Julia O'Rourke shines on Day 3 of Irish Dancing World Championships
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Julia O'Rourke shines on Day 3 of Irish Dancing World Championships

NEW Yorker Julia O’Rourke made a dramatic return on to the Worlds stage yesterday as she took the under 15 Girls title at the World Irish Dance Championships in London.

The former 2010  World Champion  drew much admiration from a packed London Hilton Metropole hotel as she claimed the title following a disappointing 24th at last year's World’s in Boston.

Back then the teenager from the Doherty Petri School of Irish Dancing  - who many will recognize from JIG – The Movie - was making her first proper return to the world stage following that a long-term injury.

Yesterday, O'Rourke crowned off a hard fought victory to finish ahead of British girl, Olivia Drury of the Claddagh Academy.

Elsewhere, there was success for Birmingham's Scanlon School of Irish Dancing in the Under 13 Mixed Ceili as tehy placed first.

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The fourth day of the championships is currently underway - for full details, reports and photographs see our Irish Dancing section on our website.

The World Irish Dancing Championships run until Sunday.

See next week's Irish Post (April 23 edition) for SIX-PAGES of pictures from this year’s Championships

Results 

UNDER 13 MIXED CEILI - OIREACHTAS RINCE NA CRUINNE - LONDON

1  Team A Scanlon Midlands Region, England/Wales

2  Team A McDonagh-Byrne Cuige Chonnacht, Eire

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3  Team A Mona Ni Rodaigh Cuige Uladh, Eire

4  Team A Smith McCarron Cuige Uladh, Eire

5  Team A Scoil Rince Ui She Cuige Laighean, Eire

6  Team A Claddagh Academy Southern Region, England

7  Team A Sheehan-Murphy Cuige Mumhan, Eire

8  Team A Ceim Oir Southern Region, England

9 Team A Staic Cuige Mumhan, Eire

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10 Team A Bennis Cuige Mumhan, Eire

11 Team A Marion Flanagan Southern Region, England

UNDER 13 MIXED FIGURE - OIREACHTAS RINCE NA CRUINNE - LONDON 

1  Team A Curley Cuige Chonnacht, Eire

UNDER 13 GIRLS CEILI - OIREACHTAS RINCE NA CRUINNE - LONDON

1  Team A Claddagh Western Region, USA

2  Team A Celtic Steps Western Region, USA

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3  Team A McDonagh-Byrne Cuige Chonnacht, Eire

4  Team A Ni Chearra-O'Baolain Cuige Uladh, Eire

5  Team A Sylvan Kelly Cuige Chonnacht, Eire

6  Team A Lavin-Cassidy Mid America Region, USA

7  Team A Mona Ni Rodaigh Cuige Uladh, Eire

8 Team A McGing Mid America Region, USA

9 Team A Ard Rialla O'Donoghue Cuige Uladh, Eire

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10 Team A Scoil Rince Ui She Cuige Laighean, Eire

11 Team A Flynn O'Kane Academy Cuige Mumhan, Eire

12 Team A Murchu Duiginn Southern Region, England

13 Team B Bennis Cuige Mumhan, Eire

14 Team A Kidd Midlands Region, England/Wales

15 Team A Stewart School Of Dance Scotland

16 Team A Doherty Petri Cuige Uladh, Eire & Mid-Atlantic Region, USA

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17 Team A Griffin Lynch Southern Region, England

18 Team A Siobhan McDonnell Cuige Chonnacht, Eire

19 Team A Tracey Taaffe Cuige Uladh, Eire

20 Team A Scoil Rince Ui Bhriain Cuige Mumhan, Eire

21 Team A Alison Quigley Cuige Uladh, Eire

22 Team B Celtic Steps Western Region, USA

23 Team A Robson North East Region, England

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24 Team A The Kent Academy Southern Region, England

25 Team A Caroline Greene School Scotland

26 Team A Ceim Oir Southern Region, England

27 Team A McCarthy Cuige Uladh, Eire

28 Team A Brady Western Region, Canada

29 Team A Burke North West Region, England

30 Team A Ryan Lavelle Southern Region, England

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31 Team A Anthony Costello Cuige Mumhan, Eire

