Testing Times for Monaghan Men in Killarney

Posted: May 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

It proved to be a demanding weekend for local crews competing on the Killarney Rally of the Lakes. The event was round 4 of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship. The Championship has been dominated by former WRC driver Craig Breen who duly made it four wins from four.

Both Moffett brothers suffered rare retirements which left Damien Connolly as the first Monaghan club member home. Damien guided Dublin’s Robert Barrable to 5th overall in their Skoda.

Arthur Kierans guided Billy Coleman award winner James Wilson to 10th overall. Wilson was competing in an R5 Hyundai for the first time as part of his award. The pair had an up and down weekend and despite a few problems and delays were happy to bring the car home in a top 10 position. Paul Kelly guided David Condell to 4th overall in the National Rally. Josh Moffett’s rally came to an end on stage 5. His brother Sam suffered last minute heartache with retirement on the final stage whilst holding 5th place. Eamon Kelly/Conor Mohan retired on stage 13 whilst holding 4th in class.

Tynans Claim Border Crown

The 2018-2019 Squealing Pig Border Navigation Championship prizegiving took place last Friday night. Due to the cancellation of the Midland events, only three rounds featured this season. Michael & Ciaran Tynan picked up the overall award. The pair took two events wins on the Drumlin and Monaghan March events with 3rd overall in Cavan. This is their 2nd Border success after their 2009-2010 Championship win.

2nd overall went to National Champions, Derek Mackarel & Muireann Hayes. 3rd overall went to the Semi-Expert team of Peter Deery & David McCrudden. Expert class honours went to Pakie Duffy & Evin Hughes, Semi-Expert class went to James McCabe/Shane Farrell and Novice class honours went to Shane Dalton/Seamus McTigue.

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