Dara Calleary odds backed to replace Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin
Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary is now being backed to replace Micheál Martin as the next Fianna Fáil leader.
The Mayo TD has been appointed as the new Minister of State in the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment – and was at one point last year the 5/2 favourite to become the new leader of Fianna Fáil.
But his odds drifted out to 25/1 in the betting after the Golfgate controversy. That all changed this week however as the former Deputy Leader is now back into 9/2 after some speculative bets.
Martin has made it clear he has no plans to retire after his stint as Taoiseach and has vowed to lead Fianna Fáil into the next General Election, but punters are getting behind some party members to replace him with Calleary the biggest mover in the betting this month.
Jim O’Callaghan remains the 9/4 favourite with Michael McGrath unchanged as the 3/1 second favourite.
Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “The betting for the next Fianna Fáil leader took a bit of a hit this week.
“We had pushed Dara Calleary all the way out to 25/1, but he is now back into 9/2 after a spike in support. He was appointed as the new Minister of State in the Department of Enterprise so perhaps the Ballina based TD is back in the running after all.”
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