|Irish National Irish Dancing Championships 2012|
Top Five Girls 15-16
Photo Breda Gregan
|The 2012 Irish National Dancing Champion for Girls 15-16, Ellen Kennedy, placed 9th at Worlds and 10th at the All-Irelands. Shauna Ryan, who placed 4th at the Irish Nationals, was the highest-placing Irish dancer in her age group at the 2012 World Irish Dancing Championships, taking 5th place in both Belfast and at the 2012 All Irelands. Rounding out the Irish Nationals Top 3 was Codie Shiels who placed 6th at Worlds and 4th at the All Irelands in 2012.
Top 5 Girls 15-16Champion Ellen Kennedy from O'Connor in Connaught Region
2-Rachel Galligan from Lyons in Ulster Region
3-Codie Shiels from Doherty in Ulster Region
4-Shauna Ryan from Scoil Ui Nuallain in Munster Region
5-Ann-Marie McDonnell from Ard Rialla O'Donoghue in Leicester Region
Cyra Taylor, who tied with North America's Melanie Valdes for the 2012 World Irish Dancing Championship, won the Girls 13-14 event at last weekend's Irish National Irish Dancing Championships in Dublin. Taylor also is the 2012 All Ireland Irish Dancing Champion in her age group. Meghan Bonner placed third at both the Irish Nationals and Worlds this year.
Top 5 Girls 13-14Champion Cyra Taylor from McConomy Bradley in Ulster Region
2-Aine McGill from McNelis Cunningham in Ulster Region
3-Meghan Bonner from Bonner-Cannon in Ulster Region
4-Rebekah Bell from Ard Rialla O'Donoghue in Leicester Region
5-Aoife Cremins from Croghan-Greene in Munster Region
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Shannon Bradley clinched the 2012 Irish National Irish Dancing Championship for Girls 14-15. Bradley also holds three World Irish Dancing Championship and All-Ireland Irish Dancing Championship titles, including 2012. Amymae Dolan, the 2010 World Irish Dancing Champion took second at both the Irish Nationals, All Irelands and World Irish Dancing Championships this year.
Top 5 Girls 14-15Champion Shannon Bradley from Doherty in Ulster Region
2-Amymae Dolan from Carson in Ulster Region
3-Olivia Murray from Mona Ni Rodaigh in Ulster Region
4-Caitlin Simpson from Elaine Kavanaugh in Leicester Region
5-Amy Harley from Doherty in Ulster Region
Congratulations to all who qualified and competed, and special congratulations to the Top 5 and their teachers on an amazing weekend!
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