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Poker for the Homeless raises 14,755 euros for Dublin charity

24 April 2013

DUBLIN, Ireland -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Poker for the Homeless, the Irish fundraising organization dedicated to raising money for homeless charities around Ireland, has raised €14,755 for the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin which feed the homeless and poor.

The event was held at The Jackpot Club, Dublin on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6.

The Friday night €100 + €10 tournament (with all registration fees going to the Poker For The Homeless/Capuchin Day Centre) attracted 50 players with 20 percent or €1,000 of the €5,000 prize pool going to the fundraising effort. The event was won by Poker For The Homeless III champion Nicky Power making him the first double champion.

The payouts were:

1st Nicky Power €1300
2nd Paul O'Reilly €770
3rd Bridie Gribbin €600
4th Graeme Milne €440
5th Kevin Hagerty €320
6th Pat Storan €240
7th Robbie Harrison €110
8th Eamonn Connolly €110
9th John McManamly €110

Saturday’s team event attracted 11 teams of 4 players paying €400 + €40 per team (with €80 going to Poker for the Homeless/Capuchin Day Centre) and the result was:

1st PokerPalz €1000
2nd Damo Donkeys €700
3rd Vegas Nights €412

The individual result was:

1st Derrick Wall €634
2nd Collette Murphy €352
3rd Bops €253
4th Bridie Gribbin €169

Ambassador for the fundraising festival Padraig Parkinson, said, “What a success! Despite being so close to the Irish Open and perhaps not as widely promoted as previous events we beat the 2010 total, purely by accident in the middle of the biggest recession we’ve ever seen. That says so much about the Irish poker community.

“Brother Kevin at the Capuchin Day Centre will use the money wisely to make sure those worse off than us don’t go hungry.

“There are way too many people to thank individually. Everyone who gave of their time and money knows exactly who they are and they now we know. A special thanks to Paddy Power Poker for their continuing support in sponsoring the event and we can’t wait until we can do it all again.”

Poker For The Homeless has raised almost €250,000 in the last seven years for homeless charities across Ireland.

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