The dust has settled on the 2019 championship season, a season full of entertainment and competitive racing. To finish off the season the annual prize-giving dinner-dance was held in the Park Hotel Dungarvan on the 23rd November. The success of the on-track action throughout the year was evident in the large numbers who attended. The meal, which was delicious as always, was just being digested when MC Anthony Lawton took to the stage with an array of prizes, which were kindly sponsored, at the ready to be presented. With the help of Martin Fitzgerald, a constant flow of winners moved forward to be presented with their prize by the different class sponsors. Also, as a memento, all junior drivers present on the night received a plaque- before, finally, the drivers of the year were announced in the ladies, juniors and senior categories. The formal side of the evening finished off with an address from club chairman –Kevin Healy.
Loose Cannons provided some great music which saw a full dancefloor of happy faces. Just as people were starting to tire, DJ Mad Mike took over and everyone seemed to get a second wind to complete fun-filled night. The following were the sponsors and winners on the night:-
Class 1 sponsored by Abbeyside Tyre Centre
1st – Jack Hickey, 2nd - Darragh O Shea , 3rd – Shane Hickey
Class 2 sponsored by Kilmac Service Station
1st – Eddie Baldwin, 2nd -Michael Coughlan, 3rd – Pat Ryan
Class 3 sponsored by Brian Whelan Autos
1st – Michael Baldwin, 2nd –Alan Darcy, 3rd – Jason Ryan
Class 4 sponsored by Elite Mechanical Engineering
1st – Raymond D’Arcy, 2nd – Peadar Wall, 3rd – Mick Boland
Class 5 sponsored by Weston Electrical
1st – Padraig Smiddy, 2nd – Andrew O Brien, 3rd – Ronan Waters
Class 6 sponsored by Richard Harney Fabrication
1st – Martin Fitz, 2nd – Donie Lenihan, 3rd – Brian Whelan
Class 1B sponsored by JEM Catering
1st – William Heney 2nd – Stephen Healy 3rd- Luke O Donovan
Stocks sponsored by Scannell Auto Factors
1st – Brian Weston, 2nd – Stevie Slattery 3rd- Joe Dilworth
Ladies sponsored by Forge Autos
1st – Orla O Sullivan, 2nd – Katie Egan , 3rd – Catherine Walsh
Production Juniors sponsored by Pat & Jason Ryan Car Sales
1st – Ted McGrath, 2nd – Ben Kenneally & Aidan Heney, 4th- Joey Dilworth
Rookie Juniors sponsored by Hickey Auto Repairs
1st – Martin Power, 2nd – Toby McGuire, 3rd – Conor Fitz, 4th – Liam Og Power
Overall Driver Of The Year sponsored by Eurofins
1st – Raymond D’Arcy, 2nd – Eddie Baldwin, 3rd – Michael Baldwin, 4th- Jack Hickey.
Overall Lady of the year:- Orla O Sullivan
Overall Junior of the year:- Martin Power.
McNamara Micra Challenge ( Female)
1st – Molly O Sullivan & Orla O Sullivan 2nd – Aoife Healy & Sandra Healy
McNamara Micra Challenge ( Male)
1st –Toby McGuire & Alan Houlihan, 2nd – Aidan Heney & William Heney, 3rd- Ted McGrath & Luke O Donovan.
The following juniors were in attendance on the night and were presented with a memento of the 2019 season:-
Molly O Sullivan, Ava Moloney, Brian Scannell, Tadhg Foley, Darragh Healy, Aidan Heney, Ted McGrath, Ben Kenneally, Callum O’Shea, Aoife Healy, Ross Ryan, Martin Power, Paddy Fitz, Davin Leahy, Toby McGuire, Conor Fitz, Liam Kiersey, Liam Og Power, Callum Power, Joey Dilworth & Darragh Walsh.
The club wish to thank all who attended, The Park Hotel, Joe Dilworth for the pics, Loose Cannons & DJ Mad Mike as well the sponsors on the night.