A double act of sportsmanship by Murphy and Black on the Galway International Rally

Without a doubt, one of the drives of the Galway International Rally belonged to the Killarney crew of Conor Murphy and Sean Collins.

Main photo by Tony Grifin

The Ford Escort team eventually finished third overall in the National section and 12th on combined times.

They were in a fierce battle with the Armagh/Galway crew of Jason Black and Karl Egan.

A faulty alternator hampered progress on Sunday but, sportingly. Black offered to tow them back to the Loughrea Mart service park to keep them in the rally.

Black argued that he was only returning the favour after a similar fate befell his Toyota Starlet earlier in the event and Murphy towed him back to base.

Just 12.1 seconds separated Black and Murphy after 14 difficult stages over the course of the two days.

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