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Liam Costello, five times world champion!

Liam Costello, Five Times World Champion!

Liam Costello, Five Times World Champion! 2048 2048 Isabel Yorke

Spinning his way to becoming 5x WORLD CHAMPION ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ

Senior Menโ€™s World Champion – Liam Costello
A moment we will never forget ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Dancers Liam Costello and Mary Conway show off their World Championship globe awards

World Championships 2024 in Glasgow

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We are home from a whirlwind week at the World Championships 2024 in Glasgow. A week that brings with it so many emotions, the highs, the lows, the laughs, the tears, but nothing is more important than the memories made with our MCGL family.
We couldnโ€™t have been more proud of every dancer who stepped foot on that prestigious stage and to see our dancers coming together from across England, Poland, Czech Republic, Hong Kong and Australia is something we will be forever proud of, you really were one team ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Thank you to our dancers, parents and teachers for all of your hard work in the lead up in preparation for this event, it really does take an army!
To our sister schools, Goggin-Stewart ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and Scoil Rince Creer ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ, huge well done for all of your successes and we loved being back with you all.
So with that said and done, here is a round up of a fantastic weekโ€ฆ
๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒSenior Menโ€™s World Champion – Liam Costello ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ†
U20 Ladies – Mary 2nd ๐ŸŒ
Senior Men -Harry 6th ๐Ÿ…
U17 girls – Olivia 7th ๐Ÿ…
U12 boys – Seamus 8th ๐Ÿ…
U18 ladies – Ellie-Kate 8th ๐Ÿ…
U19 Ladies – Lizzie 10th ๐Ÿ…
U19 Ladies – Freya 13th ๐Ÿ…
U16 boys – Callum 14th
U17 girls – Jayda 16th๐Ÿ…
U19 Ladies – Louise 17th
U15 girls – Ava 21st
U13 girls – Ellen 27th
U20 Ladies – Louise 30th
U12 girls – Ava 37th
U15 girls – Chloe 38th
U12 girls – Siobheal 51st
U11 boys – Maksym – Aisling Award Winner ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
U12 Girls – Fiadh-Rose – Aisling Award Winner ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
U21 Ladies – Marysia – Aisling Award Winner ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ
Well done to Macie, Ted, Ella-Rose, Poppy H, Ciarra, Dominika, Natalia, Poppy A, Amaia, Georgia, Kamila, and Karol and the Senior ladies Ceili Team for putting some of your best dancing on to the Worlds stage.
Glasgow Worlds 2024 โœ”๏ธ
Dublin Worlds 2025 – Here we come ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค
Dancers Liam Costello and Mary Conway show off their World Championship globe awards
Our seven world medalists show off their awards

Congratulations to these World championship competitors

Congratulations to these World championship competitors

 

Congratulations to these World championship competitors

Congratulations to our three Aisling Award winners - the highest placed dancers from Europe and the rest of the world

Congratulations to our World Championship ceili team!

All Ireland 2024 Podium Winners

Successes at the All Ireland 2024

Successes at the All Ireland 2024 1500 1000 Isabel Yorke
What a fantastic week of dancing at the All Ireland 2024 Championships, held at one of our favourite venues. We were so proud watching our dancers grace such a prestigious stage and even more proud to be coming home with 2 Champions, 4 podiums, 7 All Ireland Medals, as well as solo medals, personal bests and amazing memories.
U20 – Mary 1st ๐Ÿ† & winner of both solos ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡
Senior Men – Liam 1st๐Ÿ† & winner of both solos ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡
U12 – Seamus 3rd ๐Ÿ…
U18 – Ellie-Kate 4th๐Ÿ…
U17 – Olivia 5th๐Ÿ…
U19 – Louise 5th๐Ÿ…
Senior Men – Harry 7th
U19 – Freya 11th๐Ÿ…
U15 – Chloe 12th ๐Ÿ…
U19 – Lizzie 15th
U13 – Ellen 16th๐Ÿ…
Recalls
U12 – Ava
U15 – Ava
U16 – Ciarra
U17 – Jayda
U19 – Louise
U19 – Poppy
Solo recalls
U10 – Grace
U12 – Siobheal
All Scotland 2023 Champions

