This is a quiet time of the year for poker news with no major tournaments taking place so players tend to work on their online poker game and for Irish poker players there is always plenty going on at Paddy Power Poker. The most popular are the sit and go poker tournaments which are those that do not start at a particular time but have a predetermined number of players. You simply register for an online poker sit and go and when the required number of players have registered then play starts and it generally only takes a few minutes for it to happen so don’t register and walk away as you may miss the whole thing. Other tournaments which are currently in the Irish poker news are those which win entries to the Irish Open poker next year and although this might seem a long way away the sooner you get started the more chances there are of qualifying and it is after all one of the few major tournaments held on Irish soil making it very attractive to Irish poker players and don’t forget that 2014 winner Patrick Clarke got into the tournament on a €4 cheap seat qualifier. Paddy Power poker is of course already offering qualifying tournaments at various buy ins and on various days of the week so go onto the site directly from onlinepoker.ie and get the latest information. Another interesting promotion which Paddy Power poker is pushing in the Irish poker news is recognising that many Irish poker players also like a bet or two on sports so they are offering freeroll tournaments with free sports bets as prizes. The poker tournaments are on a Tuesday and the winner can earn a free bet of €100 with another 24 prizes for those finishing in the top 25.