Four candidates in race for IFA deputy presidency
A second candidate has secured nomination for the IFA deputy presidential race, and two further contenders are expected to be ratified within the next 36 hours.
Monaghan's Nigel Renaghan, who chairs the IFA's poultry committee, has been joined by Richard Kennedy after the Limerick executive unanimously nominated the former Macra president and dairy chairman.
The Clarina dairy farmer topped the poll in Munster when he contested the election as a candidate for the IFA presidency in 2009.
Kilkenny's James Murphy, who holds a nomination for the south Leinster regional chair, was weighing up his position last night following requests throughout the day for him to switch to running for deputy president.
The Kilkenny executive has been on 'standby' to convene a meeting within hours to santion the nomination should he go for it.
Kildare was expected to nominate its chairman Pat Farrell at last night's executive meeting, while over the weekend in North Tipperary, Tim Cullinane supporters looked to convince their man to run.
The Toomevara pig farmer was understood to be still considering the situation last night.
Each candidate will require the support of five county chairmen in addition to the nomination from their home county to contest the election.