Class Win for Wrights in West Cork

Posted: March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Quality Hotels West Cork Rally 2014

Cork Motor Club hosted their annual West Cork Rally over the Saint Patricks Weekend, based in the West Cork town of Clonakilty. As always this popular two day event attracted a bumper entry to tackle some of the infamous West Cork stages like Ring and Sam’s Cross. Donagh Kelly and Kevin Flanagan survived the thirteen stages to take the overall win from Denis Cronin and Coleman Hurley by just over half a minute. Donegals Declan Gallagher and Ryan Moore made their long journey home a lot sweeter taking an excellent 3rd overall in their class 13 starlet.

            In what was ultimately a finishers rally the dry cor stages claimed a lot of casualties which include the likes of James Stafford, Darragh O’Riordan, Frank Kelly, Adrian Hetherinton, Pat Donegan and Robert Barrable with upcoming navigation CoC Damian Connolly on the notes only getting two stages after their long haul South.  Paul Sheridan was on the notes for forestry expert Vivian Hamill but their escort cried enough over the last loop of stages whilst fighting for a top 10 finish. Jim McKenna and Thomas Treanor also made the trip South and were also showing great pace but a fuel supply problem dropped them almost 9 minutes and they eventually went on to finish 3rd in class. Stephen and Suzanne Wright also brought their Peugeot 208 to the West Cork countryside where they picked up a class win/13th overall and more importantly some tarmac road mileage ahead of their next rally in Belgium.

 

Monaghan Motor Club Navigation Trial

All roads lead to Threemilehouse on this Saturday night where Monaghan Motor Club will host the final round of the National and Squealing Pig Border Navigation championship’s. CoC, Damien Connolly and his team are hard at work with their final preparations for the event which will be based in Sean McDermotts GAA centre, Threemilehouse. As always marshals are needed in great numbers so please be at the threemilehouse complex no later than 8 o’clock Saturday evening if your available to help in any way.

 

Club Notes/PRO Details

Monaghan Motor Club have set up a new e-mail account solely for the purpose of receiving information from competitors and club members on their exploits throughout the year in all forms of motorsport competition. All competitors are urged to e-mail action photos (no watermarks) and a short note on how they got on in any event throughout the year. We need these details for weekly reports and Facebook news. The e-mail address is rallynews1@gmail.com Obviously we cannot guarantee everything will be published but your input would be greatly appreciated to try and cover all members and their endeavours. 

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