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Cavan Stages Rally - 30 May 10

Posted: June 11, 2010 8:16 AM - 24271 Hits

Round 5 - 2010 National Rally Championship
Round 2 - 2010 Border Rally Championship

  • Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely win Cavan

Photo: Mark Breen

Even More In Car...

Posted: June 11, 2010 8:16 AM

More In Car:

Posted: June 4, 2010 11:39 AM

Declan Quigley & Thomas Nugent (Big Moment on SS4)

Stephen Baxter & Martin Brady

Luke McCarthy & Peter Keohane

Sam Moffett / Jason McKenna
(Note: Jason only got the call to sit in on the Sunday Morning of the Rally!)

In Car

Posted: May 31, 2010 7:40 PM


Lloyd Hutchinson And Kevin Flanagan

More Video Clips.................

Posted: May 31, 2010 7:36 PM

Posted: May 31, 2010 7:35 PM

2WD and GpN Winners

Posted: May 31, 2010 3:18 PM

2WD Winners - Daniel McKenna/Andrew Grennan

GpN Winners:
Garry Jennings (Driver), Richard Talbot & Laura Fuery (Dunlop National Rally Championship), David Moynihan (Co-Driver)

Despite a non finish in Cavan, Lloyd Hutchinson continues to lead the rally.ie2WD Award
Sean Flanagan has taken over the lead in the Patterson's Group N Award.

Mayo Competitors Win HASS Drive of the Day Award in Cavan

Posted: May 31, 2010 2:48 PM

Ambrose Gaughan and Derek Molloy are presented with their trophies for winning the HASS Drive of the Day Award in Cavan by Brenda Flynn representing the HASS Border Rally Championship.
Photo: Cathal Doyle
Ambrose Gaughan and Derek Molloy from Co. Mayo claimed the HASS Border Championship Drive of the Day award on Sunday’s Cavan Stages Rally. The Toyota Corolla crew won their prize by being the fastest competitors in class 9 on special stage 4 to complete the rally.

Class 9 has proved to be a very competitive category this year, and competition was expected to be intense for the honour of setting fastest time on stage 4. In the event it was the Mini of Wicklow’s Lloyd Hutchinson and Kevin Flanagan who provided the benchmark time ahead of Gaughan and Molloy’s Corolla. However the rules require competitors to finish the rally in order to claim the HASS Drive of the Day Award, and with the Mini crew retiring with engine failure on the penultimate stage, this opened the door for Gaughan and Molloy. The Mayo pairing duly steered their car home safely back to rally headquarters the Hotel Kilmore to win the sought after award as well as taking class victory on the rally.

Ambrose Gaughan and Derek Molloy join Camillus Bradley and Crawford Henderson from Derry, and David Smith and Austin Hamill from Monaghan as winners of HASS Drive of the Day Awards in 2010. The next award will be presented at round 4 of the Border Championship, the Mourne Rally this week-end.

McNULTY/KIELY TAKE THE SPOILS - McGARRITY/McKEE TAKE THE DUNLOP POINTS - Report courtesy of Dunlop - Proud sponsors of the National Rally Championship

Posted: May 31, 2010 2:25 PM

TIM McNULTY, co-driven by Paul Kiely, took his Subaru WRC to victory in the Cavan Rally, the fifth round of the Dunlop National Rally Championship. They finished 13 seconds ahead of Derek McGarrity/James McKee (Subaru WRC), who took maximum Dunlop points. In a final stage decider, Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry edged out fellow Subaru WRC crew, Mel Evans/Patrick Walsh for third albeit on a tie-break. Daniel McKenna/Andrew Greenan (Escort) won the Modified category and Gary Jennings/David Moynihan (Mitsubishi) won Group N.
Dunlop contender, Kevin Barrett was the first retirement, he never made it to the stage start as his Subaru bowed out with a broken release bearing. McNulty was quickest through the opening test at Lavey where he led McGarrity by six seconds. Daniel McKenna (Escort) set a cracking time to move into third overall - three seconds further behind. Evans and Maguire were fourth and fifth respectively.

