M.E.C Naul 2015

Peter McKinley had the much loved Escort of Simon out and it was wonderful to hear that unique sound of the engine once again on the hills

Joe Courtney wrapped up another magnificent weekend with maximum points. Seamus Morris made a much welcomed return in his Northern Hydraulics Pilbeam and gave Joe a good run both days

 The Italian mob were out in full-force but it was Gary Egan who stole the show, its going to be a nail-biting finish all the way to the finish in this hotly contested class.

 We had some rare and wonderful historics in action too and boy do the drivers push these ladies of yester-year hard.

Our thanks to the M.E.C Marshals for keeping us all safe, and we’ll see ye all again soon.

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Whiteriver Karting

The pictures from Whiteriver karting track are now online, as per usual with the Irish Hillclimb & Sprint family there was the odd sneaky Cheating B@st**d letting the air out of his tyres in an effort to lighten his Kart. The Logic boggles the mind!

Peter McKinley

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Simon McKinley

Funeral arrangements:

The funeral service for Simon McKinley takes place on Wednesday the 29th at 12:30pm in the Naul village. Attending drivers are asked to bring their helmets.

I have added some pictures of Simon McKinley to the Gallery…


Simon McKinley R.I.P

Simon McKinley

Irelands most spectacular and much loved racing driver Simon McKinley has left us, our close nit Hillclimb family is deeply traumatised by this sudden and totally unexpected accident on Scalp Hill yesterday.

We are heart broken at the loss of such a talented driver and much loved friend.


We offer our deepest sympathies to his wife Deirdre and baby Rory, his dad Peter and all of the McKinley family.

Hillclimb Launch






The Mansion House in Dawson St Dublin was the location for the launch of the 2015 Naylor Engineering Irish Hillclimb & Sprint championship.

The normally busy street came to a halt when the Engine of Rory Stephens Radical SR8 burst into life, heads popped out every doorway and window in the vicinity to watch as Rory guided the snarling fire-breathing Radical into position.

On display were the cars of Irish Hillclimb Champion Simon McKinley, DeirdreMcKinley, Rory Stephens and Dermot Nolan.

The event attracted a large number of spectators who were eager to have their photo taken with the cars  and the drivers.
Pictures from the event  are in the gallery
and don’t forget the first rounds of the championship take place on 25th – 26th of April in Co Clare, it’s the perfect chance to see some of the fastest machinery in Ireland in action.

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Denis Hogan snr R.I.P

Denis Hogan

Adare Co Limerick came to a standstill today as the Irish Motorsport community came together to bid farewell to Denis Hogan senior. The arrival of the funeral cortege was announced by the unmistakable sound of the much loved Avenger of Denis, driven by Eanna Carroll ahead of the hearse.

As the procession made its way to the side of the church Eanna revved the car announcing to one-and-all that one of the most respected members of limerick motorclub had arrived.
During the mass the many adventures of Denis senior were recalled, his love of poetry, his passion for motorsport; and of course his love for his wife Pat and his family.

After mass his friends and fellow competitors flanked the hearse and walked the last few yards with Denis to the cemetery behind the church to say a final farewell…

Denis may be gone from our sight, but his contribution to Irish motorsport and Hillclimbing will live on; a legacy that may never be equalled.

From all of us here at Caora Dubha, we extend our sincere sympathies to the Hogan Family.

Mondello Test Day

Joe Courtney Reynard

Mondello’s paddock was practically
full for the valentines weekend test day, the test session attracted a whole host of different cars and classes and as usual Caora Dubha.com popped in to record the event,

pictures are in the gallery
and we’ll add more later.

Our thanks to the Mondello marshals & Crew for a cracking day of testing…