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Monaghan Stages Rally - 26 Apr 09

Posted: April 30, 2009 6:06 PM - 28402 Hits

Round 2 - 2009 Border Rally Championship

  • Maguire/Sherry win home rally

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Posted: April 30, 2009 6:06 PM

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Posted: April 28, 2009 4:59 PM


1st 2WD - Gary McPhillips/Mark Tierney (Ford Escort MkII)
Photo: Roy Dempster

Meath Crew Win HASS Drive of the Day Award in Monaghan

Posted: April 28, 2009 4:20 PM

Thomas Carolan and Declan Smith from Co. Meath claimed the HASS Border Rally Championship Drive of the Day Award on the 2009 Monaghan Stages Rally. The Ford Escort pairing won the award by setting fastest time for a Border Championship registered crew in class 9 on special stage 4 of the event – Smithborough 2.

Carolan and Smith were presented with their prizes at rally finish by John Duffy, registrar for the HASS Border Championship. They become the second recipients of the award in 2009 following the success of Donegal’s Noel O’Donnell and Ronan Murrin on the opening round of the championship in Mayo.

The Meath crew were delighted to win the award. “We had a good run and were 41 seconds faster than our first time over the stage” said co-driver Declan Smith. “ We made a better tyre choice” added Thomas Carolan “To win this award is great and to make it even better we won our class on the rally as well”.

The Drive of the Day Award is presented at each of the six rounds of the 2009 HASS Border Rally Championship. Open to all registered championship competitors, a class and stage are selected at random before the start of the rally, with the winner being the fastest crew in the class on that stage to finish the rally.

Moffett Takes Magnificent Monaghan Victory in Citroen Racing Trophy Nail-biter!

Posted: April 28, 2009 4:15 PM

The third round of the 2009 Citroen Racing Trophy Ireland proved to be an absolute classic tussle, for the Citroen Sport C2 R2’s, on the Monaghan Stages Rally. Local youngster Sam Moffett, clinched his first C2 R2 Irish victory by the narrowest of margins, on an event that had four different leaders within the nine special stages, such was the close competition between these equally matched 185 horse power front wheel drive machines.

It was Sam Moffett who set the bench-mark time of 9 minutes 18 seconds, on the opening Smithborough stages, but just behind him, his Clones rival Martin Tynan, stopped the clocks on exactly the same time, whilst Monaghan’s Barry Evans was just one second adrift in third. Championship leader Adrian McElhinney was relieved just to have made the start, as he was at one point, twenty-fifth on the rallies reserve list! Indeed he was only sure of a run half way through his recce, and that was partly due to his fiancé kindly pulling her entry for the event. Adrian was three seconds off the leaders on stage one, but dropped a critical twenty seconds to the new leader on special stage two.
That new leader was an inspired Barry Evans with David Lyons co driving. He took the lead, but it was to be short lived, Barry slipping into a ditch and retirement on stage three, Dunraymond. As the cars headed into service after three stages, it was Sam Moffett leading by eighteen seconds after two excellent times on stages two and three. In second was now Martin Tynan and a surprise third was relative C2 newcomer Mark Kane. But even more surprising, was young Stephen Baxter. The Enniskillen lad, was only on his second ever rally, and had been seeded nearly last, but when his times filtered through he was fastest C2 on stage one with a 9 minutes 12, and lay fourth service, three seconds ahead of championship leader Adrian McElhinney. Conditions were beginning to dry for the second loop of three stages, and Adrian changed his Carbon Lorraine brake pad compound at service, hoping to gain an extra advantage. Armagh driver Sean Agnew was making a return to the series, and admitted it was taking time to re-adapt, but poor Paul Manton was in early trouble. The Cashel driver dropped over five minutes in stage two as an oil pipe blew off, temporary repairs being made at the end of the stage. It was worthwhile however as Paul continued on the event, and would eventually pick up fifth placed points.

Onto stage four for the leaders, a re run of the Smithborough stage, and Adrian McElhinney was fired up taking fastest time, a time that was to later be equaled by the flying Stephen Baxter. However Stephen’s rally ended sadly on stage five with an off- road excursion. Indeed fastest times on stages five and six brought Adrian McElhinney to within four seconds of the leader, and he was now tying with Martin Tynan for second place! The pressure was on 19 year old Sam Moffett with just four seconds in hand and same three stages for the last time remaining. Added to this Mark Kane in fourth was still only nineteen seconds back, and as the rain started to fall at service, everyone was leaving their choice of BF Goodrich rubber to the last minute.

