Seamus Kelly added to Fianna Fail party ticket for Athlone LEA

Seamus Kelly has been added to the Fianna Fail ticket for the Athlone electoral area in the upcoming local elections in Roscommon.

The long time activist from Taughmaconnell will join sitting Cllr John Keogh and Malachy Hand to represent the party for May’s contest.

Mr Kelly was the only challenger in the recent selection convention and had secured 48 votes to Cllr Keogh’s 66 however, it was Mr Hand who the party chose to add to the ticket soon after.

Mr Kelly says while he was disappointed with that decision he will hit the ground running now.