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No joy for Willie Hanrahan in bid to become Munster IFA Chair

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Doonbeg’s Willie Hanrahan has lost out in his attempt to become Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Munster Regional Chairman.

Willie secured over 1,200 votes but was eliminated first of the three candidates, 189 votes stood between the top and bottom placed runners. Cork’s Harold Kingston topped the poll with 1,432 topped the poll and will now succeed John Coughlan.

Of the 451 Clare votes, Hanrahan took 435 of them. He is in his final year as Chairman of Clare IFA and will soon be stepping down from the role having served for the maximum four year tenure. However the dairy farmer will be able to contest for the position in the future.

The late John Slattery was the last Clare person to hold the role of Munster Regional Chair over twenty years ago.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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