COC Eamon McGee on Joule Donegal International Rally

Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Cairn Brogan at the rally press conference pictured with from left former winner of the Donegal Declan Boyle, Double winner James Cullen, Co Manager Seamus Neely and Chairman of Donegal Motor Club Brian Brogan. Photo Brian McDaid
Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Cairn Brogan at the rally press conference pictured with from left former winner of the Donegal Declan Boyle, Double winner James Cullen, Co Manager Seamus Neely and Chairman of Donegal Motor Club Brian Brogan. Photo Brian McDaid

The 2016 Joule Donegal International Rally was launched on Friday night.

Some of the cars set to compete were on show while crews mixed with the rally fans.

Former winners Garry Jennings, Declan Boyle, James Cullen and Eugene Donnelly were in attendance along with last year's National winner Manus Kelly, Declan Gallagher, Alastair Fisher and Joe McGonagle just to name a few.

James Cullen and with local lads Denis Orr, Steven Sheridan and Aidan Caddye at the rally press conference as they get ready for the Donegal Rally.
James Cullen and with local lads Denis Orr, Steven Sheridan and Aidan Caddye at the rally press conference as they get ready for the Donegal Rally.

There's not much change route wise with the crews set to tackle 22 stages over three days including the classics of Knockalla, Atlantic Drive and Glen.

The Joule Donegal International Rally takes place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June.

Clerk of the Course Eamon McGee gave his thoughts ahead of the event to Highland's Oisin's Kelly at the launch...

James Cullen and Manus Kelly at the rally press conference for the forth coming Donegal Rally. Photo Brian McDaid
James Cullen and Manus Kelly at the rally press conference for the forth coming Donegal Rally. Photo Brian McDaid

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