Whelan’s, Dublin 2.
Erik Roedel bursts with laughter at the pants dispenser during the launch of the The Paddy Power Comedy Festival
The Paddy Power Comedy Festival (formerly known as the Vodafone Comedy Festival) returns to the Iveagh Gardens this July, running from Tuesday, 21st – Sunday, 24th, with over 90 artists performing across four stages;The Bleedin’ Massive Stage, The Craic Den, The Only Joke Inn and The Free Gaff.
Irish performers include: Tommy Tiernan, Dylan Moran, Deirdre O’Kane, Foil, Arms & Hog, Enya Martin, Kevin McAleer, The Dirtbirds, Kevin McGahern, Neil Delamare, Jason Byrne, Chris Kent, Alison Spittle, Karl Spain, and Northern Irish comic Shane Todd.
Go commando and buy on site?
The choice is yours.
The Paddy Power Comedy Festival
Enjoy the gee-gees?
Via Paddy Power:
The first 100 punters each day entering Paddy Power’s Cheltenham Fanzone a flagship fanzone in The Camden on Camden Street on March 17and 18 will receive a flexi ticket to the Punchestown Festival next month as well as…
….a pair of PP lucky pants (above), made (in)famous over the years by sports stars as diverse as Floyd Mayweather and Nicklas Bendtner, to give those punters in The Camden that extra, eh, rub of the green?
Paddy Power continues:
To help punters in Paddy Power’s Cheltenham Fanzone there will be a panel of racing expertson handincluding Paul Carberry who found himself 14 times in the winning enclosure. Tickets via Ticketmasterhere or Universe hereat a cost of €20per day
We have TWO (yes, two) Free tickets to give away! To enter, just tell us how many Irish-trained horses won at Cheltenham last year. First out of the hat wins.
Lines MUST close at 5.55pm.
Paddy Power’s Cheltenham Bunker
Croke Park, Jones Road, Dublin.
Karen Morgan writes:
For both Garth Brooks and Mayo, the dream of five headline performances at GAA HQ lives on, but it could remain an Unanswered Prayer.
With residents primed to protest (again) Paddy Power released odds of 6/4 that all five gigs DON’T go ahead.
And in tandem with their billboard, Paddy Power announced they are also taking bets on the seemingly cursed Mayo footballers to dump Dublin out of the 2022 Senior Football Championship…again.
Tuesday: He Is Among Us
This Saturday’s Irish Lotto has a history-making jackpot of €19,060,800.
It could be your county.
Rachel Kane writes:
Bookies Paddy Power reckon there’s a 35% chance the winner will be a Dub (15/8).
The Rebel County are next in the betting (8/1) meaning there is an 11% chance the winner is from the People’s Republic of Cork.
A winner from Galway (14/1) or Donegal (14/1) are both 7% chances, followed by Louth (16/1) which is a 6% chance.
There’s a 4% chance (25/1) that Waterford is the home of yet another slice of Lotto history.
Meanwhile, lotto players in Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Laois, Longford and Leitrim look like no hopers, will each of these counties rated as having a chance of 1% or less of winning the epic jackpot tomorrow night.
Sallynoggin Pearse FC, where Paul McGrath played and whose home pavilion has become a vandalised rubble (pic 2), has received a cash injection from Paddy Power’s €100,000 #saveourgame campaign fund.
Rachael Kenny writes:
Sallynoggin Pearse FC will receive a donation of €10,000 to go towards the purchase of an anti-vandalism unit.
The club had been using a “tin-can” shed circa 1970s as their clubhouse in Sallynoggin Park [south county Dublin] for years.
The corrugated steel structure housed two dressing rooms, a shower room and a tearoom, but no toilets..
But vandals seemed hell bent on destroying the meagre facility and stealing the equipment the club relied upon.’
Where was the FAI through all this, anyone?
…Paddy Power added:
“The needs of Sallynoggin Pearse FC really put the state of Irish football into raw perspective. When we set out to help Irish football at a grassroots level with #saveourgame, we never expected to find a club where the grass growing beneath their feet were literally all they had.”
We’ll do the jokes around here.
Fenian Street, Dublin.
A mural by street artist Shane Ha of footballers Jack Grealish and Declan Rice, who represented Ireland in the past but now play for England. Paddy Power will pay a €20k ‘backstabber bonus’ should either Grealish or Rice manage to score during the Euro 2020 tournament kicking off on Sunday.
Above from left: Paddy Power, Ruby Walsh and Tom Nugent
Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
Bookie Paddy Power, jockey Ruby Walsh and keen-eyed punter Tom Nugent launch of Paddy Power Media’s weekly podcast ‘From The Horse’s Mouth’, which debuts on all platforms from December 19.
Rachael Kane writes:
Every week, record-breaking jockey Ruby Walsh will join Paddy Power, the face of well-known bookmaking firm Paddy Power. Horse racing aficionado Tom Nugent will also muck in with some informative, highbrow and thought-provoking content… ah who are we kidding?
Prepare for banter-filled, controversy-fuelled debate and a distinct possibility of some stand-up rows.
‘From The Horse’s Mouth’ will feature some of the biggest names in the game each week, kicking off with BBC Racing legend Cornelius Lysaght for the debut show…
From The Horse’s Mouth
Pics: Karen Morgan
Spotted in Lissycasey, County Clare.
Earlier: Shannon Watch
Top pic via Beto