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Player ratings: How would you rate the candidates who took part in the first presidential debate?

Four of the six candidates took part in the first TV debate. How did they fare?

ELEVEN DAYS OUT from polling day, four of the six presidential candidates took part in the first TV debate of the campaign on Claire Byrne Live. 

The debate went out from Studio 4 of RTÉ before an invited audience of 200 people, many of whom had a chance to submit questions to the presidential hopefuls (for a detailed rundown, you can take a look at our liveblog here). 

How do you reckon the candidates measured up in the glare of the TV lights? Did anyone surprise you? Who handled the pressure best? 

You can rate the candidates out of ten below (just click ‘rate now’ to compare your take with readers’ average rating) …  

Peter Casey

6

Gavin Duffy

6

Joan Freeman

6

Liadh Ní Riada

6

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