Connolly on Podium in Kerry

Posted: April 5, 2016 in Uncategorized


Monaghan’s Damien Connolly guided Warrenpoint driver Peader Hurson to 3rd overall on last weekend’s Circuit of Kerry Stages Rally. The Tralee-based event was round two of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship. After seven stages it was Donegal man, Declan Boyle who took overall honours in his Fiesta from the similar car of Roy White. Hurson/Connolly took their older model Subaru to 3rd overall securing useful championship points which leaves them 2nd in the series.


Ballinode’s Niall Maguire & Enda Sherry finished 5th overall in their Subaru after a trouble-free day. Emmet Sherry guided Barry Ryan to 10th overall and 1st in class 13 in their Mk2 Escort. They were also the third two wheel drive finishers. Shane Maguire & Mac Kierans took 13th overall and 2nd in Group N in their Mitsubishi Lancer. They missed out on class honours by just 13.1 seconds. Mac’s father, Arthur Kierans guided Conor Harvey to 14th overall in the unique Toyota AE86. They were also 3rd in class 14. Paul Purtill/Paul Kelly had been holding 2nd in class 13 until their retirement on the final stage.


The National Rally Championship continues with the Carlow Stages Rally on the 2nd weekend in May.


60th Celebrations


Monaghan Motor Club celebrates its 60th year in motorsport this year and to mark the occasion it is organising a Gala Dinner on Saturday 14th May next. This is going to be a night not to be missed, so mark it in your diaries now!


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