What an event we enjoyed and endured on Sunday, the 8th December at the superb International Race facility at Mondello Park just outside Naas in Co Kildare. This event was the opening round of the 2019/20 Irish Winter Championship and also the first of the separate two round 2019/20 Mondello Winter Championship which has been generously supported by Lee Brothers Trophies in Santry, North Dublin. The bitter weather brought memories back of the noughties RSA winter events at Aghadowey where the 'New Generation' as Sammy Hamill spoke about in Pacenotes December issue, 'cut their teeth'.

The RSA welcomed another 'new generation' of lady, girl, female competitors to celebrate the Irish 'Women in Motorsport' initiative. 15% of the entry was enjoyed by female competitors including a very special 'Rally Lady' called Sara McFadden. Sara was born blind and miraculously recovered a little sight by the age of 12. However she was told she would never ever fulfil her ambition of driving a car. Sara is a phenomenally determined lady and always dreamt of driving a car on a tarmac place whether road or track. To soften the disappointing news she received her parents bought her a Fiat Punto and she learned the basics of driving on an oval track at a field track at home.

The RSA learned of Sara's experience through a 'Women in Motorsport' event in October. With the organisation of RSA and our competitor Stephen Conn and his 14 year old daughter Letisha who took fourth place in the 2019 Scottish Junior 1000 Championship, a lifetime dream was created for Sara at the RSA event at Mondello Park.

She competed in the Mini Cup class and finished all six stages and was within 1 second of the class winners stage times. She has phenomenal sensory perception and with RSA car and kart driver coach Michael Hyde, she listened to her navigator and completed the event totally successfully and without incident. We have invited Sara to compete in future RSA events with the RSA in Mini Cup and the RSA is always open to interest to other disadvantaged individuals and groups wishing to explore the wonderful world of motorsport with RSA.

We are now making preparations for a busy December, Christmastime and the New Year schedule for RSA events with the annual Christmas Cracker at Nutts Corner on Friday the 27th December and two days later on Sunday the 29th December we will commence our New Year welcome of 2020 at Tynagh for The Irish National Championship.

Entries are available for both events and can be made on-line here through the Enter On-Line link at the top of this page, through the RSA Facebook page, by email at this website and by text, Watsapp and phone on +44 (0)7788 598461 or 048/028 38393344. All entries that are received before the Wednesday preceding both events will automatically qualify for the Free Entry Draw which will take place at the end of the competitors briefing so remember if you have not entered on time you will have missed the opportunity to win the draw prize worth a minimum value of £110/€130. Entries will still be accepted right up to the start time of each event, however these 'late' entries will be excluded from the Free Entry Draw. The first edition of the entry list for both events can be viewed by selecting the Entry List link at the top of this page. Both entry lists will be updated regularly as the event is approached.

The dates and venues for the full RSA Winter programme in Ireland are detailed below and entries are always welcome from new starters, junior drivers from 12 years of age, casual entries for event shakedowns and testing and as always the many past, new and regular RSA competitors.

We pride ourselves by delivering professional, enjoyable, competitive, value for money events and we appreciate the competitor support we enjoy. Our mission is to continually find and develop new, affordable and enjoyable options for adult and junior motor sport competitors at venues throughout Ireland.

The entry list for RSA events will be published on the Wednesday prior to each event and can be viewed by selecting the Entry List link at the top of this page. This Entry List will be regularly updated as we approach the event.

It has been necessary to 'cap' the entry numbers for some of the recent RSA events because of the high demand for places and we expect 'over subscriptions' for our December events so if you want to be guaranteed an entry place for any of these events we strongly suggest competitors place their entry BEFORE the cut off for the Free Entry Draw on 10pm on the Wednesday preceding each event. From that time entries will only be accepted on a 'first come, first served policy' and may be penalised with a €25 LATE ENTRY FEE!

The introduction of the new 'late entry fee' is to encourage our competitors to make their entries earlier than currently so that we are confident that their is sufficient entries to ensure the event is viable. So if you intend to compete at this event please make your entry BEFORE 10pm on the Wednesday preceding each event so we can confirm final details to all competitors and all the event support crews.

The gates to all our venues will be open from 7.30am and signing on will commence at 8.00am inside the reception building. Scrutineering will be provided at competitors service area from 8.00am. The drivers briefing will take place at 9.45am with the 'sighting/observation run' immediately thereafter. A scheduled eight stage runs are on the menu with the best six determining each competitors score.

The dates and venues for the 2019/20 Irish and NI Winter Championship events are detailed below.

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RSA at Ballykelly 2019


We wish to remind ALL competitors of the importance of the need to comply with our IOPD standards in relation to safety race wear AND THE AGE OF PERMISSIBLE PASSENGERS/CO DRIVERS  which can be found in our website under general regulations. Please be advised that the appropriate motor sport race wear is required at all RSA events and any competitor who cannot fulfil this requirement and any competitor found to try to compete with an inappropriate aged co driver under the age of 17 in any event will be immediately excluded from competition WITHOUT ANY RETURN OF ENTRY FEES.

For detailed build specification for the Micra Challenge Cars please contact the series regulator, Aaron McLoughlin on 00 353 (0)87 2103604.

