Monaghan Stages Rally To Be Ultra-Competitive

The third round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship takes place at the weekend with the Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan Rally.

The capacity entry features Moffett brothers Sam and Josh, who between them have won the rally every year between 2013 and 2017.

Last year Donagh Kelly took the honours and he will be back for this years showdown.

Josh Moffett seeks his third successive win of this season’s Triton campaign and Sam, who won the Triton series in 2017, seeks a fourth win on his home event.

Speaking ahead of the event, Sam commented, “Yep, it’s my turn to drive the Fiesta WRC, we have an agreement and that’s the way it is.”  Asked for a response, Josh chuckled, “Agh! We will see, we will have a friendly chat later in the week.”

Another of the title contenders is Clonmel’s Roy White (Ford Fiesta WRC), a national winner in 2016, he occupies the number five berth in Monaghan and will be determined to match the pace of his Triton rivals.

Ballinode’s Niall Maguire (Subaru WRC) knows what its like to win on home ground, a multiple winner, his last success was in 2010.  He remains a great stalwart of the National series.

The top ten is completed by Donegal’s Joe McGonigle (Mini WRC), Warrenpoint’s Peadar Hurson (Ford Fiesta WRC), Armagh’s Darren Gass (Skoda Fabia R5) and another local driver Stephen Wright (Ford Fiesta R5).

Organising Club: Monaghan Motor Club.

Clerk of the Course: Eoghan Corr.

Rally Headquarters: Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan. 047 81888.

TOP 10: 

1.Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley (Ford Focus WRC)

  1. Sam Moffett /James Fulton (Ford Fiesta WRC)
  2. Josh Moffett/Andy Hayes (Ford Fiesta R5)
  3. Declan Boyle/Brian Boyle (Ford Fiesta WRC)
  4. Roy White/James O’Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC)
  5. Niall Maguire/James O’Reilly (Subaru WRC)
  6. Joe McGonigle/Ciaran Geaney (Mini WRC)
  7. Peadar Hurson/Damien Connolly (Ford Fiesta WRC)
  8. Darren Gass/Enda Sherry (Skoda Fabia R5)
  9. Stephen Wright/Stephen Thornton (Ford Fiesta R5)

TIMES & PLACES:

First Car away         Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan . 09.20

S.S. 1,4 & 7:           Hollywood (11.76Km) 10.00; 12.46 7 15.36

S.S. 2, 5 & 8:           Radeerpark (10.50Km) 10.45, 13.31 & 16.21

S.S. 3,6 &9:             Stranoodan (16.08Km) 11.22, 14.08 & 16.58.

Service:                  09,30, 12.02 & 14.48

Finish Ramp:            Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan. 17.36