As I mentioned on social media last week, I was genuinely saddened to learn of the passing of Paddy Hopkirk. I wouldn’t say I knew him well, but I was … Continue Reading Paddy Hopkirk, Fast, Funny, and Utterly Charming…
It was all going so well. Both Donal (Loughrey) and I had made slow progress in our first season of Sporting Trials. We had both transferred to Donal’s Suzuki powered … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Pride Comes Before A Fall!
As regular readers of this column will know, I have been competing in Mudplugs in recent times. They really are great events and the driving is extremely challenging- but more … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Around The Pylons!
like so many in the Mondello paddock, I was deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of David Sheane. I am just one of the countless people he helped … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- David Sheane, the man who made Motorsport accessible…..
Firstly Happy New Year to you all. I hope you had as good a Christmas as one can have in these odd times and have set out your motorsport related … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- More Mudplugging!
As I have recorded previously on these virtual pages, I have some previous Sporting Trial experience. (“some…”) Having been lucky enough to have been offered double drives by Stephen Boden … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!
It’s not so very long ago that Motor Racing in Ireland was in big trouble. Dwindling grids and lack of promotion meant the discipline was in real danger. The first … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- ICCR Impresses Again at Mondello Park
After being excluded from both races at the second round of the TCR UK/Goodyear Touring Car Trophy at Castle Coombe, Irish driver Max Hart could be forgiven for thinking the … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- When The Wind is Against You- with Max Hart
I moved office towards the end of last year and once I had set everything up, I decided to add a Sim to the place- just to see what all … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Sim Racing, How Hard Can It Be?
What a week for F1 news! Who would have thought we could have so much excitement so close to the end of the season? Firstly, we had the incredible, and … Continue Reading Motormouths Mutterings- Excitement Builds Ahead of #SakhirGP
John Joseph Campion, the serial energy technology entrepreneur whose innovations powered everything from one-night-only concert tour stops to entire cities facing blackout conditions in the wake of natural disasters, died … Continue Reading Obituary- John Campion
Ní bheidh a leithéad arís ann- one of a kind. There won’t be another one like him. Well you can sing that. When John Campion passed away the other day, … Continue Reading John J Campion- Ní bheidh a Leithéad Arís Ann
Michael Cullen is one of the most successful drivers in the history of Mondello Park. He practically dominated a number of saloon series, against top class opposition in the mid … Continue Reading Cullen adds spice to Strykers as Leinster Trophy Looms
It’s the opening round of the Irish motor racing season. The steely eyes give it away. He looks older, but not much. He certainly is as trim and as fit … Continue Reading Barrable Back With A Bang
The lockdown of counties Kildare, Offaly and Laois, announced and implimented last weekend, has had an immediate affect on the Mondello Park calendar. Having just got up and running again … Continue Reading Kildare Lockdown Claims Three Mondello Events
Let’s face it- we aren’t used to sitting in. At this time of the year, most of us would be getting ready for a season of racing, rallycrossing, karting, road … Continue Reading The Best Ten #Netflix Motorsport Films