The second test wasn't run due to a bereavement. On S.S. 3, McNulty spun, stalled and wedged his Subaru between the hedges. In the process, he slipped to second as McGarrity moved into a 15 second lead. Niall Maguire and Mel Evans shared third place - a second behind McNulty. McKenna continued to blaze a trail, he was the top Modified competitor and was fourth in general classification.

Gary Jennings (Mitsubishi) led Group N, the Fermanagh man made some minor adjustments to the suspension set-up, which he remarked was too soft on the opening test.

On the repeat of the two stages, McNulty was the dominant driver and having taken 13 seconds out of McGarrity on Stage 4, he moved into the lead after Stage 6, albeit by a single second.

Evans was a further 26 seconds behind in third as the top three reported trouble free runs. Niall Maguire held fourth spot, four seconds adrift of Evans, at the Cavan service halt the Dunlop championship leader remarked, "I'm going as hard as I can." Another Monaghan ace that was setting a strong pace was Daniel McKenna, who was fifth. Although his Mitsubishi ended the third stage with a faulty spark plug, Jennings retained the lead of the Group N category. At the final service halt, he was sixth. Elsewhere, the top ten also included Declan Boyle, Adrian Hetherington and Rodney Wilton, all in Ford Escorts and Eugene Meegan (Mitsubishi). Earlier, Boyle struggled with transmission woes while Wilton experienced an altercation with the scenery on the first stage that also signalled the retirement of local ace, Russell Woods (Escort).

McNulty powered his way through the seventh stage and extended his lead over McGarrity to 12 seconds Meanwhile, in the race for third, Maguire closed to within two seconds of Evans.

McNulty, who continued to tweak the settings of his Subaru, also set the fastest time through the penultimate test and set a comfortable pace on the final test to take victory. McGarrity admitted he decided to concentrate on annexing top Dunlop points (McNulty wasn't registered) and he duly went on to clinch the maximum 20 points. There was no change in the positions of Evans and Maguire, who set identical times on the test. However, on the final stage, Maguire was two seconds quicker and secured third on a tie-break. McKenna had an untroubled run to fifth overall and winner of the Modified category.
Declan Boyle, also in an Escort, was sixth. A puncture on each of the final three stages cost Gary Jennings vital seconds and he was edged out of sixth on the tie-break rule. The top ten was completed by Sean Flanagan (Subaru), Eugene Meegan (Mitsubishi) and Samuel Kelso (Escort). Neil Pierce (Honda Civic) won the Dunlop "Driver of the Day" award.


Posted: May 31, 2010 2:03 PM

1 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC) 55m 23s
2 Derek McGarrity/James McKee (Subaru Impreza WRC) 55m 36s
3 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) 56m 18s
4 Melvyn Evans/Patrick Walsh (Subaru Impreza WRC) 56m 18s
5 Daniel McKenna/Andrew Grennan (Ford Escort Mk2) 57m 19s
6 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Ford Escort Mk2) 58m 38s
7 Garry Jennings/David Moynihan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 58m 38s
8 Eugene Meegan/Sorcha Kelly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10 Gp N) 59m 38s
9 Sean Flanagan/Brian Duggan (Subaru Impreza N12 Gp N) 59m 58s
10 Samuel Kelso/Gareth Doherty (Ford Escort Mk2) 60m 06s

Leader After:
SS1 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS3-4 Derek McGarrity/James McKee (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS6-9 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Stage Winners:
SS1 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2 Stage Not Run
SS3 Derek McGarrity/James McKee (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5 Stage Not Run
SS6 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS7 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS8 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS9 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC)
& Derek McGarrity/James McKee (Subaru Impreza WRC)

MAGUIRE MAKES SHORT TRIP TO CAVAN - Preview courtesy of Dunlop - Proud sponsors of the National Rally Championship

Posted: May 28, 2010 12:15 PM

Dunlop National Rally Championship leader, Niall Maguire (Subaru WRC) makes the relatively short trip across to Cavan on Sunday next for the fifth round of the national campaign. The former triple national champion is currently eight points ahead of the Dunlop Championship chasing duo of Derek McGarrity and Mel Evans with another title contender, Kevin Barrett 28 points off the pace. Of the title chasing quartet, Maguire has been the most consistent and is the only one to have finished all four rounds to date. On home ground last time out, Maguire took his first victory in the current campaign. The Monaghan ace also won this event last season, although it wasn't a counting round of the Dunlop series on that occasion.

