Cavan Stages Rally - 27 May 18

Posted: October 23, 2018 8:57 AM - 18247 Hits

Round 3 - 2018 National Rally Championship
Round 3 - 2018 Border Rally Championship

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Posted: October 23, 2018 8:57 AM

In Car

Posted: October 23, 2018 8:47 AM

Gary Kiernan & Ryan Moore (Ford Escort Mk II) SS9

Jason Black & Jack McKenna (Toyota Starlet) SS4

Gareth Black & Calum Maguire (Toyota Starlet) SS6

MOFFETT/MORIARTY MOP UP IN CAVAN - Report courtesy of Triton Showers - Proud sponsors of the Irish National Rally Championship.

Posted: October 23, 2018 8:43 AM

Leading all through, Monaghan’s Josh Moffett (Ford Fiesta WRC) and his Limerick co-driver Keith Moriarty won the Hotel Kilmore Cavan Rally, round three of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship. They finished 34.6 seconds ahead of the Fiesta WRC of Donegal’s Declan Boyle and his Monaghan co-driver James O’Reilly. Armagh’s Darren Gass (Subaru WRC) and Monaghan’s Enda Sherry were 46.4 seconds further behind in third.

On the opening stage Moffett took a 5.6 second lead over Boyle with White 5.4 seconds further behind in third. Garry Jennings (Subaru) occupied fourth - 11.4 seconds behind the 2016 Triton champion White with Joe McGonigle (Mini WRC) and Peadar Hurson (Fiesta WRC) completing the top six. Stuart Darcy (Darrian T90) seventh in general classification led the two-wheel drive category.

Times for the second stage were cancelled due to issues with synchronising the clocks as Moffett, despite a spin, dominated the third stage and arrived at the Cavan service park with a lead of 8.8 seconds over Boyle, who was quite content with both his pace and position.

White was 10.6 seconds further behind in third, he also spun on S.S. 3 and it cost him a few seconds. Fourth placed Garry Jennings reckoned the stages were very narrow for his Subaru WRC, he was some 13 seconds behind White. Peadar Hurson in fifth was downbeat as he had no readout in the cockpit of his Ford Fiesta WRC to inform him which gear he had selected. Joe McGonigle (Mini WRC) completed the top six. Elsewhere, the top ten also included Darren Gass (Subaru WRC), he was untroubled in the McKinstry Subaru WRC; Stuart Darcy in seventh continued to set the pace in the two-wheel drive, he opined that his Darrian was too low and needed adjusting for the Cavan terrain even though he was a little reluctant to make the change.

Donagh Kelly in his first outing in a Fiesta WRC took time to adjust and remarked that it was a much different to his usual Ford Focus WRC. Kevin Barrett (Subaru WRC) completed the top ten.

Willie Fannin (Subaru) led Group N after early leader Aidan Wray (Mitsubishi) retired with a damaged exhaust. Maynooth’s Paul Barrett (Mitsubishi EvoX) also retired, a blown turbo on the opening stage signalled the end of his rally. Elsewhere, Gary Kiernan (Escort) spun on the opening stage and had steering issues on the third stage while another Cavan driver Chris Armstrong (Escort) retired with a damaged wheel.

Although Boyle narrowed the deficit to 7.8 seconds on S.S. 4, Moffett was quickest on S.S. 5 and White was best on S.S. 6 where Boyle lost time with a front right wheel puncture. Out in front, Moffett led White by 24.1 seconds with Boyle 12.2 seconds further behind. With the best time on S.S. 6 White was confident that he could hold off Boyle on the closing three stages. Jennings in fourth acknowledged the pace of the leading trio and reckoned he needed more seat time to get to that level. Gass continued untroubled in fifth followed by McGonigle, who lost over twenty seconds having been off the road on S.S. 5. Hurson retired his Ford Fiesta with a broken rear differential.

