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Devine wins Donegal Harvest Stages Rally with Donagh Kelly in second - see the full results

Great event over nine stages in Inishowen

Chris Ashmore

Reporter:

Chris Ashmore

Devine wins Donegal Harvest Stages Rally with Donagh Kelly in second - see the full results

Callum Devine is finishing the year on a high with victory in Donegal

Derry's Callum Devine won the Donegal Harvest Stages Rally with co-driver Brian Hoy after an exciting nine stages in Inishowen.

In the end, the winning margin for the crew in their Ford Fiesta R5 was 25.6 seconds.

But for much of the event, they were only a few seconds ahead.

Josh Moffett looked destined to take second spot but a major overshoot on stage eight saw him lose around 25 seconds and he dropped from second to fourth.

Moffett, a late entry, competed in a new Volkswagen Polo R5.

Frosses Donagh Kelly eventually took second in what was his first run out in one of the new Polo's and he was delighted with the car and how it handled. 

Local man Joe McGonigle finished a fine third and pushed all the way in his BMW Mini, with a number of fastest stages. He was only half a second off Kelly.

Kevin Gallagher in the distinctive Darian T90 was best in the modified section and was fifth overall.

This was the final round of the Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship which had already been won by the Tyrone-Donegal pairing of Brian Armstrong and Aodhan Gallagher.

In the Junior Rally, Jack Brunton and Darragh Kelly emerged victorious in their Honda Civic.

Ivan Warwick and Claire Rodgers won the Historic category.

For the full results click HERE