Our Team

We pride ourselves on timely, organized, relaxed, and player-friendly tournaments. Through tried and tested approaches and a passionate team, we have the formula to make the Irish Poker Tour a truly memorable experience for you.


Donal MacAonghusa - Chief of Operations

Donal MacAonghusa is The Chief of Operationsfor The Irish Poker Tour. Known for his all-encompassing good humour and poker expertise Donal is widely recognised as Ireland’s leading TD.

He has worked in the poker industry as a player, dealer, casino manager, and tournament director for over 30 years and utilises all this knowledge to produce the best possible poker experience for every type of player. Accessible to everyone and willing to take others’ opinions into account, Donal is an ideal ambassador for the Irish Poker Tour.


Jason Tompkins - Tour Manager

Jason has been a high-profile successful poker player for over 15 years.

Throughout the industry, he has earned a solid reputation as a straight shooter whilst building up a very impressive poker-playing resume. More recently he has gained valuable experience promoting and operating successful live poker events.

The player/operator combination is a perfect fit for the new face of the Irish Poker Tour.


Susie Terrell – Operations Manager & Player Liaison

Fun-loving Aussie with a thirst for adventure.

Responsible for the planning, production, and delivery of Irish Poker Tour events.

Susie made the switch from horse racing to poker in 2007 and has never looked back. She brings a range of knowledge to the team, having worked in many large festivals, covering various positions.

Ramona - Chief Tournament Director

Ramona was born in Latvia and moved to Ireland in 2005. She has worked in various roles in the poker industry for her entire career developing an extraordinary expertise in all aspects of running live poker events. After working with the Irish Poker Tour for just a couple of months Ramona’s talents were spotted and rewarded with promotion to the key role of Chief Tournament Director with direct responsibility for running all our major events.

Ramona’s strong, independent nature mixed with her invaluable poker knowledge make her the perfect leader of a team that provides a wonderfully memorable, yet totally professional, tournament experience. She insists that everything is run by the book but still manages to engender the fun atmosphere that the Irish Poker Tour is rightly famous for.

Paulina - Staff Manager

Originally from Lithuania, living in Dublin since 2008. Paulina is a well organised, strong communicator. Passionate about her work and people. Friendly, always willing to help others. She is independent-minded but loves to work as part of a team. Paulina creates an efficient and effective work environment but makes sure that it's all good fun at the same time.


Fintan Gavin - CEO/Founder

Fintan Gavin is the inexhaustible driving force behind the great success story that is the Irish Poker Tour. He has been running major poker tournaments and festivals all over Ireland and internationally for over 20 years and has used all this hard-earned expertise to develop a player-driven tour that continues to break records at every Tour Stop.

Fintan’s constant mantra is that it is the players’ experience that is the most important aspect of any poker tournament. He is convinced that if players have a good time they will want to come back for more whether they were lucky enough to win or not. Fintan will engage with every player at any time and through this has become the most high-profile figure in Irish poker.