PokerStars’ Ireland v England Challenge starts today

The PokerStars Ireland v England challenge kicks off today at 2pm on the green outside The Craic Den player lounge at 2pm. Come along and watch Irish PokerStars’ Ambassador Fintan Hand and England’s Team PokerStars Pro Spraggy leading their elite teams in an inflatable Sumo Wrestling bout and inflatable Horse Racing obstacle course race. In the mud – by the looks of the weather. Team England comprises PokerStars Team Pro Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot, The Club’s Adam McKola and Rory Jennings, along with home game winner Timothy Goodwin plus a Power Path winner.

Playing on home soil is PokerStars Team Pro Fintan Hand’s squad which includes Irish Poker Open Ambassador Chris Dowling, Irish Open regular Mark Buckley plus home game winner Johnny Devaney and a Power Path winner. To spice things up (maybe a lot!), a mystery guest is joining Team Ireland – to be announced today – who is certain to fuel the international rivalry even more!

Following today’s inflatable contest, the rest of the Challenge will – thankfully for the contestants – take place indoors. The Games Night contest will start around 10.30pm on Wednesday, March 27 in The Craic Den. On Thursday, it’s Darts Poker, then a day off, then the contest resumes on Saturday with Shuffleboard and Cornhole. Only on the final day of the Challenge – Sunday, March 31 – will the action take to the felt with Spraggy and Fintan sitting down in an exciting Heads Up Final.