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RALLY NEWS No.4 - After stage 3 - Sunday @ 14:50:15
RALLY NEWS NO.4 Service/Sunday
1st (1) Thomas Fitzmaurice/Fionn Foley (Lancer N) 20.55
2nd (6) Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Lancer N) 20.57
3rd (4) Mike Quinn/Grainne McEnery (Escort) 21.01
4th (3) Shane Maguire/Enda Sherry (Impreza N) 21.31
5th (22) Richard & John Burke (Impreza) 21.32
6th (12) Fergus O'Meara/Liam Brennan (Escort) 21.40
7th (5) Sean Flanagan/Diarmuid French (Impreza N) 21.49
8th (146) Paraic Cummins/Graham Kelly (Escort G4) 21.59
9th (11) Pat Kelly/Jonathan Folan (Impreza A) 22.07
10th (44) Tim Enright/Stephen Buckley (Escort) 22.16

In bright sunshine Alan Ring and his co driver Adrian Deasy had a great charge through the 3rd stage, their Lancer stopping the clocks on 6m29s. Thomas Fitzmaurice recorded a 6.33 so now leads by just 2s with one stage remaining. Fitzmaurice said after that 3rd stage. “I was just too cautious”. Alan Ring commented. “We were up the ditch a couple of times. I will have to change tyres now and go for a real cut on the last one”. Mike Quinn joked at stage finish. “We’re sparing the car for a big charge on the last stage”. Shane Maguire in 4th told us he is very much in championship mode so there are no heroics from that quarter! Richard Burke had been ahead of Shane but dropped 2s to the young Monaghan man so now Burke is 1s in arrears.

Fergus O’Meara remained in 6th place after stage 3 and although he is settling in well to his beautiful new Escort there are still a couple of niggly things holding him back. Paraic Cummins reports no problems at all and as well as being 8th o/a is now leading class 13 in his Escort G4. Benny Kennedy was up to 11th o/a after the opening stage but has now retired his Civic. Cal McCarthy, whose Civic is running at No.25, had an overshoot in that 3rd stage and bent a front wheel back. Still going and is 15th o/a and leads class 16. Paddy O’Rourke at No.28 finished that 3rd stage with bits of plastic from a bale sticking out of the Escort’s taillight. Paddy told us. “We were getting very sideways and we were in the dyke a couple of times”. On our last RallyNews we mentioned that Eamonn Hanley was having severe misfiring problems with his Clio and might have to pull out of the rally. He was still going after stage 3 and although he was 23rd o/a was leading cl.6 in the black Clio. Brendan Brosnan who works here in the quarry is driving a little Peugeot 206 and he’s lying 2nd in cl. 14 despite this being his first time out on a rally since 2005 Cork 20. Neil Pierce is fighting for Top Part West Coast C/ship points and he is 2nd in cl.11 in his Civic although he is 18th o/a and the class leader Alan Shiel is 13th o/a in his Civic.
More news later: BRIAN & LIZ PATTERSON www.rallynews.net

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