Ballot boxer; Kenneth Egan delivers knockout to Fianna Fail by choosing Fine Gael 8 years ago

Ballot boxer; Kenneth Egan delivers knockout to Fianna Fail by choosing Fine Gael

Olympic boxing silver medallist, Kenny Egan has put all the speculation to bed and nailed his colours to the mast of Fine Gael.

Egan announced today that he is to run as a Fine Gael candidate in the upcoming local elections. It had been widely reported that Fianna Fáil had also approached the popular boxer, but he has opted for Enda’s party. So, instead of being on the canvas, he'll be...eh...on the canvas trail...or something.

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He delivered the news today at a press conference and had this to say, “My motto is and always has been to ‘Keep it Real’ and I intend to follow this on my political journey." We reckon he's got a head start on most of the political fraternity with their inability to keep anything remotely real.

He has also asked for people to refer to him as Kenneth and not Kenny. We presume he is talking about himself and not the Taoiseach. Enda Kenneth anyone?

Fine Gael also recently recruited former Irish running sensation, Eamonn Coghlan. Who is next in the world of sport to be approached by Fine Gael?