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Laois fans carry out sting on bookies

SEVERAL on-the-ball Laois gamblers have stung a leading bookmakers by betting on a club SHC encounter that had already finished, writes Frank Roche.

It's understood that Paddy Power was hit for over €2,500 after eagle-eyed punters spotted that the bookies had listed the weekend game for a 7.30pm throw-in, even though it threw in at 2pm. Fans watched Castletown defeat Borris-in-Ossory by 3-16 to 2-11 before then backing the winners at 1/3. Staff in Paddy Power were alerted to the situation on Sunday evening because of an unusual amount of activity on the game but agreed to pay out, and the company has decribed it as a "cock-up" that hopefully "won't happen again."

p WATERFORD hurling legend Dan Shanahan, their goalscoring super-sub in the Munster final replay, admits that this will likely be his last season with the Déise.

FIXTURES

TONIGHT

MUNSTER U-21 HC FINAL

Thurles: Tipp v Clare, 7.30, C McAllister (Cork)

ULSTER U-21 HC FINAL

Casement Park: Antrim v Armagh, 7.30.

LEINSTER U-21 HC 'A' FINAL (E-time if neces)

Trim: Meath v Kildare, 7.30.

SATURDAY

ALL-IRELAND SFC QUARTER-FINALS

(Extra-time if necessary)

Croke Park: Tyrone v Dublin, 4.0, D Coldrick (Meath). Croke Park: Kerry v Down, 2.0, J McQuillan (Cavan)

ALL-IRELAND MFC QUARTER-FINALS

(Extra-time if necessary)

Croke Park: Tyrone v Kerry, 12.0, B O'Shea (Dublin). Dr Hyde Park: Mayo v Offaly, 12.30, P O'Sullivan (Kerry). Dr Hyde Park: Longford v Galway, 2.0, R O'Donnell (Donegal)

SUNDAY

ALL-IRELAND SFC QUARTER-FINALS

(Extra-time if necessary)

Croke Park: Roscommon v Cork, 2.0, C Reilly

(Meath). Croke Park: Meath v Kildare, 4.0, M Duffy (Sligo)

ALL IRELAND MFC QUARTER-FINAL

(Extra-time if necessary)

Croke Park: Cork v Armagh, 12.0, J Curley (Meath)

MONDAY

ALL-IRELAND JFC SEMI-FINAL

(Extra-time if necessary)

Kingspan Breffni Park: Sligo v Louth, 3.30, D Brazil (Offaly)

CAMOGIE

TODAY

MINOR 'C' CHAMPIONSHIP GROUP 1

Stradone, Cavan: Cavan v Armagh, 7.30.

Tooreen, Mayo: Mayo v Roscommon , 7.30.

GROUP 2

St Laurence's: Kildare v Carlow, time TBC.

SATURDAY

MINOR 'B' CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS

Donaghmore, Ashbourne: Derry v Offaly , 1.30, D Leahy. Donaghmore, Ashbourne: Antrim v Waterford, 3.15, D Ryan.

LADIES FOOTBALL

SUNDAY

TG4 SC RD 1 QUALIFIERS

TBC: Down v Kildare, K Tighe

TBC: Tyrone v Leitrim, P Swift

AISLING McGING MEMORIAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Tuam: Galway v Cork, 2.30, J Niland

Ballyboden: Dublin v Meath, 7.30, S Dune

CONNACHT SFC FINAL

Tubbercurry: Sligo v Galway, 3.30.

MONDAY

TG4 SC RD 1 QUALIFIERS

(Both games live on TG4)

Banagher: Kerry v Mayo, 2.30, K Delaherty

Banagher: Tipperary v Meath, 4.15.


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