trish Daly a Castletownbere resident but proud Limerick Motor Club member won class 1
Eanna Carroll took the win in class 3B
Peter Cummins in his Darrian took the class honours in class 9
Tickets for the prizegiving at The Tullamore Court Hotel on October 16th are available by ringing Paul O’Connell on 087 2055095

Hillclimb Championship News

Report by Paul O'Connell 28 Aug 2010
Season so far has been good, with the new car took a while to settle into it. Was unlucky in Galway not to have recorded my first win with it. Got my first win in Wexford.
Really looking forward to Donegal. I'll be dissapointed if I don't put on a good show up there. Still leading the championship by 3 points even after Simon McKinley's home rounds last weekend.
Peter Cummins looks on course to win his class also for Limerick.
Eanna Carroll another Limerick MC member is flying in his class and 6th overall. Trish Daly looks set to finish 2nd in class 1 another Limerick MC member.

Galway Summer Rally
Updated 30 Aug 2010
"We won class 10 in Galway Summer Rally by 11mins!"
Katrina Walsh's Facebook comment after successfully navigating Sean Liston in their Vauxhall Nova
Other Limerick results
Ed Synan/Denis O'Connell 16th Overall 2nd in class 13
Sean Moran/Keith Moriarty 22nd Overall 3rd in class 11
Thomas Doody/Jonathan Keane 23rd Overall 4th in class 11
Joe McCarthy /Noel Spencer DNF in class 2
Denis Dineen /Donal Dineen 68th overall 6th in class12
Ger Lyons /Stephen O'Brien DNF after stage 7
Declan Gannon /Alan Leonard DNF after stage 3 in class 3
Desmond Roche /Ciarian Fitzgerald DNF after stage 3 in class 10
Desmond's comment on Facebook "any one like to sponor a new engine for my rally car after the day"
Gerard Dineen /James Prendeville 85 overall 2nd in class 10
Edward Kennedy /Paul McAuliffe DNF after stage 1 in class 6
Anthony Madigan /Mark O'Sullivan DNF after stage 4 in class 6
Darren Young /Donal Balfe 2nd in Junior Class
Michael Nolan /Catherine Nolan 3rd in Junior Class
David Dee /Rita Dee 3rd in Mini Class

Limerick Hillclimb Cancelled

Ger Cusack takes to the stages on his bike.
Ger is going taking on the Circuit of Munster stages on his bike this year to raise much needed money for Our Lady's Hospital Crumlin.
Ger will be doing the cycle on the 30th of May and will cover 120kms.
Please support where possible
Thank you

Niall O'Connell's story on the Lakes rally from start to finish.
We started on stage 4, the stage was very slippy and found it tough staying on the road, stage 5 was not too bad,started to get into it,
but the wipers went towards the end, we broke a bolt on the steering arm on the gap but it didnt slow us down too much but it got worse on the road section to parc ferme,
finished Saturday in 4th oa, got steering and wipers fixed on Sunday morning and everything went well all day,stages were nice, finished 2nd o/a in the historics.

Kerry Stages News Rally News
Update 12:25 17 April 2010
Limerick Motor Club played a big part on helping to fill the entries with 23 crews including Main field, Juniors and Historics with Eamon Daly and Paul Purtill being late entries.
Finishing 7th O/A 1st in Class was Paul Purtill with a new navigator and only second time in rear wheel drive but was well able to keep the notes called it was Kaye Shanahan
8th O/A and 2nd in Class Ed Synan and Denis O'Conell had a very good battle with Paul and only 3 seconds between them after 7 stages.
15th O/A 2nd in Class Eamon Daly and Anthony O'Connaill after losing time on the second loop with a puncture.
20th O/A 2nd in Class Pat Ryan and Jack Dalton the only trouble they had was to catch the Mini in front of them.
42nd O/A 3rd in Class Liam Mulcaire and Shane Meade had a good clean run with there new engine.
43rd O/A 8th in Class Sean Moran and Keith Moriarty didn't have the best of days at the office.
46th O/A 2nd in Class Joe McCarthy and Noel Spencer had a super drive in there first day out in the Honda Civic.
51st O/A 4th in Class Donal Dineen and Denis Dineen well deserved after a non finish in Birr.
55th O/A 5th in Class Mike Walsh and Ger Ryan had a clean run all day.
56th O/A 13th in Class Maurice Meskell and Trish Clancy had to shake off the cobwebs in the early stages but really enjoyed it.
59th O/A 3rd in Class TJ O'Connell and Calvin Kirby had a trouble free day.
61th O/A 4th in Class Des Roche and Mark O'Sullivan were keeping the pressure on TJ and Calvin all day.
Non Finishes
Frank Sweeney and Seamus O'Connor DNF stage 2
Eamon Hanley and PJ O'Dowd DNF stage 2
John Collins and Anthony Collins DNF stage 2
Ken Lyons and Paddy McDonald DNF stage 5
Dan Mulcahy and Tony Dineen DNF stage 6
Sean Lison and Katrina Walsh DNF stage 7
2nd O/A Kevin O'Connor and Donal Balfe.
10th O/A David Carmody and Donal Falvey
Johnny O'Connor and Carrie Moroney DNF stage 5
4th O/A David Dee and Rita Dee
Tommy Mason and Podge Doody DNF

Clare Hillclimbs 3/4 April 2010
Updated 12:05 6 April 2010
2009 Irish champion and club member Paul O'Connel finished second both days on the opening rounds of the Connaught Competition Engines Hillclimb and Sprint Championship
This event was the debut for his Pilbeam MP58H hillclimb competition car.
Paul commented "Good first weekend in the Duck (Pilbeam mp58). 2nd overall both days was not bad considering. Now to start driving it quickly!"
Saturday at The Corkscrew had difficult wet conditions and Sunday at The Scalp was drier.

Paul being interviewed for Setanta Sports
Peter Cummins finished 1st in class 9 on Saturday and Ed Synan 1st in class 9 on Sunday knocking Peter back to 2nd
Denis Hogan also competed in his BMW M3
Full results at

West Cork Rally News
Update 18:50 22 March 2010
Just a few things on West Cork the weekend.
Well done to Edward O'Callaghan and Ger Clancy on their 6th overall and 1st in class in Cork this weekend after hard going at the start with a misfire on Saturday morning and an oil leak on Sunday morning.
Hazel O'Callaghan and Kaye Shanahan finished 64th overall after having mechanical problems with the brakes and took the best ladies crew award.
In the historic section Pat and Tommy McDonagh were 10th overall with no major drama.
Followed by James O'Mahony and Paddy McDonnell in 11th.
There were had 2 Sunday runners Kieran O'Connell / Gerard Buckley and Anthony Madigan / Mark O'Sullivan, both did not get to cross the finish line due to mechanical problems.

Mark Sheahan signs for Citroen Trophy
Update 13:45 16 January 2010
It has been reported in the 13 January 2010 edition of Motorsport News that club member Mark Sheahan has signed for the Citroen Racing Trophy Ireland.
The article quotes Mark "I am looking forward to the noise and the sequential gearbox in the Citroen

Founding Member Dies
Update 13:40 16 January 2010
It is with great sadness that Limerick Motor Club announces the passing of Stan Russell a founder member.
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