Derek McGarrity retained his Buy and Sell Circuit of Ireland title after finishing today's 23rd and final stage a comfortable 36 seconds clear of his nearest rival. The Glengormley man, driving a Subaru Impreza WRC, crossed the finish line at Enniskillen's St Angelo Airport with plenty to spare over the Toyota of Eugene Donnelly.

McGarrity had led from start to finish, gradually stretching his lead over his rivals since leaving Enniskillen on Saturday morning. Donie O'Sullivan, in a Ford Focus, claimed third spot, with Austin McHale, Daniel Doherty and the Group N car of Dessie Keenan completing the top six.

Buy and Sell Circuit of Ireland Rally:
1 Derek McGarrity 2hrs 37mins 22.0secs
2 Eugene Donnelly + 36 secs
3 Donie O'Sullivan  +2mins 47 secs
4 Austin McHale +3mins 45 secs
5 Daniel Doherty +6mins 9 secs
6 Dessie Keenan (Group N winner) +12mins 54secs

Filed by Shane Murray