Posted: January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Locals on podium in Donegal Navigation

 

Donegal Motor Club hosted round three of the Squealing Pig Border Navigation Championship on Saturday night last. A field of 31 entries departed the HQ in Termon, just north of Letterkenny at 8.45pm for what was to prove a tough event on both man and machine. A 120mile route lay in wait along the North Westerly parts of Donegal, taking in the picturesque surroundings of the Glenveagh National Part, Gweedore, Dunfanaghy and Milford areas before arriving back to HQ at 2.30am for well deserved refreshments. The  regular Donegal navigators are always hard to contend with and none more so than on home soil with the top three places all going to the local men. Paul Reid and Kevin Gallagher took the overall win on 35 penalties from Charlie Mc Monagle and Aidan Friel in 2nd on 41. Third overall went to the novice pairing of Ciaran Coyle and Dessie Dorrian.

            No fewer than 15 local Cavan, Monaghan and Midlands crews made the trip North with mixed fortunes. Colin Duffy and Sam Johnston were 4th overall and 2nd experts home. Michael and Ciaran Tynan finished this tough event in 5th overall and 3rd expert crew. It was a Monaghan 1,2,3 in the semi-expert class as Ashley McAdoo and Laurence Keenan once again proved the crew to beat, taking a commanding win from Sean McKenna and Gary Farrelly in 2nd with Donegal’s Bobby Sharkey driving Mac Kierans to 3rd in class. Ciaran Coyle and Dessie Dorrian’s 3rd overall meant they were the novice class winners ahead of Trevor McConnell and Seamus McTigue. Fintan McGorman and Derek Mackarel were 3rd in novice class.

            The beginners class saw only two crews finish from seven starters, with Noel and Padric O’Donnell taking top spot ahead of Kevin Gallinagh and Stephen Mc Dermott. Next up for the Squealing Pig Border Navigation Championship is Midland Motor Club’s second event of the calendar on Saturday 22nd February (Please note change of date) 

 

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