Burke & Brier scoop 200/1 League of Ireland bet after podcast predictions

Between the Stripes LOI podcast co-hosts, Kieran Burke (lower right) and Jon Brier (lower left) celebrate with Section O after Longford Town’s 2-0 home win over Shelbourne scooped the pair over €700 each!

Between the Stripes LOI podcast co-hosts, Kieran Burke (lower right) and Jon Brier (lower left) celebrate with Section O after Longford Town’s 2-0 home win over Shelbourne scooped the pair over €700 each!

A decade had passed since every home team in the League of Ireland all won on the same weekend, but that ultra unlikely outcome did indeed come to pass this weekend as all ten home sides claimed three points over their visitors. 

Normally you would say "nobody saw that coming" but quite incredibly that wasn't the case for the hosts of Between the Stripes LOI podcast as Kieran Burke & Jon Brier landed an astonishing 200/1 ten fold accumulator on Saturday night. 

Explaining how such a wild punt came to pass and exactly how much they had pocketed between them, BetweenTheStripes.ie founder, Kieran Burke told us how he never had a drop of faith in the bet coming in. 

"Every week on Between the Stripes LOI podcast we do a prediction league, which is sponsored by StMelsBrewing.com, who put a crate of beer up for the winner at the end of the season. Anyway, Jon had tipped nine home wins when we reached our final game to discuss, which was Longford Town V Shelbourne, finding it difficult to call a winner he opted to go for home wins across the board. We joked on air about how he should have a fiver on it but it wasn't until a few minutes before kick off at Dalymount Park, where I was commentating from on Friday, that Jon rang me up and asked me to stick the bet on. For the craic, I said I'd double his fiver and get involved and little could we believe what would unfold." 

With odds of over 200/1, Kieran & Jon were sitting on a betting slip worth over €2400, however with Longford Town not in action until the Saturday night, there was an entire night to mull over the cash out option, as Kieran explains. 

"When Drogheda and Rovers scored late goals to get all nine home wins up on the Friday, I immediately checked the cash out. It was offering us €700, so €350 each and I immediately wanted to take it." 

However, luckily for both men, a good night's sleep and some advice from punters online less the podcast duo to a more complicated but intelligent option. 

"We found out about partial cash out and decided on cashing out for €174 each and leaving the rest to ride for over €1100 still! We thought Longford V Shels was a flip of a coin so to be guaranteed €174 before we even walked into the ground wasn't bad at all for a €5 stake." 

However, things got even better for Burke & Brier as goals from Peter Hopkins and Karl Chambers guided Longford to a 2-0 home triumph and with it another €574 each, on top of the €174 each that the pair had pocketed via cash out earlier in the afternoon. All in all, the lads walked away with the tidy sum of €748 each for just a €5 stake. 

Summing up what such an extraordinary win meant, BetweenTheStripes.ie founder Kieran Burke was delighted with more than just the financial gain as he explained to us: 

"While I'm obviously over the moon with the money, I'm delighted for Jon more than anything else. He's been an absolute fantastic co-host each and every week on Between the Stripes LOI podcast and he's finally getting the recognition he deserves on social media, his phone is exploding at the moment! I'm delighted for our sponsors StMelsBrewing.com, because without their support we would never have even started doing such predictions and this bet would have never happened and above all I'm delighted with the three points for Neale Fenn and the lads as im a life long LTFC fan as everyone knows." 

To see if Burke & Brier's luck continues, be sure to tune in to S3EP8 of Between the Stripes LOI podcast from Wednesday night onward, with top class guests joining the lads every week to preview and review all the latest League of Ireland action. Find Between the Stripes LOI podcast on iTunes, Spotify and all your favorite podcast outlets.

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