A last minute retirement on the last loop was Sean Agnew, allowing Paul Manton, who had more trouble with his oil pipe on the second loop into fifth at the finish. Also to hit a little trouble on the final stage was Mark Kane, who had engine mount woes. However this didn’t stop him taking a well deserved fourth in his second rally in a C2 R2. The battle at the front however had turned into a war! On stage 7 Adrian McElhinney was fastest, taking one second from Tynan, and more crucially five seconds off Moffett, so Adrian was now leading by one second from a tying Moffett and Tynan. At the end of the penultimate stage, Moffett crossed the finish line with mud hanging from his front left wheel, a testament to a close shave. However he was still fastest taking three seconds off Martin Tynan, and critically fifteen off McElhinney who had been up a bank. It was the deciding blow for Adrian, as although the Donegal driver put in a storming time on the final stage, nine seconds faster than anyone, it was now good enough only for third place. It was between the two young drivers Moffett and Tynan, on a final stage shootout. It was Tynan who was faster, but only by one second, leaving victory to Sam Moffett by just two scant seconds! After nine tough stages of rallying it was an amazingly close finish and it really sets up the championship race before the next round in Cavan.

It’s Sam Moffett’s first Citroen Racing Trophy victory and he was understandably delighted at the Hillgrove Hotel finish. “It was so close all day, and it was tricky in places too with the weather. We had no real problems however, and to win the C2’s on my home event is just magic.”

Round Three Results- Monaghan Stages
1 Sam Moffett/ Donal Lennon Citroen C2 R2 1hr 30min 46s
2 Martin Tynan/ Ciaran Tynan Citroen C2 R2 +2s
3 Adrian McElhinney/ Shane Buckley Citroen C2 R2 +5s
4 Mark Kane/ Don Montgomery Citroen C2 R2 +1min 14s
5 Paul Manton/ Mark Wiley Citroen C2 R2 +6min 46s

Results

Posted: April 28, 2009 3:51 PM

1 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) 81m 23s,
2 Adrian McElvaney/Paul Kelly (Subaru Impreza WRC) 82m 34s,
3 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC) 83m 15s,
4 Sean Gallagher/Marie-Claire Gallagher (Subaru Impreza WRC) 84m 17s,
5 Gary McPhillips/Mark Tierney (Ford Escort MkII) 86m 00s,
6 Des Moore/Arthur Kierans (Ford Escort Mk II) 86m 34s,
7 Maurice Moffett/Jason McKenna (Toyota Starlet RWD) 87m 08s,
8 Danny MacBride/Rory MacBride (Mit. Lancer Evo 8 Gp N) 87m 10s,
9 John Cairns/James Cairns (Subaru Impreza WRX) 87m 18s,
10 Raymond Conlon/James O’Reilly (Toyota Corolla RWD) 88m 09s.

Group N Production class:
1 Danny MacBride/Rory MacBride,
2 Gary Cairns/Justin Coyle (Lancer Evo 9),
3 Anthony Cairns/Martin Cairns (Impreza).

JUNIOR RALLY:
1 Michael Boyle/Glenn Alcorn (Corolla) 57m 02s,
2 Bobby Cooper/Michelle Silke (Corolla) 62m 36s,
3 Peter Wilson/John Kilmurray (Civic) 64m 18s.

Leaders After:
SS1-9 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Stage Winners:
SS1 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2 Adrian McElvaney/Paul Kelly (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS3 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)
& Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS6 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS7 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS8 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS9 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Reserve List Update: 23/04/09

Posted: April 24, 2009 8:34 AM

Reserve List:
Darragh Kelly / Peugeot 205 10
Seamus Hegarty / James Doherty Escort 14
Shaun Murphy / Escort 13
Adrian McElhinney / Shane Buckley C2R2 6
Colin Flanagan / Evo 7 8
Pakie Duffy / Colin Duffy Civic 3
Trevor Mulligan / Lisa Roe Escort 14
Peter Wilson / John Kilmurray Civic 11
Garret McCullagh / Claire McAree Escort 13
Enda McLoughlin / Michael Reilly Escort 10
Eugene Ferry / Derek Heena Escort 14
Cartha Boyle / Pat Craig Escort 11
Patrick Bradley / Donal Kelly Nova 10
Ciaran Kennedy / Paul McGinnis Civic 2
Martin McCormack / Liam Moynihan C2Max 6
Michael Curran / Escort 13
Damien Campbell / David Roden Escort 12
Stephen Hernon / Impreza 4
Brendan Cumiskey / Lancer 4

