Motorsport Ireland is the National Governing Body for four-wheeled motorsport in Ireland. We are affiliated to the supreme authority for world motorsport, which is the "Federation Internationale de l'Automobile" (FIA) based in Geneva and Paris. The FIA recognises in each of its affiliated countries, one sole authority that holds the sporting power, and in Ireland, it recognises Motorsport Ireland as that authority.

Motorsport Ireland's jurisdiction covers the 26 counties and has currently has 32 affiliated motor clubs under its umbrella. In each year, these clubs organise approximately 160 sporting events in total, which are listed in the official Motorsport Ireland calendar and cover 12 different branches of the sport.  Every person wishing to compete in one of these motorsport events must be the holder of a Competition Licence issued by Motorsport Ireland or by another national governing body affiliated to the FIA.

On average, each year Motorsport Ireland issues approximately 3,000 Competition Licences.

Motorsport Ireland depends on the support of a diverse community of dedicated volunteers. Our staff members are dedicated to supporting our competitors, clubs, officials, and volunteers.


Motorsport Ireland Staff Profiles

Ronnie Murphy, Safety & Training Officer

Ronnie joined Motorsport Ireland in 2019 as Safety and Training officer. His role is a varied one as it covers many aspects of the sport. Primarily he is responsible for reviewing all the safety plans for each event to ensure that the highest standard of safety is always adhered to. He is also responsible for updating, organising and implementing most of the training courses, ensuring that volunteers are trained to the highest standards.

He also issues all Motorsport Ireland Official licenses and liaises with our insurance companies on all accidents and claims.

Ronnie holds a degree in Sports Management/Science and has a Health & Safety and Tutor trainer QQI qualification. He has completed child protection training and is also a trained First Aid responder.

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Art McCarrick, Sporting Manager

Art joined Motorsport Ireland in 2015 having previously worked in the education sector and with Rally School Ireland and was appointed Sporting Manager in June 2022.

Art oversaw the funding, creation and development of the Team Ireland programme which now supports the winner of the Sexton Trophy and members of the Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy annually.  Internally Art also looks after the approval of event regulations,  issuing of permits, collation of young driver of the year results and the publishing of the Motorsport Ireland Yearbook as well as assisting with technical and homologation queries. Art is also the main point of contact for Motorsport Ireland with the FIA and Sport Ireland.

Art also holds an officials licence and a competition licence and competes whenever he gets the chance.

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of our staff should you have any queries or need assistance with anything.

Alternatively, please complete the form below to leave an enquiry with the Motorsport Ireland office.

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