Duffy & Hughes Take Navigation Spoils

Posted: October 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

Defending National Champions, Pakie Duffy & Evin Hughes kicked off the new Navigation season in style by taking overall honours on last weekend’s Monaghan Navigation Trial. COC Mac Kierans, ably assisted by Ruadhri Nash laid out a challenging 70 mile route in the Aghabog and Threemilehouse areas. Duffy/Hughes emerged victorious by just 1 penalty from Ashley McAdoo/Laurence Keenan with Semi-Expert pairing Michael Carbin/Darragh Kelly an impressive 3rd overall.

The opening section of the event took crews from Aghabog to Stone Bridge, Kileevan, Newbliss and Threemilehouse. The majority of crews dropped two penalties at TP3. Plot & Bash at TP13, TP16 and TP17 saw more time dropped with some slippy lanes included in the mix. The final three plot & bash timepoints were between TP21-TP23. Duffy/Hughes held off a late charge from Ashley McAdoo/Laurence Keenan to take the win. Michael Carbin/Darragh Kelly took 3rd overall on the “Semi-Expert beats Expert” rule which left Michael Tynan & Ciaran Tynan 4th overall. Trevor Farrell & Noel Hall returned to the navigation scene after a short absence and secured 5th overall, one further penalty adrift.

Novice class honours went to Mark Derry & Patrick O’Leary on 33 penalties. Keith McCormick/David McCrudden took 2nd on 87 penalties with Cathal McKenna/Shane Farrell in 3rd position on 110 penalties. Beginners class honours went to Colm Mohan/Conor Mohan on an impressive 45 penalties. Emmet McCooey/Conor Boylan finished 2nd on 76 penalties with Mark Sheridan/Craig McPhillips in 3rd on 172 penalties.


1 Pakie Duffy/Evin Hughes (Subaru Impreza) 8 marks,
2 Ashley McAdoo/Laurence Keenan (Subaru Impreza) 9m,
3 Mickey Carbin/Darragh Kelly (Subaru Impreza) 11m,
4 Mickey Tynan/Ciaran Tynan (Subaru Impreza) 11m,
5 Trevor Farrell/Noel Hall (Subaru Impreza) 12m,
6 Martin Tynan/Damien Connolly (Subaru Impreza) 13m,
7 Richard Cassidy/Paul Phelan (Vauxhall Vectra) 17m,
8 Fintan Larmer/Sean McCaffrey (Subaru Impreza) 17m,
9 Mark Deery/Patrick O’Leary (Subaru Impreza) 33m,
10 Damien Treanor/Jonathan McGovern (Subaru Impreza) 35m,

The next event is the Drumlin Navigation Trial on Saturday 7th/8th November which is also the opening round of the National & Border Night Navigation Championships.

Foley Secures 2nd International Win of the Year


Conor Foley joined forces with double Tarmac and National Stages Rally Champion, Donagh Kelly for last weekend’s Cork 20 International Rally. The pair had already tasted success at the Killarney Rally of the Lakes and they repeated their form to take a dominant win. Their main rival was four times Cork winner, Daragh O’Riordan. Just five seconds separated them after day one, with Kelly & Foley just in front. O’Riodan’s retirement on stage 11 left Kelly/Foley in the clear for victory. Keith Cronin/Shane Buckley took 2nd place, almost two minutes behind with Melvyn Evans/Mark Glennester taking 3rd.

Stephen Wright/Mickie Galvin took 4th overall and a convincing victory in class 5. Pauric Duffy & Kevin Glynn finished 8th overall and 3rd in the same class. Brendan Cumiskey with Ronan O’Kane

on the notes finished 9th overall. In the National Rally, Carrickmacross pairing Gerry McGivney/Gavin McGivney returned to the stages and finished 25th overall and 4th in

class 13. Brendan & JP McAree finished 5th overall in the Historic Rally.


Upcoming Events


10th October, Donegal Harvest Stages Rally

18th October, Mayo Forestry Mini Stages Rally


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