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Monaghan Stages Rally - 21 Apr 13

Posted: November 15, 2013 11:15 AM - 21881 Hits

Round 2 - 2013 National Rally Championship
Round 2 - 2013 Border Rally Championship
Round 1 - 2013 C2 Cup (Ireland)

Photo: Paul McIIroy

VIDEO: On the Limit Sports Full TV Program

Posted: November 15, 2013 11:11 AM

In Car

Posted: October 4, 2013 12:12 PM

Barry Ryan & Emmet Sherry (Ford Escort Mk II 1.6 16V) SS3

Gary McPhillips & Mark Tierney (Ford Escort MkII) SS4

Niall Maguire & Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) SS7

Lloyd Hutchinson & Willie Fitzpatrick (Mini) SS5

Arthur & Mac Kierans (Ford Escort MkII) SS7

Sam Moffett/James O Reilly (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Video Clips

Posted: October 4, 2013 12:11 PM

Agnew Wins Opening Citroen C2 Cup Round!

Posted: October 4, 2013 12:05 PM

Armagh’s Sean Agnew took victory in the opening round of the 2013 C2 Cup, on the Monaghan Stages. Supported by Charles Hurst and Citroen Parts Direct, Sean scooped the £500 first prize after a dramatic day for the four Citroen C2 R2 Max’s that took the start.

It was Galway driver Stephen Greaney who took off into an immediate lead, with co-driver Keith McHugh. Indeed after two stages they had a 15 second advantage over Welshman Steve Wood, but that was about to change. With conditions greasy, due to the odd heavy shower, and simply arriving too fast into a corner, the leader was off the road and out on stage three, handing Steve Wood a big lead. Second at this stage was Sean Agnew, albeit 52 seconds behind Wood, but Sean was shaking off the rust after a year’s lay off from rallying.

There had been more drama however on the early stages as Tipperrary’s Paul Manton, retired at the end of stage two, with noises from the C2’s gearbox.
After six of the nine stages, Steve Wood had extended his lead to over a minute, but nothing is certain in rallying, and on the seventh test he picked up a puncture, handing Agnew a minute’s advantage with just two stages remaining.

Sean Agnew held on to take victory by 56 seconds, with Steve Wood still collecting £350 for his second place finish. Now the C2 crews move on to round two of this six round series, the Cavan Stages Rally, where more C2’s plan to compete.

For the championship points please check the new website: www.c2cup.ie

Citroen C2 Cup-Round One- Positions 1 Sean Agnew/ Peter Deery 1hr 36m.08.6s £500 stg prize
2 Steve Wood/ Keith Moriarty +56.3s £350 stg prize
3 Stephen Greaney/ Keith McHugh DNF
4 Paul Manton/ Derek Gibbs DNF

MOFFETT MASTERS MONAGHAN - Courtesy of Dunlop proud sponsors of the National Rally Championship.

Posted: October 4, 2013 11:35 AM

A late switch to a Subaru WRC saw local aces, Sam Moffett/James O’Reilly take a splendid victory in the Hillgrove Hotel Monaghan Rally, the second round of the Dunlop National Rally Championship. On Friday, Moffett was without a car due to problems with his usual Mitsubishi, keen not to miss his local event, he decided to hire the McKinstry Motorsport S14 Subaru WRC.

On what was his debut in a World Rally Car, the Monaghan ace finished a minute and two tenths of a second ahead of fellow Monaghan crew, Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry. Cork’s, Daragh O’Riordan and his Derry co-driver, Tony McDaid (Ford Fiesta) were third - the Corkman felt unwell throughout the rally. Pre-event series leader, Declan Boyle (Subaru WRC) lost some five minutes when he was off the road on S.S. 5, he eventually finished ninth and shares the lead of the Dunlop series with former triple champion, Niall Maguire.

On the opening stage near Emyvale, pre-event Dunlop National Rally Championship leader, Declan Boyle (Subaru WRC) set the pace despite some concerns about the brakes, finishing the stage 11.1 seconds faster that the Ford Fiesta WRC of Daragh O’Riordan, who felt unwell and didn’t know the cause of his sickness. Local hero, Niall Maguire (Subaru WRC) a further 1.2 seconds behind in third expressed concerns about the transmission. Sam Moffett in the hired S14 McKinstry Subaru WRC was a fraction of a second further adrift in fourth and marvelled at the handling and power of the car. O’Riordan was quickest on the second stage and Moffett on his debut in a World Rally Car punched in the best time for the third stage.

