sarsfields have been installed as the new favourites for this season’s MDY Construction SFC following the exit of Moorefield on Saturday to champions Athy, writes Tommy Callaghan.
Local layers, Cill Dara Betting, have installed the Newbridge boys at just 5/4 to regain the title they last held in 2005, champions, Athy, are at 5/2 while Carbury, last season’s beaten finalists, are listed at 4s with St Laurence’s, who play Sarsfields in the semi final, outsiders at 5/1.
On the head the head odds, Sarsfields are quoted at 1/2 to defeat the Larries who are at 2/1 wth 7/1 the draw. Athy are 4/6 to defeat Carbury 6/4 with the draw also at 7s.
In the Joe Fox Intermediate Football Championship, Johnstownbridge are quoted at 1/3 to get the better of Raheens who defeated Rathangan last weekend after a replay by a point with the Caragh boys at 9/4 and 8s the draw.
The second semi final between Monasterevin and last year’s junior champions, Robertstown sees the Monasterevin lads at the near unbackable odds of 1/5 with Robertstown getting a 7/2 quote and 8s for the draw.
To lift the cup Monasterevin and Johnstownbrige are joint favourites at 5/4, Raheens are at 6s with Robertstown at 10s.
Meanwhile Naas senior manager, Mark Millham, has decided to step aside. In the job for just twelve months it is understood that the defeat by Sarsfields was not a factor in his decision but “a lot of hassle behind the scenes” was the reasoning for him to walk away.
Meanwhile Jack Sheedy is unlikey to extend his stay at Moorefield, his three year reign having come to an end following the defeat by Athy on Saturday last.