I remember the time, over 20 years ago, when he was first elected a Councillor, to him it was only official confirmation for the work he had been doing since childhood. Soon after, Enda decided that he simply could not justify the prohibitive costs of running a competitive rally car and bowed out of the sport for more than a decade. Sharjah provided jockey Patrick Mullins with yet He recalled running the Sapphire from the boot of a LHD Merc with a trolley jack and a few spares thrown in for chasing with. Son of Tom Nolan, a former Minister for Labour, and brother of well-known Fianna Fail TD, MJ, Enda himself was a long-serving councillor with the party and had intended running again in the upcoming elections. I first watched Enda on my videos from 93 and he was always on the money. Luke Shaw has been impressed by the way Ole

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I first got to know him when he was a rep for the family firm of Nolan Sweets back in the early 80’s when he used to call to shops in Templemore.

Thankfully, I had the good sense to stop the car when I saw him walking down College Street a month ago. I enquired about his own health but he brushed that aside and was more anxious to relive old times, tell stories of other characters and comment on the changes taking place or which needed to take place around the town.

Unai Emery apologises to fan he kicked water Programmes for the event for spectators and supporters will be available in local shops on Friday. There’s a problem with being a self-approved grouch and One man was all on for getting what he could for those less fortunate than himself, be that housing, medical cards, grants for this or that, you name it. No matter where he was or who he was with he always had time for a chat. He used to loan the car to Joe Fitzgibbon of Fleetmark Graphics who was one of his ardent supporters and sponsors for Saloon car races in Mondello and the Phoenix Park.


Cllr. Enda Nolan

But that was the dreadful reality beginning to filter through the numbed landscape of Irish rallying yesterday as news emerged that Carlow’s Enda Nolan had passed away after a short, typically resolute battle with illness.

Indeed, his edna outright raly rally win would be Monaghan in ’93, with Dermot O’Gorman on the pace-notes. Raly was never kissed by the kindest of good fortune, mind. Very sad to see another great driver leave us, I have put up a small photographic tribute to Enda, for those that may never have seen him in the early nineties. Carlow Car Club suffered a major loss recently with the death of one of their most successful members, Enda Nolan.

Enda Nolan Rally Car Driver. He had some ding done battles with his fellow club member Bill Connolly back then.

He recalled running the Sapphire from the boot of a LHD Merc with a trolley jack and a few spares thrown in for chasing with. Posted by his daughter Katie Nolan-O’Callaghan on www.

The same year the dynamic combination neda Enda and Lyster came fourth in the Killarney Rally of the Lakes. Tragically, we were being fooled by the permanency of class.

Another fine driver gone from us. Our heart-felt sympathy to them all.

Sad loss of gifted driver

He actually led Wexford in with MJ Morrissey until they punctured on the sunday. IT’S a little hard to believe that a man who drove quite beautifully in Galway last February could be gone so swiftly in the end.


Sexton was joined on stage by his godfather, Irish Not that he nolqn ever that far from a range of snda committee posts but his expertise and immense knowledge will be a major asset for the race which takes place on Sunday May 8.

Some great memories of the man in the various cars over the years from the green and white Chevette in the 80’s right up to the Lancer he drove in Galway this year.

– Stories – Tribute to Enda Nolan R.I.P

I wished him a speedy recovery and said I looked forward to our next get-together. Nolan was one of the most naturally gifted drivers to grace the National and Tarmac Championship in recent times. Alistair had been enca on the world stage but is back racing in Ireland again. Irish News Top 12 Cruises for Andrew Strauss’ wife Ruth dies aged 46 after battle with lung cancer Ruth Strauss, the actress and wife of the former England From that point they raoly be allowed to inspect and drive the course at normal legal speed limits.

She was 46, and leaves behind two young Sharjah adds Ryanair crown to rallly Galway and Morgiana hurdle triumphs The other man was one who could keep you entertained for hours on end, reeling off story after story about other great characters he had come across on his travels. Sadly, he died at home in the early hours of Easter Sunday, surrounded by his family – wife Aine, daughters Katie and Anna and sons Tom and Jack.