Locals to the fore on a busy motorsport weekend

Josh Moffett with Stephen Thornton on the notes took victory in the opening round of the Irish forestry championship in Carrick on Suir yesterday.

He had .6 of a sec to spare over his brother Sam wit both competing in the Combilift backed Fiesta R5’s. Keith Cronin completed the top 3 also in a Fiesta R5.

David Crosson and Damien Fleming took the modified section with 12th overall in their Mark II escort. Michael Conlon and Ciaran Mc Phillips were 2nd also in the escort and 14th overall.


In the night navigation trial hosted by the Midland motor club Sam Johnston and Colin Duffy came out of retirement and took victory with Muireann Hayes and Derek Mackeral extending their lead in the national championship by taking 2nd. Paul Phelan and Richard Cassidy completed the top 3.

In the classes, Conor Boylan and Mac Kierans topped the semi expert class with Andrew Wedlock/ Derek Butler 2nd and Karen and Ted Gaffney 3rd.

Robert Howard/Shane Dalton were the best of the novices with Oisin Sherlock and Aidan Sherry 2nd, David Mc Crudden and Peter Deery 3rd, while in the beginners class, Trevor Cassidy and Andrew Gould were the winners with Dylan Lennon and Aaron Dixon 2nd and Christopher McMahon/Emmet Mc Cooey completing the top 3 in that class.

The trial was also a counting round of the Squealing pig border championship, with the next round been hosted by Cavan motor club on March 4th,


Monaghan motor club hosted their annual Autotest yesterday at the Wrights quarry complex at Swanns cross it was  A counting  round of the Hewison trophy with Stephen Ferguson taking victory and Paul Mooney 2nd.. Ciaran Mc Cara was  top of the club members class with Martin Tynan 2nd and Ciaran Tynan 3rd.

Picture Credit :- James Cassidy and Ruaidhri Nash