Cobh board set to meet regarding betting speculation

Cork based journalist, John O’Shea has spoken to BetweenTheStripes.ie this Sunday afternoon to confirm that the board of Cobh Ramblers FC are to discuss online speculation regarding irregular betting patterns, following last nights 3-2 defeat at home to crisis club, Limerick FC.

The main talking point from followers of the betting exchanges seems to surround unusually large volumes of cash being placed on a Limerick FC victory with the game level at 2-2 after a Cobh equaliser on sixty-four-minutes. Limerick FC went on to win the game 3-2 thanks to a seventy-ninth-minute penalty from Darren Murphy.

As of yet, there has been no official comment from either club or the Football Association of Ireland, who have already been forced to look into irregular betting patterns in the First Division earlier this season.

Last nights game, played out in front of a very small crowd, was of course the first match played by Limerick FC since the clubs players served strike notice over unpaid wages and expenses. As it stands, Limerick’s first-team players will not line out for Friday’s home match against Cabinteely, who went down 5-0 at home to Drogheda United last night also.

Rumors have been circulating across social media this morning that the Munster club may attempt to register players from the underage set-up in order to fulfill Friday’s fixture against “Cabo”.


John O’Shea’s interview with BetweenTheStripes.ie founder, Kieran Burke can be heard below.