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Family of Cushendun rally driver ‘incredibly touched’ at motor club’s gesture to name stage in his memory

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Family of Cushendun rally driver ‘incredibly touched’ at motor club’s gesture to name stage in his memory thumbnailRonan’s love of rallying extended outside the car as he would also marshal and mechanic at events across the UK and Ireland

THE wife of Ronan McAuley has said the decision to name a Glens of Antrim Rally stage in his memory would have made the former competitor "immensely proud".
Ronan, 38, passed away suddenly last April while working at the family farm in the townland of Glendun - the setting for one of this weekend's closed road tests.
Glendun was where his love of four-wheel motorsport originated given its association with the Ulster, Circuit and Glens of Antrim rallies which spans fifty years.
A popular driver, the father of one was a familiar face in rally circles in north Antrim and further afield as his skills extended to helping friends in the service park.

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