Birr & District Motor Club

Archive 2017

Tipp Endurance Trial 2017

Regs/Entry Form

Regs/Entry (pdf)

Regs/Entry (doc)

Birr 2 Day Autotest - 13th/14th May 2017

Regs/Entry Form


Entry (doc)


Why not join us in Borris in Ossory for our fun filled Autotest Weekend on 13th/14th May 2017. The tests will be simple & straight forward with a little bit of reversing thrown in for good measure. The Surface will be mixed with Gravel & Concrete with the the odd shed used.

Tests will be suitable for Road, Endurance & MVAT Cars. The venue is not suitable for Cars with Ultra Low Suspension.

One Event licences are available for €25 for this event and must be pre-booked in advance.

As with this event the Annual Birr Motor Club Social Night will be held on Saturday Night 13th May in Sheerans Bar Coolrain where Lar Hogan will be our splendid host as always. Accomodation is available nearby, contact Eoin Longworth for details.

Further details from Eoin Longworth (086) 8179297 or Bill Ryan.

Clerk of the Course: Bill Ryan

Saturday Sign-on: 2.45pm with Start @4.00pm
Sunday Sign-on: 10.30am with Start @11.30am

Birr Grass AutoCross - 9th April 2017. Regs 2017-03-31

Birr Grass AutoCross Poster 2017

Regs/Entry Form/Results

Regs/Entry (word)

Regs/Entry (pdf)

Results Overall


The Opening Round of the Naas Driving Academy Training Solutions National Autocross Championship and the second event of the Birr Club Championship, the Birr Grass Autocross will take place on Sunday 9th April 2017.

Please note the change of venue to Guteenakilla, Newtown, Nenagh, Co Tipperary (Main Nenagh/Portroe Road).
Venue by kind permission from Mr Mort Gleeson.

The venue will be arrowed from Portroe Road Roundabout, Nenagh.
10 Minutes Drive from Nenagh (Junction 26 M7)

Scrutiny: 8.30am
Drivers Briefing: 10.15am
Practice: 10:30am
Timed Runs: 11:00am
Clerk of the Course: David Percy 087 2247913

Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh Tarmac Stages Rally Results


Start Times /

Oliver Stanley Motors, Durrow & Texaco Prize Draw

Results of the Rally Programme Draw
Sponsored by: Oliver Stanley Motors Durrow & Texaco

  • 1st Prize €250 - David Keane, Tynagh, Co Galway
  • 2nd Prize €150 - Gavin Woods, Rossmore, Grangefertagh, Johnstown, Co Kilkenny.
  • 3rd Prize €100 - Pat Corcoran, Chesterfield Close, Birr, Co Offaly.
  • Special Prize Meal Voucher for the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel - Clodagh Henehan, Barrymore, Athlone, Co Roscommon.

TV Schedule

The TV Schedule for the Birr Stages Rally is now also released by On The Limit Sports and can be viewed below. Be sure to check it out! Birr Tv Schedule 2017

Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh Tarmac Stages Rally - 26th February 2017T&D / Final Instructions 1 2017-02-24


Meeting Points
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Start Times /
Seeded Entry

Birr Stages Rally 2017 Flyer

RAE Autofactor LTD Front Wheel Drive Award

We are delighted to have RAE Autofactor LTD on board again this year to sponsor the Front Wheel Drive Award for this years Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh Stages Rally.

The first placed F.W.D car home will receive their Entry Fee refunded, so get your Hondas, Peugeots, Citroens, Fords and Renaults ready for Sunday February 26th.

RAE Autofactors are owned by well known Father & Son Rally Men Mick & Eoghan Fogarty and have branches in Roscrea, Templemore & Borrisokane.


Programme's will be available from Friday in the outlets contained here. Don't forget to buy one and complete the Special Draw & Quiz to be in with a chance to win part of €500 worth of cash prizes which is kindly sponsered by Oliver Stanley Motors, Durrow & Texaco


Pictures and Details of the launch can be viewed Here.

Main Event Sponsors: Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh.

