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Clare GAA chairman to run for Fianna Fáil in General Election

Michael McDonagh was selected in Ennis last night.

CLARE COUNTY BOARD chairman Michael McDonagh is set to run for Fianna Fáil in the upcoming General Election.

McDonagh was selected last night in Ennis and will now join Timmy Dooley, the sitting Fianna Fáil TD in Clare, on the party ticket.

During the week Miltown-Malbay native McDonagh was embroiled in a war of words with Clare hurling legend Ger Loughnane in local newspaper The Clare Champion. 

Loughnane accused McDonagh of only being interested ‘in his own popularity’ and his political career rather than the future of Clare hurling.

McDonagh hit back to defend his record and described Loughnane’s comments as ‘intentionally misleading’ and with the intention of damaging his candidacy.

His future as Clare county board chairman remains unclear.

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