The 2016 Limerick Forest Rally is taking place this weekend, with Murroe village acting as the event base.
The official rally ceremonial starts tomorrow (Sunday) at 10am at the Muintir na Tire Hall but cars will be arriving for scrutiny at Croker’s car park this afternoon.
The official programme for the rally can be purchased in Gala.
Here is the schedule for the weekend:
15:00 – Scrutiny Opens (Crokers Car Park). Cars will start to enter Parc Feirme in Glenstal Car Par from approx. 15:20 to 19:30.
19:00 – Scrutiny finishes
9:30 – Drivers briefing (Murroe Community Hall)
10:00 – Rally ceremonial starts (Hall)
10:40 – First Car will leave Parc Feirme
10:45 – First Car will stop at arch outside Crokers for a quick interview.
11:45 approx. – Last car will leave Parc Feirme
Some more exciting news: the 2016 Limerick Forest Rally will have its event base in Murroe Village this year, with competitive stages located in the surrounding Sliabh Feilim Forests. This penultimate round of the series is sponsored by Lyons of Limerick Jaguar Landrover, and will take place on October 16th. Cathal Mansell will act as Clerk of the course and the event will offer a competitor-friendly and compact 3×2 route.
The official launch of this event will take place tonight, September 20th, at 7pm at the Lyons of Limerick showrooms on the Ballysimon Road. The event is open to the public and welcomes enthusiasts who are interested in finding out more about the Forest Rally and seeing some of the competition Rally cars up close. There will also be complimentary demo runs available in the latest spec Jaguar & Land Rover cars from Lyons of Limerick.
Murroe 5k Race/Walk will be held on Saturday 27th August at 11am. As usual the route will include Glenstal Abbey grounds, starting at Murroe Muintir na Tíre Hall and finishing at Glenstal front gate. Families and walkers are very welcome to participate. We are adding an U13 (on the day) category to the Road Race. Children can enter with their Family, paying Family price or for €4 (pre-register) / €5 (on the day). For further information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there.
Murroe Website EditorMurroe 5k Race/Walk – Saturday 27th August 2016
Murroe native, Paul Carroll, has spent the past 7 years travelling the 32 counties of Ireland to photograph GAA landmarks and games in action. He has now launched a Kickstarter campaign to turn the work into a photography book (see: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gaelicfields/gaelic-fields). Joe.ie recently had a piece about this, which you can check out here: http://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/video-a-trip-through-the-32-counties-to-find-the-most-scenic-gaa-pitches-in-ireland/91769. We would like to wish himl the very best with his project. Don’t forget to come back to Murroe to sign a few copies, Paul!