At the Monaghan service park, some ten seconds covered the leading trio. Leader Boyle held a five second advantage over Moffett with O’Riordan a 5.3 seconds further behind. Maguire occupied fourth followed by the Subaru WRC of Darren Gass and the MG S2000 of Roy White, who completed the top six. British driver, James Belton (Subaru WRC) increased his pace on the third stage to move into seventh.

There was a strong performance from Richard Moffett, seeded at 32, he hauled his Toyota Starlet into eighth place in a top ten that also featured Group N leader, Martin Doherty (Mitsubishi) and Gary McPhillips (Escort). Josh Moffett (Mitsubishi) and Frank Kelly (Escort) were on the fringes of the top ten.

Donagh Kelly, sixth on the opening stage retired his Subaru WRC with engine concerns, top seed, Daniel McKenna (Ford Escort) and James Stafford (Darrian) also retired on the opening loop. Shane Maguire in a hired Mitsubishi bowed out with transmission failure.

Boyle stretched his lead to 7.2 seconds on S.S. 4 but it all went awry on S.S. 5 when he slid his Subaru off the road on a square left and lost almost five minutes, plummeting to 21 st. in general classification. O’Riordan, despite his continuing sickness managed to set the best stage time but having lost substantial time to the ever-improving Moffett on S.S. 4, was 14.1 seconds behind the Monaghan driver. Moffett, who admitted he was very cautious on S.S. 5, powered his way through the final stage of the second loop and at the final service halt, held a comfortable lead of 31.2 seconds over O’Riordan, who was uncertain of continuing in the rally. Meanwhile, Niall Maguire (Subaru WRC) closed to within 12.6 seconds of the Cork driver.

Belton made a marked improvement to slot his Subaru WRC into fourth place. Tyrone’s, Frank Kelly (Ford Escort) took control of the two-wheel drive category following the demise of Gary McPhillips. There was also a new leader in Group N - Josh Moffett reckoned he had settled over the loop of three stages – his nemesis, Martin Doherty (Mitsubishi) was only 1.7 seconds behind in a top ten that also included Roy White, Declan Gallagher (Toyota Starlet) and Paddy McVeigh (Subaru WRC). White lost time after his MG S2000 broke a driveshaft some two miles into the fifth stage. Declan Boyle (Subaru WRC) held 16 th. Darren Gass retired his Subaru WRC due to a number of problems.

On S.S. 7, Maguire reeled in O’Riordan for second, the triple national champion was also quickest through the penultimate stage and on S.S. 9, Moffett rounded of the perfect day with fastest time to clinch a famous victory. Maguire’s second place gives him a share of the lead of the Dunlop series with Boyle, who recovered to finish ninth. O’Riordan took the final place on the podium as Belton and White completed the top five.

Martin Doherty edged out Josh Moffett in the Group N category while Declan Gallagher (Toyota Starlet) was the top rear wheel drive competitor following the final stage retirement of Frank Kelly (Escort).

Meanwhile, Fermanagh’s, Johnny Leonard/Niall Burns (Mitsubishi) won the Dunlop “Drive of the Day” – seeded at 110, the finished the opening stage in 21 st. place and climbed a further six places before the finish.


Posted: October 4, 2013 11:21 AM

1 Sam Moffett/James O’Reilly (Subaru Impreza WRC) 83m 39s,
2 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) 84m 39s,
3 Daragh O’Riordan/Tony McDaid (Ford Fiesta WRC) 84m 47s,
4 James Belton/Mark Glennerster (Subaru Impreza WRC) 87m 17s,
5 Roy White/James O’Brien (MG ZR S2000) 87m 45s,
6 Martin Doherty/Damien McCauley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 87m 59s,
7 Josh Moffett/John Rowan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 88m 02s,
8 Paddy McVeigh/Stephen O’Hanlon (Subaru Impreza WRC) 88m 31s,
9 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC) 88m 50s,
10 Declan Gallagher/Ronan Murrin (Toyota Starlet RWD) 88m 53s.

Motorsport Safety Team Group N Production class:
1 Martin Doherty/Damien McCauley,
2 Josh Moffett/John Rowan,
3 Martin Tynan/Declan Tynan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) 92m 12s.

rally.ie Two wheel drive award:
Declan Gallagher/Ronan Murrin.

Dunlop National Escort Mk 2 award:
Jonathan Pringle/Martin Byrne (Escort) 89m 50s.

1 Stanley Orr/Brian Cairns (Escort) 63m 15s,
2 Berian Richards/Frank Curtin (Escort) 64m 36s,
3 Paddy Brennan/Damien Doherty (Escort) 71m 45s.

