Happy feet take glory from Glasgow

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PUPILS of the legendary Scoil Ui Ruairc have returned from the Irish dancing World Championships in Glasgow with a number of notable achievements.

The Limerick city dance school has been in operation since 1929 and the decades of experience showed in Scotland where they emerged high on the list of prizewinners.

Among the school’s champions was U11 girls second place, Niamh McNamara who was also the highest placed Munster girl at the championships.

In the U11 boys, Cillian Cronin did it for the lads with a 2nd place while in the U12 girls Kerri Ryan took 19th place in the world. In the U15 boys, Wesley Ryan became 7th place World Medal Holder and for the U11 girls, Ruth Walsh was in 25th place. In the U13 boys Noah Walsh was in 13th place and in the U21 ladies Laura Chesser took 22nd place.

Mixed ceili troupe for 13-16 year olds finished in 7th place and the over 19 Ladies Ceili team took 15th place.

The school thanked all of the participants for their hard work leading up to the competition and to parents and teachers who offer massive support to the dancers.

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