Kelly moved up to seventh as he continued to acclimatise to the Fiesta WRC.
Having raised the set-up of his Darrian, Darcy was pleased with the outcome, but the brake pedal went soft on the sixth stage as he led the Escort of Gary Kiernan by 8.3 seconds, the latter punctured towards the stage end but lost little time. Kevin Barrett (Subaru WRC) was tenth. The Escorts of Ryan Loughran and Damien Toner were just outside the top ten, the former had gearbox issues and the latter, a misfire.

Willie Fannin (Subaru) continue to lead Group N - 17.1 seconds ahead of the Mitsubishi of Cathan McCourt.

A rear left wheel puncture soon after the start of S.S. 7 saw White plummet to eighteenth as he lost over five minutes when he had to stop and change the wheel. Moffett was quickest on the stage and also on the penultimate stage. On the Power Stage, Boyle set the fastest time to claim the bonus point to add to the 18 points for second spot. Moffett took his first win on the season and with it the 20 Triton points. McGonigle, Kelly and Jennings completed the top six.

Darcy withstood the challenge of local hero Gary Kiernan (Escort) to win the two-wheel drive category, Darcy also won the Triton Showers Drive of the Day award. Kiernan and Kevin Barrett (Subaru WRC) completed the top ten, the latter ran out of fuel right at the Cavan finish. White finished twelfth.

Meanwhile, on his debut in a Mitsubishi EvoX and in left hand drive for the first time, Down’s Cathan McCourt and his Cork co-driver Grace O’Brien won the Group N category as Willie Fannin (Subaru) was a final stage retirement.

In the Junior category, Armagh’s Jason Black (Toyota Starlet) took a dominant victory and finished a minute and 53.4 seconds ahead of the Longford’s Stephen Faughan (Escort) with Armagh’s Gareth Black (Toyota Starlet) a minute and 14.7 seconds further behind.


Posted: October 23, 2018 8:19 AM

1 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta WRC) 55m 23s,
2 Declan Boyle/James O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC) 55m 57s,
3 Darren Gass/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) 56m 44s,
4 Joe McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Mini WRC) 57m 46s,
5 Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley (Ford Fiesta WRC) 57m 56s,
6 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) 57m 59s,
7 Stuart Darcy/William Kelly (Darrian T90 GTR) 58m 31s,
8 Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore (Ford Escort MkII) 58m 34s,
9 Ryan Loughman/Gareth Doherty (Ford Escort MkII) 59m 23s,
10 Kevin Barrett/Anthony Nestor (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) 59m 30s.

Motorsport Safety Team Group N award:
Cathan McCourt/Grace O’Brien (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) 61m 43s. Two wheel drive award: Stuart Darcy/William Kelly.

Historics: 1 Malcolm Pedlow/Billy Regan (BMW 2002Ti) 73m 44s.

1 Jason Black/Jack McKenna (Starlet) 38m 54s,
2 Stephen Faughnan/Amy Faughnan (Escort) 42m 47s,
3 Gareth Black/Calum Maguire (Starlet) 41m 11s.

Leaders after:
SS1-9 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta WRC)

Stage Winners
SS1 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS2 Cancelled
SS3 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS4 Declan Boyle/James O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS5 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS6 Roy White/James O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC+)
SS7 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta WRC)
SS8 Darren Gass/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC S14)
SS9 Declan Boyle/James O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC)