1 Kevin Eves/Adrian Reynolds (Corolla) 62m 52s,
2 Richard Moore/Sean Brunton (Civic) 63m 40s,
3 Barry Brady/Sean Brady (Civic) 63m 50s.

Leaders After:
SS1-4 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5-9 Sam Moffett/James O’Reilly (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Stage Winners
SS1 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2 Daragh O’Riordan/Tony McDaid (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS3 Sam Moffett/James O’Reilly (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5 Daragh O’Riordan/Tony McDaid (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS6 Sam Moffett/James O’Reilly (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS7 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) 
SS8 Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) 
SS9 Sam Moffett/James O’Reilly (Subaru Impreza WRC)

Full Results

Photos from Launch

Posted: April 20, 2013 8:39 AM

Seeded Entry List

Posted: April 12, 2013 8:10 AM

Car No. Driver / Co-Driver (Car) [Class]
1 Daniel McKenna / Stephen Hagan (Ford Escort Mk II) [14]
2 Declan Boyle / Brian Boyle (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
3 Niall Maguire / Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
4 Donagh Kelly / Kevin Flanagan (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
5 Darren Gass / Gerard McMonagle (Subaru Impreza WRC) []
6 Daragh O'Riordan / Tony McDaid (Ford Fiesta WRC) [8]
7 Gary McPhillips / Mark Tierney (Ford Escort Mk II) [14]
8 James Stafford / TBA (Darrian T90 GTR) [14]
9 Frank Kelly / Liam Brennan (Ford Escort Mk II) [14]
10 James Belton / Mark Glennerster (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
11 Roy White / James O'Brien (MG ZR S2000) [20]
12 Sam Moffett / James O'Reilly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
14 Josh Moffett / John Rowan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
15 Shane Maguire / Martin McGarrity (Subaru Impreza N11) [4]
16 Stephen Wright / Suzanne Wright (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
17 Martin Doherty / Damien McCauley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
18 Paddy McVeigh / Stephen O'Hanlon (Subaru Impreza WRC) [8]
19 Pat Kirk / TBA (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
20 Tommy Doyle / Liam Moynihan (R3) [7]
21 Kieran McCarra / Mark Hamill (Civic) [13]
22 Chris Armstrong / Tom Clinton (Escort) [13]
23 Jonathan Pringle / Martin Byrne (Mk 2) [13]
24 Russell Woods / Gary Gallagher (Escort) [13]
25 Rodney Wilton / Conor McMahon (Escort) [14]
26 Jim McKenna / Thomas Treanor (Escort) [14]
27 Barry Ryan / Emmet Sherry (Escort) [11]
28 Paddy Kiernan / James McCarville (Mk 2) [13]
29 Pat Donegan / Alan Keena (Mk 2) [14]
30 Brian Brogan / Damien McGettigan (Escort) [14]
31 Raymond Conlon / Darren McCague (Corolla) [13]
32 Richard Moffett / Martin Connolly (Starlet) [13]
33 Patrick McHugh / Pauric O'Donnell (Mk 2) [13]
34 Daniel Conaghan / Terence Magee (Escort) [13]
35 Michael Curran / Sean Hayde (Escort) [14]
36 Lloyd Hutchinson / Wilie Fitzpatrick (Mini) [9]
37 David Moffett / Fintan Sherry (Starlet) [11]
38 Arthur Kierans / Mac Kierans (Mk 2) [12]
39 Mac McKenna / John Loughran (205) [13]
40 Michael Conlon / Niall Connolly (Mk 2) [13]
41 Darren O'Brien / Johnny Rooney (Civic) [16]
42 Seamus Connolly / Gary McCrudden (Corolla) [11]
43 Enda Haran / Patrick Corcoran (Mk 2) [12]
44 Rory Byrne / James Byrne (Evo 10) [4]
45 David Leonard / Darragh Mullen (Lancer) [20]
46 Andrew Mullen / Elaine Doherty (Evo ) [4]
47 Geoff McMahon / Rob Graham (Evo 9) [TBA]
48 Michael Carbin / Evin Hughes (Evo 4) [20]
49 Ray Drury / Pauric Sheridan (Escort) [14]
50 Paul Clarke / Patrick Cunningham (Mk 2) [13]
51 John Hendy / TBA (BMW M3) [14]
52 Justin Smyth / Gregory McQuillan (Escort) [9]
53 John Ward / Gary Nern (Corolla) [13]
54 Enda McNulty / Paul Sheridan (Mk 2) [13]
55 Paddy Boyle / Marty Sherlock (Escort) [13]
