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A lucky Galway punter has scooped a whopping €206,000 for a measly €1 bet.
Insider always raises an eyebrow when bookies issue their odds on election betting - who’s a favourite, who’s not, etc - indeed, one of Ireland’s well known bookies gets RED C to carry out polling for it regularly, hence the odds that bookmaker offers reflects the results of the polls.
There is plenty of optimism in the air this week as the local economy is in line for an injection of more than €90 million due to the success of the Galway International Arts Festival and the numbers going through the turnstills at the Galway Races so far up on previous years.
Knocknacarra councillor Donal Lyons has this week reiterated that there is no such thing as a safe seat on the Galway City Council.
As readers of this page are well aware, there are two elections due on May 23, the Local Elections, and the election to that most useless of institutions, the so- called European Parliament.
John Mulholland and Keith Finnegan recently discussed the bookmaker’s odds for all the local election candidates across the city on Galway Bay FM.
Fianna Fáil’s Nicola Deacy to outpoll her running mate Ollie Crowe, and Sinn Féin’s Cathal Ó Conchuir to defy the odds and take a seat, are just two possible outcomes thrown up by recent betting odds.
Mayo’s most famous fan, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, stands to win €10,000 for the Irish Heart Foundation should his home county finally win Sam in this weekend’s All Ireland final.
With Cheltenham only days away, eager punters will be gathering their tips, guarding them as if they were pure gold while pondering the usual each-way forecast, or place it-on-the-nose dilemmas, and with questions like those to consider what better place to have the craic, get a few wins in, and truely enjoy this great horse-racing festival than at Brian Fahy Bookmakers.
According to Seamus O’Hara in O’Hara’s bar in Thomastown the most unusual drink he’s ever had to pour was a long-iced tea, a favourite of a local bookmaker. Making this perfect tipple by shaking half a shot each of light white rum, Plymouth gin, Ketel One Vodka, Sauza Horitos tequila and Cointreau, along with a shot of freshly squeezed lime juice and a half shot of gomme syrup, and finally putting it into an ice-filled glass and topping it off with Coca Cola, there is probably only two people in Thomastown who could possibly afford such an expensive drink: the bookmaker, or any bookmaker for that matter in this economic climate, and the local man who dreamt a couple of weeks ago that he’d won millions in the National Lottery. It’s not often you hear the one about the man who walked into a bar to tell the one about his millionaire winnings. Such was the amazement from the locals that the bar poets got together and wrote the ballad of The Savage Dream in his honour. As an appetiser it begins: