Irish poker playing / 24hr Ultra Champion

Posted on March 23, 2008 by


Received from Tony Mangan:

Dara O’Kearney has made a good start to the year by beating a high quality field in the European Deep Stack Champinship held in Droegheda over the weekend.

Dara O'Kearney

Dara O’Kearney, European Deep Stack Poker Champion 2007

A deal was done when five players were left and Dara, with a dominating chip stack, took the lion’s share of the prize money and the trophy. Congratulations Dara!

1st Dara O’Kearney €47,200
2nd Gary Clarke €34,100
3rd Fran Egan €28,600
4th Lloyd O’Farrell €26,700
5th Barry Hand €23,400

The year could get even better for Dara yet, as he has qualified for the Irish Open through and will be feeling very confident after this latest win.  Having qualified on he is eligible for the Paddy First promotion which could see him playing in the next five Irish Opens for free!

Read Dara’s in depth and entertaining Q&A (he is the Irish 24 hour running champion would you believe!) on the Irish Open Online Qualifiers Page by clicking here – click + beside his name to expand the page.

Unfortunately online qualifier Brain Maybin didn’t cash in the Deep Stack tourney, despite going deep and the Paddy Power boys, Marc Bolton and Ciaran Burke, fell just short of the money.  But Burke put that out of his mind pretty quickly – he won the €500 side event he entered straight after being knocked out!  Well done Burkey!!