Heat is on: Kilkenny’s 135-year-old national record sweating it as temperatures soar
A long-standing national record set in Kilkenny more than 130 years ago is under threat of being broken.
The Irish temperature record of 33.3°C set in Kilkenny way back in 1887 is the target of punters who feel this year Ireland could feel serious heat.
Met Éireann has predicted Ireland will see its hottest days of the year so far before the weekend with the mercury threatening to hit the high twenties.
Now BoyleSports have slashed the odds of that Kilkenny record high being beaten this summer from 4/1 to 5/2.
They are also offering 4/1 on July’s highest ever recorded temperature – 32.3°C, being topped this
BoyleSports spokesperson Lawrence Lyons said: “Punters are getting increasingly hopeful about a good summer and they’re particularly hot on a new record temperature coming with it.
“We’ve been forced down to 5/2 from 4/1 about the all-time high being eclipsed with a growing number happy to sweat it out over the next couple of months.”