Killarney Historic Rally: Confirmation it wont run this year

Killarney Historic Rally: Confirmation if wont run this year

It comes as no surprise, but Killarney and District Motor Club have conceded that this year’s Rentokil-Initial Killarney Historic Rally will not go ahead.

It was hoped to run the event on November 28 but with the current COVID-19 Level Five restrictions in place until December 1 the club’s fate was decided for them.

As recent as a month ago the club issued a statement that it intended on pressing ahead with the rally, however they did say at the time that all future decisions on the running of the rally would depend on the country’s health status.

Last week the Irish Government put the country into Level Five, one step below full lockdown in an attempt to curb the rising numbers of Coronavirus cases in the country.

Killarney and District Motor Club decided over the Bank Holiday weekend to cancel the event.

In a statement issued on Monday evening the club said: “Killarney and District Motor Club wish to advise the cancellation of our Killarney Historic Rally scheduled for November 28. Further to the government’s announcement to increase restrictions to Level Five, a special committee meeting was held and a decision was made to cancel the event in light of the health and safety of everyone involved.

“We wish to thank our team at KDMC for the huge workload done and who in addition to COVID-19 protocols were as enthusiastic as ever in organising the event.

To our loyal sponsors, Rentokil-Initial and The Gleneagle Group who have fully backed and supported us along this journey, we appreciate your commitment and thank you for your continued support.

“To all our stakeholders involved, Kerry County Council, An Garda Siochana, Killarney Town, we value your help and efforts towards running the event.

We especially like to acknowledge our loyal competitors, dedicated marshals, fans and followers who continue to support our event every year.

“On behalf of Killarney and District Motor Club we wish each and everyone a safe and enjoyable Christmas and hope to see you all back on the stages in 2021.”  

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