The Killarney Historic Stages Rally takes place on the weekend of Fri 30th November to Sat 1st December and is included as counting rounds of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, The Kingdom of Kerry Rally Championship and The Plasticbags Southern 4 Rally Championship. The Event is expected to attract over 150 crews from all over Ireland, the UK and indeed Europe.

Rentokil Initial has been sponsoring the Killarney Historic Stages Rally since 2013 and this new deal will ensure the financial security of Ireland’s only event to cater solely for historic rally cars.

Rentokil Initial are the world’s leading commercial Pest control and Hygiene service providers, employing over 36,000 people throughout 70 countries worldwide. The Irish company Managing Director Michael O’Mahoney has announced the renewal of its sponsorship of the Killarney Historic Stages Rally in a deal that will run for the next three years.

Diarmuid Cronin Chairman of Killarney & District Motor Club proudly welcomed the deal, he said: we as a club are delighted to have the commitment, financial support and backing of a global company such as Rentokil Initial. We appreciate Michael O’Mahoney’s vast interest in the sport of rallying and his contribution to numerous club events. The signing of a new three year deal is a real testament to the strength of the rally, the workmanship of the event committee and our Club members.

Michael O’Mahoney said “On behalf of Rentokil Initial, I am delighted to extend our agreement as Title Sponsor of the Killarney Historic Stages Rally for a further 3 years. The renewal builds on a successful 5 previous years, our relationship with the Rally & Killarney and District Motor Club has never been stronger. The Killarney Historic Rally is recognised Internationally as Irelands premier Historic Rally, it attracts a huge amount of quality competitors every year which generates a welcomed out of season boost to tourism in the region. It is for this reason and my long time association with rallying and desire to support the local community, that we have sponsored this event. It is a perfect Example of a global company supporting a local event. It is a great opportunity to give something back and support the businesses in the area that have so loyally supported us over many years.”

The organising committee has carried out its initial route survey and has promised to offer competitors and fans the best of classic rally stages in the south west.

At the signing of a new three year Sponsorship deal for the Killarney Historic Stages Rally with Rentokil Initial Ireland were front from left, Mike Marshall, (Assistant Clerk of the Course) Martin Farrell (Clerk of the Course), Michael O Mahoney (Rentokil Initial) and Diarmuid Cronin (Chairman of Killarney & District Motor Club). Back from left are Johnny Hickey, PRO, Tom O’Connor, (Rentokil Initial), Rose Cunningham (Rentokil Initial), Diarmuid Lynch and Darren McCormick. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

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