Irish Tarmac Championship regular, Tim McNulty (Subaru WRC) will line up behind Maguire, the Meath driver is using the nine-stage Cavan event as a shakedown for the forthcoming Donegal International Rally.

With two events in the Dunlop series over the next two weekends - the Circuit of Munster takes place on Sunday week - the title aspirations of any, or perhaps all, of the Dunlop quartet could be decided. In particular, it is key time for Kevin Barrett. With the series based on the best eight scores from the ten events, the Maynooth driver has already two non-finishes to his credit and really needs to annex major points in Cavan. Barrett has led two of the events, the Circuit of Kerry and Monaghan but has yet to record a victory in 2010.

Welsh ace, Mel Evans won the opening two rounds, the Nenagh Rally and the Mayo Rally and was third in Monaghan. He is seeded at four and will be followed by Derek McGarrity, a winner of the Circuit of Kerry. McGarrity, like Evans, has one non-finish to his credit. Meanwhile, Gary Jennings in his Mitsubishi is the top Group N entry, the Fermanagh ace should be able to mix it with the WR regulars.

Monaghan's, Daniel McKenna (Ford Escort), who won the first Dunlop "Driver of the Day" award in Nenagh, heads the two-wheel drive contingent. On the recent Monaghan event, he was second overall after the opening stage but later retired having damaged his Ford Escort following a heavy landing over a jump. His battle with fellow top ten seeds, Rodney Wilton, Manus Kelly and Declan Boyle, all in Ford Escorts, should be intriguing. Kelly was fifth overall in Monaghan and is second in the race for honours in the rally.ie category for two-wheel drive competitors that is being led at present by Lloyd Hutchinson (Mini).

Elsewhere, the modified entry also features Russell Woods, Adrian Hetherington, Trevor Mulligan, Mervyn Deane and Victor Hunter, all in Ford Escorts and Raymond Conlon (Toyota Corolla). The Group N category includes Danny McBride, Sam Moffett, in Mitsubishi's, Sean Flanagan (Subaru) and Trevor Bustard (Mitsubishi), who leads the way in the chase of the Patterson's RallyNews Group N award

Other Cavan entries are Gordon Rogers, Mervyn Wedlock, Raymond Drury and Thomas McGovern, all in Ford Escorts.

Four Share Lead Of HASS Border Rally Championship

Posted: May 28, 2010 11:37 AM

Two rounds down, the HASS Border Rally Championship remains wide open as we head into round 3, the Cavan Stages Rally.

Predicting a winner of the popular class based series at this stage of the season is next to impossible, with many a stage mile yet to be tackled before the conclusion of the Donegal Harvest Rally in October. What we do know though is that scoring on every round is the key to success on this series, and therefore those four crews that have taken the maximum twenty class points in the opening two rounds have already put themselves in a great position to be in with a shout of overall honours come season finale.

In class 9 Lloyd Hutchinson and Kevin Flanagan from Wicklow have been setting the category alight this season in their indecently rapid Mini. Indeed class 9 is proving to be one of the more competitive categories this year with the Escort of Pa Bellow and Willie Fitzpatrick waiting to pounce on any slip-up from the Mini crew. Fellow Meath men and reigning champions Thomas Carolan and Declan Smith are third in class but already look to have their work cut out to retain their title.

