A new site, located and arranged by Seamus O'Grady with the landowner
Mr. Tim Shanahan, which extended upwards from the inside of a long curve on
the road, proved itself to be a natural arena as the day drew onwards.
Tony Cummins gets 1st Overall
As the road rises towards the kingdom leaving Newcastlewest those who
have flown for five hours looked left and said "what a sight!", while those
who drove for up to five hours looked right and said "what a site!" How many Sunday drives came to a grinding halt as Daddy pulled in
for a minute to see what was going on, only to stay for an hour or longer!
Soon there was a crowd of up to a hundred spectators viewing a show the west
had never seen before as jeeps scaled the sides of this shale based hill.
Spectators were looking in amazement at the activity and the occasional jeep
turning over - regular drivers were looking in amazement at the new arrivals
and the scores that were turning over!!!
Smokies last run!!
21 -v- 28 Sorry Paul!!!
Brian Berkery has a lot to answer for and must surely have a small
factory at home processing Limerick people and jeeps into drivers and
The usual battle for points between the midlanders and the southerners was
won by a sharp incursion from the Wild west.
The sharp increase in the number of new drivers has injected
spirited competition into the event and who knows what is to come during
Competition in the Novice class was so intense something had to give
up and so it did - upwards! Novices and recently arrived drivers filled their
quota of Class 4 places and drove on to fill places in classes 1, 2 and
finishing with an amazing clinching of 1st overall by Tony Cummins in a
Suzuki. For Paul McCarthy the nights are not long enough but the days are
just enough as he arrived with his "Night in shining Armour" to do battle
Go On Go On Go On!!!
We`ll move it!!!
Battle he did and came away with the spoils in taking 1st in Class 5
over Ed Pratt and Ivor Clegg in the Beast, a recurring event at this stage.
A good looking woman will always draw the attention of onlookers,
wrap her up and hide her under a helmet and you can only judge her by her
actions. Jennifer O'Shea's arrival at the starting line, having swapped seating positions in the Eagle, represented the end of her journey
which started in a severe roll as a passenger with Mick, her father, some
years ago in Tullow . Although she did not move the mountain, Jennifer did
try hard to move the bulldozer which obstructed her, but it was not enough
to stall her in her drive through the Novice class and up the hill to 2nd
place in Class 2. Well tutored and instructed by Paul O'Byrne she drove
superbly for the day. (Un)fortunately she was unable to accumulate as many
points as her co-driver for the day. Maybe he could teach her for next time
out - seven should be enough!
This is easy Paul!!!
It`s getting dark!!!
Class 1 has not seen such tight competition for a long time with the
and fresh site causing continual turmoil in the results giving us all food
for thought as to what the new year will bring in coming results.
As the fresh dry day ended the 4x4 carnival left having established a fresh
outpost in the West. We'll be back! Driver
A new site, located and arranged by Seamus O'Grady with the landowner Mr. Tim Shanahan, which extended upwards from the inside of a long curve on the road, proved itself to be a natural arena as the day drew onwards.