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Padraig Parkinson

12 Apr 07:34

Barny Inspires Another Generation

Back in 1999, the late Rob Gardner and Presentable were the visionaries who brought poker from the back room to our living rooms when they ran tournament called Late Night Poker, made for tv. Under the table cameras ... Read More

Padraig Parkinson

31 Jan 10:47

Live Music In Galway And Fun In Sporting Emporium

Galway has always been a magnet for gamblers and poker players from home and abroad. Whether you’re traveling for the iconic Race Week, the annual horse racing festival with poker around the clock in the Eglinton Club, or ... Read More

Padraig Parkinson

04 Dec 09:39

Genius At Work

It’s been a dreadful year for Irish music. First, we lost Aslan’s charismatic front man Christy Dignam, a proud son of Finglas. The night Christy died, I left the poker game in the Sporting Emporium and walked towards ... Read More

Padraig Parkinson

10 Oct 10:39

RIP Micky Moran. An Unlikely Pioneer.

Much has been said over the years about Irish bookmaker Terry Rogers bringing no limit poker tournaments to Europe in the early eighties after a chance visit to The WSOP in Binion’s. I should know. I said a ... Read More

Padraig Parkinson

21 Jun 16:07

There Is Poker And Then There's Irish Poker

These words were spoken by Mike Sexton as we hung out in the bar in the Radisson in Galway at the Irish Poker Championship in the 90’s. Mike would be delighted to hear me saying that he walked ... Read More

Darryll Fish

22 Feb 16:04

Sexism, poker, and growing the game.

  As I’m sure most of you know, there has recently been a lot of discussion about the prevalence of sexism in poker, why this is a problem for the community, and (to a much lesser extent) how ... Read More

Padraig Parkinson

23 Nov 09:48

A Little Hope Is Better Than Great Pity

After a bout of Covid Light and boredom, it was good to get back to the poker and craic, which is par for the course in Dublin’s Sporting Emporium. A couple of days later, I got a call ... Read More

Padraig Parkinson

19 Sep 09:19

Lest We Forget

The covid lockdown didn’t do us any favors. I lost two good American friends for life who were legends of the game: poker ambassador Mike Sexton and John “Scof” Sheffield of WSOP Binions fame. I had so much ... Read More

Padraig Parkinson

17 May 09:10

Jesse May Visits The Sporting Emporium

About a decade ago, Scott Gray and I set out on a two week tour to play poker with the Irish grassroots players who are the heartbeat of the game here. It’s always tremendous craic. Tim O’Sullivan invited ... Read More

Padraig Parkinson

17 Mar 09:53

Irish Red Cross Ukraine Appeal

Like everyone else, I’ve watched in horror as civilians have been slaughtered in Ukraine and millions forced to flee the country. But every time you are about to lose faith in mankind, good people stand up and take ... Read More

Padraig Parkinson

11 Feb 12:11

Bad News. Good News.

About a week before the end of WSOP 2021, Carol Mikharov clocked out after her shift in The Rio card room. She wasn’t feeling well, went to hospital and, sadly, never came home. She joined the list of ... Read More
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