In class 10 Leitrim’s Enda McLoughlin is another on fine form having taken two maximum scores to date. His Escort leads the Corolla of John Kelly by two points while Kelly’s co-driver Adrian Flynn leads the co-driver’s category in this class.

Class 12 has been dominated by the Escort of Gerry Smyth and Gregory McQuillan from Monaghan in the two events to date, while the only other competitors to hold the maximum twenty points at this stage of the season are the Donegal Escort crew of Victor Hunter and Michael Doherty competing in class 13.

Just off the overall leaderboard but very much in contention for championship honours are a host of crews. In class two Stephen Bradley and Jonathan Gallagher from Donegal are Best of the Rest on nineteen points in a Honda Civic. Class 6 has been the preserve of Sligo’s David Leonard and Adrian Foley, a lack of class competiton in Mayo the only reason the Citroen Saxo pairing are just off the overall leaderboard. Also on eighteen points are the class 11 Cavan crew of Mark Wedlock and Adam Kinkade in an Escort. Don’t discount former champion Niall Maguire either, who with Enda Sherry came so close to winning the championship last year. The Monaghan Subaru duo are handily placed on eighteen points in class 8 following their overall victory on their home rally.

Other class leaders at this stage of the season include Trevor and Kenny Bustard from Donegal on sixteen points in class 4, while on fifteen points are class 5’s Eamonn McCafferty, Anthony Masterson / Andrew Browne in class 7, and Damian Gallagher and Paul Garry in the ultra-competitive class 14. In class 3 championship regulars Pakie and Calum Duffy once again lead the way.

All still to play for indeed. And with round four of the championship, the Mourne Rally, taking place only six days after the Cavan Stages Rally, it could be all change at the head of the HASS Border Rally Championship heading into the summer recess.

Entries remain open

Posted: May 23, 2010 7:25 PM

Entries will continue to be accepted:

At the launch of The Hotel Kilmore Stages Rally 2010 were
Sean Sharkey Chairman Co Cavan Motor Club,
Paul Henry General manager Hotel Kilmore Main sponsor
and Alan Cullinan Clerk of Course.
Photo: Alex Coleman

