Punters Stick With Newbridge To Host Kildare v Mayo

BoyleSports have reported that punters remain convinced that Kildare will emerge as victors in the row over which venue will host their third round All-Ireland qualifier against Mayo this Saturday.

The Lilywhites remain in a stand-off with the GAA, insisting that their St Conleth’s Park home has earned the right to stage the encounter, while organisers continue to insist that the match will be played at Croke Park on ‘health and safety’ grounds.

With the “Newbridge or Nowhere” campaign now reaching a critical stage before Saturday’s throw-in, punters have backed the match to take place at Newbridge into 1/2 from initial quotes of 8/13, although it had sunk as low as 1/3 at one stage on Tuesday.

Croke Park is still seeing some money to host the game and actually closed into 6/4 from 2/1 on Wednesday morning, but most remain confident of a GAA climbdown. A Mayo walkover is available to back at 6/1, while any other venue staging the match is a 20/1 shot. It is also a massive odds-on shot at 1/10 that the game goes ahead as scheduled on Saturday.

Most of the traffic has been for Kildare to get their way and Newbridge has been an odds-on shot to host the game since the betting opened.

It’ll be a nervous wait for us to see which side blinks first…

…if either do at all, because this has turned into a livelier betting heat than we first expected.

*Prices correct at time of publication.