Laois punters sting bookies

A NUMBER of alert GAA punters in Laois stung bookmaking firm Paddy Power for over €2,500 by betting on a club senior hurling championship tie after the game had finished.

Paddy Power had the weekend game down for a 7.30pm throw-in but the match threw in at 2pm. Fans watched Castletown beat Borris-in-Ossory by 3-16 to 2-11 before then backing the winners at 1/3.

Staff in Paddy Power became aware of the situation on Sunday evening because of an unusual amount of activity on the game but agreed to pay out.

“It was a cock-up on our behalf,” admitted Ken Robertson, Communications Manager with Paddy Power. “Hopefully it won’t happen again.”


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