Dooley, Killeen, Pat Breen and Carey. Not many predicted Careys success but to those that did, congrats and indeed congrats to Clare FG at large. Good result for ye. We were mighty dissapointed at Daly missing out especially when early on in the day it seemed very possible but lack of transfers cost us dearly. Brendan has claimed that he is finished with politics after a long career. Where many argued and disputed with him, everyone that does know him has nothing but respect for the man.
Timmy's preformance was very pleasing as was Tony's. Pat Breen was always a dead cert in my mind and I'm please for my fellow parishoners in the Breen clan. Carey really cleaned up in Ennis and transfered very well. Very effective, visible campaign.
James Breen is contemplating his future but sources close to the Kilnamona man say early indications are that he's fed up with the political game.
MTQ is facing too possibilities. Get the nod from Enda Kenny and take 5 years in the Seanad or rest on her council seat from now on.
Mulcahy did well in Shannon but not excellent elsewhere. Did better than I gave him credit for. Didn't realise how popular he was in FG even though he made it through convention when they were originally looking for only 2. Running 4 paid off with good transferring within the party.
Prior's people are claiming that she's gonna run for town and county council seats in Ennis UDC/elecoral area. This I believe is coming from the fact that last time outs poll topper (Carey) has moved on to bigger things. Personnally I think this is madness seeing how well she did from the Shannon boxes. Ennis EA(electoral area) responded well to her in the town but not the country. Take Ballyea, total poll 355, Prior votes 4. Simillar story in other rural boxes in the EA. Shannon should be her focus.
Fitzgerald and Collins proved they are unelectable in Clare. Madness to have them running in the first place and a glorious waste of money.
Meaney failed again and my fellow Ballyea man say his vote drop. Good councillor, very nice bloke but will not make it to Leinster House.
Thoughts, comments? Am I way off the mark?