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Monaghan Stages Rally - 24 Apr 05

Posted: May 11, 2005 6:25 PM - 19563 Hits

HILLGROVE HOTEL MONAGHAN STAGES RALLY - Sunday 24th April, 2005
Round 2 - 2005 Border Rally Championship

  • Full Results available.
  • On the limit sports looking for reports from all Mk II Drivers
  • McElvaney/Goodman take first outright win
  • Photos

Posted: May 11, 2005 6:25 PM

Full Results on


On the limit sports are looking for Reports from all Mk II drivers in Monaghan by Thursday 4th of May

Results
1 Adrian McElvaney/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC) 1.09.36
2 Sean Devine/James McKee (Subaru Impreza WRC) 1.10.46
3 Kevin Barrett/Barry Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC) 1.10.48
4 Enda Keenan/Paul Garry (Escort 2.5) 1.12.54
5 Mac McKenna/John Loughran (Peugoet 205 RWD) 1.13.17
6 David Armstrong/Bob Kelly (Subaru Impreza WRC) 1.13.30
7 Paddy Boyle/Marty Sherlock (Escort 2.0) 1.13.33
8 Mick McQuaid/Victor Fields (Ford Escort G5) 1.14.29
9 Gordon Rogers/Philip McEntee (Escort 2.0) 1.14.38
10 Francis Wray/Joe McNulty (Mit. Lancer Evo 6) Gp N 1.15.03

Leaders after:
SS1 Adrian McElvaney/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2 Niall Maguire/Paul McLoughlin (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS3 Adrian McElvaney/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Niall Maguire/Paul McLoughlin (Subaru Impreza WRC)
& Adrian McElvaney/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5-9 Adrian McElvaney/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)


Fastest times
SS1 Adrian McElvaney/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2 Niall Maguire/Paul McLoughlin (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS3 Kevin Barrett/Barry Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Niall Maguire/Paul McLoughlin (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5 Adrian McElvaney/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS6 Adrian McElvaney/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
& Niall Maguire/Paul McLoughlin (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS7 Adrian McElvaney/Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS8 Sean Devine/James McKee (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS9 Sean Devine/James McKee (Subaru Impreza WRC)

PRE EVENT NEWS
  • Coleman Award Winner Prepares For Home Event
  • Event Preview
  • Provisional Entry List available
  • Entries filling
  • New Category - ‘Mk2 Escort Challenge’
  • Regulations and Entry Form available
20/04/05
Coleman Award Winner Prepares For Home Event
Motorsport Ireland Billy Coleman Award winner, Eamon McElvaney, is currently preparing to compete in his home event the Monaghan Stages Rally this weekend (Sunday 24th April 2005).

The event, which is based in Monaghan town, will consist of three stages each run three times and is a counting round of the 2005 Border Rally Championship. Despite the event not being part of Eamon’s National Championship campaign the 20 year old is really looking forward to competing in his home rally and of course gaining more valuable experience.

“I can’t wait to compete in Monaghan,” commented Eamon. “It’ll be great to compete at home and more importantly its another opportunity to make my own pacenotes.”


18/04/05
The Hillgrove Hotel will once again host the Monaghan Stages Rally, and the annual motorsport event will take place this weekend with the main action starting on Sunday morning. The ‘Magically Majestical’ atmosphere of this Hotel is unparalleled in the region, and with the increased numbers of visitors arriving for the rally – the scene is set for a top mix of rallying and socialising!

The 2005 stages have a new Clerk of Course on board namely Brendan McCrudden, and with him are 3 relatively new stages. The first stage consists of almost 9 miles with a mix of fast and cresty action. The stage is close to Monaghan town and includes approx 11 junctions of spectator access and plenty of sideways action. Stage 2 is further North and takes the crews close to Tyrone border with almost 10 miles of competitive driving. Again 11 junctions where garunetted fast action is scheduled for this ‘flowing’ drivers stage.

Stage 3 moves across the Derry N2 road and is the shortest of the bunch with nearly 7 miles to play on. The start is twisty and testing but opens up into fast sections with caution needed on a number of slippy junctions. With approx 13 junctions to visit along with being the last of the day - this stage could well see a grand finale of drivers battling for the win!

The weather will play an important part on Sundays Rally as the WRC machinery have been brought to order by some of the hardend Group N contenders when the conditions are dry. The many fast sections will suit the GpN crews but again the shear number of junctions may give the edge back to the WRC brigade. Likewise, the ‘hard battlers’ in the RWD sections will be hoping for dry conditions as they too have proved their importance with the top runners.

This quality field, coupled with a host of local heros will surely set the scene for a great entertaining day of motorsport. As always, County Monaghan Motor Club will hold a training session on Saturday night before the rally for all drivers and navigators which will explain how to ‘manage’ their Time Card and make them more aware of the task at hand.

Rally Programmes for the event will be available from Friday morning and the action gets underway from the Hillgrove Hotel at 10am on Sunday morning.

1 Niall Maguire / Paul McLoughlin (Subaru Impreza WRC)
2 Adrian McElvaney / Paul Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
3 David Armstrong / Bob Kelly (Subaru Impreza WRC)
4 Sean Devine / James McKee (Subaru Impreza WRC)
5 Hugh Martin Doherty / Michael McBride (Subaru Impreza WRC)
6 Kevin Barrett / Barry Goodman (Subaru Impreza WRC)
7 Dessie Keenan / Enda Sherry (TBA)
8 Willie Fannin / Mick Courtney (Subaru Impreza N9)
9 Eugene Ferry / Neil Doherty (Evo)
10 Noel McCarrick / Eugene O'Donnell (Mit. Lancer Evo 8.5)
Full Provisional List on:
23/03/05
Entries are starting to flood in for the club’s annual event – the Hillgrove Hotel Stages Rally on the 24th of April. Regulations for the event are currently available from the Club’s website and those interested in entering should do so ASAP as time is running out!

A new category in this years stages will see the welcomed sight of the country’s top Rear Wheel Drive crews, as they battle against each other for honours in the ‘Mk2 Escort Challenge’. This will surely raise the spectacle as local heroes go head to head with the cream of Ireland’s Escort drivers.
04/03/05
Regulations and Entry Form are now available from the Monaghan Motorclub website:

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