The Jim Walsh Forestry Rally

The Antrim-Cork pairing of Desi Henry and Liam Moynihan completely dominated yesterday’s Cork Jim Walsh Forest Rally, with their Skoda Fabia leading all through the day, to win by more than a minute.

They were quickest on each of the six stages near Mallow, leaving Patrick O’Brien and Aine McGuigan to battle back to runner up spot on the final stage, after losing time earlier with brake problems on their Lancer Evo, finishing just two seconds ahead of the Corolla of Adrian Hetherington and Gary Nolan.

The Jim Walsh Forestry Rally

Jim Walsh Cork Forestry Rally winner Desi Henry in his Skoda

Valvoline National Forestry Championship leader Mickey Carbin had a good run to sixth place in his older Lancer, close behind the Fiesta of former title holder Michael O’Brien and Mark Donnelly’s Evo 9.

Galwayman Ulick Burke celebrated his birthday in style at Mondello Park, with a pair of closely fought victories in the Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta ST races. He was less than a second ahead of Kevin Doran in the first race, and little more that that in front of John Denning in race two.

Defending Naylor Engineering Hillclimb and Sprint champion Joe Courtney turned the tables on Sylvie Mullins in the MEC Mondello Sprint yesterday, winning on the last run by one hundredth of a second after Mullins took Saturday’s win by more than three seconds.

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