Club News 2021

Motorsport Ireland Event Calendar for 2022 confirmed.

The new look calendar means that all Stage Rallies (except Wexford) will run every other year.

Sligo Stages Rally did not make the 2022 calendar & is not due to run until 2023 under the new arrangements. The 2023 date for the event will be confirmed in the coming months.

Events approved for the Club in 2022 are : MVAT - 15th May / Hillclimb - 17th Sept

Motorsport Ireland Statement  / Motorsport Ireland Calendar 2022



Sligo 2019 


Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship

2019 Results O/A & Class

Stages 2019 



Triton Showers National Rally Championship

2019 Results O/A & Class


Rally 2019


Top Part West Coast Rally Championship

2019 Results O/A & Class

Sponsors & Associate Partners

W8 Connacht Signs McGowan Landscapes McCormacks fuels Carty Group Porter Ford

Sligo Pallets Border 2017
Triton 2017
Triton 2017

Vintage Run - Sunday, 12th September


Sligo Stages Rally 1980 / 1981 












2019 Faac Simply automatic Sligo Park Hotel Stages Rally

See the 2019 Rally Highlights Video 


Video provided Courtesy FlyinFinnMotorsport



Dominic McLoughlin & Emer Kearns take the Top Part West Coast Rally Championship 'Drive of the Day' Award for Round 1 of the Championship at the Birr Stages Rally - Sunday, 23rd February 2020



2019 Hewison Autotest

Congratulations to Guy Foster on winning the Hewison Autotest Championship after 2 wins in Sligo

Photo Courtesy Trevor Foster


2019 Championship  Results

Championship Results (Overall & Class) available in championship news section(s) above.

Congratulations to all Club Members winning awards in 2019. Also, congratulations to club member Stephen Reynolds from Manorhamilton on his nomination for the Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver Award as winner of Class 16 of the Triton Showers Irish National Rally Championship 2019 with 4 maximum scores - well done & Best of Luck to Stephen with his plans for the 2020 season.


2019 Faac Simply automatic Sligo Park Hotel Stages Rally

2019 Rally Highlights Video


Video provided Courtesy FlyinFinnMotorsport


2019 Rally Launch Video


Video provided Courtesy FlyinFinnMotorsport


Martin Kearns Memorial Award

(incorporating the Connacht Motor Club award)

Winners of the Award : Dominic McLoughlin / Emer Kearns 

Congratulations to Dominic & Emer who competed together specially for the 2019 event. Dominic being a close personal friend of Martin's & Emer is Martin's daughter & his Navigator on many of his safety car outings on the Sligo Stages - the award will certainly be cherished and what a wonderful tribute to Martin and the Kearns family.

The award recognises the clubman which was close to the late Martin’s heart during his many years involvement with Connacht Motor Club. It honours his life contribution to motorsport both as a competitor but also as safety car on the Sligo Stages Rally for over 10 years.


Photo collage courtesy James Burke Photography / Tribute by Padraic Boylan - Club PRO


Top Part West Coast Rally Championship Draw for the Sligo Stages Rally

Watch the Video of the Top Part sponsored Draw for these prizes :-

  • Free Entry

  • €300 Voucher 


Top Part West Coast Rally Championship from Aidan Sweeney on Vimeo.





Martin Kearns (RIP) in his familiar Sunbeam on '00' duty - Sligo Stages Rally 2018

(Photo courtesy James Burke)


FAAC Simply automatic / Sligo Park Hotel Sligo Stages Rally

Robert Lyttle completes 10 years as COC of Sligo Stages Rally  



Special Award being presented to Robert Lyttle, COC Sligo Stages Rally by Joe Conboy.

Robert has now completed 10 years as COC of this popular event.


Sligo Retail Park provides great facility for Scrutiny & Parc Ferme



Aerial view of Scrutiny & Parc Ferme on Saturday evening.

Many thanks to all involved at Sligo Retail Park for making this facility available for the event. 


See Gallery Section for more photos courtesy of James Burke Photography

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