Joint Winners of Midlands Navigation Trial

Posted: November 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

Colin Duffy and Sam Johnston shared the spoils with Packie Duffy and Evin Hughes last Saturday night at the midlands navigation trial with both expert crews keeping a clean sheet to take the overall win. Based in Ballinalee, Co. Longford, first time CoC’s Eamon and Sean Brady set out a nice straight forward event which had a bit of everything from tricky plot and dash to slippy lanes and even trickier speed regularity sections which saw 36 starters tackle the 70 mile route.

Laurence Keenan had a new driver for the night in Aaron Duffy and they had a great run to 3rd overall, taking the semi expert class win. Local novice crew of Damien Kelegher and Gordon Mc Grill also had a fantastic night to finish 4th overall and a novice class win. Drumlin winners, Michael and Ciaran Tynan were 5th overall and took the expert class win. Donegal brothers, Rory and Ciaran Coyle finished 2nd in the expert class followed by Midlands men, Shane Dalton and Nigel McCloughry. The Donegal/Cork partnership of Trevor McConnell and Eoghan McCarthy proved fruitful once again as they took 2nd in class behind Duffy and Keenan. Bobby Sharkey and Mac Kierans finished 3rd semi’s.

National Loose surface Autocross champion Derek Mackarel piloted Midlands novice Seamus McTigue to 2nd in class ahead of Monaghan October CoC’s Keith McConnon and Micheal McCluskey in 3rd. Shane Sorohan and Finbarr Halligan had a tremendous run to finish 7th overall and take the beginners class win by over 50 penalties from Paddy and Oisin Sherlock. Like the Sherlocks, Conor and Colm Mohan are making great strides with every event and surely ones to watch out for in the future, finishing 3rd beginner on the night.

Thats the navigation season at ease until the new year, next up is Monaghan club event on 10th January followed by Cork national event on 17th January with Donegal border championship event on 24th January.

Midlands Navigation Trial Top 12

1 (tie) Colin Duffy/Sam Johnston (Subaru Impreza) and Pakie Duffy/Evin
Hughes (Subaru Impreza) 0 marks
3 Aaron Duffy/Laurence Keenan (Subaru Impreza) 3m
4 Damien Kellegher/Gordon McGirl (Subaru Legacy) 5m
5 Michael Tynan/Ciaran Tynan (Subaru Impreza) 5m
6 Rory Coyle/Ciaran Coyle (Subaru Impreza) 6m
7 Shane Sorohan/Finbarr Halligan (Subaru Impreza) 9m
8 Shane Dalton/Nigel McCloughry (Subaru Impreza) 17m
9 Derek Mackarel/Seamus McTigue (Subaru Impreza) 22m
10 Keith McConnon/Micheal McCluskey (Subaru Impreza) 25m
11 Trevor Farrell/Noel Hall (Subaru Impreza) 27m
12 Eoghan Corr/Ruaidhri Nash (Subaru Impreza) 28m


Monaghan Motor Club Night of Champions

Monaghan Motor Club will host their annual night of champions awards dinner dance on Friday night week, 5th December in the Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan. As always this is a night not to be missed where our club champions as well as club members who had international, national and regional successes throughout the year are honoured for their achievements. Dinner is served at 8pm sharp and tickets are widely available from any committee member and must be pre-booked. MC for the night is our very own “Mr. Good Morning” Sean McCaffery and promises to be a great night. Please note the change of night to Friday night 5th December.


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