President Joe Brolly? Odds slashed after €200 at 16/1

Dungiven's Joe Brolly.

Dungiven's Joe Brolly.

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BoyleSports have had to slash the odds of Derry All-Ireland winning footballer, Joe Brolly, becoming the next President of Ireland.

Following numerous bets across the country on Wednesday morning, including a bet of €200 at 16/1, BoyleSports had to cuts Brolly’s odds to 10/1.

The controversial Sunday Game GAA pundit is now priced at 10/1 to make Áras An Uachtaráin his new home after Michael D Higgins’ term ends. RTÉ presenter Miriam O’Callaghan currently heads the betting at 9/2 with MEP Mairead McGuinness next in the betting at 11/2.

Fergus Finlay is next in the betting at 7/1 with the current president of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe Pat Cox next at 8/1.

Outsiders include current Taoiseach Enda Kenny at 33/1 with former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern available at 100/1. Senator David Norris can be backed at 66/1 alongside previous Presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon who will be running for the third time if she decides to stand as a candidate.

Liam Glynn, BoyleSports’ spokesperson said: “We literally hadn’t opened up our doors on Wednesday morning and the phones started to ring in Head Office with numerous bets being placed on Joe Brolly to become the next President Of Ireland.”

He added “Our traders have had no choice but to clip the price into 10/1 as a result of what is a very unusual gamble at this time of the year with no Presidential Election scheduled. However we have to be cautious and believe that someone may well know a little bit more than we do.”