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RALLY NEWS No.3 - Service - Sunday @ 12:19:02
RALLY NEWS NO.3 Service/Sunday
1st (3) Philip & Simon Morrow (Lancer N) 14.28
2nd (2) Owen Murphy/James O`Brien (Lancer N) 14.40
3rd (1) Mick O`Brien/Greg Shinnors (Focus WRC) 14.41
4th (6) Vincent & JP McAree (Lancer N) 15.05
5th (5) Daniel O`Brien/Mark Glennerster (Focus WRC) 15.08
6th (10) Ger & James Lucey (Lancer N) 15.16
1st (201) Shane McGirr/Jackie Elliott (Starlet rwd) 15.21
2nd (202) Desi Henry/Barry McNulty (Citroen DS3) 15.33
3rd (203) Mickey Conlon/Ciaran McPhillips (Escort) 15.51
4th (204) James Coleman/Liam Brennan (Escort) 15.53
5th (206) Paul Fitzgerald/Pierce Doheny Jnr (Escort) 15.58
6th (207) Jimmy Deane/Peter Murphy (Escort) 16.34

Light rain swept across the Tipperary countryside as the cars tackled stage 2, Kilworth. Phillip Morrow was fastest through the 14.5km test although the Lisburn man reckoned that his tyres were not quite suitable for the at times muddy surface. Owen Murphy seemed to regain his confidence after a shaky run on the first stage and he set 2nd best time, just 3s down on Morrow. No.1 seed Mick O`Brien was a further 5s back and reckoned there is some small glitch with his Focus WRC transmission or perhaps it is giving a wrong read out on the dash. Certainly his engineer Tom Gahan is going to have his work cut out to isolate the problem before stage 3. Fourth on the road, Martin Cairns, was again just outside the fastest times and Martin said. “The car feels grand, it seemed a good run but the times are not there”. Mick O`Brien`s son Daniel, also in a Focus WRC, had a decent run through stage 2 but not fantastic and the young man reckons he was half asleep through there.

Vincent McAree had to change a puncture on his Lancer before the start of the stage and when asked if he had the right type of tyre as a spare he replied. `Do not know, it was round and black`, and his time was not bad at all. Liam Regan also had a decent time and said that stage suited his little Peugeot 4wd better. Josh Moffett was faster than his older brother Sam through stage 2, neither reported any problems. Josh is on a total of 15.19 and Sam now on 15.20. Niall Henry was slowed in that stage when his Lancer had a spin costing about 30s.

In the 2 wheel drive category Shane McGirr was a lot faster than anyone else in the category. He recorded a 9.42 as against Desi Henry 9.54 and Mickey Conlon 10.07. James Coleman recorded a 10.08, he was slowed slightly when he caught the struggling Dean Rafferty. Junior Champion Dean in his Civic, reported a puncture and he dropped approximately 1m. This leaves Daniel Cronin leading the Junior category on a total of 16.53. Fellow Junior Conor McCarthy, also in a Civic, is 2nd on 16.57. Dean Rafferty`s total following the puncture is 17.05. Shane McGirr reported no problems through the stage. Desi Henry felt that his Citroen was struggling for grip in the muddy sections. Mickey Conlon felt he had a poor enough run on the first part of the stage but went well on the second.
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