|An Comhdháil World Irish Dancing Top Five Girls under 14|
Photo by James Browne ReelDancePix
The first An Comhdháil World Irish Dance Championships were held at CityWest Hotel in Dublin, Ireland from April 1-7, 2012. Though the organization is more than 40 years old, past majors have only been at the All-Ireland or All-Scotland level. Dancers and teachers were welcomed to the week-long celebration of the An Comhdhail's best Irish dancers at CityWest in Dublin.
An Comhdháil World Irish Dance Championships consisted of 20 solo championships: 13 girls' competitions from under 10 to Senior Ladies over 21, and 7 boy's championships which are double age groups starting with under 11 upwards. All Championships are over three rounds, with five adjudicators. The first two rounds are also adjudicated as a solo by a sixth adjudicator. The solo results given have no impact on the overall Championship result.
Solo Championship Results for Girls/Ladies and Boys/Men
Girls Under 10 - Abigail Cassidy, Hugh McKenna School, WaterfordGirls Under 11 - Charlie McCable, Dawson McDonnell School, DublinGirls Under 12 - Meabh Sherry, Cummings School, West TyroneGirls Under 13 - Shannon Walsh, Cullen School, Derry/DonegalGirls Under 14 - Aoife McCallion, Cullen School, Derry/DonegalGirls Under 15 - Sarah Dooley, Dawson McDonnell Academy, DublinGirls Under 16 - Zoe Talbot, Lee-Byrne Academy, DublinGirls Under 17 - Aiobhin McDaid, Concannon-Ganley Academy, Midlands (Ireland)Girls Under 18 - Caoimhe Ennis, Clarke-Goodman Academy, DublinGirls Under 19 - Eve Groves, Sherry School, DublinGirls Under 20 - Miriam Lee, Lee-Byrne Academy, DublinGirls Under 21 - Michelle Curran, McLaughlin, Derry/DonegalSenior Ladies Over 21 - Debbie McCallion, Coyle School, Derry/Donegal
Boys Under 11 - Stephen Devlin, Hugh McKenna School, mid-UlsterBoys Under 13 - Sean Burbage, Lynam School, Kildare/LaoisBoys Under 15, Stephen Teague, Crean School, DublinBoys Under 17 - Conn Power, Lee-Byrne Academy, DublinBoys Under 19 - Calum Kelly, Peter Thompson School, ScotlandBoys Under 21 - Lee McCrystal, Baxter School, West TyroneSenior Men - Will Croke, Mulcahy-Bible School, Waterford
Full results, including solo round awards, may be found at An Comhdháil World Irish Dance. Look for photo galleries here on Irish Central's Irish dance page in the next few days courtesy of ReelDancePix.
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