I was delighted to launch the Lady Gregory Hotel Galway Summer Rally in Gort at the weekend.
More than 125 entries have been received so far for the event, which will be held on August 25.
The event is the seventh round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship, the fifth round of the Sligo Pallets Border Championship and the fifth round of the Top Part West Coast Rally Championship.
As well as being the title sponsor, the Lady Gregory Hotel is the headquarters for the rally, while Gort Mart will be the location for the service area and scrutiny will take place at Top Form on the Tubber road.
Among the entries received to date are Josh Moffett, Hugh Hunter, James Stafford, Frank Kelly and Gary Kiernan.
Josh Moffett is in a commanding position and only needs a top eight finish in Galway to be crowned national champion for 2019.
Clerk of the Course Aiden Connolly has laid out a 3×3 format, which includes some classic roads not used in a number of years.
I hope everyone will turn out to support this great event.