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Ruby Walsh shows his poker face as he competes against other celebs

John O'Mahony

Published 03/10/2011 | 05:00

Jockey Ruby Walsh
taking part in
the Celebrity
Invitational poker
competition at the
Ladbrokes.com
Irish Poker Festival
in Killarney
Jockey Ruby Walsh taking part in the Celebrity Invitational poker competition at the Ladbrokes.com Irish Poker Festival in Killarney
Niall Smyth from Ennis, Co Clare, celebrates his win last night
Model Nadia Forde taking part in the Celebrity Invitational competition at the Ladbrokes.com
Former rugby international Shane Byrne and model Nadia Forde taking part in the Celebrity Invitational competition
Rugby international David Wallace missed the World Cup through injury but took part in the Celebrity Invitational competition at the Ladbrokes.com Irish Poker Festival at the INEC, Killarney on Saturday night

THE top jockey joined over 600 of Europe's top poker players in Killarney at the weekend putting their skills and stamina to the test.

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MORE than 600 of Europe’s top poker players spent the weekend putting their skills and stamina to the test at a major poker marathon in Kerry over the weekend.

The high-profile Ladbrokes Irish Poker Festival, with a pot of €250,000, caused quite a stir at the INEC in Killarney, with players aged from 18 to 80 taking their seats at the tables and hoping to turn an ace or two.

The main three-day poker event was whittled down to just four players late last night with the winner poised to take home a bumper top prize of between €70,000 and €100,000.

Among the competitors in a separate but equally tense and thrilling celebrity poker classic were RTE’s Apres Match star Barry Murphy, jockeys Ruby Walsh and Paul Carberry.

Others taking part included rugby legends Shane Byrne and David Wallace, model Nadia Forde, Kildare footballer Ronan Sweeney and snooker ace Mark Allen, who triumphed in the novel event and donated his €1,000 winnings to charity.

Irish Independent

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