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Today’s Confirmed As Headline Sponsor Of The 2019 Ulster Rally

The Ulster Rally will be based in Newry for the very first time this year and Today’s who are operated by our member and local wholesaler, Savage & Whitten Wholesale will be the headline sponsor of the event.

Speaking on the announcement, Dessie Boyce, Managing Director and Julie Burden, Marketing Director of Savage & Whitten Wholesale said:

“We are delighted to be the new sponsor of the 2019 Ulster Rally, a rally with a proud history and reputation for exciting competition.”

“We are especially pleased to support the event as it will, for the first time be based in Newry against the backdrop of the beautiful Mourne Mountains and will be hosted by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.”

S&W Wholesale’s history dates to 1916 with the establishment of Newry Cash & Carry and again to 1920 when J & E Whitten were formed. Both firms merged in 2000 to become S&W one of the largest independent wholesalers in Northern Ireland and distributor for Today’s.

Today’s your local convenience store currently has 135 shops throughout Ireland. At the heart of Today’s ethos is providing customers with the best prices and offering an excellent choice of everyday products sourced locally. This is achieved through regular promotional cycles offering Today’s customers non-stop deals all year round. Today’s have now become one of the leading retailers to provide customers with aggressive deals unmatched by their competitors.

Event Director of the Ulster Rally, Richard Swanston welcomed Today’s as the new headline sponsor of the event and commented:

“This will be an exciting year of new beginnings for the Ulster Rally, with the move to Newry and now a new headline sponsor, Today’s.”

“Planning by our experienced team of volunteers has been under way now for several months and after much hard work the arrangements for the 2019 event are now well advanced.”

The event will take place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th August 2019 and you can view the full details of the location and route via the link below.


The Today’s Ulster Rally 2019 is a counting round of 5 major championships – The Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, The British Rally Championship, The FIA European Rally Trophy – the Celtic Cup, The Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship and The Fuchs Lubricants Historic Asphalt Championship.

The Ulster Rally was formed in 1980 and is an International Motor Rally promoted by The Northern Ireland Motor Club Ltd under the national regulations of the British motorsport governing body, Motorsport UK and as appropriate to the International Sporting code of the FIA, the world governing body of motorsport.