Monaghan Competitors on Podium at Birr Rally

Posted: February 23, 2016 in Uncategorized


It was a great weekend for Monaghan Motor Club as three members finished in the top two places at last weekend’s Birr Motor Club Stages Rally, which was based in Abbeyleix. The event attracted an entry of approximately 90 cars, despite the fact that it was not a round of the National Rally Championship. Conor Foley joined forces with Tarmac & National Champion driver, Donagh Kelly, and the pair would score a start to finish victory in their Focus WRC.


Pushing them all the way were Niall Maguire & Enda Sherry who secured a fine 2nd overall in their Subaru WRC. Emmet Sherry guided Barry Ryan to 6th overall and 1st in class 13 in their Honda – engined Escort. Jim McKenna & Thomas Treanor finished 12th overall and 4th in class 14 in their Escort. Just five seconds behind were Shane Maguire & Mac Kierans in the Evo 9, who took 13th overall and 1st in Group N. Martin Connolly guided Liam Bowhan to 23rd overall and 5th in class 13 in the RWD Starlet.


The National & Border Rally Championships get under way in a fortnight’s time with the Mayo Stages Rally on Sunday March 6th.


Cavan Navigation Trial


The penultimate round of both the National & Border Night Navigation Championships takes place this Saturday night 27th February in Maudabawn, Co. Cavan. Thomas & Andrew Wedlock are organising a 70 mile route with a start time of 9.01pm.


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