COI International Rally at Ireland

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Ulster Automobile Club’s Circuit of Ireland International Rally is probably one of the most recognised sporting events held on the Emerald Isle. Steeped in a long and distinguished history, the world renowned sporting occasion once held the accolade of being the longest tarmac rally in the world!

The cost of modern day rallying requires shorter, more compact events, but organisers have ensured that this Easter’s rally will challenge the very best of the Irish talent. Based in Newcastle for the first time since 1992, the headquarters for the 2008 event will be located at the glamorous Slieve Donard Resort and Spa.

<strong>Results</strong>
1 Eamonn Boland/Damien Morrissey (Subaru Impreza WRC) 3h 03m 21s,
2 Gareth MacHale/Craig Parry (Ford Focus WRC) 3h 03m 26s,
3 Tim McNulty/Eugene O’Donnell (Subaru Impreza WRC) 3h 04m 47s,
4 Aaron MacHale/Killian Duffy (Ford Focus WRC) 3h 15m 24s,
5 John McGlaughlin/Crawford Henderson (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) GpN 3h 21m 10s,
6 Brendan Cumiskey/Conor Foley (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) GpN 3h 23m 07s,
7 Denis Biggerstaff/Alistair Wyllie (Subaru Impreza WRC) 3h 27m 01s,
8 Kevin Kelleher/Martin Kelleher (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) GpN 3h 29m 44s,
9 David Wright/Susanne Wright (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) GpN 3h 30m 12s,
10 Tommy Doyle/Tony McDaid (Renault Clio R3) 3h 36m 02s.

<strong>Leaders After:</strong>
SS1 Eamonn Boland/Damien Morrissey (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2-3 Mark Higgins/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4-20 Eamonn Boland/Damien Morrissey (Subaru Impreza WRC)

<strong>Stage Winners:</strong>
SS1 Eamonn Boland/Damien Morrissey (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS2 Mark Higgins/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS3 Mark Higgins/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS4 Tim McNulty/Eugene O’Donnell (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS5 Gareth MacHale/Craig Parry (Ford Focus WRC)
SS6 Gareth MacHale/Craig Parry (Ford Focus WRC)
SS7 Tim McNulty/Eugene O’Donnell (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS8 Gareth MacHale/Craig Parry (Ford Focus WRC)
SS9 Tim McNulty/Eugene O’Donnell (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS10 Gareth MacHale/Craig Parry (Ford Focus WRC)
SS11 Eamonn Boland/Damien Morrissey (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS12 Gareth MacHale/Craig Parry (Ford Focus WRC)
SS13 Tim McNulty/Eugene O’Donnell (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS14 Gareth MacHale/Craig Parry (Ford Focus WRC)
SS15 Eamonn Boland/Damien Morrissey (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS16 Gareth MacHale/Craig Parry (Ford Focus WRC)
SS17 Eamonn Boland/Damien Morrissey (Subaru Impreza WRC)
SS18 Gareth MacHale/Craig Parry (Ford Focus WRC)
SS19 Gareth MacHale/Craig Parry (Ford Focus WRC)
SS20 Eamonn Boland/Damien Morrissey (Subaru Impreza WRC) 

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