Sitting councillor, Cathal Crowe (FF), is set to top the poll in the Shannon LEA and could even secure a double quota. According to the completed tally, Cllr Crowe will get more than twice the first preference votes of any of his closest rival. Sitting councillors Michael Begley (IND), Mike McKee (SF), Gerry Flynn (IND), PJ Ryan (IND) and John Crowe (FG) are all performing well. Sitting councillor Pat McMahon (FF) is in a battle to retain his seat with Garret McPhilips (FG) putting up a stiff challenge while Betty Walsh (SD) and Eugene Long have both performed well. Much depends on the destination of Cathal Crowe’s large surplus.