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Joan Vickers - R.I.P.

  • 20-04-2009 11:58am
    Registered Users Posts: 2,077 ✭✭✭

    I have just gotten a call from Willow Connolly, to tell me that Joan Vickers has died. My hands are shaking at the moment writing this. Anyone who has played Poker in Dublin over the last number of years will know that Joan was a regular player, and a lover of the game, and a great person

    May she rest in peace

    Colette Murphy



  • Subscribers Posts: 32,850 ✭✭✭✭5starpool

    Christ that has taken me on the hop. Joan was a lovely woman, and I was only talking to her on Friday after her first visit to the Fitz in ages.

    RIP Joan. Very sad day.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,924 ✭✭✭Fatboydim

    That is indeed sad news.

    Regards to the family for their loss.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,077 ✭✭✭smurph

    Actually Dom,
    I have taken the link down,

    I was only speaking to her on Friday night at the Scalps game, this has floored me a bit....

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,140 ✭✭✭ocallagh

    That is so sad, Joan was a great person always smiling/joking - it was always a pleasure to play at the same table with her. I'm absolutely shocked by her death.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,751 ✭✭✭BigCityBanker

    everytime I see read something like this I can only think of the Tommy Tiernan sketch where he is going on to the kids shouting 'the world is f*ck\d'

    didnt play alot of poker with her but had the pleasure of a long game of mythical down in Killarney last october with Smurph and Dennis also playing.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,263 ✭✭✭strewelpeter

    Very sad, Joan was always a pleasure to meet.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,295 ✭✭✭ionapaul

    RIP - I was always struck by how much she seemed to love playing; hadn't seen her in the Fitz for a long old time.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,533 ✭✭✭ollyk1

    Very sad news.

    RIP Joan.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,288 ✭✭✭✭ntlbell

    Very sad to hear.

    RIP Joan.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,679 ✭✭✭Daithio

    Wow that's incredibly sad and a real shock. Always had a laugh when Joan was at the table.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,709 ✭✭✭YULETIRED

    This is horrible to read. Rest in Peace Joan , for some reason when it's someone so lively and full of personality it always seems to 'shock' a lot more and with her being so young it's just tragic. She had some great lines which made me grin a lot. One of those people who you hated to suck out on as you know her heart was in the game. Always enjoyed talking to her. Condolences to her family, A terrible loss for them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,070 ✭✭✭Ollieboy

    wow, she look great the last few times I saw her. Very nice lady and love the game and the craic at the table.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,434 ✭✭✭cardshark202

    Sad news indeed. RIP

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 66 ✭✭William Money

    this is such a shock, Joan was such a lovely genuine person.

    very sad news

  • Registered Users Posts: 683 ✭✭✭The Snapper

    OMG, thats shocking news. What a great character, she will be sadly missed, RIP Joan.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,191 ✭✭✭Macspower

    I'm sure I should know Joan but cant but a face to the name...


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,881 ✭✭✭JP Poker

    Very sad news,


  • Registered Users Posts: 837 ✭✭✭kpnuts

    This is a f***ed up world.

    RIP Joan.

    Sound lady. Great sense of humour. Will be missed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,056 ✭✭✭Sparks43

    R.I.P Joan

    this has thrown me for a loop my sincere condolances to her family

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,438 ✭✭✭jbravado

    A real lady and a pleasure to be at the table with.


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  • Business & Finance Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 32,387 Mod ✭✭✭✭DeVore

    Very very sad news. Always a laugh....



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,700 ✭✭✭tricky D

    That's just terribly sad news. She was a real character and great craic. She'll be missed. RIP and condolences to the family. Player gone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,187 ✭✭✭Flushdraw

    Very sad and shocking news. RIP Joan

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 33 Boosh

    My condolences go out to her friends and family.

    I only met her a few times, was very friendly and a good laugh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,881 ✭✭✭bohsman

    RIP, condolences to her family.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 132 ✭✭Padraig06

    A tragedy. RIP

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,771 ✭✭✭carfax

    Very sorry to hear this....Best wishes to all family and friends (and Joan had a lot of friends at the poker table).


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,362 ✭✭✭Hitman Actual

    Absolutely shocking news, another stalwart from the early days of the Fitz has moved to the next big game (Pat Crowe and Vernon spring immediately to mind). My condolences to her family. RIP.

  • Registered Users Posts: 338 ✭✭ElectraBlue

    I'm in shock... was only talking to her in the Fitz last Friday! First played with Joan at the Sean Jethi Team Event last year. She was a popular player at the tables...

    My sincere condolences to her family at this sad time

    RIP Joan

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,026 ✭✭✭Conbro

    Sincere condolences to her family. RIP