2017 Awards Night

Posted: October 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

The annual Monaghan Motor Club Dinner Dance and Prizegiving takes place on Saturday night 21st October in the Four Seasons Hotel. 2017 was another tremendous year for the club and its members. Sam Moffett became the first person in history to win the Irish Tarmac, National and Forestry Championships in the one season. His brother Josh impressed in the European Rally Championship. Closer to home Michael Conlon/Darragh Kelly won the Border Rally Championship with Pakie Duffy/Evin Hughes doing the double in the National & Border Navigation Championships. Derek Mackarel/Muireann Hayes won the Munster Navigation Championship.

Martin Tynan/Fintan Clerkin won the Gary Nesbitt Club Navigation Championship with Martin wrapping up the Trader’s Trophy as Overall Club Champion for the second year in succession. Tickets are available from committee members.

Cork Navigation Trial

A number of Monaghan crews made the trip to Whitechurch, Co. Cork for the opening round of the National Night Navigation Championship. On what proved to be a challenging event, the Novice pairing of Emmet McCooey/Christopher McMahon were the top Monaghan finishers in a terrific 4th overall.
Derek Mackarel with local navigator, Muireann Hayes, claimed 5th overall and 3rd in class.Aiden Sherry/Oisin Sherlock secured 10th overall and 3rd in class with Peter Deery/David McCrudden finishing 11th overall. The next round of the championship is the Drumlin Navigation Trial in mid-November.
Results:
1 Owen Murphy/Daire Hayes (Subaru Impreza) 14 marks,
2 Donal Healy/Denis O’Donovan (Toyota Starlet) 15m,
3 Joe Shinnors Jnr/Greg Shinnors (Subaru Impreza) 20m,
4 Emmet McCooey/Chris McMahon (Subaru Impreza) 23m,
5 Derek Mackarel/Muireann Hayes (Subaru Impreza) 26m,
6 Johnny Casey/Patrick O’Sullivan (Peugeot 306) 35m,
7 Dermot Whelton/Mark McCarthy (Subaru Impreza) 39m,
8 Trevor O’Callaghan/Patrick O’Leary (Subaru Impreza) 51m,
9 James Fitzgerald/Ken Carmody (Subaru Impreza) 64m,
10 Aidan Sherry/Oisin Sherlock (Subaru Impreza) 81m,
11 Peter Deery/David McCrudden (Subaru Impreza) 107m,
12 Andrew Whelton/Cyril Maguire (Subaru Impreza) 127m.

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