Gallagher leading Donegal contender in Cork

Donegal's Declan Gallagher/Ryan Moore (Toyota Starlet) who are in action this weekend in West Cork.  Photo Martin Walsh
Declan Gallagher is seeded sixth and is the top Donegal contender in the concluding round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship in Bantry, West Cork, at the weekend - the Westlodge Hotel Fastnet Rlaly.

Declan Gallagher is seeded sixth and is the top Donegal contender in the concluding round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship in Bantry, West Cork, at the weekend - the Westlodge Hotel Fastnet Rlaly.

Although Donegal’s Donagh Kelly (Ford Focus WRC) has already clinched the series there are a number of issues still to be resolved on the nine-stage event.

Donegal’s Declan Gallagher (Toyota Starlet) and Cavan duo Jonathan Pringle (Ford Escort) and Chris Armstrong (Ford Escort) are in contention for the rally.ie award. Even though Armstrong leads with 67 points from Gallagher (65pts) and Pringle (64pts) it is Gallagher that is in the most advantageous position. His score is from five events and he can add all the points from his Bantry expedition.

Armstrong and Pringle must drop their lowest scores - 10 and 6 respectively and then add the Bantry points - provided they are higher.

TOP 10 STARTERS:

Daragh O’Riordan/Tony McDaid (Ford Fiesta WRC)

Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy (Subaru WRC)

Roy White/James O’Brien (Ford Fiesta WRC)

Kevin Kelleher/Brian Duggan (Subaru WRC)

Kevin Barrett/Sean Mullally (Subaru WRC)

D. Gallagher/Ryan Moore (Toyota Starlet).

Jonathan Pringle/Martin Byrne (Ford Escort)

Chris Armstrong/James Fulton (Ford Escort)

Gary Kiernan/Niall Tierney (Ford Escort)

Daniel McKenna/TBA (Toyota GT86)