NI & IRISH WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019/20 - 'The Christmas Cracker' - Nutts Corner Motorsport Centre and 'The Irish National Championship' - Pallas Motorsport Centre - Tynagh, Co Galway were another two great events to end 2019 for the 230 RSA competitors who took part over the long festive weekend of Friday 27th and Sunday the 29th December. The Class and Overall Results are still available to download through the the 'Results' link at the top of this page.
The next event is on Saturday the 1st February at the fantastic 620 acre, former airport complex at Shackleton in Ballykelly which is round four of the NI Winter Championship. A week later on Sunday the 9th February, it is the third round of the Irish Championship at The Pallas Centre in Tynagh.

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. Entries may still be accepted right up to the start time of the events (subject to availability), however 'late' entries will be excluded from the Free Entry Draw. The first edition of the entry list for each event will be published on the previous Wednesday and can be viewed by selecting the Entry List link at the top of this page. The entry lists will be updated periodically as the event draws nearer.

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. PLEASE BE ADVISED WE HAVE MADE RECENT DATE CHANGES! The first two events for 2020 have been rescheduled, the event at Shackleton has been moved from the 25th January to Saturday the 1st February and the 3rd round of The Irish Winter Championship at The Pallas Motorsport at Tynagh has been move forward one week to the 9th February. The changes were made to accommodate drivers and crews attending other events so please accept our apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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. We hope to announce two new venues for 2020 soon.

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. THEY INCLUDE THE DATE CHANGES DETAILED ABOVE!

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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 fourth round of the 2019/20 NI Winter Championship which which will be held on Saturday the 1st of February at The Shackleton Complex in Ballykelly. 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 Wednesday the 29th of January 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 during 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 early 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 Irish Winter Championship event that was held on Sunday the 8th December at Mondello Park 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 Ist February – 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 8th December – Mondello Park (1) 


  Sunday 29th December – Tynagh (2) ‘New Year Irish National’


Sunday 9th February – Tynagh (3)


 Saturday 7th March – Mondello Park (4) ‘Irish Open’


 Sunday 29th March – Tynagh (Final 5) 


All 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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