Bookie pays out on man of the match bets

September 09, 2008

Brian Cody
Following the decision to award the RTE Man of the Match award to Kilkenny manager Brian Cody on behalf of his team, Ladbrokes are paying out in full to any customer who backed a Kilkenny player to take the award. Unsurprisingly the pre-match favourite to collect the award was Kilkenny's talisman Henry Shefflin at 7-1 while those who backed Jackie Tyrell or Michael Kavanagh will be rewarded with a 20-1 payout. The decision is expected to cost Ladbrokes in excess of Eu30,000. Donal McCarthy, spokesperson for Ladbrokes, said, "Following RTE's clarification that the Man of the Match award was given to Brian Cody as a tribute to the entire Kilkenny team's efforts we thought it only fair to pay out on every Kilkenny player.  Other bookies decided that all bets were off which technically isn't correct in our view. So if you picked out a Kilkenny player at Ladbrokes its 'winner alright!" Meanwhile Ladbrokes have priced a similar outcome for Kerry or Tyrone in the football final at 50/1. Kerry are odds on to lift the Sam Maguire at 4/6 while some punters might find value in betting on a draw match at 15/2. Ladbrokes GAA Betting Football final 4-6 Kerry 13-8 Tyrone 15-2 Draw Man of the Match Award Entire Kerry team                       50-1      Entire Tyrone Team                    50-1 Under 21 Hurling final betting 5-6 Kilkenny 5-6 Tipperary

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