Moffett Is The Man In Cavan

Posted: May 31, 2016 in Uncategorized


Sam Moffett with local man, James Fulton, on the notes took overall victory on last weekend’s Cavan Stages Rally. The event was Round 4 of the Triton National Rally Championship and Round 3 of the Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship. The pair overcame the power difference between their R5 Fiesta and the World Rally Car opposition. After nine demanding stages, Moffett/Fulton emerged winners by 29.6 seconds from National Championship leaders, Roy White/James O’Brien. Josh Moffett/John Rowan completed the podium in another R5 Fiesta.

Over the opening loop of stages it was Donegal cousins, Declan & Brian Boyle, setting the pace in their WRC Fiesta. Sam Moffett/James Fulton slotted into 2nd place in their R5 specification Fiesta with Roy White/James O’Brien in 3rd. Josh Moffett/John Rowan were 5th but reported their R5 Fiesta to be down on power. Moffett/Fulton set a scorching time on stage six where they were nine seconds quicker than anyone else. This reduced their deficit to Boyle to less than five seconds. On stage 7 Boyle retired, leaving Moffett/Fulton in the clear out front. They finished off with fastest times on both remaining stages despite the onset of late showers.

White/O’Brien claimed 2nd overall to cement their lead at the top of the National Championship. Josh Moffett/John Rowan moved up to 3rd despite being down on power for much of the day. Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry claimed 4th in their older model Subaru WRC with last year’s winners Peader Hurson/Damien Connolly taking 5th.

Gary McPhillips/Paul Sheridan took Two-wheel-drive honours in 9th overall in their Mk2 Escort. Raymond Conlon/Darren McCague brought their Corolla home 15th and 3rd in class 13. Michael Conlon/Ciaran McPhillips were just behind in 16th overall and 4th in class 13. Shane Maguire/Mac Kierans finished 22nd overall and 3rd in class 4. Seamus Connolly/Gary McCrudden were once again victorious in class 11R finishing in 27th overall. Martin McPhillips/Ciaran Tynan took 31st overall and 3rd in class 11R. Evin Hughes guided regular Night Nav driver Pakie Duffy to 48th overall and 1st in class 3. Padraig Connolly/Kaine Treanor took class 10 honours and 57th overall. Declan Connolly/Raphael McCaughey finished 67th overall and 4th in class 9 in their Civic. Stefan McCann/John Hughes finished 70th overall and 4th in class 10.

Vivian Hamaill/Andrew Grennan, Robert Moffett/Emmet Sherry, Enda McLaughlin/Declan Tynan, Pauric McArdle/Gregory McQuillan, Paddy O’Reilly/David Fitzsimons and Brendan Keenan/Sean Lynch all failed to make the finish.

The National Rally Championship continues with the ALMC Stages Rally on July 3rd while the Border Rally Championship resumes one week later with the Sligo Stages Rally.


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