Mayo’s Championship Super Six
Donegal’s Declan Boyle and Brian Boyle, in their Fiesta WRC, won the Donegal Harvest Rally by almost one minute and 40 seconds from Manus Kelly and Gareth Doherty in a Subaru Impreza WRC in superb conditions over some great stages in south west Donegal last weekend. Niall Maguire and Enda Sherry also in a Subaru Impreza WRC rounded off the top three.
The event seen a finale for two Rally championships the Sligo Pallets Border Championship and the Triton showers National Rally Championship, both of which had major Mayo interest in overall class awards.
Achill’s Brian Lavelle picked up points in every round of the Border Rally Championships in his Honda Civic rounding of the year with second place in Class 1. He also added third place in the Triton Showers National Rally Championships Class 1 to his silverware haul for 2016.
In Class 11R Castlebar’s Barry Cuffe secured second place overall after a run of fine finishes in his Mk2 Escort, his navigator Stephen McGing from Westport went one better when his points total from the year was enough to give him the overall Class 11R Navigator win.
Foxford’s James McGreal and his navigator Chris Mitchell took their Mitsubishi Evo to overall comfortable Class 15 honours, the pair also topped the Class 15 honours in the Triton Showers National Rally Championships. McGreal a former overall winner of the Border Championships in 2000 was delighted with his first season in the Evo which was only acquired on the run up to the opening event of the year, the Mayo Stages rally back in March.
18 year old Lorcan Moore from Crossmolina topped of an excellent 2016 by claiming the runner up spot in the navigator section of the Class 15 Border Rally Championships, after a string of super results in 2016 the future is most definitely bright for the young navigator.