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01/12/2017 IRISH DANCING SUCCESSES

A number of Loreto students won medals and trophies in the Ulster Dancing competition held during the Halloween break.

In Year 9, students Maia Casson, Sarah Casson and Aoife McIlvar all won awards, all representing the McNicholl School.  Maia Casson took 22nd place in the Under 13 Championship, while Sarah Casson took 30th place.  Along with Aoife McIlvar, Maia and Sarah took first place in the U12 Invented class as well as winning eight-hand and four-hand medals.

Representing the Allen School, brothers Ronan Close (Year 10), Donal Close (Year 13) and Fearghal Close (Year 14) were all prizewinners.  Ronan and Donal took first place in the U16 Invented dance class, second place in the four-hand reel and third place in the eight-hand reel.  Fearghal took third place in the Senior Invented class and fourth in the Senior eight-hand reel.

Finally, representing the McKenna School, Meabh Boylan (Year 9), Eunan Boylan (Year 10), Clidhna McTague (Year 8), Aine Apperley (Year 11) and Susan McKendry (Year 13) were all award winners.  Meabh Boylan was placed fourth in the U12 Girls Preliminary Heavy Jig; Eunan Boylan was placed fifth in the U13 Boys Championship; Clidhna McTague was placed fifth in the U12 Championship, coming fourth in the Solo Reel and fifth in the Solo Heavy Jig.  Among the Senior girls, Aine Apperley was placed third at Under 16 in the eight-hand competition and second in the Invented competition, while Susan McKendry was second in the Under 16 Invented class, third in the Hornpipe and 20th in the Under 16 Championship.

Congratulations to all these talented students and their teachers on these tremendous successes.