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2012 Champions All Ireland Irish Dancing Championship Wrap Up

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Emma Hoagland-25th, Hali Thorne-6th and Ruth Charles-29th
Ladies 17-18
photo courtesy Suzanne Cummings

The 2012 All-Ireland Irish Dancing Championships ended Saturday after eight exciting days of world-class competitions. Champion Irish dancers from as far away as Australia traveled to South Dublin for the first major international competition of the year.  Two ballrooms at CityWest Hotel housed championship stages, panels of international adjudicators and thousands of dancers, teachers and families all week.  Solo and team competitions every day resulted in new All-Ireland champions as well as successfully-defended titles.

Senior Figure Team Champions from McGing
photo Rebecca McDaniel Garcia

Qualified dancers whose teachers are associated with An Coimisiun le Rince Gaelacha  showed off choreography, execution and timing of dance steps accompanied by live music. Competitors came from Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland,  South Africa, the United States and Wales. The UlsterRegion includes counties in both Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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When all was said and done, Ireland itself had won 14 of 25 solo and 5 of 12 team championships. England/Wales took 6 solo and 4 team titles; North America won 5 five solo and 3 team events, with Scotland clinching a single solo championship.

John Lonergan, 5-time All-Ireland Champion
photo courtesy John Lonergan

Congratulations to the 2012 All-Ireland Irish Dancing Champions:



Check back here on Irish Central's Irish Dance page soon for an interview with John Lonergan, 5-time All-Ireland Champion from Kiely-Walsh in England and a recap of all of the North American results at the All-Irelands.


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