All Scotlands 2023

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๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ All Scotlands 2023, Glasgow๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ
What a weekend for team McGL at the All Scotland Championships in Glasgow! We are so proud to be coming home with 3 Champions, 7 podium places and 13 top 10 places!
๐Ÿ† All Scotland Champions ๐Ÿ†
U11 Prelim – Lucy
U18 – Louise ๐ŸŒ
U19 – Mary ๐ŸŒ
๐Ÿ… Top 5 ๐Ÿ…
U11 – Seamus 3rd ๐ŸŒ
U18 – Freya 3rd ๐ŸŒ
U16 – Olivia 4th ๐ŸŒ
U11 Prelim – Niamh 5th
๐Ÿ… Top 10 ๐Ÿ…
U7 – Niamh
U14 – Ava
U15 – Callum
U17 – Ellie-Kate
U18 – Lizzie
Senior Men – Harry
For some of our dancers this was their first time dancing at the All Scotland Championships and we couldn’t be more proud with the way they danced.
All Scotland 2023 Champions

Congratulations to our 2023 All Scotland Champions

All Scotland 2023 Podium Winners

Congratulations to our All Scotland 2023 Podium Winners

2023 All Scotland Top 10

Amazing results at the All Scotland Championships

2023 All Scotland Medal holders

Congratulations to our 2023 All Scotland Medal holders

2023 All Scotland, Glasgow, dancers

Congratulations to our lovely 2023 All Scotland dancers

Our Champions in Nashville

North American Nationals 2023

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๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ North American Nationals 2023, Nashville ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿค 
Twenty dancers, 13 parents, 2 Champions, 7 podiums, 18 pieces of glassware coming back to Essex/Kent/Oxford/London, 100% recall for all of our dancers at the largest dance event in history and the trip of a lifetime!
From heavy shoes to cowboy boots, hair pieces to stetsons: Nashville, you brought it all and more! The amazing results speak for themselves and the memories were priceless.
Thank you to Frances, Guy and The Friends Of McGahan Lees for coordinating and supporting our dancers and MCGL families, enabling them to experience not 1 but 2 trips across the Atlantic this year! Team work really does make the dream work ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Not forgetting a big thank you to Grant for a fabulous photo-shoot. We canโ€™t wait to see the final pics!
Our North American Nationals Squad

Our North American Nationals Squad

Scottish Nationals Qualifiers

Scottish Nationals 2023

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๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ Scottish Nationals 2023, Motherwell๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ
What a weekend for team McGL at the Scottish National Oireachtas! We are so proud to be coming home with 4 Champions, 13 podium places and 18 World Qualifiers!
๐Ÿ† Champions ๐Ÿ†
U11 – Seamus ๐ŸŒ
U16 – Olivia ๐ŸŒ
U17 – Ellie-Kate ๐ŸŒ
U19 – Mary ๐ŸŒ
๐Ÿ… Top 5 ๐Ÿ…
U15 – Ciarra 2nd ๐ŸŒ
U12 – Ellen 4th ๐ŸŒ
U14 Prelim – Grace 4th
U15 Boys – Callum 4th ๐ŸŒ
U16 – Jayda 4th ๐ŸŒ
U18 – Louise 4th ๐ŸŒ
U14 – Chloe 5th ๐ŸŒ
U14 Boys – Nathan 5th ๐ŸŒ
U19 – Louise 5th ๐ŸŒ
๐ŸŒ World Qualifiers ๐ŸŒ
U11 – Ava , Siobheal
U18 – Freya, Lizzie
U19 – Poppy
U20 – Amaia
Scottish National Champions

