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Fianna Fail Reportedly Considering Sean Óg Ó hAilpín As Election Candidate

Fianna Fail Reportedly Considering Sean Óg Ó hAilpín As Election Candidate
By PJ Browne

Fianna Fail's attempt to wrestle back power from Fine Gael may see former Cork hurler Sean Óg Ó hAilpín run as a candidate in the next general election.

The Irish Times reports that party sources say the All-Ireland winning captain is being considered as a running mate for Billy Kelleher in Cork North-Central. Ó hAilpín has not commented on the matter. Though, he is said to be interested.

Ousting Fine Gael will obviously require Fianna Fail to increase its numbers in the Dáil. Prominent party members are being pressed to bring an extra Fianna Fail TD through the election on their coattails. For Kelleher, that could be Ó hAilpín.

It was recently rumoured that Mayo footballer Andy Moran was being considered as a future Fine Gael candidate. Though, that is one which Moran quickly shot down. Moran said he has no interest in politics.

If he was to be elected, Ó hAilpín would join a growing list of GAA personalities who entered politics including Kerry legend Jimmy Deenihan, John O'Mahony, Jack Lynch and Peter Fitzpatrick to name a few.

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