8 August 2017
By Bryan Smyth
The Rebels are the raging hot favourites at 1/2 to qualify for the All-Ireland Hurling Final on September 3rd. Cork, who have been one of the surprises in this years championship, are currently 4/6 to win the match in regular time.
Waterford, who defeated Cork in this year’s Munster Championship, go into Sunday’s semi-final as the 6/4 underdogs to qualify for the final. ‘The Dèsie’ are 13/8 to win in normal time with the draw on offer at 8/1.
Galway remain the 4/9 favs to lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup, with Cork next in at 3/1, and Waterford the outsiders of the three at 11/2.
Leon Blanche, Head of Communications for BoyleSports commented, “Cork and Waterford have a lot to live up to if they are to reproduce a game of the same standard of last Sunday’s enthralling encounter. The Rebels will fancy their chances of making the final as the 1/2 favs to do so, but ‘The Dèsie’ will make it difficult for them and punters are latching onto the 6/4 for their county to qualify and face Galway in the decider.”