Lance Corporal Paul Denehey

On June 6th 1965 an Australian Soldier was gored by a wild elephant while on patrol along the Sabah Border in Borneo, suffering for days and eventually dying alone in the jungle. His name was Paul Harold Denehey, a descendant of Philip Dennehy and Mary Collins, who had left Millstreet in the 1800’s for Australia shortly after they married, settling in Snug, Tasmania.

After his death, he was buried in Singapore, but now his family are battling to have him repatriated to Australia. Support them and see some of the fruits of their work can be seen on their page to him: Bring Paul Home-as offered in 1975 Buried in Singapore since 1965. Below is the newspaper report from the Melbourne Herald at the time of his death:

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Drake and Moynihan WRC Australia Results

Charlie Drake (Ire) Eoin Moynihan (Ire) Subara Impreza WRX Rd 10 WRC Repco Rally Australia Tweed Valley NSW Australia
Charlie Drake (Ire) Eoin Moynihan (Ire) Subara Impreza WRX Rd 10 WRC Repco Rally Australia Tweed Valley NSW Australia

We had reported on the WRC Australia where Charlie Drake and Eoin Moynihan were competing two weeks ago. Finally confirmation of the results from the Corkman

FRUSTRATION turned to elation for North Cork rally pair Charlie Drake and Eoin Moynihan on winning the PRC National Class in Australian leg of the World Rally championship in New South Wales.

Derinagree native Drake described their 15th overall position and class win as one of the proudest moments of his life.

“To stand on the podium of a world rally championship round and be presented with a trophy and watch the tri-colour flying in front of me was brillant”

The pair ran into problems with scrutiny, excluded from both group N and official results because of not having a rear wiper which was very frustrating
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Millstreet duo compete in WRC Australia

Charlie Drake and Eoin Moynihan compete in their Subaru Impreza WRX during the Repco Rally of Australia Special Stage 32 on September 6, 2009 in Kingscliff, Australia.
Charlie Drake and Eoin Moynihan compete in their Subaru Impreza WRX during the Repco Rally of Australia Special Stage 32 on September 6, 2009 in Kingscliff, Australia.

Eoin Moynihan (Ballydaly) and Charlie Drake (Derinagree) are currently taking part in group N of WRC Australia (3rd to 5th September). The two have been in Australia for a few years, and have started rallying recently, under Charlie’s own motorsport team Celtic Motorsport. They are driving a Subaru Impreza WRX N4 for this race.

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