Both Monaghan and Cavan Rallies postponed due to Covid-19

Motorsport Ireland have suspended all events permitted by them until June 1st.

In a statement the Association have noted the date maybe revised but they will at all times take guidance from government policy.

Some of the high profile events to be postponed include the Killarney Rally of the lakes on the May bank Holiday weekend as well as the Monaghan and Cavan Stages Rallies.

Art Mc Carrick is the Sports Development officer for Motorsport Ireland and he remarked like all organisations they find themselves in uncharted territory

 

Motorsport Statement in Full

As a consequence of the ongoing health emergency and in accordance with the measures being implemented globally to counteract and contain the spread of COVID-19 all events permitted by Motorsport Ireland are suspended until the 1st June 2020. This date may be revised but we will at all times be guided by government policy and what is the right thing to do on a national level.

All clubs affected by this suspension of events will be reimbursed the deposits which they have paid to Motorsport Ireland and we encourage those clubs to work directly with us with a view to hopefully running their events at a later time. These are extraordinary times such as we have not experienced before but one thing is certain we will come out of this, unfortunately no one can put a time on when that will be.

Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families that the virus has affected and to all those club members who for months have been devoting time and energy to the preparation of their 2020 events.  We share their disappointment and wish to express our solidarity and support.

 

Leo Hassett                                                John Naylor

CEO                                                            President

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