Donegal's Declan and Brian Boyle are the ones to beat in this year's Donegal International Rally.

After the first stage over Garrygort on Saturday morning, defending champion Sam Moffett and James O'Reilly in a Fiesta WRC were flying.

But over Knockalla the Bolyes had a superb run and were almost 12 seconds faster than the rest of the field, and opened up a an 8.4 second lead going into service in Milford.

There's been some great action with huge crowds in good, dry conditions.

Darren Gass and Enda Sherry in a Subaru WRC were in third while Garry Jennings and Rory Kennedy, in another Subaru WRC, were in fourth, some 44 seconds adrift of the leader.

Daniel McKenna an Arthur Kierans in their Ford Escort have a 25.3 second lead after eight stages in the National Rally.

Josh Moffett and John Rown lead Group N in their Mitsubishie Evo 9.

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