Grennan Top Monaghan Finisher on Midlands Rally

Posted: March 22, 2016 in Uncategorized


Andrew Grennan finished as the top Monaghan club member on last weekend’s Midlands Stages Rally. The Longford-based event was on an opt-out round of the National Rally Championship this year. The 9 stage event was won by Scottish visitor David Bogie in a Skoda Fabia R5. Grennan guided Tyrone’s Vivian Hamaill to a fine 5th overall and 1st in class 14.

Australia-based Monaghan man Pauric Duffy with Kevin Glynn navigating finished 6th overall and 1st in class 5. Jim McKenna celebrated his 50th birthday in style with 9th overall guided by regular navigator Thomas Treanor. Meanwhile Barry Treanor/Colm Connolly took class 11R and 18th overall in their Escort. James McCarville made his stage debut as a driver and took to it like a duck to water coming home 22nd overall and 2nd in class 11R in a Mk2 Escort. Emmet Sherry was the brave man in the passenger seat! Evin Hughes guided regular Night Navigation driver Pakie Duffy to 26th overall and 1st in class 3 in a Honda Civic.


1 David Bogie/Kevin Rae (Fabia R5) 45m 26s,
2 Paddy McVeigh/Gary McElhinney (Impreza WRC) 45m 30s,
3 Chris Armstrong/Chris Melly (Escort) 46m 13s,
4 Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore (Escort) 46m 35s,
5 Vivian Hamill/Andrew Grennan (Escort) 46m 38s,
6 Pauric Duffy/Kevin Glynn (Fiesta R5) 46m 54s,
7 Stephen McCann/Damien Fleming (Impreza WRC) 46m 58s,
8 Tommy Doyle/Liam Moynihan (Clio R3) 47m 32s,
9 Jim McKenna/Thomas Treanor (Escort) 47m 52s,
10 Paul Rowley/Patrick Brides (Fabia) 48m 02s.


Hillgrove Hotel Monaghan Stages Rally


Regulations are now available and entries are open for the 2016 Monaghan Stages Rally, which takes place on Sunday 24th April. The Hillgrove Hotel-backed event is a counting round of the Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship. Clerk of the Course Brendan Flynn and his deputy Thomas Treanor have selected three excellent stages, to be run in the usual 3×3 format with centralised servicing in Monaghan town. Entry forms can be downloaded from


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