Rumours spark that Antrim hurlers are betting against themselves

The Irish News has reported that Antrim county board will meet to discuss claims that their Senior county players are in fact betting against themselves to lose games.

The meeting which is scheduled for next week was confirmed by Antrim chairman Collie Donnelly last Tuesday night. 

The Antrim senior hurling management team and county board officials will deliberate the rumours which have been rippling through the Saffron county following their National League loss to London in Ruislip earlier in the month.  In the lead up to the meeting a number of bookmakers have confirmed to The Irish News that betting ahead of the game was “light” and there was “no unusual betting patterns in the run up to the match“.

The shock defeat seen Antrim travel to London to lose out by two points left PJ O’Mullan’s men mid table in the Division 2 A group.

Newly appointed chairperson Collie Donnelly speaking to TIN has said; 

“The county board at this stage has nothing substantive, We will be meeting with senior hurling management team and we will be dealing with it to bring some closure to it and move forward.”

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