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Dogleap Rally (Shackleton) - (Sat) 7 Aug 21

Posted: August 2, 2021 3:32 PM - 3137 Hits

Counting Round - 2021 Northern Ireland Rally Championship

N.I. Rally Championship Battle Continues at Dogleap Rally This Weekend!

Posted: August 2, 2021 3:32 PM

The top three contenders for the 2021 McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Rally Championship crown are back in action this Saturday for round two of the hotly contested series!

Based within the confines of the expansive Shackleton Complex in Ballykelly, near Limavady, the Eakin Bros Brian James Trailers Dogleap Rally will see Championship leader Jonny Greer (Citroen C3) continue battle with Derek McGarrity (Fiesta WRC) and reigning champion Stephen Wright (Fiesta R5) at the Maiden City Motor Club organised event.

Greer and navigator Kirsty Riddick claimed victory at the opening round of the series in June where they finished comfortably ahead of McGarrity and Paddy Robinson, with Wright and Liam Moynihan third. However, McGarrity was piloting an ageing Ford Focus WRC on that occasion and he plans to up the ante with a newer Fiesta WRC at Shackleton.

The top three Championship contenders will face stiff opposition from a strong field of four-wheel-drive crews including Aaron McLaughlin and Darren Curran (Fiesta R5). They finished fifth at round one and having sealed victory at the previous running of the Dogleap event in 2019 - which was then a non-championship event - Shackleton is one of their favourite hunting grounds.

Also in the mix will be former Irish Tarmac Champions, Josh Moffett and Andy Hayes (Fiesta), as well as Desi and Mark Henry (Hyundai R5). Peadar Hurson and Damien Connolly (Fiesta WRC) are also in the mix, while Derek and Mark McGeehan make a return to the series with their Mini WRC.


The two-wheel-drive battle will be just as enthralling and crews will have their work cut out to beat the Darrian T90 belonging to Barry Morris and Dylan Doonan. They secured the category spoils at the opening round of the McGrady Insurance series and will again face stiff opposition from a host of potent 2WD crews.

They include Escort pilots Damian Toner, John Bradley and James Kennedy, while Seamus Morris (Darrian T90 GTR), Marty Toner (BMW 1M), John Devlin (Escort) and Alastair Cochrane (Escort) are all expected to be in the mix.


The event will include six stages all based within the confines of the Shackleton Complex. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, spectators will not be permitted into the venue. The first car is due to start around 9.15am and live results will be available from rallyscore.net. Event updates will be posted throughout the day at nirallychampionship.com and facebook.com/nirallying.

