Treaty Tighten For League As Beaten Cats Drift
Punters are beginning to turn their backs on Kilkenny’s chances of winning the National Hurling League after a strong finish saw Wexford run out winners in their Division 1 Group B derby on Sunday.
The hosts at Wexford Park surged ahead in the first but needed two late points to emerge the victors after Kilkenny had fought back to lead early in the second half.
Wexford have been cut into 8/1 from 10/1 to win the National League after their victory put them level on points with their opponents, while Kilkenny have been eased to 9/2 from 4/1 as they chase a record-equalling 19th league crown.
Both sides are now headed in Division 1 Group B by Clare, who are 8/1 from 9/1 after they saw off Laois by a 12-point margin in Ennis to go top of Group B with three wins from three.
Limerick’s clash fell victim to Storm Dennis, but John Kiely’s men are now stronger favourites without even taking to the pitch after being backed into 11/8 from 2/1 to successfully defend their title
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