Well this is the final fling of every year and is a very well attended event by spectators and cars / drivers alike and thi year didn’t disapoint thats for sure with the weather turning very wet by stage 3 making driving conditions terrible but with the top 30 or so entries 4WD it made for some really exciting sideways and a clatter of mk2’s helped that but the FWD lads also has some steering to do it wa sthat sl;ippy back end were trying to overtake the drivers all day. Sean Devine in an S( or S10 impreza, McGeehan in one of donnely’s corollas and eddie gary was the main WRC stuff along with Brendan O’Hagan in his forcus on a rare outting as he doesn’t do a wild lot of rallying in the car, then in the grpN field Kelly, Graffin and Ballintine was the most known men out driving the nutts of fthe cars.
these are low res samples – full results to follow and pictures of all drivers and cars on stage 3 available!
1 Donagh Kelly / Alan Hall – Evo – 23:12.9
2 Sean Devine / Niall Devine – Impreza – 23:14.7
3 Derek McGeehan / Charlie Donnelly – Corolla – 23:17.6
4 Paul McKenna / Danielle Gallagher – Evo – 23:51.8
5 Brian Dowey / Ricky Cochrane – Escort – 23:51.8
6 Stanley Ballantine / Andrew Gamble – Evo – 23:54.2
7 Seamus Devine / Cathal Lagan – Evo – 23:56.5
8 Shaun Reid / Damian McAuley – Evo – 24:09.4
9 Dermott McGeady / Gerard Mullan – Evo – 24:25.8
10 John McKewon / Mandy McKewon – Escort – 24:39.8