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.


  • 15 Sep 2019

    Flying Fourth in Ford Debut for Wilson in Scotland

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  • 12 Sep 2019

    Co-Drivers To Be Included In MI Rally Academy

    Applicants are reminded that applications close this Sunday, September 15th > Read Article

  • 02 Sep 2019

    Creighton Is Nominated For Young Rally Driver Of The Year

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  • 28 Aug 2019

    Motorsport Ireland Junior Rally Series Report

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  • 07 Aug 2019

    Brian Brady secures 2019 Motorsport Ireland Junior Rally Series Title

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  • 29 Jul 2019

    James Wilson Rallying - Wonderful Wilson Nets Podium on R5 Gravel Debut!

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  • 25 Jul 2019

    R5 gravel debut for Billy Coleman Award holder James Wilson on the Jim Walsh Cork Forest Rally

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  • 10 Jul 2019

    McErlean Gains Young Rally Driver Of The Year Nomination

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  • 28 Jun 2019

    James Battles for Ypres R2 Honours

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  • 12 Jun 2019

    Motorsport Ireland Junior Rally Series Round 4 Report

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