TD Michael Healy-Rae considering taking up motorsport

Michael Healy-Rae considering taking up motorsport

Photo by Ted O’Connell

Local politician Michael Healy-Rae is considering an offer to take up motorsport.

Deputy Healy-Rae attended the official launch of the Killarney Forestry Rally in Castleisland last Sunday.

For the second year in a row the Killarney and District Motor Club event is being organised to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

Healy-Rae is a close friend and neighbour of current Killarney and District Motor Club chairman Thomas Randles.

He revealed at the launch that Mr Randles has spent years trying to convince him to take up rally co-driving.

“I will have to get stronger heart tablets,” he joked as part of his speech welcoming the rally to Castleisland.

However, the chairman was not going to let the opportunity slip.

“My former navigator, Diarmuid Lynch, has just finishing a building a new car, especially for this event, and he is looking for a co-driver,” he told the large crowd gathered at the launch.

The rally will take place on February 19 and will use roads in the Mount Eagle Forest Complex near Cordal.  

It is sponsored by Wharton Tool Hire and the Castleisland Tyre Centre.

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