Motor Club award winners honoured at Marshals' Dinner

Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club celebrated its members successes over the past year at their annual Marshals' Dinner at the Carraig Hotel last Saturday night.

Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club celebrated its members successes over the past year at their annual Marshals' Dinner at the Carraig Hotel last Saturday night.

This major social club event is organised to thank all the marshals who work diligently at the rally events throughout the year to ensure the safety of both drivers and the public.

Without their team work, meticulous attention to safety issues and commitment to the task it would be impossible to run the rally events.

Awards were presented to winners in the Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club Competitor's Club Championship and 21 National Championship Auto Cross at the social.

Main sponsor for the 2010 D & B Windows National Autocross Championship awards was Pat Kerley, a member of the Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club.

Mr Kerley along with newly appointed Chairman for the Autocross Committee Frank O'Connell from Dublin, made the presentations to the Autocross Championship winners in the various classes.

The Competitor's Club Awards were presented by Carrick Motor Club Chairman Terence Kearney.

The award for Club Marshal of the year was presented to Martin Holland.

Winners of the Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club Members Competitors Championship 2010 were: 1st Seamus Anderson, 2nd Paschal O'Shea, 3rd Edward McNamara, 4th John Murphy, 5th Brendan Quinn and the Best Junior Award was presented to Thomas Cuddihy.

Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club members were also honoured with awards in the National Autocross Championship with Gemma Kerley from Waterford winning the overall Ladies Autocross Championship.

This was the second year in a row that Gemma scooped the award.

Carrick Motor Club members James Commins, Fiddown and Killian O'Sullivan, Faugheen were 1st overall and 3rd overall respectively in the Intermediate Section of the National Autocross Championship 2010.

And the National Autocross Championship Award went to Chris Culleton, Co. Laois.

Following the splendid meal, the awards presentations and speeches all members, guests and friends enjoyed a lively social evening in the company of the 'Bottle Brothers'.

During the social, a huge cake was brought out for Club member and main sponsor of the Autocross Championship Awards, Pat Kerley, who celebrated his birthday on the night.

Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club founded in 1958 is now one of Ireland's leading motor clubs boasting a membership of more than 200.

The Club hosts and provides a wide range of motoring events from rally events to classic car tours, which draw a huge following from throughout the South East and beyond.