Motorsport Ireland results 9/10 December 2017
Local pair Owen Murphy and Daire Hayes scored a narrow win in the opening round of the National Navigation Trial Championship at Whitechurch, Co Cork, finishing a single mark ahead of fellow Corkmen Donal Healy and Denis O’Donovan in the Cork MC Startrek event.
Limerick brothers Joe and Greg Shinnors took third place, another five marks behind. Among the retirements were former champions Colin Duffy and Sam Johnston, who had exhaust problems early on the 80 mile route.
Siobhan McCann beat all her male opposition to take top place in the MEC Noonan Cup Sporting Trial at Greenan, in Co Wicklow. Driving the car she shares with her father, Siobhan was one mark in front of Richard Meeke after the twelve sections, with Brian Conlon in third position.
Results for 9/10 December 2017 LIMERICK M C LOOSE SURFACE AUTOCROSS AT TARRANT'S QUARRY, CAHIR, CO TIPPERARY (FINAL ROUND OF FIVE STAR CATERING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND ROUND OF MUNSTER CHAMPIONSHIP): Best time of day (Special): Kevin O'Connor (Semog Buggy) 1m 56.09s, Best time of day (Saloon): William Meade (Nova) 2m 09.07s. Class winners: Evan Maher (Corsa) 2m 19.07s, Denis Greaney (Peugeot 205) 2m 12.03s, Damien Driver (Corsa) 2m 11.06s, Mike O'Connor Snr (Integra) 2m 18.05s, P J O'Connor (Lancer Evo 9) 2m 10.08s, Declan O'Regan (Kawasaki Special) 2m 08.07s, Whitby Moynan (Toyota Special) 2m 03.09s, Adam Grace (Ka) 2m 15.03s, Cian Walsh (Peugeot 205) 2m 27.06s, Paul O'Driscoll (Semog Buggy) 2m 01.04s, Elaine Shinnors (Impreza) 2m 34.00s. GARDA SIOCHANA M C O'GORMAN TROPHY SPORTING TRIAL AT AUGHFARRELL, BRITTAS, CO DUBLIN: 1 Enda Byrne (VW) 3 marks, 2 Tony Farrell (Erskine-S&S) 3m, 3 Craig MacWilliam (Erskine-Yamaha) 4m, 4 Alan Watkins (Watkins-Yamaha) 7m, 5 Richard Meeke (BD-Opel) 7m, 6 James Ralph (Kilkenny-Honda) 7m, 7 Percy Pennefather (Erskine-Suzuki) 7m, 8 Gordon Watkins (Watkins-Yamaha) 8m, 9 Ian Sweeney (Sweeney-Suzuki) 9m, 10 Fergil Gregory (Erskine-Yamaha) 11m, 11 John Bolton (Grasshopper VW) 11m, 12 Joe McCann (JMcVW) 12m. Grade winners: Craig MacWilliam, Tony Farrell, David Pain (Kilkenny VW) 18m, Dermott Quigley (Kilkenny VW) 21m. Juniors: Guy MacWilliam (Erskine-Yamaha) 41m, "Junior Junior" Award: Kiki Needham (Erskine-Honda) 73m.