New committee elected to Killarney and District Motor Club
It’s all change at the helm of Killarney and District Motor Club as a new committee has been elected to lead the club into the future.
The club held its much delayed 2020 Annual General Meeting, in a socially distanced manner, at Killarney Racecourse last Thursday evening.
Long-serving club official and volunteer Dan Keane from Kenmare, was elected as the club’s chairman replacing Muckross’ Diarmuid Cronin who stood down after over 10 years in the position.
Dan brings a wealth of experience to the role. He has held several senior positions on the organising committee of the club’s two main events, The Rally of the Lakes and the Killarney Historic Rally.
A former rally co-driver, highlights of his 10-year career include winning his class in the 2000 Irish Tarmac Rally and finishing ninth overall on the Manx Trophy Rally the same year.
“It is a great honour to be voted in as the chairman by my club colleagues,” he said. “I am looking forward to the future of the sport and seeing some sort of normality returning.”
He paid tribute to Mr Cronin and his outgoing team before taking up his position as the chair of second-biggest motor club in Ireland.
Other newcomers to the committee include Orla Galvin Griffin as the new treasurer and Ivan Hurley as the new club PRO.
International Rally of the Lakes and Assess Ireland team up!
Killarney & District Motor Club are delighted to announce Assess Ireland as the new title sponsor for the 2023 International Rally of the Lakes. The Rally of the Lakes is […]
Killarney & District Motor Club are delighted to announce Assess Ireland as the new title sponsor for the 2023 International Rally of the Lakes.
The Rally of the Lakes is the leading motorsport event in Ireland and attracts huge crowds to Killarney over the May Bank Holiday Weekend, April 29 and 30.
“Killarney and District Motor Club are delighted to welcome Assess Ireland on board as the title sponsor for the 2023 International Rally of the Lakes,” KDMC Chairman, Thomas Randles, said.
“We are honoured to have such a blue-chip company, together with our associated sponsor, the Gleneagle Hotel Killarney supporting this year’s Clerk of the Course Dermot Healy and KDMC in running the 2023 Rally of the Lakes making it another successful event for all involved.”
Conor Deasy, Managing Director of Assess Ireland added that “Assess Ireland provides Automotive and Engineering inspections services nationally which makes the Rally of the Lakes an ideal event for our company to be associated with”.
“We are delighted to be supporting one of the most famous annual motorsport events,” Mr Deasy said. “It is our intention to continue as the main sponsor for a minimum of three years.”
Established in 1999 with its head office in Kerry, Assess Ireland are the front runners in the Motor Assessing and Engineering Inspection Services, providing a wide range of vehicle inspections and plant/engineering GA1 certs through its national network.
The Gleneagle Hotel will again be the Rally Headquarters, an unbroken association dating back to the event’s first running.
“The Gleneagle Hotel is delighted to welcome Assess Ireland on board as title sponsor of Killarney International Rally of the Lakes,” Patrick O’Donoghue, Managing Director of the Gleneagle Hotel, said.
“We look forward to working with Assess Ireland, KDMC and other associate sponsors to deliver a successful and safe Rally in 2023.”
Dermot Healy, returning to the role of Clerk of the Course said, “I am delighted to welcome Assess Ireland on board as title sponsor for this year’s event, and beyond. I look forward to working with Conor and all the team.
“Assess Ireland and motorsport is a perfect fit, and I am delighted that they chose our event to be a partner with. We are particularly delighted with a multi-year option as from experience we can grow and develop together. This year’s event promises to be exciting with a total of 238km of competitive driving taking in some of the classic stages while including a new 18km test.”
Dermot promises more exciting news over the coming weeks.
Killarney is the place to be this May Bank Holiday weekend, see you there!
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