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He's in a fight, no really. Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
keeping it real

It will go to the late rounds but Kenny Egan looks like squeezing a seat

He’s running seventh in the eight seater.

KENNY EGAN IS in with a serious chance of becoming Councillor Kenneth Egan.

Tallying indicates that the boxing champ is currently running in seventh place in the eight seat Clondalkin electoral area and will hold on to take one of the final places.

Despite his likely election holding on to win a seat, Egan is polling behind his Fine Gael running mate Emer Higgins who received 8.3 per cent of the vote compared to Egan’s 7.6 per cent.

Sinn Féin is taking the lions share of the preferences in the area, hoovering up 37 per cent of the vote between their two candidates Eoin O’Broin and Jonathan Graham who will both take early seats.

Two other candidates who will reach a quota and be elected are Fianna Fáil’s Trevor Gilligan and Gino Kenny of People Before Profit.

That means that there are four seats left to be filled. Fine Gael will do well to win two of them but their numbers have enough of a gap over the chasing pack that they may just do that.

Read: Here’s definitive proof that Kenny ‘Kenneth’ Egan will be ‘keeping it real’ >

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