2017 Donegal Harvest Rally launched – Declan Boyle going for 4 in a Row

Photo: Brendan Flynn

The 2017 Donegal Harvest Stages Rally was launched on Sunday evening at the Shandon Hotel in Marble Hill.

Next months rally, which will be held on Saturday 7th October, will see 9 stages in the Cresslough Dunfanagh Falcarragh and Gortahork area's with 116 competitve stage kilometres.

The entry is boasting 120 plus crews with defending champions Declan and Brian Boyle at the head of the field in their Fiesta WRC.

Joe McGonigle in the Skoda is seeded at number 2 while Scotland's David Bogie returns to Donegal in an escort having missed the International in June.

Donegal National Champion Damien Gallagher will have to content with the likes of Kevin Eves, Damien Toner, Damien Tourish, Ryan Loughren and Brian Brogan all in Mk2 Escorts.

Declan Boyle is going for a fourth Harvest title in a row and the Leitir man is hoping to end the season on a high after a disappointing year...

 

Top 10 Entries

No Driver Co-Driver
1 Declan Boyle Brian Boyle
2 Joe McGonigle Ciaran Geaney
3 David Bogie John Rowan
4 Damien Gallagher Mac Walsh
5 Kevin Eves Chris Melly
6 Damien Toner Denver Rafferty
7 Damien Tourish Domhnall McAlaney
8 Ryan Loughran Brendan McElhinney
9 Brian Brogan Damien McGettigan
10 Ed O'Callaghan Raymond Scott

 

Rally Timetable

Sunday 1st October

 

Friday 6th October

09.30 – 11.00

10.00 – 17.00

09.30 – 11.00

10.00 – 16.00

Recce Registration at Rally Headquarters

Reconnaissance

Recce Registration at Rally Headquarters

Reconnaissance

Friday 6th October 15.00 – 20.00 Mechanical Scrutineering at

Donegal Commercial Vehicles, Drumkeen

Friday 6th October 15.30 – 20.30 Documentation Scrutiny at Rally HQ
Saturday 7th January 08.00 Competitors Safety Briefing at Oznam Centre, Dunfanaghy
Saturday 7th January 09.00 Rally Start from Rally HQ
Saturday 7th January 17.30 Rally Finish at Rally HQ -Parc Ferme
Saturday 7th January 22.00 Rally Prizegiving at Rally HQ

 
Contact regarding the event should be made by E- mail to: harvestrally2017@gmail.com. And also on the event Facebook at: https://en-gb.facebook.com/DonegalHarvestRally/