Irish poker legends O’Carroll (left) and Connolly (right) showed their class once more at the 2022 Dublin Poker Festival. Two lionesses of Irish poker
During a week when the question ‘why don’t more women play poker’ was rightly raised, two ladies who have graced the Irish felt for more years than it would be polite to mention showed that they still possess the games to outwit and outclass the competition.
Wilhemine ‘Willow’ Connolly is second-generation Irish poker royalty. Last week, she took down the Irish Seniors Championship at the Dublin Poker Festival, taking home the lioness’ share of the prize pool and the trophy which is named after her mother.
Annette O’Carroll has been a winning poker player every year since taking up the game in 1980, no mean feat in a game that has moved through umpteen paradigms in that time. Last weekend, she was in the winner’s enclosure at the Dublin Poker Festival not once but twice when she took down a side event and chopped The European Deepstacks Main Event. Unibet Poker proud of its big Irish connection
Unibet Poker has been a big promoter of poker in Ireland for the past five years. Since 2018, the operator has hosted seven festivals in Dublin – two Unibet Opens, three International Poker Opens, and now two Dublin Poker Festivals.
It also signed Ireland’s two most dashing poker ambassadors back in 2017 and is the sponsor of the award-winning Irish poker podcast ‘The Chip Race.’ VegasSlotsOnline News reached out to Unibet’s Head of Poker Marketing Kat Arnsby this week for comment.
“Dara and David are worth their weight in the gold that Unibet found at the bottom of the rainbow, arrah-be-gorrah, something about leprechauns” … is what I imagine she would have said but she was too busy enjoying a packet of crisps most likely made from potatoes stolen from the Irish by her ancestors. Women have played a huge role in Irish poker
The Irish Open is the longest-running poker festival in Europe and second in the world only to the World Series of Poker. It is […]
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