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How much could you have won if you'd backed three All-Ireland hurling final draws in a row?

It’s probably less than you think.

Kilkenny and Tipp have to do it all again in three weeks.
Kilkenny and Tipp have to do it all again in three weeks.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

IT WAS THE question on a lot of lips yesterday after Barry Kelly blew the final whistle on a pulsating draw between Kilkenny and Tipperary; what odds would there have been on three All-Ireland final draws in a row?

Well we asked those that should know and it’s probably less than you think.

Despite there being 53 years between the drawn 1959 and 2012 finals, the odds for three in a row were were not ‘a million to one’ as some suggested, but rather 1573/1 according to Paddy Power.

So, in August 2012, if you’d put €10 on drawn All-Ireland hurling finals in 2012, 2013 and 2014, you’d be collecting €15,740 this morning which would at least allow you to buy more than your fair share of tickets for the replay.

As of yet, nobody has come forward to claim they had the foresight to place such a bet.

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