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.


  • 19 Mar 2019

    Persistence pays off for Wilson in West Cork

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  • 11 Mar 2019

    Corking news for Wilson with R5 drive in Killarney!

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  • 20 Feb 2019

    Motorsport Ireland Junior Rally Series Announced

    The dual surface series is aimed at drivers under 25 years of age using Class 16 (J1600) cars. > Read Article

  • 18 Feb 2019


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  • 14 Feb 2019

    Billy Coleman Award Winner, Wilson, Starts His British Championship Campaign

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  • 29 Jan 2019

    Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy

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  • 17 Jan 2019

    Forest Foray for Billy Coleman Award Winner James Wilson!

    Billy Coleman Award winner James Wilson to start his 2019 season this weekend! > Read Article

  • 14 Nov 2018

    Young Rally Driver of the Year 2018 Finalists Announced

    The finalists for Motorsport Ireland’s Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver of the Year award have been announced > Read Article

  • 08 Nov 2018

    Eight drivers in the running for Young Rally Driver of the Year Award

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  • 02 Nov 2018

    Hamilton gains Young Rally Driver of the Year nomination

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