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Maguire winds Galway Summer Rally


In a close finish, three times National Rally champion Niall Maguire of Monaghan, and his co-driver James O’Reilly, took top place in the Galway Summer Rally at Gort yesterday, leading from start to finish in their Subaru Impreza.

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However, in a fine drive, the Ford Escort of Gary Kiernan and Ryan Moore was just five seconds behind after the nine stages, with Donegal pair Paddy McVeigh and Gary McElhinney only two seconds farther back in another Impreza.

Wicklow ace Eamonn Byrne made it three wins in a row in Trials Drivers’ Club’s Multi Venue Autotest at Arklow, with his Starlet fourteen seconds clear of Cork rival Liam Cashman in another Toyota at the end of sixteen long tests.