56 Brendan Cumiskey / Conor Foley (DS 2) [7]
57 Shane Cullen / Russell Harold (Mk 2) [13]
58 Brian Armstrong / Paddy McCague (Escort) [12]
59 James Cassidy / Declan Smith (Escort) [12]
60 Johno Doogan / Padraig Doogan (Escort) [11]
61 Hugh McQuaid / Chris Melly (Mk 2) [12]
62 Paul Carron / Andrew Browne (Corolla) [11]
63 Kevin Eves / Adrian Reynolds (Corolla) [16]
64 Stephen Greaney / Keith McHugh (C2R2) [6]
65 Martin Tynan / Declan Tynan (Evo 8) [4]
66 Michael Tynan / Derek Mackarel (TBA) [TBA]
67 Gary Kiernan / Niall Tierney (Escort) [10]
68 Alan Atcheson /Andy Hayes (Escort) [13]
69 Barry McKenna / Johnny Baird (Escort) [13]
70 Liam Bowhan / Damien Connolly (Starlet) [13]
71 Gerard McQuaid / Gary Quinlan (Mk 2) [13]
72 Dermot O'Hagan / Pierce Doherty (Corsa) [11]
73 Martin McPhillips / TBA (Corolla) [11]
74 Damien O'Reilly / Damien McCabe (Mk 2) [9]
75 Pa Bellew / Andres Reid (Mk 2) [9]
76 Eamon Hughes / Alan Kane (Escort) [14]
77 Peter Greene / Conor Cormack (Escort) [14]
78 Patrick Herity / John Conway (Corolla) [13]
79 Vincent Colins / Rory Collins (Escort) [12]
80 Eamon McGuigan / Michael Moran (Escort) [12]
81 Bryan Jardine / Lloyd Cochrane (Escort) [12]
82 John Kelly / Niall Kelly (Corolla) [10]
83 Barry Treanor / Colm Connolly (205) [10]
84 Martin Ewing / James Ewing (205) [10]
85 Paddy O'Reilly / Barry McGill (Escort) [13]
86 Paul Doherty / Donall Barrett (Escort) [13]
87 Philip Greenlee / Jonathan Dinsmore (Mk 2) [13]
88 Jimmy Gillespie / Jason Gillespie (Civic) [13]
89 Michael Brennan / Jason McKenna (Nova) [9]
90 Enda McCormack / Martin Brady (TBA) [13]
91 Martin Toner / Martin Swinburne (Escort) [12]
92 Alister Peoples / Kelvin Gorney (Escort) []
93 Damien Sherry / Michael Loughney (Corolla) [11]
94 John Bonner / Damien McElhinney (Escort) [11]
95 Steve Wood / TBA (C2R2 Max) [6]
96 Sean Agnew / Peter Deery (C2 ) [6]
97 Paul Manton / TBA (C2R2) [6]
98 Tommy Rogers / Philip McEntee (Escort) [11]
99 Eamonn Doherty / Paddy McCrudden (Mk 2) [11]
100 Eamon O'Connell / Mark Linehan (Civic) [11]
101 Darragh Doherty / TBA (Corolla) [11]
102 Andy Johnson / TBA (Chevette) [18]
103 Steven Rushe / Conor Hagan (Escort) [10]
104 Mark Ewing / TBA (Civic) [3]
105 Cathal McGlone / Ciaran Geaney (Impreza) [15]
106 David Smith / Mark Deery (Corolla) [11]
107 Paddy Brennan / Damien Doherty (Escort) [18]
108 Patrick Corey / Chris Horan (Escort) [12]
109 Roger Kennedy / Wendy Blackledge (306) [7]
110 Thomas Melia / Donal Lynch (Civic) [11]
111 Ciaran Sherry / Daniel Reilly (Corolla) [11]
112 Declan Hall / Chris Corr (Corolla) [11]
113 Ryan McKenna / Nicola McKenna (Corolla) [16]
114 Conal McNulty / James Heraghty (Swift) [16]
115 Barry Gallagher / Jonathan Jacob (Civic) [16]
116 Nicholas Alcorn / Kevin McLaughlin (Swift) [16]
117 Jonathon Orr / Martin McBrearty (Corolla) [16]
118 Paul Crosby / Paul Lennon (Escort) [16]
119 Francis Rafferty / Owen Gibbons (Sierra) [14]
120 Patrick Connolly / Stephen McElroy (Impreza) [15]
121 Trevor Hutton / Tristen Hutton (Evo 7) [15]
122 Francie McKenna / Sean Craig (205) [10]
123 Ian Graham / Liam Regan (Fiesta) [3]
124 Conor Maguire / Peter Farrell (Mk 1) [11]
125 Pakie Duffy / Colin Duffy (Civic) [3]
126 Brian Quigley / Alex Howes (Civic) [2]
127 Eamon Russell / Gavin O'Donnell (Civic) [2]
128 Mark Boyle / TBA (Civic) [2]
129 Pauric McGee / Brendan McElhinney (Civic) [2]
130 Stephen Kellett / TBA (Civic) [2]
131 Padraig Mullen / Shane Barry (206) [6]
132 Paul Rowley / Gerry Rowley (Civic) [6]
133 Desi Boyd / Joe Gallagher (106) [9]
134 Paul Curran / Derek Chambers (Starlet) [9]
135 Breen McGovern / Michael Sheridan (Escort) [10]
136 Paddy Quinn / Keith McConnon (Mk 1) [10]
137 Jason Tuthill / Ben Teggart (Mk 1) [11]
138 Kevin Cleere / TBA (Corolla) [11]
139 Stanley Orr / TBA (Mk 1) [18]
140 Padraig Connolly / Padraig Corrigan (Mk 2) [9]
141 Martin McGuigan / TBA (Sunbeam) [10]
142 Martin Kerley / Andrew Ward (Uno) [9]

