That winning feeling - dedicated Irish dancers reap rewards at World Championships
But her perseverance pays off, as she told the Irish Voice: “I’ve won the Southern Regional Oireachtas”. She added to her success this week when she finished 33rd at the World Championships.
Meanwhile, Siobhan O’Neill from Georgetown, Massachusetts is hoping that her performance in the Girls 14 – 15 competition will see her improve on last year’s 17th placing. Siobhan, whose father comes from County Laois, explained: “I always have a goal, and this year I want to do better than 17th. I have to give up a lot to practice so much, but it’s worth it”.
Her mum Lisa revealed: “Siobhan’s dad is from County Laois, so I thought we’d celebrate her heritage by introducing her to Irish dance when she was three. My husband is probably sorry now because it costs so much money!”