The Poker Championship of Tipperary to raise funds for Tipperary’s inter-county teams is generating great excitement amongst the Poker playing fraternity and as a result, a huge crowd is expected in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh on Friday night 26th April at 8.30pm.
Registration commences at 8pm and it is expected that the first deal will take place at 9pm.
The game is Five Card Draw Poker and the prize fund of €10,000 for a €100 ticket with no buy backs has huge appeal and as a result it is expected that Poker players from the four corners of Ireland will converge on the Ormond town next Friday night.
Interest has been shown from Crossmaglen to Cork and from Galway to Wexford with many of the card sharks from the Midlands also making the journey. The big population of card players from Kilkenny are coming in force, perhaps believing that the Tipp opposition is a soft touch. We have no doubt that the challenge will be met head on with all the top players from Nenagh and the lower Ormond region committed to play. The Newport, Toomevara, Upperchurch, Clonmel, Cappawhite, Horse & Jockey and Ballingarry centres of Poker will be well represented and a long night of competition will take place before the Champion Poker Player of Tipperary is known.
Come early on the 26th April to Nenagh’s Abbey Court Hotel and enjoy the night. This is a “Team Tipperary” project with the profits going towards preparing our county’s Hurling and Gaelic football teams in order that they maximize their potential in the 2013 championships.