I wonder if any or many of you have noticed that the majority of Road Signs throughout the country are YELLOW and BLACK, or in another way BLACK and AMBER. There is, I suppose a good reason for this as the colours are not particularly distinctive or even attractive. But they seem to mark the way or routes along the highways and byways.

The Hurling team of Kilkenny are also Black and Amber and again it’s no surprise that they seem to (most of the time, or nearly always) lead the way in hurling. This may not delight or even excite the other hurling counties but when the standard is set then others must attain it or suffer in defeat (again)

Last year, the 2011 TRITON SHOWERS South East Stages Rally Championship had a similar experience. It was quite remarkable in fact. The TRITON SHOWERS South East Stages Rally Championship is a class based rally championship open to competitors from the entire island, our neighbouring islands and indeed the mainland of Europe should they so wish to travel and compete here. It is also class based, which allows all competitors regardless of their budget to compete on equal terms with their peers.

The 2011 TRITON SHOWERS South East Stages Rally Championship overall winners were

Shay Power / John Rafter, Ford Escort MK2. Class 5. 79 points.       KILKENNY

Second overall were,

Alan and James Commins, Ford Escort MK2. Class 4. 78 points.       KILKENNY

Third overall were,

James Coleman / Michael Haley, Ford Escort MK2. Class 5. 74 points.        KILKENNY.

There you are, another clean sweep for the Black and Amber. So we can take it from that display that Kilkenny own all the road signs, the McCarty Cup and the TRITON SHOWERS Rally Championship. And to wind this up (a bit further) they are all Carrick-on-Suir motor club members. For the record James Coleman is really a Tipperary man but is currently domiciled in Co. Kilkenny.

So now is the time to approach your public representatives to get the colour of the road signs changed, make sure all baby boys have a hurley put in their hand at birth and the remaining motor clubs raise to the challenge to wrest the TRITON SHOWERS South East Stages Rally Championship from the KIKKENNY crews of the Carrick-on-Suir motor club.

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