|Top 5 Irish National Irish Dancing Championship Girls 16-17|
Photo courtesy Sinead Maguire
The Irish National Irish Dancing Championships, hosted by An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha, continued on Saturday with three girls' solo competitions as well as boys' and team events.
|Siobhan Phelan, 2012 Irish National Irish Dancing Champion Girls 9-10|
with teachers Bernadette Flynn and Damien O'Kane, TCRG
Photo courtesy Flynn O'Kane Academy
Champion Siobhan Phelan is the first Irish National Irish Dancing Champion to come out of the Flynn O'Kane Academy of Irish Dancing, founded by Lord of the Dance phenomenons Bernadette Flynn and husband Damien O'Kane TCRG. Aesha Coyle, the 2012 All Ireland Irish Dancing Champion for Girls 9-10 placed second. Emma Manion, who placed 4th at the 2012 All Irelands, placed 3rd in Dublin Saturday.
Champion Siobhan Phelan from Flynn O'Kane in Munster Region
2-Aeisha Coyle from McConomy Bradley in Ulster Region
3-Emma Mannion from Geraghty in Connaught Region
4-Rosie Kavanagh from Scoil Rince Ui Bhriain in Munster Region
5-Emily Keane from Geraghty in Connaught Region
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Champion for the Girls 10-11, Emma Casey, is also the 2012 World Irish Dancing Championships. Clodagh Davis, from Carson, placed 2nd at Worlds and 2nd at the Irish Nationals. Leah Carter, who placed 4th at the Irish Nationals took 3rd place at the 2012 Worlds.
Champion Emma Casey from McConomy in Ulster Region
2-Clodagh Davis from Carson in Ulster Region
3-Nicole McConway from McConomy Bradley in Ulster Region
4-Leah Carter from Anthony Costello in Munster Region
5-Lara Ni Oisin from Scoil Rince Ui Bhriain from Munster Region
Girls 16-17 Irish National Irish Dancing Champion Layla Healy placed second at the 2012 World Irish Dancing Championships after three-time consecutive World Champion Michaela Hinds. Three of the Irish National Top 5 Girls 16-17 also placed in the Top 5 at the 2012 All Ireland Irish Dancing Championships: Laura Casey 3rd, Etain Mulvenna 4th and Layla Healy 5th.
Champion Layla Healy from Fegan in Leicester Region
2-Etain Mulvenna from Mulvenna in Ulster Region
3-Sinead Maguire from Doherty in Ulster Region
4-Megan Brady from Armstrong in Ulster Region
5-Laura Casey from Ard Rialla O'Donoghue in Leicester Region
Full results for these competitions as well as Friday's events may be seen at FeisResults.
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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