John McCarthy v John McCarthy on the Galway International Rally

John McCarthy v John John McCarthy 

John McCarthy is set to go head to head against John McCarthy in next month’s Galway International Rally. 

The Killcummin-based co-driver will take on the Killcummin-based co-driver in the February 5 and 6 event. 

Confused? So are we…

There are two John McCarhtys from the Killcummin area of Killarney. 

Both are accomplished co-drivers and both compete at the front end of Irish rallying. 

They are both entered in next month’s Corrib Oil Galway International Rally.

The John McCarthy that lives close to the Lawlor’s Cross area of Ireland’s largest parish will compete on the two-day rally alongside Declan ‘Milkman’ Gallagher in their usual Toyota Starlet. 

The pair hope to contest the modified section of the Irish Tarmac Championship this year. They last worked together on the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally where they finished fifth in the Modified category. 

The John McCarthy from the townland of Glounlea, on the borders of Killcummin, Currow and Scartaglin has entered the Galway Rally alongside Peter Wilson.

They last worked together on the Wexford Rally last October where they finished 18th in what was Wilson’s first outing in a Ford Fiesta R5 (now a Rally2 car).

This McCarthy is best known for his work alongside John Devlin in the Northern Ireland Rally Championship but he has co-driven for Wilson on several occasions in the past too. 

“I often meet people in the street who say well done on the rally result last weekend, and I look at them and say I wasn’t rallying at all last weekend,” said..erm..John McCarthy.

We cannot stop here…there is a another John McCarthy. Now based in Boston, the Ardfert native was as regular co-driver to Brendan Brosnan in the late 1980s and early 1990s and before he immigrated to the USA. 


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