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A €10,000 bet on Dublin to win the Leinster final will win you just €20

Or, of course, see you lose €10,000.

EVERYONE KNEW THAT Dublin would go into this month’s Leinster football final as heavy favourites, but the odds on the game show that bookmakers really don’t want anyone betting on the defending provincial champions.

Indeed, Paddy Power make Dublin a record 1/500 to win the game, meaning — should they win — a €20 bet would net you just four cent and you’d have to put €10,000 down to make just twenty quid.

As you can see, if you fancy the underdog to get a draw, a €20 bet would see you take home over €1,300 but, to put those 66/1 odds in perspective, the following are more likely to happen than the game is to end in a draw.

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Steve O'Rourke

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