December 3, 2023

Final Saturday evening noticed the beginning of the Evening Navigational Trials for this winter. Monaghan Motor Membership hosted the primary occasion of the yr out of The Kingscourt Group Centre in Cavan.

There was a robust entry of 36 vehicles & with 9 Donegal Motor Membership Crews in attendance all in Subarus (different vehicles can be found..!!) with all crews ending.

This was one of many largest Donegal Motor Membership entries in a very long time and it exhibits the constructive influence getting the Evening navigational lessons & occasions again working within the Donegal Motor Membership.

The Donegal outcomes have been as follows, Letterkenny’s Paddy 90 O’Donnell with Ryan Farrell have been second within the Semi Skilled Class.

Donegal City’s David Kelly & Gerry Hughes completed 2nd within the Novice Class. Kilmacrennan Brothers Keith & Damian Sheridan but once more misplaced their again bumper..!! Niall Mc Daid made the journey again from the UK to compete alongside veteran navi Ciaran Coyle. Cousins Ian Gallagher & Conor Gallagher have been delighted to get completed their first occasion.

It was an important occasion with all crews glad heading residence. Plans are actually underneath method to begin the Evening Navigational Lessons once more with the hope of getting 2 Evening Navigational trial dates in Donegal in 2024.

Aidan Mc Devitt and Aidan Sweeney

Shane Laverty and Pauric Mc Ginley

Teac Bhillie Hosts Harvest Rally Membership Assembly

Harvest Rally 2024 sponsor Damian Whorikey hosted this month’s Donegal Motor Membership members assembly on this yr’s Rally HQ Teac Bhillie, Gortahork.

With the occasion being cancelled final yr within the aftermath of the Creeslough Tragedy, the rally returns this yr to the Gortahork space on Saturday the eleventh of November in a Mini Stage format of three levels accomplished twice format restricted to Donegal Membership Members solely. Whereas this yr’s restrictions have been annoying for all concerned, they’ve been imposed by the governing physique because of the objections from Skibbereen Motor Membership for the occasion to run in any respect because of the 2 yr Calendar at the moment in place for Rallying in Eire.

It took lots of diplomatic work by the membership to get this yr’s occasion again for 2024. With entries solely opening this week there have already been 60 entries acquired with a packed membership assembly of membership members to assist the occasion.

The official Harvest Launch is Sunday, twenty second of November at 4pm at Teac Bhillie, Gortahork the place there shall be a show of vehicles and a Q & A Session. Extra particulars to comply with.

Donegal Worldwide Rally COC for 2024

On the Membership assembly on Monday evening it was additionally confirmed that there are 2 nominations acquired for this yr’s Donegal Worldwide Rally COC.

Eamon Mc Gee is in search of to get reelected once more for a twelfth yr in a row whereas veteran COC Matt Doherty can be in search of a return to the COC job for 2024 specializing in constructing & guiding a brand new youthful staff to deliver some contemporary concepts to the Donegal Worldwide Rally for 2024 similar to a return of the manufacturing unit drivers & groups again to Donegal once more whereas defending the traditions of the Donegal Worldwide rally for the clubmen.

There was and shall be extra good wholesome debate about the way forward for the Donegal Worldwide Rally because the COC’s canvass for votes forward of the election. We had the rally going via the Hole final yr so we wait to see what’s going to 2024 deliver.

Eamon Mc Gee and Oisin Kelly

Colin Mc Crae, Matt Doherty, Eugene Donnelly

Rallying: Paddy goes ’90’ at Cavan Evening Navigational Trials was final modified: October fifth, 2023 by Stephen Maguire