Hagen School Irish Dancers
Verlin Feis 2011
photo by Kerry Byrne for Feis America LLC
Irish dancers from three regions of the United States and Eastern Canada made their way to Pearl River, New York for the annual Irish dancing competition hosted by the Verlin School of Irish Dance. The 31st Annual Verlin School Feis was held at the Pearl River High School, with stages in multiple locations and featured live music by the area's favorite feis musicians. Preliminary championship events were even larger than usual with up to 42 dancers in a single competition. Open championships were three rounds and several dozen music and song competitions took place in the middle of the day.
Results were tabulated by the experts at FeisWeb, and we share some of the top results here. Congratulations to all those who placed, with special congratulations to Martin Bradshaw, Ryan Broesler, Farran Dougherty, John Ferns, Sarah Oldam for achieving perfect 300 scores!
Open Championship Girls under 10
1 Farran Dougherty (Broesler) with a perfect score of 300!
2 Bridie Ann Bommentre (Broesler)
3 Nora Rose Ahern (Gilleoghan)
4 Kaitlyn Musmacher (Mulvihill-Lynch)
5 Kelly Quinn (O'Rourke)
Open Championship Girls under 12
1 Sarah Morrissey (Inishfree)
2 Caroline Leeber (Pender Keady)
3 Haylee Kirk (McDade-Cara)
4 Meghan Quinn (Goggin Carroll -Eastern Canada)
5 Raegan Fekert (Donny Golden)
Open Championship Girls under 14
1 Anna May Fitch (Shea-Jennings)
2 Julia Murphy (Gilleoghan)
3 Clare Ahern (Gilleoghan)
4 Kayleigh Mulvey (Petri)
5 Fiona Kiernan (Petri)
Open Championship Girls under 16
1 Sarah Oldam (Peter Smith) with a perfect score of 300!
2 Grace Kiley (Lenihan)
3 Blaire Croce (Early-McLoughlin)
4 Kerin Nussbaum (Petri)
5 Ciara McGovern (Denogla)

Open Championship Boys under 15
1 Martin Bradshaw (Heavey-Quinn) with a perfect score of 300!
2 Matthew Richardson (Marie Moore)
3 Thomas Lavin (Donny Golden)
4 Ryan Frehill (Broesler)

Open Championship Boys and Men 17 & Over
1 Ryan Broesler (Broesler) with a perfect score of 300!
2 Daniel Drew (Peter Smith)
3 Joseph Riley (Peter Smith)
4 David Janovasky (Peter Smith)

Please visit FeisWeb for full results for preliminary and open championship placements at the 31st Annual Verlin School Feis.
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