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Bookies eye up two for last seat in GE2016

Thursday, 18th February, 2016 2:48pm

Story by Paul Neilan
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Bookies eye up two for last seat in GE2016

Fianna Fail's Brendan Smith TD leads with the bookies.

Bookies eye up two for last seat in GE2016

Fianna Fail's Brendan Smith TD leads with the bookies.


The race for the last seat in Cavan-Monaghan, according to the bookies, looks set to be fought out between two Cavan candidates in a Fine Gael TD and a Sinn Fein senator.
According to paddypower.com, Brendan Smith TD (FF) is 1/25 favourite, out from 1/33 from when odds were first posted; Caoimhghin O Caolain TD (SF) is now 1/18, out from 1/25; while Minister for Arts Heather Humphries TD (FG) is 1/8, also out from 1/12.
The bookmakers, however, now put Bailieborough’s Joe O’Reilly TD (FG), who entered the race at 1/5, out to 4/11; closer to Ballyjamesduff’s Senator Kathryn Reilly (SF), who is now at evens, in from 6/5 two week’s ago.
Sitting TD Sean Conlan (Non-Party) is next in the field at 5/1, out from 7/2; then Bailieborough’s Cllr Niamh Smyth (FF) at 7/1, in from 20/1; Garda whistleblower and Non-Party candidate John Wilson is now 14/1, out from 8/1 from the off.
Mary Smyth and Mike Durkan (FF) are both at 50/1, while Mick McDermott (DDI), Micheal Callaghan (GP), Aoife O’Connell (DDI), Jimmy Mee (Non-Party) and Aoife O’Connell (DDI) are all at 100/1.
Right2Change candidate Emmett Smith, who launched and signed his campaign last week has yet to have his odds posted on the betting website.

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