Killarney native Jason Farrell and new co-driver John McCarthy the junior section of the rally.
It was Farrell’s second win of the season plus a second place in Galway – all three coming with different co-drivers. They finished over two minutes ahead of Robbie O’Hanlon from Cork.
Local Gary Healy and Gearoid Moynihan completed the top three in another Honda Civic – it was their first rally on home soil. “All good,” said Gary, “No dramas,” at the finish ramp on Sunday evening.
Chris and Michael Browne reported an “up and down weekend” as they had to contend with an overheating engine and a third gear problem in the gearbox on their way to fourth in the category.
Kerry’s John Nagle and his Clare co-driver Keith Naughton were seventh.
Annascaul’s Alan O’Sullivan and his Limerick co-driver Mark Doody were eighth in the class. He said he enjoyed the run over Molls and the evening stages.
Jamie O’Rourke and Patrick Brislane had to rely on Rally2 rules to get to the finish.
Kerry retirements included Kerry Motor Club member Ronan Lacey, John Michael Kennelly/Brendan Behan; John Fleming/Brian A O’Donoghe and Damian Nagle/David Gleeson.
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