Leona Maguire backed for SPOTY race upset
The Cavan golfer was instrumental in Europe’s win in Toledo
Cavan golfer Leona Maguire has been backed to cause a massive upset in RTÉ's Sports Person Of The Year awards race.
Backed to 7/1 From 100/1, the Solheim Cup hero sits only behindOlympic Gold winning boxer Kellie Harrington, and 2021 Grand National winning jockey Rachael Blackmore for the title.
The 26-year-old golfer was instrumental in Europe’s win in Toledo, Ohio, and has now found herself in the running to win Ireland's top TV sports award.
BoyleSports had Leona chalked up at a remote 100/1 following her performance at the Tokyo Olympics, but after the Solheim Cup, her chances have plummeted into 7/1.
Dubliner Harrington overcame underdog status to beat red-hot favourite Beatriz Ferreira from Brazil with Irish punters now backing her down to 6/4 from as high as 100/1.
Blackmore though, the first female jockey to win the Grand National, is easing by the day with her odds drifting to 4/6 from 4/7.
But those chances were much shorter at 1/100 before Harrington’s and Maguire’s success.
RTE Sports Personality Of The Year 2021 ~ Outright Betting
4-6 Rachael Blackmore
6-4 Kellie Harrington
7 Leona Maguire
16 Paul O'Donovan & Fintan McCarthy
100 TJ Reid
100 Katie Taylor
100 Cian Lynch
200 Jack Kennedy
250 Kyle Hayes
250 Austin Gleeson
250 David Clifford
500 Padraig Harrington