Two wins in Carlow and Galway, added to a podium finish at the Circuit of Kerry, Circuit of Munster and the Tipperary Stonethrowers Rally and 16 fastest stage times during five rounds, saw the young Tipperary driver take the honours over the weekend at the Dunlop Awards ceremony in Athlone.
Competing with fellow Peugeot 208 R2 drivers, other entrants included Honda Civics, Citroen C2s, Citroen Saxos, Peugeot 206s. The Peugeot 208 R2, the current European R2 Junior Championship winner with Stephane Lefebvre behind the wheel, has proven to be the car to beat in the R2 category in 2014.
Andrew, from Nenagh, competed in his 205 GTi in the Irish 205 Challenge for 2 seasons, 2008 – 2009, winning the Novice Award in 2008 and gaining some vital tips and advice under the experienced eye of Rory Galligan. In 2009 he narrowly missed out on the top spot due to a crash on the 2nd last round. He made his debut in his Peugeot 208 R2 in 2013 in the Irish Tarmac Championships.