Monaghan featured prominently on last weekend’s Birr Stages Rally based in Nenagh.
The event was an opt out round of the National Rally Championship this year and attracted
a small but quality entry of crews for the first Tarmac Rally of the year.
Local man Roy White took overall honours in his Fiesta. Chasing him down was Donagh
Kelly and his Monaghan navigator Conor Foley who claimed 2nd overall in their Focus.
The podium positions were completed by Declan Boyle who had James O’Reilly in the
navigator’s seat for the first time. Stephen Wright/Arthur Kierans had a steady run
in their Fiesta R5 to finish 7th overall despite a stage two delay. Kaine Treanor
guided Colin Quirk to 12th overall in another R5 Fiesta with Emmet Sherry guiding
David Guest to 14th overall and Group N honours.
Donegal's Declan Boyle and his Monaghan co-driver James O'Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC)
finished third overall in the Great National Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh Rally. Photo:
Donegal's Donagh Kelly and his Monaghan co-driver Conor Foley (Ford Focus WRC) finished
second in the Great National Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh Rally. Photo: Martin Walsh.