Despite Kilkenny’s win over Waterford, Déise are favourites to capture league title
Despite claiming claimed top spot in Division 1B with a 2-21 to 0-21 win over Waterford, bookies have installed the Déise as favourites to win the National League title.
At a well-attended match in UPMC Nowlan Park, Waterford started off strongly and went into an early 0-7 to 0-3 lead, but the Cats were too strong at the finish.
Depsite losing to Brian Cody’s men, BoyleSports have made Waterford 13/8 from 7/4 favourites to win the National League title, while Kilkenny are down to 10/3 from 5/1.
Wexford topped the Division 1A table with a 1-22 to 1-17 win over Cork, meaning Darragh Egan’s side are five from five. However, they are 5/1 outsiders to win the title despite their odds being trimmed in from 15/2.
The Rebels are 15/8 from 2/1 second favourites and will now face Kilkenny in the semi-finals, while the Yellowbellies will take on Waterford. Cork are 4/6 favourites to beat Kilkenny with Waterford 4/7 to get the better of Wexford.
BoyleSports spokesperson Sarah Kinsella said: “The National Hurling League has seen some shock results this year with Limerick not turning up having started hot favourites. Waterford are 13/8 from 7/4 favourites to be crowned champions ahead of the semi-finals, with Cork just in behind at 15/8 from 2/1.