With 8 boxes tallied, Independent Andy Moloney leads with 23.6% of the vote. He is followed by Marie Murphy, Fine Gael, with 21% and then first time candidated Mairin McGrath, daughter of Independent T.D. Mattie McGrath, with 19.1%.
Those three look set to take the first three seats when counting eventually begins.
They are followed by Micheal Anglim, Jnr., Fianna Fail with 13.8%.
Poll topper in the last Clonmel/Cahir election Martin Lonergan is on 8.9%.
PJ English, Fianna Fail, is on 9.7%.