Irish Poker Awards Announced

Irish Poker Awards

Fresh off the success of the first ever British Poker Awards, this month will see the first ever Irish Poker Awards. Taking place at the Regency Hotel in Dublin on October 17, they will run alongside the BoylePoker IPO and celebrate the cream of Irish Poker.

Irish Open Champion Neil Channing is all set to co host the event and once again PokerNews will be presenting an award. You can vote for all your favourites at

This years categories include:

Reader's Choice: Best Cash Player
Donnacha O’Dea
Dave Callaghan
Dermot Blain
Tom Hanlon
Andrew Grimason
Andy Black

Reader's Choice: Best Tournament Player
Nick Heather
John O’Shea
Sean Prendiville
Dermot Blain
Jason Tompkins

Reader's Choice: Best Online Player
Jude “oldjude” Duffy
John “doesalrite” O’Shea
Tom “jinx” Hanlon
Mick “BigMickG” Graydon
Eoghan “Intruder123” O’Dea
Nick “TheSpanishBull” Heather
Neilus “Danceofthedead” Foley
Stephen “AllinStevie” Devlin

Reader's Choice: Break Out Year
Femi Fakinle
Owen Robinson
Paul Carr
Tom Kitt
Jason Tompkins

Reader's Choice: Best Poker League
Celtic Poker Tour
Irish Poker Rankings
JP Poker League

Reader's Choice: Best Poker Blogger
Padraig Parkinson
John O’Shea
Freddie May
Nicky Power
Connie O’Sullivan

Reader's Choice: Best Irish Poker Forum
Irish Poker Boards
TCB Poker

Reader's Choice: Best All Round Player
John O’Shea
Nick Heather
Tom Hanlon
Eoghan O’Dea
Jason Tompkins

Reader's Choice: Poker Personality of the Year
Padraig Parkinson
Paul Marrow
Marty Smyth
Fintan Gavin
Thomas “Bommer” Nolan

Reader's Choice: Player of the Year
Nick Heather
John O’Shea
Sean Prendiville
Owen Robinson
Jason Tompkins

Reader's Choice: Best Poker Festival International Poker Open
Paddy Power’s Irish Open Irish Poker Festival
JP Masters
Chilipoker European Deepstack Poker Championships
The Winamax European Short-Handed Poker Championships

Reader's Choice: Best Tournament Director
JP McCann
Donal MacAonghusa
Toby Stone
David O’Neill
Luke Ivory

So get voting now at

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