2022 The story so far
The Killarney Forestry Rally served as the opening round of this year’s championship.
Unfortunately, that event ended in the worst possible way but in line with Motorsport Ireland sanctioned championships (and the Moriarty’s Centra Kingdom of Kerry championship is MI permitted) it was possible to apply scores up the point the results were declared
So after round one, the returning Mike O’Donoghue leads the way. He took part in the forestry rally in an unusual Subaru Impreza estate and finished third in his well-supported class.
His co-driver Dan Murphy is second in the navigator’s standing as his East Kerry neighbour Donagh Crowley was second in his class alongside Ger Lucey in a Mitsubishi Lancer E8.
Junior driver Mossie Costello finished fifth in the well-supported Junior 1000 class in his Peugeot 107.
Event sponsor Cyril Wharton is third after the opening round.
There were more Kerry co-drivers than drivers competing on the Killarney Forestry and that is reflected in the championship standings thus far.
Elaine Ni She won her six-car class alongside John Gordon and arrives at the Rally of the Lakes in third place overall.
Denny Greaney is fourth.
Fifth-placed Niall Myers will switch to the driver’s seat for the Rally of the Lakes and points are not transferable across each side of the car.
Donal Falvey, who was alongside Cyril in Killarney shares two points with Mikie Cleary who was co-driving for Ollie Kearce.
1 Mike O’Donoghue 8
2 Mossie Costello 6
3 Cyril Wharton 2
1 Donagh Crowley 9
2 Dan Murphy 8
3 Elaine Ni She 7
4 Denny Greaney 5
5 Niall Myers 3
6 Donal Falvey 2
= Mike Cleary 2
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