Motorcycle road racing has been present in the Carrick–on–Suir area of South Tipperary since the early seventies. The first races were held on a circuit around the village of Rathgormack, this circuit was used in the years 1970,’71 and ’72. No racing was held over the years 1973 to 1975 inclusive.
In 1976 the road racing moved to the 2.3 mile circuit near Faugheen village outside Carrick–on-Suir. Some of the top names of Irish road racing at the time competed in Faugheen. Racers from over seas also raced over the Faugheen circuit, some from as far away as Australia. Sadly the great era came to an end with the chequered flag of the last race in 1986 due to the running cost of the event.
In October 2001 a group of local motorcycle road race enthusiast decided to look at the possibility of resurrecting the event. From that meeting of about 20 people, the Faugheen 50 Road Racing Club Ltd. was launched, today the club has over sixty members from Tipperary and the adjoining counties.
Taken from an article appearing in The Nationalist