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A very different Christmas Feis

A very different Christmas Feis 1024 1024 McGL Team

With social distancing measures ongoing our Christmas Feis was different this year. Thankfully a relaxation on the guidelines allowed the event to take place but with limited numbers, all socially distanced and with regular cleaning all day.

However we all managed to stay safe and even Santa himself was able to send a personal message to all our dancers.

A massive well done to everyone who took part especially our 4 Champions, namely

Under 6 – Grace Partlett

Under 8 – Aoife Malaugh

Under 10 – Niamh McLellan

Over 10 – Isabel Stoker

26000 bar challenge for Cancer Research UK

26000 bar challenge for Cancer Research UK 1024 1024 McGL Team

Like so many charities CRUK has been massively affected by the Pandemic. Each year charities like these have millions raised by runners completing the gruelling 26 miles of the London Marathon. Like so many events, the 2020 Marathon was cancelled but to replace this McGL joined in the charities 2.6 Challenge. Our target was to dance 26,000 bars of a reel with all our dancers online. Well, we beat the challenge and in doing so managed to raise £6,211, meaning we were in the charity’s top 10 online donators via Just Giving.

We were delighted to raise these funds especially due to the cancellation of the John Flannagan Memorial Feis in 2020. This Feis is held annually and currently the only charity feis held on our region. We are delighted that we are able to play a special role on hosting this event on behalf of the organiser and McGL Teacher/Adjudicator Marion Flannagan.

2020… So many memories made in a year most would rather forget

2020… So many memories made in a year most would rather forget 150 150 McGL Team

Despite the challenges of the past year, we are so proud of all our McGL family has achieved. We have shared some truly unforgettable moments both in and out of lockdown. Here are some of our highlights!

  • Group PE with the body coach
  • Barre class
  • Zoom sleepovers
  • Vitual race night
  • Peer support class
  • Fancy dress
  • Toddlers classes
  • Kids disco
  • Parent Tap competition
  • £6k for CRUK
  • Mini Feis with Dean
  • Sports psychology class
  • Canadian/Australian workshops
  • Fitness trainer every week
  • Quiz and games night
  • Toilet roll challenge
  • Tik Tok competition
  • Costume design
  • Yoga class
  • Core and upper body workshop
  • Trad set workshop
  • Trad set videos
  • Positively poem
  • Birthday privates
  • Birthday video balloon pass
  • Dance music bingo
  • Google classroom
  • Major warn up tutorials
  • Arms and core tutorial
  • Turn-out tutorial
  • Crazy hair classes
  • Two day “road trip”
  • Murder mystery night
  • Cocktails at the races
  • Feis App motivation video
  • Fancy dress class
  • Father’s Day video
  • Kids music quiz
  • Dance music bingo
  • Wine tasting evening with Watterson’s Wine Club
  • Kids disco
  • Feet feis
  • Injury prevention workshop with Goggin Carroll
  • Daily workouts
  • Dancers thank you video
  • Virtual Independence Day party

European Oireachtas 2019

European Oireachtas 2019 1024 1024 McGL Team

🌍 European Oireachtas 2019🌍
What a way to finish the year for our European dancers! We are so proud of our 16 solo dancers who represented MCGL and a special mention to our World Qualifiers who are going on to represent us in Dublin!
2nd – Maciek Skwarek 🌍
2nd – Marya Alysheva 🌍
3rd – Lucas Matera 🌍
4th – Aleksandr Kukharenko 🌍
5th – Michalina Skwarek 🌍
6th – Michaela Srbova 🌍
8th – Marie Stankova 🌍
And not forgetting our new EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS 🏆 Senior Ladies Ceili team 🏆

#OneTeamOneDream #Prague #Warsaw #Russia

Christmas Class Feis 2019

Christmas Class Feis 2019 1024 1024 McGL Team

We are so proud of each and every dancer that put their best foot forward at our annual Christmas Class Feis this Sunday. Congratulations to all of you!

