December Club Update
M&D update – December 2016
Well done to Stephen McGing who navigated for Andrew Leacy in a class 5 twincam in the Killarney historic rally, they finished 42nd in the modified section and ended up 7th in class. We look forward to seeing more from the championship class winning navigator in 2017.
In a new experience for Noel Murphy who took part in the Midlands Motor club night navigation when he joined Bryan McCormack in a Subaru and took home 4th in class, well done.
Lorcan Moore picked up the clubs young driver of the year award and also received the Connaught Telegraph young sports star of the year merit award which will be presented officially at the annual awards ceremony on the 10th of February. It’s great to see such talent and dedication at such a young age.
Mayo County Council Road Safety Officer Noel Gibbons extended an invitation to the club to join him, members of an Garda Síochana and local Driving Instructors to an event in Ballinrobe advising second level students about road safety. A number of club members gave accounts of their own personal experiences and explained about the technology that goes into keeping safety in our sport. Some life size props supplied by Alan Moran helped explain everything is a more realistic way.
Congratulations to club member James McGreal from Foxford who picks up the Western People Sports Star Award for Motorsport. With Chris Mitchell on the notes, this triple championship winning team has had a year to be proud of.
Andy Walsh, Mathew Murphy, Sean McHugh and Lorcan Moore took part in the Carlow Rally Sprint in Mondello Park on the 27th December to see if they could work off the turkey. Everyone really enjoyed the event even with some running the wrong set up, the wrong tyres and even going the wrong direction around the tyre barriers, you know who you are!!
Well done to all and best of luck to everyone country wide in 2017. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year from all at Mayo & District Motorsport Club.
Regards PRO Alan McGuire.