Recap of World Irish Dancing Team Championships - PHOTOS


2012 World Champions!  Kiely-Walsh Junior Girls Ceili 13-16
and 3rd place Minor Mixed Ceili u13
Photo courtesy Kiely-Walsh

The team competitions at the World Irish Dancing Championships held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, were truly world-class!  With lively music worthy of this level of Irish dancing and an international panel of adjudicators, the audience of thousands were treated to the very best ceili teams from Australia, Ireland, The Netherlands, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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North American teams made a great showing, bringing home the World Champion title for Cashel-Dennehy's Senior Girls' Ceili team and Top Five placements for teams from Claddagh, O'Shea-Chaplin, Peter Smith, and Short.

Congratulations also to the Top 20 North American teams from An Daire, Burke, Cashel-Dennehy, Claddagh, Mattierin, Mulhern, Murphy Irish Arts and Rince na h'Eireann!

2012 World Irish Dancing Championship
Team Competition Winners with North American placements
courtesy of Feis Results

Minor Girls Ceili Under 13: Kelly Hendry, England
North American teams from Mattierin, Claddagh and Mulhern placed 10th, 15th and 17th.

Minor Mixed Ceili Under 13: Ui She, Ireland
The only North American team entered - Peter Smith School from New York- placed 5th.

Mulhern (USA) Junior Girls' Ceili 13-16 - 11th place!
L>R: Coleen Mulhern Malloy, Maggie Clifford, Caroline Cofoid, Meghan McCarthy, Elizabeth Bish, Mary Kate McCarthy, 

Gianna Levato and Eileen Mulhern O'Kane. 
Photo: Jim McCarthy

Junior Girls Ceili 13-16: Kiely-Walsh Team B, Ireland
North American teams from Claddagh, Mulhern and Cashel-Dennehy placed 7th, 11th and 20th.

Junior Mixed Ceili 13-16:  Ni Chearra-O'Baolain-McMahon, Ireland
North American teams from Cashel-Dennehy and Rince na h'Eireann placed 3rd and 9th.

Cashel-Dennehy's World Champion Girls' Senior Ceili Team!
Photo courtesy Cashel-Dennehy