Reserve List Update: 21/04/09

Posted: April 22, 2009 9:21 AM

First on Reserve:
John Byrnes / Kenneth Sheil

Withdrawls
131 Shane Marron / Barry McArdle Escort
132 Danny Daly / Sean Daly Peugeot 205
82 Michael O McMahon / Civic

Withdrawls from Reserve
31 James Cassidy / John Norris Escort

Time and Distance Schedule

Posted: April 22, 2009 9:19 AM

Reserve List Update: 20/04/09

Posted: April 20, 2009 11:00 PM

First on Reserve

Raymond Drury / Sean Brunton

Junior Entry List

Posted: April 20, 2009 9:02 PM

Entry List

Posted: April 17, 2009 10:57 AM

Car No. Name (Car) [Class]
1 Niall Maguire / Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
2 Kevin Barrett / Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
3 Glen Allen / Damien Connolly (Corolla WRC) [8]
4 Adrian McElvaney / Paul Kelly (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
5 Sean Gallagher / Marie-Claire Gallagher (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
6 Gary McPhillips / Mark Tierney (Ford Escort Mk II) [14]
7 Maurice Moffett / Jason McKenna (Toyota Starlet RWD) [14]
8 Rodney Wilton / Conor John McMahon (Ford Escort Mk II) [14]
9 Adrian Hetherington / Gary Nolan (Ford Escort Mk II) [14]
10 Des Moore / TBA (Ford Escort Mk II) [14]
11 Frank Wray / Joe McNulty (Mit. Lancer Evo 6) [8]
12 Danny MacBride / Rory MacBride (Mit. Lancer Evo 8) [4]
14 Donagh Kelly / Kevin Flanagan (Mit. Lancer Evo 9) [4]
15 Trevor Bustard / Kenny Bustard (Mit. Lancer Evo 8) [4]
16 Mac McKenna / John Loughran (Peugeot 205 RWD) [13]
17 Russell Woods / Martin Byrne (Ford Escort Mk II) [13]
18 Gerry Cassidy / Paul Sheridan (Ford Escort G3) [14]
19 Raymond Conlon / James O'Reilly (Toyota Corolla RWD) [13]
20 Damien Hagan / Andrew Grennan (Ford Escort Mk II) [13]
21 Anthony Hand / Emmet Sherry (Ford Escort Mk II) [11]
22 Jim McKenna / Thomas Treanor (Toyota Starlet RWD) [11]
23 Arthur Kierans / Declan Tynan (Escort) [12]
24 Jack Maguire / (Cosworth) [15]
25 Damian Toner / Paddy McCague (Escort) [14]
26 Drew Hunter / Conal Doherty (Escort) [13]
27 Michael Conlon / Aidan Boyle (Escort) [13]
28 Mark Wedlock / Adam Kinkade (Escort) [13]
29 Daniel Conaghan / Trevor Graham (Escort) [12]
30 Noel O'Donnell / Ronan Murrin (Peugeot 205) [12]
31 John Cairns / James Cairns (Impreza) [7]
32 James McNulty / Jonathan Gallagher (Evo 6) [8]
33 Gary McElhinney / Johnny Charlesson (Legacy) [15]
34 Gary Cairns / Justin Coyle (Evo 9) [4]
35 Gavin Harris / (N12) [4]
36 Cathal McGlone / Damien Doherty (Impreza) [4]
37 Andrew Mackarel / Richard Cassidy (Evo 4) [15]
38 John Gallagher / Ambrose Given (Evo 6) [8]
39 Peter Greene / Laura Greene (Escort) [14]
40 P J Bonner / Janice Mackarel (Escort) [14]
41 Kieran McCarra / Colm Murphy () []
42 Sam Moffett / Domhnall Lennon (C2R2) [6]
43 Barry Evans / David Lyons (C2R2) [6]
44 Martin Tynan / Ciaran Tynan (C2R2) [6]
45 Paul Manton / Mark Wiley (C2R2) [6]
46 Mark Kane / Don Montgomery (C2R2) [6]
47 John Kelly / Adrian Flynn (Corolla) [10]
48 Adrian Fox / Ciaran McPhillips (Escort) []
49 Kevin Keenan / Barry Garvey (Peugeot 106) [10]
50 Darren McKenna / Nicola McKenna (Corolla) [11]
51 Noel Lappin / Matthew McKenna (Escort) [9]
52 Adrian Foley / William Kelly (Corsa) [10]
53 Aaron McQuaid / Mathew Skinnader (Escort) [10]
54 John McQuaid / David Smyth (Escort) [11]
55 Gerard McQuaid / Gary Quinlan (Escort) [11]
56 Eamon Gallagher / Paul Brogan (Escort) [12]
57 Vincent McAree / J P McAree (Peugeot 206) [6]