Entry List

Posted: May 23, 2010 7:22 PM

No Driver/Navigator (Car) [Class]
1 Niall Maguire/Enda sherry (Subaru WRC) [8]
2 Tim McNulty/Paul Kiely (Subaru WRC) [8]
3 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru WRC) [8]
4 Melvyn Evans/Patrick Walsh (Subaru WRC) [8]
5 Derek McGarrity/James Mc Kee (Subaru WRC) [8]
6 Gary Jennings/David Moynihan (EVO 9) [4]
7 Daniel McKenna/Andrew Greenan (Escort) [14]
8 Rodney Wilton/Conor Maguire (Escort) [14]
9 Manus Kelly/Donall Barrett (Escort) [14]
10 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Escort) [14]
11 Russell Woods/Martin Byrne (Escort MK2) [13]
12 Adrian Hetherington/Gary Nolan (Escort) [14]
14 Trevor Mulligan/Gary Copperwaite (Escort MK2) [14]
15 Danny MacBride/Ambrose Given (Evo 9) [4]
16 Sam Moffett/Domhnall Lennon (Evo 9) [4]
17 Sean Flanagan/Brian Duggan (Subaru) [4]
18 Trevor Bustard/Kenny Bustard (Evo 9) [4]
19 Raymond Conlon/James O Reilly (Corolla) [13]
20 Mervyn Deane/Trevor Burke (Escort MK2) [13]
21 Victor Hunter/Michael Doherty (Escort) []
22 Michael Conlon/Aiden Boyle (Escort) [13]
23 Samuel Kelso/Gareth Doherty (Escort) [13]
24 Gordon Rogers/Phillip Mc Entee (Escort) [13]
25 Mervyn Wedlock/Damien Mc Cabe (Escort) [13]
26 Raymond Drury/Mark Kenneally (Escort) [14]
27 Daniel Conaghan/Trevor Graham (Escort) [13]
28 Thomas McGovern/Kevin Mc Govern (Escort MK2) [13]
29 Peter Wilson/John Kilmurray (Civic) [11]
30 Damien Toner/TBA (Escort) [14]
31 Stuart Darcy/Leon Jordon (Corolla) [11]
32 Colin Flanagan/Colin Fitzgerald (Evo 7) [8]
33 Michael Curran/Alan Whyte (Escort) [13]
34 Alan Sheridan/Gerard Conlon (Escort MK2) [14]
35 Gerry Smyth/Gregory Mc Quillan (Escort) [12]
36 James Cassidy/John Norris (Escort MK2) [12]
37 Lloyd Hutchinson/Kevin Flanagan (Cooper "S") [9]
38 Mark Wedlock/Adam Kinkade (Escort) [11]
39 John McQuaid/Seamus o Connor (Escort) [14]
40 Richard Burke/TBA (Impreza) [15]
41 Eugene Meegan/Shorca Kelly (Lancer Evo ) [4]
42 Neil Pierce/Enda o Leary (Civic) [11]
43 Stephen Furey/Niall Mc Calliog (Corolla) [11]
44 Enda McLoughlin/Michael Reilly (Escort) [10]
45 Frank Cunningham/TBA (Escort MK2) [13]
46 Kieran McCarra/Colm Murphy (Civic) [13]
47 Gene Callan/Sean Brunton (Escort) [12]
48 Joseph Smith/Justin Brady (Escort) [12]
49 Richard Moffett/Patrick Brides (Starlet) [11]
50 Cartha Boyle/Alan Moore (Escort) [11]
51 Colm Brady/Enda Gerty (Civic) [11]
52 Gary Gallagher/Paddy Duffy (Escort) [11]
53 Ronan Campbell/Paul Corry (Escort) [13]
54 Daniel Breslin/Johnny Jordan (Corolla) [11]
55 David Smith/Austin Hamell (Peugeot 106) [6]
56 David Leonard/Adrian Foley (Saxo) [3]
57 Anthony Masterson/Andrew Browne (Integra) [7]
58 Peter Rahill/Tommy Rogers (Escort) [13]
59 Shane Maguire/Paul Kelly (Impreza) [4]
60 Nigel McGinn/TBA (Evo6) [8]
61 Neil Tohill/Gerard Tohill (Impreza) [8]
62 Gerry Reilly/Tom Clinton (Civic) [13]
63 Jonathan Pringle/TBA (Escort RS) [13]
64 Eamon McGuigan/Michael Moran (Escort) [12]
65 Kevin Gallagher/TBA (Super 1600) [11]
66 Danny McCormack/James Flood (Corsa) [11]
67 Martin McPhillips/TBA (Corolla) [11]
68 John Kelly/Adrian Flynn (Corolla) [10]
69 Shane Marron/Barry McArdle (Escort MK2) [10]
70 John McCabe/Daniel Crossan (Escort) [11]
71 Paul Carron/John Coll (Corolla) [11]
72 Sean McHugh/John Rowland (M3 Compact) [14]
73 Pa Bellew/Willie Fitzpatrick (Escort MK2) [9]
