Kelly considering presidential bid

January 11, 2018

Fine Gael's Sean Kelly and former Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the 2013 All-Ireland SFC semi-final between Kerry and Dublin

Ex-GAA president Sean Kelly is considering running for the Irish presidency, according to a report today.

Mr Kelly, who is currently a Fine Gael MEP, told the Irish Examiner that he would "think about it" when asked if he would consider running for president and added that he would be honoured if chosen to run.

"A lot of people have asked me about it. I will think about it," said Mr Kelly.

"A couple of people in the parliamentary party have said, 'are you considering it, you should throw your hat in the ring if it comes up?'."

Mr Kelly became the first Kerry native to be elected GAA president in 2003 and held the office for three years, helping to introduce the Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Tommy Murphy Cup competitions as well as overseeing the completion of Croke Park's Hill 16/Northern end.

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