CIVIC RECEPTION

Manus Kelly and Donall Barrett honoured by Donegal County Council

Civic Reception for popular rally duo

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Civic reception

Family and friends pictured with Donall Barrett and Manus Kelly at Monday evening's Civic Reception in Lifford. Photo: Brian McDaid.

It was an evening of celebration in County House in Lifford on Monday as Donegal rally duo Manus Kelly and Donall Barrett were honoured with a Civic Reception by Donegal County Council.

Manus, from Glenswilly, and Donall, from Milford, won the Donegal International Rally in 2016 and again in 2017.

They also won the 2015 National Rally Championship and in January, they were named Donegal Sports Star of the Year award winners for 2017.

They confirmed on Monday evening that they will be back to defend their Donegal rally crown this coming June - when they'll be hoping to make it a hat-trick of Donegal International Rally victories.

They will compete in Killarney's Rally of the Lakes next month as preparation for June's Donegal rally.