74 Jonathan Thompson/Finbar Boyle (Escort) [9]
75 Barney Greenan/Ciaran McPhilips (Escort) [9]
76 Andrew Lang/Niall Monaghan (Fiesta) [9]
77 Damien O'Reilly/Mark Hamill (Escort) [9]
78 Roger Kennedy/Wendy Blackledge (306) [7]
79 Danny Gillespie/Eamonn Gillespie (Civic) [6]
80 Paul Curley/Jason Olleranshaw (Civic) [6]
81 Pakie Duffy/Colin Duffy (Civic) [3]
82 Johnny Leonard/Jackie Donaldson (Micra) [5]
83 Chris Armstrong/Breege O'Reilly (Saxo) [6]
84 Thomas Carolan/Declan Smith (Escort) [9]
85 Stephen Bradley/Jonathan Gallagher (Civic) [2]
86 Pauric McGee/Fergal Loughney (Civic) [2]
87 Adrian Cannon/Ivan Hernon (Civic) [2]
88 Martin O'Reilly/Declan McKenna (Civic) [2]
89 Ciaran Kennedy/Paul McGinnis (Civic) [2]
90 Martin Brady/Donal Lynch (Peugeot 205) [10]
91 Gerry McIntyre/Ciaran Tynan (Starlet) [11]
92 Luke McCarthy/Peter Keohane (Civic) [11]
93 Conal Hegarty/Shaun O'Hart (Corolla) [11]
94 Alan Whelan/Alan Keena (Escort) [13]
95 Chris Melly/Daniel Melly (Chevette) [13]
96 Patrick Bonner/Anthony Bonner (Escort MK2) [12]
97 Danny Daly/Sean Daly (Peugeot 205) [12]
98 Dermot Cannon/John McLoone (Corolla) [13]
99 Pauric Sheridan/Aidan Reynolds (Sierra) [13]
100 David Fitzsimons/Keith Murray (Escort) [13]
101 Declan Quigley/Thomas Nugent (Escort) [11]
102 Ollie Tynan/Damien McConnell (Civic) [11]
103 Fergal Callaghan/Kenneth McMahan (Corolla) [11]
104 Michael Carbin/Barry Garvey (Peugeot 205) [10]
105 Barry Treanor/Colm Connolly (Peugeot 205) [10]
106 Conor Foley/Brendan Cumiskey (Escort MK2) [10]
107 Stephen Baxter/Martin Brady (Fiesta R2) [6]
108 Alan McMahon/Benny Grainger (Civic) [3]
109 Josh Moffet/Damien McPhillips (Peugeot 106) [6]
110 Shane Timoney/Niall Timoney (Puma) [5]
111 Eamonn McCafferty/Chrgstal Culkeen (Puma) [5]
112 Ruaire McGarrity/Martin McGarrity (Peugeot 106) [6]
113 Alan Bardon/Ed Dunne (Civic) []
114 Vincent Collins/Jane Collins (Escort) [12]
115 Ivor Scott/Brendan Peoples (Escort) [12]
116 Philip Smith/Michael Meehan (Civic) [2]
117 Shane Carberry/Kevin Malone (Civic) [2]
118 James Brett/Jason Olleranshaw (Civic) [2]
119 Martin McLaughlin/Danny McLaughlin (Escort) [11]
120 Stephen Clarke/Daniel Donnelly (Escort) [11]
121 Conor Maguire/TBA (Escort MK2) [11]
122 Ambrose Gallaghan/Derek Molloy (Corolla) [9]
123 Barry Gallagher/Diarmuid Dunne (Swift) [9]
124 Pat Shields/Michael Donnellan (Escort) [9]
125 Paul Rowley/Gerard Rowley (Civic) [2]
126 Clive Gillespie/Edward Nesbitt (Impreza) [4]
127 Mark Monaghan/Pat Cussan (Civic) [2]
128 Philip Monaghan/Derrick Lynch (Civic) [11]
129 Shane McGinley/Danny McCloskey (Civic) []
130 Steven Rushe/Gary Reid (Escort MK2) [10]
131 David Gallagher/TBA (Civic) [11]
132 Liam Branley/Joseph Devanney (Peugeot 206) [6]
133 Kieran Sweeney/Adrian Sweeney (Corsa) [9]
134 Stirling Taylor/James McNulty (Civic) [7]

Entries Still Available

Posted: May 20, 2010 9:11 PM

Over 130 have been received, late entries will be taken.

Time and Distance Schedule Available

Posted: May 20, 2010 9:09 PM

Regulations available / Details

Posted: January 1, 2010 12:01 AM

Entry Fee only 490 Euro
3 stages 3 times
Centralized servicing.
141 Starters. (No Seperate Junior category)

Regulations are now available from Co Cavan Motor Club Website.

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