Seeded Entry List

Posted: July 30, 2021 6:15 AM

1 Aaron McLaughlin/Darren Curran (Ford Fiesta R5) [11]
2 Jonathan Greer/Kirsty Riddick (Citroen C3) [10]
3 Derek McGarrity/Paddy Robinson (Ford Fiesta WRC) [9]
4 Stephen Wright/Liam Moynihan (Ford Fiesta R5) [8]
5 Josh Moffett/Andy Hayes (Ford Fiesta WRC) [9]
6 Desi Henry/Mark Henry (Hyundai i20 R5) [11]
7 Peadar Hurson/Damien Connolly (Ford Fiesta WRC) [10]
8 Barry Morris/Dylan Doonan (Darrian T90 GTR+) [7]
9 Derek McGeehan/Mark McGeehan (JCW MINI WRC) [10]
10 Niall Henry/Damien Duffin (Ford Fiesta R5) [11]
11 Kieron Graffin/Amy Graffin (Ford Fiesta R5) [11]
12 Martin Cairns/Claire Cairns (Ford Fiesta WRC) [10]
14 Ian Millar/Ronan O' Neill (Ford Fiesta R5) [11]
15 Damian Toner/Denver Rafferty (Citroen C3) [7]
16 Sean Devine/Nial Devine (Ford Fiesta) [2]
18 John Bradley/Crawford Henderson (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
19 James Kennedy/Heather Kennedy (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
20 Jason Mitchell/Peter Ward (Ford Fiesta R5) [10]
21 Seamus Morris/Jarlath Kelly (Darrian T90 GTR) [7]
22 Chris McGurk/Liam McIntyre (Ford Fiesta R5) [10]
23 Marty Tonner/Kyle Diffin (BMW 1M) [7]
24 Michael McGarrity/Damian Garvey (Ford Fiesta R5) [10]
25 John Devlin/John McCarthy (Ford Escort) [6]
26 Alastair Cochrane/Ian Kidd (Ford Escort) [6]
27 John Bonner/David Bonner (Ford Escort) [7]
28 George Robinson/Adrian Murdoch (Ford Fiesta) [11]
29 Andrew Bustard/Kenny Bustard (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [8]
30 Brendan McDaid/Johnny Baird (Ford Escort) [7]
31 David Moffett/Martin Connolly (Toyota Starlet) [7]
32 Gary McEvoy/Keith McEvoy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [8]
33 Paul Britton/Graham Henderson (subaru impreza N16) [2]
34 Fi McGrady/Cormac McGrady (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
35 Peter Bennett/Simon Jones (Skoda Fabia S2000) [9]
36 Joe Hegarty/David Turkington (Ford Escort) [7]
38 Sam Adams/Michael Johnston (Ford Escort) [5]
39 Jody McManus/Connor Duffy (Ford Fiesta R2) [4]
40 Lee McLaughlin/Aaron McCaron (Honda Civic) [7]
41 Joe Kelly/Conor Boylan (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
42 Brian McFall/John McCafferty (Ford Fiesta) [9]
43 Darragh Cairns/Garry Monteith (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [8]
44 Arthur Kierans/Conor Maguire (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
45 Paul McKenna/Nial McKenna (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6) [9]
46 Derek Gurney/Alan Conor (Ford Sierra) [6]
47 Michael McCollum/Michael Pearson (Ford Fiesta) [10]
48 Alexander Cochrane/Chris Johnston (Ford Escort) [6]
49 Barry Fitzsimons/Patrick McMullan (Subaru Impreza) [8]
50 Bob Riddles/Davys Riddles (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
51 Paul Ward/Loreen Ward (Ford Escort) [7]
52 Gareth Irwin/Justin McCauley (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
53 Anthony McCann/Damian McCann (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
54 Andrew White/Paul Hughes (Ford Escort Mk1) [7]
55 Stephen Peoples/Kieran Burke (Ford Escort) [6]
56 Jonny Morrow/Adam Semple (Toyota Corolla) [6]
57 Richard Hall/Declan Campbell (Porsche 911) [1]
58 Drew Wylie/Stephen McAuley (Ford Escort RS1800) [1]
59 Matthew McGaffin/Laura McGaffin (Ford Escort) [5]
60 Robert Erwin/Stephen Smith (Toyota MR2) [6]
61 Gareth Black/Connor Dunlop (Toyota Starlet) [6]
62 Raymond Johnston/Marc Johnston (Ford Escort) [5]
63 Adrian Grant/Olivia Coulter (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
64 Hugh Murdoch/Mark McCaffrey (Ford Escort Mk2) [7]
65 Terry Donnelly/Gareth Donnelly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) [9]
66 Shane Murray/Gary Hade (Ford Fiesta) [10]
67 Thomas Michael/Ivor Lamont (Citroen DS3) [10]
68 Niall Carey/Ciaran Carey (BMW Compact) [7]
69 David Porter/Declan Boyle (Subaru Impreza) [2]
70 Paul Murdoch/Dion Coyle (Ford Escort) [5]
71 Conor Gillespie/Michael White (Ford Escort Mk2) [5]
72 Philip Greenlee/Oisin Sherlock (Ford Escort) [7]
73 Brendan Cunningham/Ciaran Harte (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) [8]
75 Shane Quinn/Patrick Brides (Ford Fiesta R2T) [4]
76 James Convery/Joseph Walls (Subaru Impreza) [8]
77 Tommy Maxwell/Sam McMullan (Ford Focus) [7]
78 Paidi Hamill/Martin Harte (Ford Escort Mk2) [6]
79 Michael Nutt/Neill Monaghan (Honda civic) [2]
80 Philip White/Brian Rowan (Nissan Micra) [3]
81 Joel Eakin/Sean Doherty (Honda Civic Type T) [2]
82 Gareth Deazley/Ash Boulton (Honda Civic) [4]
84 Dermot Brewster/Brian D'Arcy (Vauxhall Astra Gsi) [7]
85 Marshall Kennedy/Davy Young (Peugeot 306 GTi6) [2]
86 Seamus Goodfellow/Joel McFarland (Honda Civic) [2]
87 Jack Cairns/Martin Brady (Ford Fiesta R2) [4]
88 Kevin Wilson/Martin Farren (Evo Lancer) [9]
89 Roger Kennedy/Wendy Blackledge (PEUGEOT 306 S16) [6]
90 Ronnie McConnell/Rachel McConnell (Honda Civic) [2]
91 Richard O'Lone/Marc Nugent (Ford Fiesta R2) [4]
92 Andrew McGaffin/Tanja Shields (Ford Escort Mk1) [5]
93 Noel Vallely/Neill Vallely (Toyota Corolla) [5]
94 Angus Johnson/George McMillen (Vauxhall Corsa) [3]
95 William McClurkin/TBA (ford escort) [6]
96 Andrew Gillespie/Joe McNulty (Ford Escort) [6]
97 Conor Wilson/Emmett Kelly (Ford Fiesta R2) [4]
98 Jamie Grant/Ben Teggart (Toyota Starlet) [6]
99 Ewan Murdoch/Paul Reid (Ford Escort) [4]
100 Conor McKeown/Cahir Loftus (Honda Civic) [4]
101 Kyle Elder/Mark Elder (Honda Civic) [2]
102 Mark Preston/Richard Britton (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) [8]
104 Steve Benton/John Henderson (Ford Escort) [7]
105 Brendan Connor/Anthony Redstone (Fiesta R5) [8]
106 David Christie/Alastair McComb (Ford Escort) [5]

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