Limerick hurl their way to league favourites after impressive win over Cats
LIMERICK have been installed as favourites to win the National Hurling League after their impressive win over Kilkenny. The Treaty county has moved from 7/2 to 13/8 with BoyleSports, replacing previous favourites Galway, who have drifted out to 5-1.
The All-Ireland champions are also being backed to retain their title and BoyleSports have them at 9/1 to do a league and championship double. They were 20/1 for the double before they recorded their first league win over Kilkenny since 2006, with an impressive performance at Nowlan Park on Sunday.
A devastating burst of scoring before half-time put them on the road to a comfortable nine-point victory over Brian Cody’s men .
Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said: “Any thoughts that Limerick would be one-hit wonders are being put firmly to bed. Our customers can’t get enough of them since the weekend.”