Cork The Underdogs For All-Ireland SHC After Booking Final Date

Cork have shortened into 11/4 from 6/1 to be crowned All-Ireland Senior Hurling champions for the first time since 2005 after they prevailed in an epic semi-final clash with Kilkenny at Croke Park on Sunday.

The sides couldn’t be separated after 70 minutes as a late Kilkenny goal from Adrian Mullen forced the match into extra time, but Jack O’Connor’s goal ten minutes after the restart for the Rebels helped them prevail by 1-37 to 1-32.

They will start their first All-Ireland Final in eight years as underdogs at 3/1 to get the better of Limerick in normal time,

…while the early handicap betting suggests they would need a five-point start to get the better of John Kiely’s men.

The Treaty never looked in the danger as they cruised into their third final in four years with an 11-point victory over Waterford on Saturday.

They were already hot favourites to defend their All-Ireland title before the semi-finals, but have been backed even further into 1/4 from 4/7 to get their hands on the Liam MacCarthy Cup again.

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