Rally Insight yearbook has plenty of Kerry stories to tell – available to order!

Rally Insight has released its latest yearbook covering 2021’s best Irish rallying stories as well as special features from years gone by. It’s the third edition of the Rally Insight Yearbook which has been well received over the past two years..

The 2021 Yearbook has been named “Caherduggan” after Cork 20’s opening stage in September. It was an iconic moment for Irish rallying as it marked the first competitive closed-road stage to run in the country since the start of 2020. The stage was dominated by Callum Devine, whose feature leads Rally Insight’s 80-page annual. Caherduggan was an important factor in Devine’s homecoming victory, his first ever international rally win.

“Thank you to everyone who has already shown interest in Rally Insight’s latest publication,” said writer Adam Hall. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my interviews for this book in particular. We have some amazing stories to tell, and I’m glad I have this opportunity to put them into a physical format.

“Being in Cork to witness Ireland’s return to rallying was a special day for me. The sun was shining, spectators were enjoying themselves, and crews, organisers, volunteers… Everyone was singing off the same hymn sheet, it was great.”

The Irish rallying yearbook also features a few stories based on some of Kerry’s finest rally people.

Firstly, Colin O’Donoghue reviews his trip to Belgium earlier in the year with his modified Ford Escort Mk2. O’Donoghue won the Escort Rally Special, a debut victory outside of Ireland. It was a fairly dramatic debut as he explains the logistical and mechanical troubles he faced along the way.

In a full-length feature, Paul Nagle looks back on the World Rally Championship’s final World Rally Car era. Killarney’s decorated co-driver competed in each season since the introduction of the rapid 2017-spec world cars. Nagle explains what made the five-year generation so special as well as going through some of his personal highs and lows.

Finally, Sean Moriarty has put together a tribute on Johnny Hickey who sadly passed away in April. The influential member of Killarney and District Motor Club is sorely missed in the area. In the tribute, Colin and Kevin O’Donoghue, Con and Rob Duggan, and Mikie Galvin share some of their memories of Johnny.

Copies can be ordered via rallyinsight@gmail.com at a cost of around €18.00. Publisher Adam Hall also hopes to have copies for sale at the Rentokil-Initial Killarney Historic Rally. 

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