Tipp Rally Raises 20% More in 2011

There is little doubt that this year’s Tipperary Vintage & Custom Rally along with the Trip Thru Tipp bike run both held at Tipperary Racecourse was a tremendous success raising €24,449 for charity which is an amazing 20% increase on the previous year.  Naturally the fine weather was a big factor but without the hard work and dedication of the committee and volunteers the event simply would not have happened at all.

The organisers are naturally delighted with the result and the chairman of the committee, Jack Leonard, would like to express the groups warmest gratitude and appreciation to all those who sponsored and supported the weekends event. These include Bill Daly and Denis Kilnane as well as the Tipperary Town Facebook group of traders who kindly donated many prizes for various raffles. Without doubt the biggest prize of all was the MGB GT donated by Ger Finnan car sales of Tipperary and won by Paddy Leedy of Cavan. The generosity of many other businesses in the town cannot go unremarked either with both Burns Pet Nutrition and Arra Veterinary clinic encouraging the dog show which is growing into a very popular attraction indeed. Other organisations that came along to make the day such a winner were the Army and their show of weaponry, Gerry Humphreys with his aerobatic display, the model flying club spooking the crowd with their highly entertaining flying witch and the off road club and their jeeps. This year also saw the first showing of modified and custom vehicles with some impressive work on display as was the case with all the vintage and classic vehicles present. All in all it was a tremendous weekend and the organisers look forward to a busy year preparing the next rally.


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