Irish Eyes Poker are delighted to annouce Dublin card shark Dara 'Doke' O'Kearney is the new captain of our growing poker team.
Since winning the European Deepstack Championship in 2008, Doke has established himself as one of Ireland's top tournament players and one of the more consistent Irish performers on the European circuit.
Despite learning the game less than four years ago, and despite never depositing a cent online, he has already notched up more than $1 million in lifetime tournament cashes on the internet, and more than $300,000 live.
O'Kearney, 45, is a former international elite distance athlete -- he won the prestigious 60-kilometre New York Road Runners ultra marathon in 2007 -- and he now hopes to run good representing Irish Eyes Poker.
The father-of-three commented: "I look forward to meeting all Team Irish Eyes Poker representatives at the European Masters of Poker event in Dublin in July.
"I'll be there to help our crew with coaching and advice in the run-up to the EMOP, so as to give local players the best possible chance to get a good result."
Doke will also be personally emailing all Irish Eyes Poker players with updates, news and strategy tips.
Irish Eyes Poker chief Steven Merrick last night welcomed O'Kearney to the team.
He said: "We're delighted to have Dara on board, we've been monitoring his performances online for some time and we feel certain he's the best man to captain our crew.
"His online results are nothing short of phenomenal and he's also hugely respected on the live baize all around Europe."
Players can keep up to date on Team Irish Eyes Poker promotions and EMOP events by reading Doke's blog at http://dokearney.blogspot.com/.
You can find Doke playing the many guaranteed tournaments each night on Irish Eyes Poker.
Welcome on board Captain.