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October 2016

Last Man Standing Fundraiser

Last Man Standing Fundraiser 150 150 Isabel Yorke

Dear all,

Here is the entry form for the first of this season’s “Last Man Standing” Academy fundraiser.

For those of you have never played before it’s a simple game based upon the Premier League football fixtures each weekend.

Simply pick a different team each week. If they win, you stay in. Then, the last man standing wins a very generous prize pot!

If you don’t know anything about football, don’t worry! Just choose a team in week 1 and we’ll select a team each week following by simply taking the next team alphabetically.

This is a successful fundraiser for the Academy, and the money raised goes towards supporting dancers at all levels within the Academy.

The competition is open to all dancers, families and friends, so please get everyone involved!

Many thanks,


McGL Open Feis 2017 updates

McGL Open Feis 2017 updates 150 150 Isabel Yorke

We have already started work towards arrangements for our next open feis in 2017. First and foremost, we have secured the date:  25th & 26th March 2017. This is one week before the start of the World championships and a great opportunity to get some last minute feis practice in. We want to make you aware of some great deals on flights to London airports available for the feis weekend from Ryanair and Easyjet. Please keep an eye on our open feis page – we will post details here as they become available, however you can use the information already on there as a guide.

Fun at the GBs!

Fun at the GBs! 150 150 Isabel Yorke

The Great Britain Championships is a truly unique event, and always shows what we think is one of the nicest things about Irish dancing: the lasting friendships that you make along the way. We were so proud of the amount of support that all our dancers gave each other, and of course the fun that was had by all. Here are a few photos that sum this up:


Supporting our friends


Relaxing and enjoying!


Letting our hair down!

Good Luck at the Great Britain Championships

Good Luck at the Great Britain Championships 150 150 Isabel Yorke

We want to say a huge good luck to our dancers competing at the Great Britain Championships next week.


Everyone has worked incredibly hard over the summer and the last year in order to prepare for the major events coming up this autumn.


Focus, relax, enjoy performing, and your training will take care of the rest!


Have a fab time everyone!


Our Overseas Companions – Ready for some GBs prep!

Our Overseas Companions – Ready for some GBs prep! 150 150 Isabel Yorke

We are delighted to be joined by so many of our cousins from Canada (Goggin-Carroll School) and Australia (Scoil Rince Creer) for our GBs preparation this year.





2017 European World Qualifiers

2017 European World Qualifiers 750 664 McGL Team

Absolutely fantastic results from the European Oireachtas in Vienna. A total of 11 Solo Qualifiers and a Senior Ladies Ceili team from Prague and Warsaw are going to the 2017 Worlds in Dublin!