Emmett Mullin Captures UKIPT Galway Title and €100,000

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Emmett Mullin from Omagh in Northern Ireland has beaten a field of 698 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway to take down the first UKIPT trophy of 2012 and the cool €100,000 that comes with it.

The final table took just five hours to drop from the nine who made Day 4 to the last man standing. An aggressive eight made up the official final line-up (Joris Ruijs, the Day 1a chip leader, falling in 9th) featuring the two time UKIPT champion Nick Abou Risk, who wasn’t to make it a triple but exited in 7th place, winning €14,700.

Although London-based Joe Roberts started the day strongly, he finished 3rd (€51,900) meaning heads up play was an all-Irish affair. Emmett Mullin and Ronan Gilligan started play one-on-one with almost equal stacks.

A level passed with the advantage sliding over to Ronan Gilligan, before one huge hand turned the tables and gave Mullin the momentum (and the stack) to finish the tournament off. Ronan Gilligan went home as the runner up with €73,650 in prize money - that’s his second close-but-no-cigar moment on the tour: Gilligan finished 2nd at UKIPT Dublin in 2010 for €43,400.


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