I think its curtains for Brian but not for de brudder. Is nt Barry Cowan the name of a famous no hope Brit tennis player turned Sky analyst.Decision could be a big factor in how many FF TDs are returned by Laois-Offaly. i.e the difference between 1 and 2.
It is worth noting that following the death of his father Brian Cowen faced a convention, winning the nomination against three councillors. Barry also faced tough competition from a fellow councillor Peter Ormond. Not exactly a coronation.