The Billy Coleman Award - for the Young Rally Driver of the Year(View Previous Winners)

The Billy Coleman Award was created in the year 2000 to help young Irish rally drivers take the next step into international rallying and emulate the achievements of the great Billy Coleman.

The first recipient of the award, Rory Galligan, certainly fulfilled that ambition and competed as a works driver for Peugeot and Mitsubishi. Subsequent winners have continued that success, including 5 British Rally Championship titles and Junior World Rally Championship successes.

Sport Ireland fully recognises motorsport and are a partner in the award scheme ensuring a much improved package and giving the award higher status. The clubs running rallies under a national permit also contribute to the initiative.

All press releases relevant to the Billy Coleman Award will be published in the news section below but you will find much more content on the official Billy Coleman Award Facebook page.


  • 07 Aug 2020

    McErlean produces Italian masterclass at Rally di Alba

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  • 23 Jul 2020

    Great 8 to Fly the Flag for Ireland as International Rallying Resumes this Weekend

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  • 06 Jul 2020

    Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy helping to get Irish Motorsport Back on Track

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  • 01 Jul 2020

    Reigning Young Rally Driver of the Year McErlean secures Rally di Alba outing

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  • 14 Apr 2020

    Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy Zooming in on the Positives

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  • 14 Feb 2020

    Clean start key to James Wilson's Forestry Title bid

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  • 09 Feb 2020

    Creighton claims opening-round Junior BRC glory

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  • 07 Feb 2020

    2019 Billy Coleman Award Finalist David Kelly sets sights on British Rally Championship

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  • 03 Feb 2020

    McErlean: "The Cambrian Rally is the start of something very exciting”

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  • 28 Jan 2020

    Callum Devine chosen as one of five drivers to be included in Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Junior Rally program

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