|2012 Irish National Irish Dancing Champion Girls under 7|
Caoimhe Devlin from McConomy Bradley
Photo courtesy Shannon McLaughlin
An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha is hosting the 2012 Irish National Irish Dancing Championships, Craobhacha Rince Naisiunta na h'Eireann, in Dublin this weekend. Thousands of competitive Irish dancers are competing over three days at CityWest.
Solo competitions for boy and girl Irish dancers from age 7 up to and over 20 years old are taking place in ballrooms there alongside team events which include girls' and ladies' ceili, mixed ceili and figure competitions.
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Early results are in! Congratulations to 2012 Irish National Irish Dancing Champion for Girls under 7 Caoimhe Devlin from McConomy Bradley, Champion for Girls under 8 Erika Long from Croghan-Greene, Champion for Boys under 7 Andrew Stack from Staic and Champion for Boys under 8 Tiernan Fahy from McDonagh-Byrne. These four young dancers represent the Ulster, Munster and Connaught Regions of Ireland.
Congratulations also to 2012 Irish National Ceili under 11 Champions from Mona Ni Rodaigh in the Ulster Region.
Top Five in the youngest age groups (full results available at Feis Results) are as follows:
Girls under 7
Champion Caoimhe Devlin from McConomy Bradley in the Ulster Region
2 - Sophie Duffy from Smith McCarron in the Ulster Region
3 - Lauryn Kane from Carson in the Ulster Region
4 - Tegan McConomy from McConomy in the Ulster Region
5 - Shannon McHugh from Duggan in the Connaught Region
Girls under 8
Champion Erika Long from Croghan-Greene in the Munster Region
2 - Eleanor Murray from Mona Ni Rodaigh in the Ulster Region
3 - Ella Ni Oisin from Scoil Rince Ui Bhrian in the Munster Region
4 - Emma Hynes from Croghan-Greene in the Munster Region
5 - Orlaith Murphy from Lorraine Duggan in the Munster Region
Boys under 7
Champion Andrew Stack from Staic in the Munster Region
2 - Gearold Fahy from McDonagh-Byrne in the Connaught Region
3 - Denis Kinsella from Callanan School in the Munster Region
4 - Colum Higgins from Tahany in the Connaught Region
5 - Ronan Hegarty from O'Connor in the Connaught Region
Boys under 8
Champion Tiernan Fahy from McDonagh-Byrne in the Connaught Region
2 - Ronan O'Brien from Scoil Ui Ruairc in the Munster Region
3 (Tie) - Cormac McKeogh from Louise Smith in the Ulster Region
3 (Tie) - Mark Clifford from Sheehan-Murphy in the Munster Region
5 - Cian Mulligan from Ursula Moore in the Ulster Region
Ceilí under 11 (Ceilí Fo-Mionuir)
Champion Team A from Mona Ni Rodaigh in the Ulster Region
2- Team B from Ni Chearra-O'Baolan-McMahon in the Ulster Region
3 - Team A from McDonagh-Byrne in the Connaught Region
4 - Team B from Ard Rialla O'Donoghue in the Ulster Region
5 - Team A from Coleman in the Connaught Region
Stay tuned for more results from the Irish National Irish Dancing Championships Sunday and Monday right here on Go Feis! The Irish Dance Blog.
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