Some of the random Kerry-based news stories you may not have heard of this week

Some of the random Kerry-based news stories you may not have heard of this week

Bones O’Connor was back behind the wheel of a night navigation trials car for the second time in month.

The Caherdaniel man, a former national champion in the discipline, contested The 100 Isles Navigation Trial on Saturday night. Reunited with his old navigator Patrick O’Leary, they finished 13th. This is Bone’s 53rd year competing in motorsport

Sam Leach was also in action on the same event, he and co-driver Barry Attridge finished third in the Beginner class.

Lorcan Hanafin finished third in class in his Asian Le Mans Series debut. Driving an LMP2 car for the first time the Leeds-based driver raced in the Four Hours of Dubai at the wheel of a Rinaldi Racing LMP3 car.

The opening round of the Northern Ireland rally championship, the eurocables Belfast Rally, takes place in Kirkistown on Saturday.

Ger Conway is on co-driving duty for Stephen Wright in a Ford Fiesta RC2.

The Browne family from Brosna are also well represented on the entry list. Tyrone-based Colm and Michael Browne are in action in the same Ford Escort G3 they used in the Kerry Winter Rally last October.

Father and son Maurice and Dean McElligott were in action in the East Cork Hot Rod Club’s sprint at Watergrasshill in Cork on Sunday.

Sharing a Nissan Micra, Dean finished first in class and second overall in the 27-car junior section. He beat his father by 12 seconds – Maurice finished fourth in the 1000cc adult class


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