Declan Boyle wins Donegal Harvest Stages Rally

Photo Brian McDaid Cristeph Studio

Declan Boyle has been crowned champion of the Martin Howley Donegal Harvest Stages Rally in Killybegs.

Declan, from Lettermacaward, and his co-driver cousin Brian Boyle finished first ahead of Donegal International Rally winner Manus Kelly, from Glenswilly.

Former Harvest winner Niall Maguire finished third in the race that concludes the Triton Showers National Rally Championship.

Another ex-Harvest winner, Gary Jennings, had been second but bowed out at the seventh stage due to suspected engine trouble with his S12B Subaru WRC.

The win for Boyle (pictured courtesy of Brian McDaid, Cristeph Studio) in his Ford Fiesta WRC means he has completed a remarkable hat-trick of Harvest titles.

  1. Declan Boyle, Ford Fiesta WRC
  2. Manus Kelly, Subaru WRC (1:34 seconds behind)
  3. Niall Maguire, Subaru WRC (1:39 seconds behind)

Highland Radio’s head of sport Oisin Kelly delivered this report from the service area in the port of Killybegs…