Seeded Entry List

Posted: May 23, 2018 2:42 AM

1 Declan Boyle/James O'Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
2 Roy White/James O'Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
3 Gary Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
4 Josh Moffett/Keith Moriarty (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
5 Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley (Ford Fiesta WRC) [7]
6 Peadar Hurson/Damien Connolly (Ford Fiesta WRC) [20]
7 Joseph McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Mini JCW WRC) [20]
8 Niall Maguire/Arthur Kierans (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
9 Darren Gass/Enda Sherry (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
10 Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru Impreza WRC S14) [7]
11 Paddy McVeigh/Gary McElhinney (Subaru Impreza WRC S12B) [7]
12 Aidan Wray/Kieran McGrath (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [4]
14 Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
15 Chris Armstrong/Chris Melly (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
16 Stuart Darcy/TBA (Darrian T90) [14]
17 Adrian Hetherington/Ronan O'Neill (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
18 Ryan Loughran/Gareth Doherty (Ford Escort Mk 2) [14]
19 Brian Brogan/Daniel Callaghan (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
20 David Leonard/Niall Burns (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
21 John Stone/Patrick Brides (Ford Fiesta S2500) [20]
22 Declan McCrory/TBC (Ford Fiesta S2000) [20]
23 Paul Rowley/Brian Doherty (Ford Fiesta R5) [5]
24 Raymond Conlon/Damien Fleming (Toyota Corolla) [13]
25 Mark Alcorn/Kevin McCafferty (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
26 Conor Watters/Shane O'Donnell (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
27 Trevor Bustard/John McCafferty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
28 Paul Barrett/Declan Tumilty (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [4]
29 Mark Boyle/Charles Gallagher (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [4]
30 Aaron McLaughlin/Darren Curran (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
31 Lee Hastings/Alistair Wyllie (Subaru Impreza) [20]
32 John McQuaid/Thomas Treanor (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
33 Damien Whoriskey/Conal McNulty (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
34 Dermot Gannon/Brian Boyle (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
35 Colin O'Rourke/Shane Gilhooly (Ford Escort Mk2) [14]
36 Daniel Conaghan/Terence Magee (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
37 John McCabe/Kaine Treanor (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [20]
38 Paul Clarke/Conor Boylan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
39 Gerard McQuaid/Gary Quinlan (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
40 Brian Armstrong/Aodhan Gallagher (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
41 William Armstrong/Philip Armstrong (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
42 Justin Smyth/TBA (Ford Escort) [12]
43 Vincent Collins/Fintan Killroe (Ford Escort) [12]
44 James McCarville/Paddy McCrudden (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
45 Mark Wedlock/Lois Branyan (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
46 Paul Carron/TBA (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
47 JF Shovelin/Emmet Brosnan (Ford Escort) [14]
48 Chris McLaughlin/Loretta Kelly (Toyota Starlet) [11R]
49 Declan Hall/Chris Corr (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
50 Jason Black/Jack McKenna (Toyota Starlet) [16]
