Stages Rally 2013 – Launch Night

Successful Mayo Stages Rally Launch.

A large crowd was in attendance at Hotel Ballina on Friday night last, to hear information about this year’s rally from a selection of speakers, including Clerk of the Course Padraic Roche and Chairman of Mayo & District Motorsport Club Matthew Murphy.

Pictured at the launch of Mayo Stages Rally 2013 at Hotel Ballina, from left: Ambrose Gaughan, Chief Marshall; David Jordan, Safety Officer; Matthew Murphy (Chairman Mayo Motorsport Club), Willie Nolan (Mayor of Ballina); Padraic Roche (Event Clerk of Course); Kevin Kennedy & Rose Kennedy, (Kennedy Motors) Joint Sponsors; Jason Moyles (Deputy manager Hotel Ballina) Joint Sponsors and Liam Healy, Assistant Clerk of Course. Photo: © Michael Donnelly


Among those attending the 2013 Hotel Ballina Kennedy Motors Mayo Stages Rally launch were, Motorsport Ireland President Joe Corocan, Toni Kelly, from Donegal, who is also a Road Safety Authority (RSA) ambassador, Robbie Lyttle on behalf of the Motorsport Ireland Road Safety campaign, and Andrew Mullen, sponsor of the Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship, of which the Mayo Stages is the opening round.

Local representatives included the Mayor of Ballina, Willie Nolan, Chamber of Commerce, local T.D.s Dara Calleary and Michelle Mulherin, County Councillors, founding Ballina Motorclub members and representatives from all the event sponsors.

Mayo & District Motorsport Club reports that a surge of competitors have entered the Mayo Stages Rally which takes place on the week-end of March 9-10 in recent days, with the entry list rapidly filling, Any competitors intending to enter the rally are advised to get their entries in without delay to avoid disappointment.