Cavan Stages Rally

Posted: May 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

Cavan played host to the third round of the 2017 Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship on Sunday last. Based out of the Kilmore Hotel in Cavan town, the event consisted of nine stages. Leading the Monaghan charge were Stephen Wright & Arthur Kierans in their Ford Fiesta R5. The pair were using the event as a warm-up for the Donegal International Rally next month. They held a steady 4th position throughout the day securing class 5 honours.

Michael Conlon/Ciaran McPhillips brought their Escort home in 8th overall securing class 13 honours. Reigning Border Champions, Seamus Connolly/Gary McCrudden won class 11R taking 12th overall to boot. Gerard McQuaid/Gary Quinlan finished 16th overall and 3rd in class 13. Christopher Brennan/Martin Hughes finished 43rd overall and 2nd in class 11F. Mickey & Ryan Brennan lost out on class 10 honours after a long delay on stage 8. They came home 54th overall and 3rd in class 10. Meanwhile a stage six delay cost Jason Black/Jack McKenna Junior class honours which dropped them to 3rd in class.

John Stone/Emmet Sherry, Wayne Feeley/Peter Farrell, Colette Rooney/Shane Farrell and Stefan McCann/John Hughes all failed to finish.
Border Navigation Championship Prizegiving
The Border Navigation Championship prizegiving takes place this Friday 26th May in the Squealing Pig Bar & Restaurant in Monaghan. Pakie Duffy & Evin Hughes retained their title after a close battle during the season with Derek Mackarel & Muireann Hayes. Dinner commences at 8pm, all welcome.

Tommy Hughes Trophy

Congratulations to club member Brendan Flynn who was presented with the Tommy Hughes Memorial Award for commitment to Irish Motorsport by volunteers. Brendan has been a long time committee member of Monaghan Motor Club, co-ordinator of the Sligo Pallets Border Championship and involved in many events and committees throughout the country. He is a worthy recipient of this award.
Iontas Exhibition

The Iontas Theatre in Castleblayney is currently featuring the Monaghan Motor Club photographic exhibition in recognition of the club’s 60th anniversary. The extensive exhibition includes photographs and articles covering the foundation of the club in the late 1950s and chronicles the development and activities of the club and its members throughout the intervening decades up to the turn of the century. This is a special opportunity for those who have not yet seen this compelling work. The exhibition continues until 29th June. For details of opening hours check out http://www.iontascastleblayney.ie

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