The Maurice Nagle Perpetual Cup

The late, great Maurice Nagle will be forever remembered on the Killarney Historic Rally.

Maurice, one of the leading lights of Killarney and District Motor Club passed away last year after an illness.

He was one of the greatest workers in the club but his true legacy is the Killarney Historic Rally. Back in 1996, a few years after the Rally of the Lakes switched from its early December date to its now traditional May Bank Holiday slot, Maurice identified a gap in the rally calendar and set about running the first Killarney Historic Rally.

The event has grown in stature, the only rally of its kind in Ireland regularly attracts a capacity entry and is now a central piece of Irish Motorsport and the Christmas in Killarney Festival.

Shortly after Maurice’s passing, his friends, led by well-known rally preparation expert Dan Cashman set about fundraising for the creation of the Maurice Nagle Perpetual Trophy. It will be presented to the overall winner of the Historic Rally.

The trophy was unveiled for the first-time Friday 1st Novembr, when Dan and his group of supporters presented the trophy to the Nagle family at a special function in Charlie Foley’s Bar in Killarney.

Such was the support for the trophy, Dan raised over 3,500 Euro in surplus funds and this extra cash was presented to the Cork-Kerry Cancer Bus.