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Paddy’s Corner

by Padraig Parkinson |  Published: Jul 01, 2010


Heart and the Irish Heart and Irish poker are often mentioned in the same sentence. There’s a school of thought that a lot of the Irish have too much heart for their own good. A few years ago, Mike Sexton did a very funny interview at the Irish Open. He’d been listening to two guys in the toilet, telling each other how they’d got knocked out. One guy dumped off his chips with a 10-6 offsuit, the other guy had something slightly worse. So there was no talk of maybe hanging about for something a little bit better to get busy with and both lads seemed to think that they’d played fine and were a little bit unlucky. After they’d finished congratulating each other, they headed off to the bar for a few pints together, confident that there would be better days ahead. The Irish showed a different type of ...

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