Our Scottish National Champions

Scottish Nationals Podium Placers

Our Scottish Nationals Podium Placers

Our globe winners in Montreal

Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2023

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We are returning home with 3 Globes, 7 World Medals, 17 Round 5 Recalls and the first menโ€™s Michael Flatley Freestyle Champion Award!
๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ Liam Costello – World Champion x4 ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒย 
๐ŸŒ U19 – Mary Conway 3rd ๐ŸŒ
๐ŸŒ U16 – Olivia Delaney 5th ๐ŸŒ
๐Ÿ… U11 – Seamus Daly 8th ๐Ÿ…
๐Ÿ… U17 – Ellie-Kate McCarthy 10th ๐Ÿ…
๐Ÿ… SNR Ladies – Ellie Arthurs 10th ๐Ÿ…
๐Ÿ… U14 – Ciarra McCarthy 18th ๐Ÿ…
๐Ÿ† Liam Costello – Michael Flatley Freestyle Award 2023 ๐Ÿ† <- check out Liam’s AMAZING performance here!
This week we jump straight back in, setting new goals, dreaming new dreams and counting down to Glasgow 2024 ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ
World medalists 2023
Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2023
Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2023
Liam Costello, receiving his award as World Freestyle Champion, from Micheal Flatley

 

All Ireland 2nd Place Winners

Oireachtas Rince na hEireann 2023

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Top 3
2nd Mary Conway
2nd Ellie-Kate McCarthy
Top 10
6th Seamus Daly
8th Ellie Arthurs
8th Ciarra McCarthy
All Ireland medalists & recallers
11th Olivia Delaney
13th Ava Folan
14th Freya McMahon
17th Louise Sanders
21st Lizzie Anderson
Ellen Leavens
Ella-Rose
Ava Vaughan
Siobheal McGovern
A special congratulations too for some amazing performances by Maria and Chloe, and our European dancers, Maria and Natalia.
Now back to class for Worlds preparation!
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SERO parade of champions 2022

SERO Parade of Champions 2022

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Presenting our gorgeous McGL dancers that took part in the SERO parade of champions 2022!! What a fabulous way to end the year!
U6 – Niamh ๐Ÿ†
ย U10 – Seamus ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŽ
ย U11 – Ellen ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŽ
U13 – Nathan ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŽ
ย U14 – Ciarra ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŽ
ย U15 – Olivia ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŽ
ย U16 – Ellie-Kate ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŽ
ย U18 – Mary ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŽ
U12 – Ella-Rose 2nd ๐ŸŒŽ
U13 – Ava 2nd ๐ŸŒŽ
U17 – Lizzie 2nd๐ŸŒŽ
U14 – Callum 3rd๐ŸŒŽ
U15 – Jayda 3rd๐ŸŒŽ
U19 – Amaia 3rd ๐ŸŒŽ
SNR – Ellie 3rd ๐ŸŒŽ
Huge thank you to the SERC for their efforts in this event.
Find information for upcoming feiseanna and major championships here.
Three Nations Championships 2022

Three Nations Championships 2022

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What a weekend!!! Five open Champions and one prelim champion at the Three Nations Championships!
We are absolutely thrilled ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–ค
๐Ÿ†U6 NIAMH BRENNAN๐Ÿ†
๐Ÿ†U10 boys SEAMUS DALY๐Ÿ†
๐Ÿ†U15 OLIVIA DELANEY๐Ÿ†
๐Ÿ†U16 ELLIE-KATE McCARTHY๐Ÿ†
๐Ÿ†U18 MARY ELLEN CONWAY๐Ÿ†
๐Ÿ†U12 prelim LEILA DOWLEY๐Ÿ†
We also had a further 10 dancers finishing in the top 5 of their respective open or preliminary championships, as well as PBs galore!
๐ŸฅˆU12 Eilis 2nd
๐ŸฅˆU13 Ava 2nd
๐Ÿฅ‰Senior Ellie 3rd
๐Ÿ…U11 Ellen 4th
๐Ÿ…U17 Lizzie 5th
๐Ÿ…U18 Poppy 5th
๐Ÿ…U22 Alice 5th
๐ŸฅˆU12P Bronagh 2nd
๐Ÿฅ‰U15P Darcey 3rd
๐Ÿ…U12P Lily 5th
Huge thank you to the organisers of the @threenationschampionships for putting on another brilliant event! We all had the best weekend!
Find information for upcoming feiseanna and major championships here.
Three Nations Championships 2022

Three Nations Championships 2022