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Dublin GAA star signs up for Fianna Fail ahead of possible Dail bid

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Ger Brennan, possibly running for the Dail in Dublin
Ger Brennan, possibly running for the Dail in Dublin

Ger Brennan, the All-Ireland winning Dublin player who was a vocal No campaigner in the recent marriage equality referendum, has joined Fianna Fail and may run for the party in Dublin Central.

That, of course, is Bertie Ahern's old constituency and he is believed to support the centre back's bid for a Dail seat.

According to reports in the Irish Times Brennan joined the party in recent weeks.

Brennan was a prominent campaigner for a No vote in the recent marriage equality referendum, and that certainly raised his profile beyond the GAA fanbase.

Fianna Fail have two other potential candidates in Dublin Central, including Mary Fitzpatrick, who ran for the party in the 2014 Euro elections, and Councillor David Costello.

Once a four seater, the constituency is now a three seater, with sitting TDs of Mary Lou McDonald (SF), Joe Costello (Lab), Maureen O'Sullivan (Ind) and Paschal Donohoe (FG).

Because of that, the next election will be a massive dog fight, so the introduction of a star GAA player to the mix would only add to that.