Rally Launch - Nenagh Stages Rally Rev’s up

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The 2017 Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh Stages Car rally launched last Saturday in style. The Nenagh stages rally which is organised and promoted by Birr & District Motor Club is returning to Nenagh on the 26th February after a break of nearly 7 years from the area. The club is delighted to be back running its annual Stages rally based in Nenagh town and the surrounding areas.

The rally is sponsored by The Abbey Court Hotel and Slattery’s Of Puckane Peugeot. Representing the Abbey Court Hotel at the launch was Ray Lynch. Ray spoke of how the Abbey Court Hotel are delighted to come on board as the main sponsor for the event as they had done in 2008, 2009 & 2010. The hotel are looking forward welcoming of the 140+ Competing crews who come from all over Ireland, UK, USA & UAE.

Andrew Slattery from Slatterys Garage Puckane was also present at the launch. Andrew spoke of how delighted they are to be on board as Co-Sponsors for the Rally with support from Peugeot Ireland. Andrew being a regular competitor in Rallying himself is delighted that Rally is coming back to Nenagh. Andrew himself intends to compete in the event in his Peugeot 208 R2 Rally Car.

The rally itself takes place on Sunday 26th February with some crews rolling into town on Friday 24th in preparation. The rally is the 1st round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship, 1st round of the Top Part West Coast & 1st Round of the Midlands East Rally Championship. The rally is a testament to Birr & District Motor and the hard working rally committee who have put in a lot of work over the past 12 months to bring this event back to the locality of Nenagh. The event would not be possible without the co-operation of the all the local residents living on the stages. Also without the co-operation of Tipperary County Council & An Garda Siochana this event would not be possible. The motor club have several members from Nenagh, Burgess, Silvermines, Portroe, Cloughjordan & Templemore who are regular competitors in the sport and it is great for us to showcase our local town and surrounding areas.

Regs and more info on the rally can be found here.

Article by Cathal McGrath

Road Safety comes to Nenagh

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Birr & District Motor Club organised the Road Safety Authority Shuttle & Roll over simulator to visit Nenagh College on the 16th January. Transition Year students from both Nenagh College and Borrisokane Community College attended this Road Safety Campaign. Also on the day Birr MC Member Pat Horan from Aglish brought his Audi Quattro Rally Car. Pat along with Art McCarrick (Development Officer Motorsport Ireland) demonstrated the safety features of the rally car compared to the normal road car.

Students got to experience first-hand what it was like to be turned upside down in a standard road car. Here they learned the importance of wearing a safety belt correctly and how it can save them from a minor injury to a major injury. Also all of the students got to experience the new state of the art Road Safety Shuttle. Inside the shuttle are various simulators that replicate safe braking distances, driving on ice and snow, testing their reaction times in the event of an unexpected emergency.

Birr & District Motor Club would like to thank Nenagh College for allowing the use of their facilities for the Road Safety Shuttle & Roll over simulator. Also we would like to express our thanks to Damien Kennedy (Principle Nenagh College) & Padraig Shrahan, (TY Co-ordinator Nenagh College). Matthew Carr (Principle Borrisokane Community College) & Orla Cunningham (TY Co-ordinator Borrisokane Community College). Christine Hegarty(RSA), Laura Tully(RSA Shuttle Staff), Ciaran Masterson(RSA Shuttle Staff), Gerry Connolly(RSA Shuttle), Tommy Massey(RSA Shuttle), Dominic Smyth(RSA Roll over simulator), Stewart Clarke(RSA Roll over simulator). Donal Purcell (Tipperary County Council Road Safety Officer), Peter Fee(Tipperary County Council). Robert Lyttle (Motorsport Ireland), Alex Sinclair(Motorsport Ireland), Art McCarrick (Motorsport Ireland).

Article by Cathal McGrath

January Marshals Safety Seminar 2017

The Rallies Committee are holding a series of Safety Information Seminars for Marshals throughout the month of January 2017. All marshals are requested and encouraged to attend one of these seminars either in their own club area or in another area.

Rev2 - Please note date change for "Kerry, Killarney, Limerick & Clare" event.

Rev3 - Also note date change for "Donegal" event due to insurance meeting.

Dates and More Details here