The Galway Motorsport Marshals Club was founded in February 1989 by Eugene Jordan, Ivor Gleeson, Gabriel Garrett and Ray Bent. All were members of the Galway Motor Club, and recognised the growing need for fully trained Motorsport Marshals.
Mike Smith who was Clerk of the Course for the 1989 Lydon House Galway International Rally, agreed to provide all the Marshals with packed lunches, and make a donation from the rally funds, to kick start Galway Motorsport Marshals Club.
Today Galway Motorsport Marshals Club has over 60 trained marshals on its books. The Galway Motorsport Marshals Club is the biggest club of it's kind on the western seaboard, and enjoys a great reputation with motor clubs throughout Ireland. People who are new to Galway will find that joining Galway Motorsport Marshals Club is a great way to make new friends. Galway Motorsport Marshals Club provide training in General Marshalling Techniques, Crowd Control, First Aid, Rescue, and Fire Fighting. Apart from marshalling at local Galway events, our members travel away to marshal at various events throughout Ireland.
Galway Motorsport Marshals Club meet every Monday night in the Pit Stop Bar, Eyre Square, Galway at 8.30pm. Call in for a chat and see the weekend's action caught on video. Why not join us on a motor sport event and see if you like it ? Contact Christy Glynn on 086-2608238.
Galway Motorsport Marshals Club are the first and at present the only Irish Motorsport Marshals club on the Internet. This page was created by Eugene Jordan on the 19th April 1996. If you have any comments or sugestions please feel free to email me.
Our cartoon depicts one of our founding members Christy Glynn, who took all that the Irish weather could throw at him on the 1990 Lydon House Galway International Rally, and still he came back for more! The cartoon was drawn by another founding member Sean Meyler in 1990.
The Galway Motor Club Website