Waterford Outsiders To Take Down Limerick In League Final
Limerick v Waterford
Waterford will take on Limerick in the National Hurling League Final this weekend at Croke Park after both emerged winners in tricky semi-final ties at Nowlan Park’s double-header on Sunday.
The Déise found themselves with a two-point deficit at the break against Galway but survived the late dismissal of Mikey Kearney to run out 1-18 to 0-19 winners to earn themselves an shot at their first National League crown since 2015.
BoyleSports have made Waterford 15/8 outsiders for the clash which has been confirmed as part of a Croke Park triple-header this Sunday alongside the Football and Camogie League deciders.
Limerick had earlier secured a spot in their first League final in 13 years with a 1-19 to 1-16 victory over Dublin, securing their first National Hurling League since 2006. The reigning All-Ireland champions have been chalked up as 4/7 favourites for the decider and are still odds-on at 10/11 to win even with their opponents handed a virtual two-point start.
Waterford have made an impressive start under Padraig Fanning but the early odds are suggesting they’ll come up one short of a National League victory.
Limerick are odds-on shots at 4/7 at this early stage but we expect local support from both counties to make an impact in the run up to throw-in this weekend.
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