Motorsport Ireland is deeply saddened to confirm Eoin McCarthy as the driver who lost his life in a fatal accident which occurred at yesterday’s Killarney Forestry Rally.
Eoin, aged 22, succumbed to his injuries in Cork University Hospital yesterday evening. From Dunmanway, Co. Cork, Eoin was a member of Skibbereen and District Car Club. Eoin’s co-driver remains in Cork University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
As the governing body for four-wheeled motorsport in Ireland, Motorsport Ireland together with the event organisers and the relevant authorities, has begun a full investigation into the circumstances of the accident.
The thoughts of everyone at Motorsport Ireland and within the wider motorsport community continue to be with Eoin McCarthy’s family and friends, his co-driver, the organisers of the event, and other members of the motorsport community who were present at the scene.