#thefutureisbrightyellow

Southern England Regional Oireachtas, November 2019

Southern England Regional Oireachtas, November 2019 1024 1024 McGL Team

What an amazing Oireachtas for our #mcglfamily
2019 has truly been one to remember. THANK YOU as always to our amazing parents for your continued support and dedication. It means the world to us that we can share the following #mcgl dancers names and some of their fantastic results.
We are so proud of you for representing us with your talent on stage.

🏆💯AVA FOLAN 1st 💯🏆
🏆💯NATHAN O’SULLIVAN 1st WQ💯🏆
🏆💯ELLIE-KATE MCCARTHY 1st WQ💯🏆

ELLEN LEAVENS 2nd
EILIS GAUGHAN 2nd
TRISTAN MATHIESON-STOTT 2nd WQ
MARY CONWAY 2nd WQ
BETH MCGILLICUDDY 2nd WQ
ELLIE ARTHURS 2nd WQ
NICOLA SWALES 2nd prelim
CALLUM SCHROEYERS 3rd WQ
CIARRA MCCARTHY 3rd WQ
VIOLET CLARK 3rd prelim
REBECCA CURRAN 3rd prelim
U10 CEILI 3rd
U12 CEILI 3rd
LUCIE PETERS 4th
ELSIE BARKER 4th
SEAMUS DALY 4th
RYAN MADDISON 4th WQ
FREYA MCMAHON 4th WQ
EMMA KELLY 4th prelim
U15 CEILI 4th
MARY OWENS 5th WQ
MACIE SPRINGETT 6th
ALICE CRAIG 7th WQ
MARIA MADDISON 7th WQ
LOUISE FITZPATRICK 8th WQ
HANNAH LOWMAN 8th WQ
ELLA-ROSE HURSIT 10th
MATILDA MAJILTON 10th
LINDSEY FORROW 10th
JAYDA NSAJJA 11th WQ
MARY SMITH 12th prelim
LOUISE SANDERS 13th
GEORGIA SCHROEYERS 13th
AMAIA D’SOUZA 14th
JASMINE SPRINGETT 14th
LEILA DOWLEY 14th
FREYA PARNABY 16th
POPPY ALLEN 18th
AOIFE MALAUGH 20th
NIAMH MCLELLAN 20th
BRONAGH DALY 22nd
SOMER-MAI BROWN recall
LOLA BARKER recall
NIAMH GILLEN
FREYA HOWLETT
CAITLIN PARNABY
PHOEBE OSBOURNE
DAISY BOWLER
GRACE ROBSON
ABBIE MOSS

#teammcgl

All Scotland Championships, October 2019

All Scotland Championships, October 2019 1024 1024 McGL Team

Our wonderful Team MCGL dancers did us proud at the All Scotland Championships in Glasgow. So many PBs, recalls and podium finishes – brilliant!

British Nationals 2019

British Nationals 2019 1024 1024 McGL Team

Congratulations to all our dancers who traveled to Southport to compete in the British National Championships. Brilliant results!

World Championships 2019

World Championships 2019 1024 640 McGL Team

Congratulations to these young ladies and gentlemen who travelled all the way to Greensboro, North Carolina, USA to compete in this year’s Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne. We are pleased to say that the enormous amount of much hard work and commitment to classes, workshops, feiseanna and fundraising was rewarded by some fantastic results:

Liam Costello U17 Boys WORLD CHAMPION (x2!)

Ashton Canty U13 Boys 5th place

Ellie-Kate McCarthy U13 Girls 10th place

Ellie Arthurs U21 Ladies 10th place

Congratulations also to Ciarra McCarthy, Ryan Maddison, Freya McMahon, Mary Conway and Louise Fitzpatrick!

North American Nationals 2019, Vancouver

North American Nationals 2019, Vancouver 1024 640 McGL Team

Congratulations to our 20 dancers who traveled across the world to Vancouver, Canada, to compete at this year’s North American National Championships. These dancers and their families have spent a whole year fundraising to create this opportunity. Some amazing results and memories made!