Fighters and ladies in pink win the day in Cappamore-Kilmallock as first count closes

Brigid Teefy celebrates being re-elected to Limerick City and County Council as a poll topper in the Cappamore-Kilmallock district. Photo: Brendan Gleeson.

TWO of Cappamore-Kilmallock’s seven seats have been filled as the counting for the district closes up for the night.

She was glowing and it wasn’t just the bright splash of colour that was her bright pink suit. Brigid Teefey, poll topper in Cappamore Kilmallock was retruned to the council for the sixth time.

“I’m absolutely delighted – I’m an Independent so I was dependent on family and friends and my own place had such there a great turnout, 65 per cent, one of the highest. I thank everyone and I really appreciate it,” she told the Limerick Post.

Fianna Fail’s Martin Ryan was surrounded by friends and family for his good news. He allowed that, at one stage, there was doubt over his being able to run but he said he drew inspiration from his immediate family, who faced illness “and fought the good fight. And that’s what we do, we fight.”

Newly-elected councillor Martin Ryan with proud mum Brigid. Photo: Brendan Gleeson.

The count in Cappamore-Kilmallock will resume at 10am tomorrow morning, with everything to play for in the race to the final five district seats.

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Waiting in the wings are Eddie Ryan (IND), Noreen Stokes (FG), Gregory Conway (FG), PJ Carey (SF), Tommy O’Sullivan (FG), Mike Donegan (FF), Al Fitzgerald (FF), Gráinne Hanley (Ind-I), Rob O’Donnell (GP), Michelle Hayes (IND), and Denny Hourigan (FF).