58 Thomas Carolan / Declan Smith (Escort) [9]
59 Austin Hamill / Darren Geary (Escort) []
60 David Smith / John McKenna (Peugeot 106) [6]
61 Brendan McAree / Paul Fitzpatrick (Evo 9) [4]
62 Barney Greenan / Niall Connelly (Escort) [10]
63 Mark Robinson / Jonathon Jordan (Corolla) [11]
64 Patrick Connolly / Donna Connolly (Impreza) [4]
65 Michael Carbin / Evin Hughes (Escort) [14]
66 Greg McGroary / Kerry McCarter (Escort) [13]
67 Steven Corey / Declan McKenna (Escort) [13]
68 Shane Maguire / Stephen Thornton (Peugeot 205) [10]
69 Barry Treanor / Colm Connolly (Peugeot 205) [10]
70 Liam Bowhan / Ged Kennedy (Starlet) [13]
71 Laurence Sherry / Darren McCague (Escort) [10]
72 Declan Quigley / Seamus Cooke (Escort) [11]
73 Roger Kennedy / Wendy Blackledge (Peugeot 306) [7]
74 Rory Carroll / John Conway (Escort) [12]
75 Jimmy Gillespie / Jason Gillespie (Civic) [13]
76 Martin McPhillips / Steven Tierney (Corolla) [11]
77 Cathal Sheridan / Kevin Cleere (Corsa) [10]
78 Damien Sherry / Fiona Boa (Corolla) []
79 Gerry McIntyre / Paul McCann (Starlet) [11]
80 Anthony Cairns / Martin Cairns (Impreza) [3]
81 Andrew Lang / Oliver O'Reilly (Fiesta) [9]
82 Michael O McMahon / (Civic) [7]
83 Kieran Roarty / (Evo 8) [4]
84 John Agnew / Frank Connolly (Peugeot 206) [7]
85 Timothy Duggan / (Ibiza) [7]
86 Ryan McCloskey / Ronan O'Neill (Escort) [12]
87 Clive Kilpatrick / Ian Johnston (Evo 5) [8]
88 Eamonn McCrystal / Frank Conville (Escort) [13]
89 John McHugh / Patrick McHugh (Corolla) [11]
90 Alan Sweeney / Timmy Lunn (Escort) [11]
91 Philip Smith / Alan Hannon (Civic) [6]
92 Padraig Doogan / Gavan Doogan (Civic) [11]
93 Paul Carron / John Coll (Corolla) [11]
94 Paddy Walker / Niall Burns (Peugeot 206) [6]
95 Pa Bellew / Jimmy Bellew (Escort) [9]
96 Cian Curley / Gary McKenna (Corolla) [11]
97 Jonny Leonard / Jackie Donaldson (Micra) [5]
98 Elaine Landers / Colm McKenna (Corolla) [11]
99 Conor Foley / Chris Melly (Escort) [10]
100 Grannia McDaid / Grainne Moore (Peugeot 206) [6]
101 Brendan O'Rourke / Jimmy O'Rourke (Peugeot 206) [6]
102 Gary Gallagher / Paddy Duffy (Escort) [11]
103 Patrick Herity / David Currid (Corolla) [11]
104 Mark Slowey / Gerard McKenna (Sunbeam) [11]
105 Declan Dowling / (Civic) [11]
106 Trevor Hutton / Clint Hutton (Puma) [5]
107 Dermot McGroary / (Sunbeam) [10]
108 Sean Sherry / Fintan Sherry (Escort) [10]
109 Ciaran Walsh / (Civic) [2]
110 Brendan Corcoran / Michael McDonnell (Civic) [2]
111 Martin O'Reilly / Shane Dalton (Civic) [2]
112 Shane Timony / Niall Timony (Puma) [5]
113 Gerard Corey / Kevin Treanor (Escort) [12]
114 Stephen McGurk / (Escort) [13]
115 Liam Branley / Joseph Devanney (Peugeot 205) [10]
116 J P Tate / Warren Carleton (G3) [11]
117 Paul Callan / Anthony Hoey (Ka) [5]
118 J P Quigley / Owen McLaughlin (Civic) [2]
119 Niall McGrath / (Civic) [2]
120 Jonathan Thomspon / Finbar Smith (Escort) [11]
121 Fergal McEntee / (Escort) [11]
122 Shane McGinley / Barry McBride (Civic) [11]
123 Eamonn Doherty / (Escort) [11]
124 John Paul McGinty / Damien McElhinney (Peugeot 205) [10]
125 Kenneth Dowling / Stephen Molloy (Corolla) [11]
126 Damien McCabe / Jonathan McConnon (Escort) [9]
127 Richard Kelly / Sean Kelly (Manta) [13]
128 Gary Lockhart / Carla Boyce (Escort) [11]
129 Paul Monahan / Fiona Keegan (Escort) [11]
130 Brendan O'Reilly / Damian O'Reilly (Escort) [9]
131 Shane Marron / Barry McArdle (Escort) []
132 Danny Daly / Sean Daly (Peugeot 205) [12]

