2012 Irish National Irish Dancing Champion Boys 9-10
Photo courtesy Annette Foley Slemon
Sean Slemon, the 2012 All Ireland Irish Dancing Champion for Boys 9-10, claimed the Irish National Irish Dancing Championship title Saturday in Dublin. Slemon, who dances with Rinceoiri na Riochta in the Munster Region of Ireland, was followed by his friendly rival Jack Lynch from Ui She. Lynch placed 2nd at the 2012 All Ireland Irish Dancing Championships.
Top 5 Boys 9-10
Champion Sean Slemon from Rinceoiri na Riochta in Munster Region
2-Jack Lynch from Ui She in Leicester Region
3-Cathal Doughan from Gleann Oir in Munster Region
4-Thomas Colangelo from McCafferty in Ulster Region
5- Ryan Miskelly from Brennan Miskelly McCormick in Ulster Region
In the Boys 10-11 competition, Ronan McKiernan topped the podium. McKiernan, placed 3rd at the 2012 World Irish Dancing Championships and 5th at the 2012 All Ireland Irish Dancing Championships. Placing 2nd at the Irish Nationals, Ray Shanahan from Kiely-Walsh tied his 2nd placements at both the 2012 Worlds and 2012 All Irelands. Adam McGhee who placed 3rd was also in the Top 5 for this age group at the 2012 Worlds.
Top 5 Boys 10-11
Champion Ronan McKiernan from Ard Rialla O'Donoghue in Ulster Region
2-Ray Shanahan from Kiely-Walsh in Munster Region
3-Adam McGhee from Coleman in Connaught Region
4-Ciaran Rodden from McConomy Bradley in Ulster Region
5-Christoper Reaney from Coleman in Connaught Region
2012 Irish National Irish Dancing Champion Boys 16-17
Photo courtesy Eoghain Murphy
Eoghain Murphy, the 2012 Irish National Irish Dancing Champion for Boys 16-17, placed 3rd at the 2012 World Irish Dancing Championship after Champion Caolan McKeating-Lynch and 2nd place Richard Murray. Murray, from Higgins also took 2nd place at the Irish Nationals and 3rd at the All Ireland Irish Dancing Championships in 2012. Michael Gardiner, who came in 4th in Dublin Saturday, was also in the Top 5 for all three major 2012 Irish dancing competitions.
Top 5 Boys 16-17
Champion Eoghan Murphy from Mona Ni Rodaigh in Ulster Region
2-Richard Murray from Higgins in Munster Region
3-Eoghan O'Neill from Siobhan McDonnell in Connaught Region
4-Michael Gardiner from Hession in Connaught Region
5-Matthew Gillespie from Hession in Connaught Region
Congratulations to all who qualified and placed at the 2012 Irish National Irish Dancing Championships!
Stay tuned for more results from the Irish National Irish Dancing Championships Sunday competitions right here on Go Feis! The Irish Dance Blog.