Peadar Hurson from Co. Down (pictured), with Damien Connolly as navigator, won the Donegal Harvest Stages Rally in their Ford Fiesta WRC, beating Donegal’s Joseph McGonigle and Ciaran Geaney in a Skoda Fabia by just over a minute.

Ryan Loughran and Brendan McElinney in their Ford Escort Mk2 were third a further one minute, 21 seconds behind.

It turned out to be an incident filled rally with defending champions Declan and Brian Boyle, in their Ford Fiesta WRC, going out on the very first stage in slippery conditions.

They were chasing a fourth successive Harvest title.

Mad4Tar Motorsport Videos captured some wonderful footage of the event which you can see here.

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The full results of the rally, headquartered at the Shandon Hotel, Marble Hill, Dunfanaghy, can be accessed here

Declan and Brian Boyle. File Pic.: Gary Foy

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