A selection of 2019 Rallysport Association personalised clothing and entry gift vouchers and other products and options are now available from our new on-line store which can be entered through the SHOP link at the top of this page.

The featured driver below is – Aaron Beattie – 2016 Speedcar Xtrem 750.

Aghadowey as you’ve never seen it before!
Watch the music video for Cliona Hagan’s song Born To Run, filmed at Aghadowey

The dates and venues for our two Championships in Ireland this Winter are published below and we welcome regular entries together with casual entries at ALL our events. We also welcome experienced competitors along with newcomers together with first time competitors and juniors (12 yrs +) to sample the unique and enjoyable experience of a Rallysport Association event.


The next event on the RSA calendar is the third round of the 2019/20 NI Winter Championship which is ‘The 2019 Christmas Cracker’ which will be held on Friday the 27th of December at The Nutts Corner Motorsport Centre. Entries are available for this event through the On Line Entry link at the top of this page. Entries are always available and can be made by email at info@therallysportassociation.com, via Facebook Messenger at the Rallysport Association and Alan Hyde Facebook pages and by text or phone or Watsapp on +44 (0) 7788 598461.

Please be aware that the demand for entries at several recent RSA events have recently exceeded availability and the arrival of competitors who want places at the last minute has caused us event management problems. As a result, and in order to be fair to ALL competitors we have necessitated a few changes so please be advised of them.

The first edition of the entry list for the next event will be published on Monday the 23rd of Cecember and will be updated regularly during the remainder of the week leading up to the event. All entries that have been received before 10pm on the Wednesday preceding all RSA events automatically qualify for inclusion in the ‘Free Entry Draw’ which can be worth up to £110/€130 which will take place at the end of the drivers briefing, so if you are not in on time you cannot have an opportunity in the Free Entry Draw.

Events at this venue always attract many casual entries for the opportunity for shakedowns and testing prior to major Irish Rally events so we strongly recommend that entries should be made sooner rather than later for places to be guaranteed. The maximum entry will be capped for this event so it is in all competitors interest to enter BEFORE the Wednesday evening prior to the event if they want to be guaranteed a place. Entries will be accepted right up to 10 am on the morning of the event but will not be included in the ‘Free Entry Draw’.

Entries can be made on-line through this Enter Online link, on Facebook Messenger or by phone or text on our direct entry number (0044) 7788 598461.

The gates to the venue will open at 7.30am. Signing on will commence 8.00am in the reception building and scrutiny will take place at each competitors service parking in the paddock from 8.10am. Please ensure all cars have been cleaned for this event and race wear and helmets for car crew satisfy RSA technical and associated regulations (available on this website) and are available for inspection at scrutiny. Noise testing may also be taken so please ensure vehicles can satisfy the maximum permitted RSA noise regulation of 105 dba measured 1 metre from the exhaust end at 3500 rpm cars and 6000 rpm for race buggies.

The competitors briefing will take place at 9.50am in front of race reception and ALL competitors and children’s parents/guardians MUST be in attendance.

An  observation lap for each crew will start at 10.15am and the first stage of this eight stage event will follow immediately after.

The prize giving for this event will take place 15 minutes after the last car finishes and everyone is invited to attend. The final results will be available here, on this website for download by 6.00pm that evening.

We wish to thank all competitors and friends and spectators for their continued support for the development of the RSA in 2019 and we look forward to the exciting release of news for a new RSA ‘junior’ competition formula and two new venues in Ireland in 2020.



Entries are available just call or text our entry line on: 

+ 44 (0) 7788 598461 or alternatively enter online through this link

Online entries are simple and reduce competitors administration time on the day and are welcomed in winter and spring time. Phoned or text entries can finish the entry process by completing the entry form at ‘signing on’ on the morning of the event.


The results for the first Round 1 of the 2019/20 RSA NI Winter Championship event that was held on Saturday the 2nd November at The Shackleton Business Complex are available through the Results link at the top of this page.
The results from previous events in this seasons Championships can be found and downloaded from the Results Archive option.



Entries are always welcome with us for just one event, a few events or for the full championship and casual and new competitors are always very welcome.




Saturday 2nd November – Shackleton (1) ‘Halloween Stages’


 Saturday 30th November – Aghadowey (2)


Friday 27th December – Nutts Corner  (3)  ‘Christmas Cracker’


      Saturday 25th January – Shackleton (4)


  Saturday 22nd February – Shackleton (5)


 Sunday 22nd March – Nutts Corner Final (6)


Five of the six rounds of this championship will count towards the 2019/20 RSA NI Winter Championship honours.

Entries are always welcome with us for just one event, a few events or for the full championship and casual and new competitors are always very welcome.



  Sunday 17th November Tynagh (1)


  Sunday 8th December – Mondello Park (2) 


  Sunday 29th December – Tynagh (3) ‘New Year Irish National’


Sunday 2nd February – Tynagh (4)


 Saturday 7th March – Mondello Park (5) ‘Irish Open’


 Sunday 29th March – Tynagh (Final 6) 


Five of the six rounds of this championship will count towards the 2019/20 RSA Irish Winter Championship honours.

Entries are always welcome with us for just one event, a few events or for the full championship and casual and new competitors are always very welcome.


Call the RSA for specific information on the latest 2019/20 regulations. (048) 38 39 33 44


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