McGrady Insurance in pole position with return to rally sponsorship.

Rally car covered by rally car insurance

We are delighted to announce our continued support for the NI Rally Championship as we continue as the Main Sponsor of the event in 2023. This is our 16th year of consecutive sponsorship for the rally and we are now in our third decade of support for motorsport in Northern Ireland!

This year, our sponsorship extends to cover both the McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Rally Championship and its five main championship events and the four-event McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Forest Rally Challenge

The dates of the Championship events are as follows:

  • Kirkistown Stages (18 February)
  • Race and Rally Bishopscourt Stages (March 11) 
  • Maiden City Stages (April 22)
  • Tour of the Sperrins (May 20)
  • Carryduff Down Rally (July 22)

And the McGrady Insurance Northern Ireland Forest Rally Challenge dates are:

  • Fivemiletown 25th Feb
  • Lakelands 2nd Sept
  • Bushwacker 16th Sept
  • Sunset 21st Oct 

As anyone that knows us will no doubt be aware, McGrady Insurance’s Fintan McGrady has a longstanding passion for motorsport and has been deeply involved in the rallying community in Northern Ireland. Fintan himself has been a rally participant for over 45yrs in various classes, most recently in a Modified class 7 car. This year he will participate in the rally in a class 1 Historic Car and is as enthusiastic as ever about his involvement. 

“Motorsport is part of the fabric of Northern Ireland with some of our greatest heroes coming from this sporting community. I’ve had the pleasure of being supported by the motorsports community in both rallying and in business, which is why I’m so happy to be repaying that support through our sponsorship,” Fintan said. 

“Under the careful guidance of new Championship co-ordinator Gavin Campbell, we can be sure of the quality of each event,” added McGrady Insurance MD, Aidan Hughes. “And we would like to thank all the participating motor clubs, officials, sponsors, and marshals without whom the Championship could not take place.”

It’s important also to thank the people who live along the respective rally routes for their understanding, their patience and their permission to allow the event to happen. It’s an incredible feat of community collaboration with so many people coming together to make this possible. 

For more information on this year’s championship visit