Jason Farrell wins Junior section of Rally of the Lakes – all local crews mentioned

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.

Junior Category winners Jason Farrell and John McCarthy celebrate at the finish ramp at the Killarney and District Motor Club International Rally of the Lakes at The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Sunday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

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.

Proud Dad and Club Steward Martin Farrell with his son Jason Farrell, winner of the Junior Category at the Killarney and District Motor Club International Rally of the Lakes on Sunday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

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.

Junior Category winners Jason Farrell and John McCarthy celebrate at the finish ramp with Martin Farrell, Paul Ahern (Aherns Motor Group), Darren McCormick (Clerk of the course), Michael O’Mahoney (Rentokil Initial) and Dan Keane (Killarney and District Motor Club Chairman) at the Killarney and District Motor Club International Rally of the Lakes at The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Sunday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

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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