Reserves
1 Michael Boyle / Glenn Alcorn (Corolla) [16]
2 Fearghal McDonald / Damien McDermott (Escort) [12]
3 Victor Hunter / Michael Doherty (Escort) [13]
4 Liam Fleming / Steven Rushe (Corolla) [11]
5 Raymond Drury / Sean Brunton (Escort) [14]
6 Stephen Baxter / Martin McGarrity (C2R2) [6]
7 Clive Gillespie / (Impreza) [4]
8 John Byrnes / Kenneth Sheil (C2R2) [6]
9 Jason Ryan / Tadgh O'Sullivan (Civic) [11]
10 Cathal O'Reilly / Gerard O'Reilly (Focus) [7]
11 Dermot McCafferty / Sinead McCafferty (Peugeot 106) [6]
12 Richard Moffett / Laura Moffett (Starlet) [16]
13 Michael Cunningham / Aisling Grimes (Evo 9) [4]
14 Shaun Callaghan / Barry Callaghan (Impreza) [4]
15 Sean Agnew / (C2R2) []
16 Eamon Hanley / Podge Doody (Peugeot 206) [6]
17 Ciaran McKay / John Nugent (Escort) [12]
18 Terry McGonagle / Edward McGonagle (Civic) [11]
19 Gordon Rogers / Philip McEntee (Escort) [13]
20 Peter Rahill / Tommy Rogers (Escort) [13]
21 Michael Peoples / Stephen Gallinagh (Escort) [12]
22 Darragh Kelly / (Peugeot 205) [10]
23 Seamus Hegarty / James Doherty (Escort) [14]
24 Shaun Murphy / (Escort) [13]
25 Adrian McElhinney / Shane Buckley (C2R2) [6]
26 Colin Flanagan / (Evo 7) [8]
27 Pakie Duffy / Colin Duffy (Civic) [3]
28 Trevor Mulligan / Lisa Roe (Escort) [14]
29 Peter Wilson / John Kilmurray (Civic) [11]
30 Ollie Tynan / Damien McConnell (Civic) []
31 Garret McCullagh / Claire McAree (Escort) [13]
32 Enda McLoughlin / Michael Reilly (Escort) [10]
33 Eugene Ferry / Derek Heena (Escort) [14]
34 Cartha Boyle / Pat Craig (Escort) [11]
35 Patrick Bradley / Donal Kelly (Nova) [10]
36 Ciaran Kennedy / Paul McGinnis (Civic) [2]
37 Martin McCormack / Liam Moynihan (C2Max) [6]
38 Michael Curran / (Escort) [13]
39 Damien Campbell / David Roden (Escort) [12]
40 James Cassidy / John Norris (Escort) [12]
41 Stephen Hernon / (Impreza) [4]
42 Brendan Cumiskey / (Lancer) [4]

Regulations / Details

Posted: January 1, 2009 12:01 AM






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