51 David Kelly/Kenny Bustard (Toyota Starlet) [16]
52 Jordan Hone/Aileen Kelly (Opel Adam R2) [16]
53 Martin Tynan/Declan Tynan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [15]
54 Willie Fannin/TBA (Subaru Impreza N12B) [N4]
55 Damian Campbell/Declan McGarrity (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
56 Kevin Kelly/Keith Harris (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
57 Pat Price/Andrew Curran (Subaru Impreza N12B) [4]
58 Ivan Stewart/Timmy Duggan (Mitsubishi Lancer Lancer Evo 9) [20]
59 Pauric Sheridan/Willie Fitzpatrick (Ford Fiesta Proto) [20]
60 Cathal Mulgrew/Darren O'Brien (Ford Escort) [13]
61 JT Sean Warnock/Dessie Wilson (Ford Escort Mk2) [13]
62 William Creighton/Liam Regan (Peugeot 208) [2]
63 James Wilson/Gavin Doherty (Peugeot 208 R2) [2]
64 Lee McLaughlin/Christy McLaughlin (Honda Civic) [11F]
65 Donal Kelly/Aidan Sweeney (Honda Civic) [11F]
66 Damian O'Reilly/Thomas Wedlock (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
67 Joseph Smith/Alana Smith (Ford Escort) [12]
68 Seamus Cooke/Niall McGaughran (Ford Escort) [9]
69 Colin Currid/Paul Gallagher (Ford Escort) [12]
70 Michael McDaid/Daire Maguire (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
71 Shane Carr/Ciaran Carr (Vauxhall Nova) [10]
72 Paul Crosby/Trisha Greavy (Toyota Starlet) [11R]
73 Martin Swinburne/Gretchen Fegan (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
74 Johnny Armstrong/Philly Mitchell (Citreon C2) [16]
75 Gareth Black/Calum Maguire (Toyota Starlet) [16]
76 Stephen Faughan/Amy Faughan (Ford Escort) [16]
77 Michael Cahill/Keith Lipscombe (Honda Civic) [16]
78 Gene Callan/TBA (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
79 Eamonn Kelly/Conor Mohan (Honda Civic) [11F]
80 Colm Kearns/Andrew Wedlock (Ford Escort) [9]
81 Adrian Foley/Anthony McDonald (Opel Corsa) [10]
82 Marty McGuigan/Eoin Lennon (Talbot Sunbeam) [10]
83 Barney Greenan/Ben McIntyre (Ford Escort) [9]
84 Bryan Jardine/Declan McKenna (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
85 Anthony McCann/Damian McCann (Ford Escort Mk2) [12]
86 James McGreal/Chris Mitchell (Mitsubishi Lancer Lancer Evo 6) [15]
87 Sean Heraghty/Gary Lockhart (Toyota Corolla) [11R]
88 Roger Kennedy/Wendy Blackledge (Peugeot 306) [3]
89 Leonard Tuite/Niall Farrelly (Ford Escort Mk2 RS1600) [10]
90 Ronan Quinn/Ian McCord (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
91 Ger Lyons/Steve O'Brien (Honda Civic) [11F]
92 Davy Hunt/Gillian Gilmartin (Peugeot 106 Maxi) [11F]
93 Des Lyons/Aishling McArdle (Honda Civic) [11F]
94 Christopher Brennan/Martin Hughes (Honda Civic) [11F]
95 Barry Doogan/Keith Neary (Honda Civic) [11F]
96 Sean McCaul/Frank Clerkin (Ford Escort G3) [11R]
97 Gerry McIntyre/Paul Clarke (Toyota Starlet) [11]
98 Darragh Kelly/Eamon Doherty (Ford Escort Mk2) [11R]
99 Michael McGarrity/Damian Garvey (Citroen DS3 R3) [3]
100 Stephen Reynolds/Derek McCarthy (Honda Civic) [1]
101 Andrew Casey/Ronan McAnenny (Honda Civic) [1]
102 Alister Peoples/Patrick Patterson (Ford Escort) [11R]
103 John Crumlish/Daniel McBride (Subaru Impreza) [15]
104 Andrew Stewart/Tony Gallagher (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [15]
105 David Quinn/Wesley Shaw (BMW E30) [14]
106 Daniel Kelly/Liam McIntyre (Vauxhall Nova) [9]
107 Malcolm Pedlow/Billy Regan (BMW 2002 TII) [18]
108 Pat Shields/John Kelly (Ford Escort MK 2) [11R]
109 Patrick Fitzpatrick/James McEneaney (Ford Escort Mk2) [9]
110 Jake Lennon/TBA (Honda Civic) [16]
111 Sean McConnell/Oisin Sherlock (Honda Civic) [16]
112 Jack Brunton/Sean Brunton (Honda Civic) [16]
113 Darragh McNern/Trevor Graham (Toyota Corolla) [16]

