"It is with regret that the Directors and Organising team of ALMC Motor Club announce that it will not be running the Stages Rally event on the 15th July 2018.
In the original draft “reduced calendar” ALMC sought an alternative date to minimise the impact on the July date the club has endured over the past three years of too many rallies in the early June to end of July period. As this has not been an option, with the postponement of the implementation of the rallies committee plan, we have had to reconsider our options.
Following our AGM on Wednesday 6th December, the incoming Committee and Directors have opted to take a year out from our Stages Rally. This has not been an easy decision, as the Club has been organising the annual event since 1984.
Despite enthusiastic and committed sponsors being on board, a gap in finances still existed, which together with uncertainty in competitors’ commitments to rallying in 2018, meant that the decision to cancel at this point in time was the right one. Announcing the decision at this stage will enable Championship organisers, loyal competitors and all stakeholders to make alternative arrangements for 2018.
We believe it is in the best interest of the Club and its members in this difficult motorsport and financial environment. The team will concentrate their efforts to continuously support motorsport in 2018 and work towards the return of the Stages Rally in 2019.
For and on Behalf of Board of Directors
ALMC MOTOR CLUB LIMITED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held at the Castle Arch Hotel Trim, Co. Meath, on Wednesday the 6th day of December 2017 at 8.15 p.m.
Please click this link to download the complete AGM Notice as a pdf.
Rally Senior Official refresher training will take place on the following dates
13th December 2017 (Wednesday) in the Maldron Hotel in Portlaoise
18th January 2018 (Thursday) in the offices of Motorsport Ireland, 34 Dawson Street (parking will be available)
Both courses run from 7pm to 10pm with refreshments served from 6.30pm.
You must register in advance, so please download the Registration form by clicking here, and return to MI as soon as possible.
The club needs as many members as possible to obtain their Senior Officials Licence. This will permit to you work on virtually all of the critical roles required to run our Stages Rally in particular, and this Refresher Course is one of few that will come up during 2018!
Please see below the latest information regarding 2018 Licence and Event Levies.
Congratulations go to Club member Martin Geraghty and co-driver Conall Doherty on a great Class 1 win and 41st overall finish at the Sligo Stages Rally on Sunday. Well done to the team on another great result!
Just a small selection of photos from this years Rally Awards Presentation. Congratulations to our Overall Winners Jonathan and Paul and to all the Class finishers. Thanks also to our visiting Crews from the Mintex Championship-we hope to see you all again in the future!
The Organising Committee and Stage Commanders of this years Stages Rally would like to sincerely thank all of the Residents in the area of the Rally for their patience over the weekend, especially those that required special arrangements moving to and from their homes. Without your cooperation the event would not be possible and we thank you for your help and assistance.
Our sincere thanks go to all the following for all their assistance in helping marshal, radio operation and timing crews at this years Stages Rally!
- Thomas Cannon and members of Dunboyne Motor Club
- Our friends from the Isle of Man and Manx Auto Sport
- Pat Lordan and Garda Motor Club members
- Benny Dowling and Laois Motor Club members
- Our friends in the North...Brenda, Ray and Trevor and Caroline McGuiness
- Patrick Kangley and Midland Motor Club members
- Frank Toomey and Westmeath Motor Club members
- Mark Cooper and Wexford Motor Club members
- Eoin Longworth and Birr Motor Club members
- Mick Comerford and Carlow Motor Club members
- Russell Waller and Cavan Motor Club members
- Kerry Stevenson and Monaghan Motor Club members
- Liam Hayes
- Eamonn Magee and Tony Boyle from Donegal Motor Club
- Joe Whelan and Trim Vintage Vehicle Club members
and of course the many other marshals that came via past, present and hopefully future connection with the ALMC Motor Club....every single marshal was critical on the day and we thank you all.
Results for the Main Field category
1 62 Jonathan Pringle/Paul Sheridan Ford Escort Mk2
2 65 Damian Toner/Martin Toner Ford Escort Mk2
3 4 Eugene Meegan/Sarah Whelan BMW 1M
4 5 Colin Byrne/Stephen Quin Ford Escort
5 18 Liam Bowhan/Martin Connolly Toyota Starlet RWD
6 52 Gary Cassidy/Paul Kelly Honda Civic
7 19 Gavin Kelly/Darragh Mullen Mitsubishi Evo 9
8 33 Paraic Cummins/Kevin Reilly Ford Fiesta
9 17 James Cassidy/Jane Collins Ford Escort
10 64 Jason Black/Jack McKenna Toyota Starlet
11 11 Gary Cairns/Mark Preston Mitsubishi Evo 9
12 38 Tom Holton/Ryan Diver Honda Civic 11F
13 29 Oliver Hopkins/Ian Taylor Mitsubishi Evo 9
14 35 Liam O'Sullivan/Aileen Kelly Honda Civic
15 59 Barry McKenna/Macartan Kierans Ford Escort
16 14 Pauric Sheridan/Sean Brunton Ford Fiesta
17 34 Johnnie Mulholland/Jeff Case Ford Fiesta R2
18 49 Barry Coleman/John Masterson Honda Civic Type R
19 54 Carl Gower/Rhys Stoneman Ford Escort
20 32 Pat Price/Andy Curran Subaru N14
21 36 Conor Sherry/Ger Leech Peugeot 205 RWD
22 42 John Pettit/Michael Coleman Ford Escort Mk2
23 48 Adrian Beattie/Declan Ryan Honda Civic
Results for the Historic category
1 31 Rob Smith/Alun Cook Ford Escort RS1800
2 28 Stanley Orr/Stephen McAuly Ford Escort RS1600
3 37 Rudi Lancaster/Guy Weaver Ford Escort RS1800
4 30 Tim Freeman/Paul Williams Ford RS 1800
5 56 Malcolm Pedlow/Ivor Ferguson BMW 2002 ti
6 23 Phil Jobson/Arwel Jenkins Ford Escort
Results for the Junior category
1 55 Darren Barrett/Lorcan Moore Honda Civic 16
2 53 Shane Kenneally/Jer Connors Honda Civic 16
Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at the Castle Arch Hotel, Trim at 8:15pm . All are welcome! We are always looking for new motor sport enthusiasts to join the club so any membership enquiries can be made to Club Treasurer, Noel Devlin on 086 - 2620771 or send an email to him :
For more detailed directions click here to see the Castle Arch Hotel's Website
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Our Club is formed from members who are from Dublin, Meath, Westmeath, Kildare, Fingal, Louth and other surrounding areas and we meet once a month in the Castle Arch Hotel, Trim.
The Club runs the following competitive events annually: The ALMC Endurance Trial in February and the ALMC Stages Rally in July .
The Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month in the Castle Arch Hotel, Trim at 8.15 p.m. Please check back on www.almc.ie for regular news updates and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
ATTENTION all existing and prospective ALMC Club Members!
ALMC Motor Club are now accepting new/renewing memberships for 2017. To join or renew, please click on the link below to open the 2017 Membership Form in PDF Format.
Forms should be printed and fully completed and signed and may be handed in at any club meeting or posted (details on form). Please Note that 2017 Licence Applications cannot be stamped until 2017 membership is paid in full.