Gary McNamee / Breen McNamee (Civic) [16]
Adrian Hetherington /Gary Nolan (Escort) [14]
Berian Richards / Frank Curtin () [18]
Thomas Lynch / Mark Kirwan (Civic) [6]
John Lynch / Luke McRedmond (Mk 2) [12]
Andrew Knox / Tony Gallagher (Escort) [11]
Johnny Leonard / Niall Burns (Evo 6) [15]
Eugene Meegan / Jonathan Treanor (Lancerr) [4]
Aidan Wray / Kieran McGrath (Civic) [2]
Damien Boyle / Joseph Boyle (Civic) [16]
Barry Brady / Sean Brady (Civic) [16]
Robert Duggan / Mikie Galvin (Civic) [16]
Paul Mulcahy / Kevin Power (Starlet) [13]
William Cavanagh / Olivia Coen (Mk 2) [12]
Declan Gallagher / Ronan Murrin (Starlet) [13]
Dara Leonard / Dermot McCaffery (Fiesta) [3]
Seamus Leonard / John McCaffery (Impreza) [TBA]
Richard Moore / Sean Brunton (Civic) [16]
Colin Roche / Leon Galvin (Starlet) [16]

Rally Launch - Sunday 14th of April

Posted: April 11, 2013 10:31 AM

Planning is at an advanced stage for this years Monaghan Stages Rally to be held on Sunday 20th April. Once again head quarters for the event is to idealic Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan. Clerk of the Course, Paul Hughes and his team have been hard at work over the last 4-5 months to ensure this event lives up to its billing as one of the top stages events in the Irish Rally calendar. Entries are still available with regulations and entry forms available on the club website at www.monaghanmotorclub.net As with any stages event there are hundreds of marshals required and if you are available and willing to help at any stage over the course of the weekend please do not hesitate to contact any committee member or club website.

A Rally launch day is at an advanced stage of planning and is to be held in the Hillgrove Hotel this Sunday 14th April from 2pm to 6pm. This launch event is sure to have something for all the family to enjoy. A host of trade stands will be in attendance such as orchard motor sport along with a display of historic and vintage cars. The 1982 Irish tarmac championship winning sunbeam car will be on display alongside the 2012 tarmac championship winning Subaru car of Darren Gass. Interesting to see how these cars have evolved over a 30 year period! There will also be simulators, dmack models and many local rally cars there on the day for all to enjoy. Rally videos from GMC videos will be on the big screen and old/new rally photos will be on display which is sure to evoke a few memories of yesteryear on the local rally scene. Monaghan Motor Club will have their own stand as well as the Sligo Pallets Border Championship stand. The Civil Defence will also showcase their work and Rally School Ireland will have a stand with some of their cars on show also. Our very own Sean McCaffery will be MC for the day and keep all in attendance up to speed with everything that's happening. Plans are also afoot for a scrutineers forum at the launch event which will give local rally people an opportunity to have a chat one on one with some MI scrutineers, so whether you are building a car and have some queries or maybe just want to express your opinions or have suggestions regarding car safety etc. this is an ideal opportunity for you. This is only the tip of the iceberg of what is guaranteed to be an enjoyable day in a relaxed atmosphere so come along to the Hillgrove this Sunday, 14th with fun for all the family.


Posted: March 21, 2013 10:19 AM

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Posted: March 21, 2013 10:17 AM

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