Hotel Kilmore Cavan Stages Rally Press Release 2

Posted: May 10, 2018 3:38 PM

There are three weeks to go to the Hotel Kilmore Cavan Stages Rally and the entries are flowing in for the event in what’s shaping up to be a very competitive rally between some of Ireland top drivers. Declan Boyle in his Ford Fiesta WRC will be coming back to try and repeat his win in 2017.

The popular Donegal man who currently leads the chase for the 2018 Triton Showers National Rally Championship will have stiff opposition once again in the form of fellow Donegal man Donagh Kelly aswell as a host of other big names including White, McGonigle, Moffett and not to mention the 6 times winner of the event Niall Maguire.

The event was launched officially at the Hotel Kilmore with the help of Paul Henry and his team who are back once again as the title sponsors of the event with the hotel being the focal point for the event with parc ferme, service and scrutiny all being within a 3 minute walk.

Commenting at the launch Paul noted the event was one of Cavan’s prestige sporting events during the year
“The Hotel Kilmore are delighted to be associated once again with this great event and we are really looking forward to it.” The Hotel Kilmore’s Country Club also have Michael English performing on the Saturday night for a great night’s entertainment.

The event is delighted to welcome back the Cootehill based Abcon Industrial Products Ltd who through the form of their automotive brand FinishLine would have a strong connection with the sport with a number of competitors turning to the brand since it’s introduction and association with the Rally in 2017. Speaking at the launch Lyn Sharkey expressed delight at coming on board with the event for another year
“We are delighted to be associated with the rally once again with the FinishLine product as we feel it’s a really good match for our customer base and to be associated with such an old and well established event.” Lyn also brought news of a competiton being held in the Rally Programme this year in the form of a coupon which can be cut out and filled in when they purchase FinishLine products from their retailer for a chance to win a supercar driving experience day in Mondello.

Another company making their return for 2018 is Wilton Waste recycling who have been great supporters of the event over the years since their establishment in 2003 with Rodney himself a former two wheel drive winner on the event on occasions. This year with the stages getting close to home there could be a chance that Rodney could possibly make a cameo appearance in some form of Ford. Once again they will be providing the waste disposal solutions in the service park which is just one branch of their business catering for a lot of the Commercial and residential refuse in the county on a daily basis.

2018 will bring a new sponsor to the event in the form of Fire Protection Ireland who have been in business since 2011 formed by regular competitor Sean Sharkey who offer 24 hour 365 services on fire protection systems whether it’s installation, commissioning or servicing. Sean will be hoping to have his Toyota Starlet ready in time for the event to have a go at the 2 wheel drive race which will feature a number of rapid locals with Chris Armstrong and Gary Kiernan renewing their battle on the stages.

With entries still coming in the number of entrants and interesting names will continue to grow with the addition of a new look shakedown stage being welcomed by all competitors as a great initiative.

Regulations / Entry Form

Posted: April 17, 2018 4:29 PM

Hotel Kilmore Cavan Stages Rally Press Release 1

Posted: April 3, 2018 3:50 PM

The Hotel Kilmore Cavan Stages Rally will take place for the 34th time on the 26th & 27th May 2018 and will once again see the Triton Showers National Rally Championship and the Sligo Pallets border rally championship return to the Breffni county as the event will host round 3 of both of Ireland’s top line championships which has seen local success in the past. Overall winner of the event in 2017 Donegal’s Declan Boyle will return to see if he can make it two in a row.

The event welcomes back long-time associate sponsors for the event in the form of Wilton Waste Recycling and Finish line automotive products who’s continued support has been appreciated over the years and we look forward to working with them for the 2018 event. This year we also welcome Fire Protection Ireland on board and look forward to working with all. After the success of the previous events the club are delighted to renew the Pinto Challenge for class 12 Pinto engine cars. This is part of a trio of modified class awards with the Paddy Kiernan Memorial award for class 13 and the Joe McGurk Memorial award for class 14, all will be hotly contested by competing crews.

Stephen Kellett will be Clerk of the Course for his seventh year and the Hotel Kilmore will once again be the Rally HQ. Service area will be held in Liberty Insurance car park. Mechanical scrutiny and Trailer park will take place in O’Neill Army Barracks Dublin Road, Cavan all this is walking distance from the rally HQ.

The format of this year’s rally will see the return of the “shakedown stage” on the Saturday evening with 3 runs over a 3km stage available for crews to make sure their machines are fully up to the challenge of the traditional loop of 3X3 over a very compact route with low road mileage offering the maximum 120 special stage kilometres.

Once again, the event will offer a Junior event along with the Rally2 option during the course of the event to offer maximum value for money for competing crews. More information will be available on in the coming weeks.

Event Poster

Posted: February 13, 2018 3:58 AM

Club Website

Posted: February 13, 2018 3:55 AM

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