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A Touch of Class

by Padraig Parkinson |  Published: Feb 01, 2010


The Irish love courage and defiance in the face of unbeatable odds and we recently got to witness a performance that had all of that. You probably think I’m talking about the Irish soccer team who got cheated out of a World Cup spot by Thierry Henry with the help of the French football federation and that bunch of wankers in FIFA — much to the embarrassment of the French people, to be fair to them. Well, I’m not. I’m talking about a young guy called Joey Garland, known to those who play on Boylepoker as “joeydlips”. Joey was dealt a hand with no cards at all and was left with no outs whatsoever in his battle against cancer. When you and I might have spent our time throwing bottles at the wall and asking “why me”, Joey decided that no matter what, he was going to join over 1,400 ...

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