Posted: October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

It was yet another good weekend for Combilift Rallying and Josh Moffett as the Monaghan man, along with co-driver John Rowan, took third place on the Westlodge Hotel Fastnet Stages Rally. Moffett had borrowed the Fiesta WRC off his brother Sam to compete in for only the second time this year and having taken victory on his first outing in the car in Sligo he was certainly capable of a result. It was a steady start for the Combilift Rallying crew over the first three stages as the crew they gradually built their experience in the car, after the third test Moffett and Rowan lay in fifth place 58.6 seconds off leader Darragh O’Riordan and Tony McDaid but crucially they were only 6.2 seconds off a top three position. More steady runs followed on stage four and five but on stage six the crew’s speed was building as moved into fourth place. With the demise of second placed Kevin Kelleher on stage seven Moffett moved into third and a podium finish looked a real possibility. Moffett and Rowan completed the final stage to take third place and another impressive performance in WRC machinery. The event was won by Darragh O’Riordan and Tony McDaid. Attention will now shift to the final round of the Valvoline Irish Forestry Rally Championship which takes place in a couple of weeks.

Fastnet Stages Rally Top 5

  1. Darragh O’Riordan/Tony McDaid 1:15:40,7
  2. Dennis Cronin/ Coleman Hurley +1:24
  3. Josh Moffett/John Rowan + 2:12
  4. Rob Duggan/Noel O’Sullivan + 2:14
  5. Ed Murphy/John McCarthy + 5:02


Entry form’s and regulations are available for the Monaghan Motor Club Drumlin Navigation Trial which runs on Saturday 8th November. This is round two of the National Night Navigation Trial Championship as well as the opening round of the popular Squealing Pig Border navigation championship. Coc for the event is Noel Hall and the Acorn Centre, Newbliss is HQ. As always marshals are needed in abundance so please be in Newbliss before 8pm on Saturday night, 8th November if you are available to marshal. This is one of the most challenging night navigations in the country and is not one to be missed


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