UNDER 13 GIRLS FIGURE - OIREACHTAS RINCE NA CRUINNE - LONDON

1 Team A Trinity Mid America Region, USA

2  Team A Claddagh Western Region, USA

3  Team A Celtic Steps Western Region, USA

4  Team A Kidd Midlands Region, England/Wales

5  Team A McManigan Southern Region, England

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6 Team A Marion Flanagan Southern Region, England

UNDER 15 BOYS - OIREACHTAS RINCE NA CRUINNE - LONDON

1 Gerard Byrne McNelis Cunningham Boyle Cuige Uladh, Eire

2 John Whitehurst Carey Midlands Region, England/Wales

3 Cian Walsh Kiely-Walsh Cuige Mumhan, Eire

4 Matthew Gardiner Hession Cuige Chonnacht, Eire

5  Joseph O'Reilly Boyle Southern Region, USA

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6  Jamie Hennessy Scoil Rince Ui She Cuige Laighean, Eire

7  James O'Reilly Boyle Southern Region, USA

8 Aaron O Flynn Kiely-Walsh Cuige Mumhan, Eire

9 Conor Nolan Fleming Ball Cuige Mumhan, Eire

10 Colin Vecchiariello Gilleoghan Irish Dance New England Region, USA

11  Darragh Hurley Rinceoiri Na Riochta Cuige Mumhan, Eire

12 Jamie Walsh Hession Cuige Chonnacht, Eire

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13  Zackary Bernier Goggin-Carroll Eastern Region, Canada

13  Lucas Dean Claddagh Academy Southern Region, England

13 Timothy Richardson Marie Moore Mid Atlantic Region, USA

16  Jack Roberts Inis Cara Midlands Region, England/Wales

17 Felipe Moran Fereira Murchu Duiginn Southern Region, England

18 Dallin Womack Scariff Hardiman Western Region, USA

19 McKimmon Engelhardt McNulty Mid America Region, USA

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20 Brendan Kerr Carson-Kennedy Academy Cuige Uladh, Eire

21 Tomas McDonald Nora Pickett Western Region, Canada

22 Luke Chaumont Walton New South Wales, Australia

23 Sean Boyles O'Shea Mid America Region, USA

14-15 GIRLS - LONDON

1 Julia O'Rourke Doherty Petri Cuige Uladh, Eire & Mid-Atlantic Region, USA

2 Olivia Drury Claddagh Academy Southern Region, England

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3 Margaret Nowakowski Trinity Mid America Region, USA

4 Amy Maher Ryan Cuige Mumhan, Eire

5 Hannah Mazzei The Academy Mid America Region, USA

6 Olivia Gough Doherty Petri Cuige Uladh, Eire & Mid-Atlantic Region, USA

7  Alannah Lynch Scoil Rince Ui She Cuige Laighean, Eire

8 Gianna Cheeseman Broesler Mid Atlantic Region, USA

9 Abigail Monaghan McGahan Lees Southern Region, England

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10Niamh Fitzgerald Siobhan McDonnell Cuige Chonnacht, Eire

11 Brooke Romeo Hagen-Kavanagh Mid Atlantic Region, USA

12 Eleanor Burke Hession Cuige Chonnacht, Eire

13 Eleanor McWeeney O'Neill Cuige Chonnacht, Eire

14 Paidin Wilson Forbes New England Region, USA

15 Rebecca Seery Scoil Rince Ui She Cuige Laighean, Eire

16  Orla Dunne Morgan North West Region, England

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17  Clare Murray Macritchie Murray Academy New England Region, USA

18  Kyra Carey Ard Rialla O'Donoghue Cuige Uladh, Eire

19 Ciara Horan Flynn O'Kane Academy Cuige Mumhan, Eire

20 Lisa Gaughran Fegan Cuige Laighean, Eire

21 Ela Kohen-Murray Cresham Academy Cuige Chonnacht, Eire

21 Laura Johnston Coleman Cuige Chonnacht, Eire

23 Gavina Zuccarello McGahan Lees Southern Region, England

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24 Ellie Cullen Scanlon Midlands Region, England/Wales

25 Caroline Murphy Lynn Mid Atlantic Region, USA

26 Hannah McGowan Boland McCarthy Knox Cuige Mumhan, Eire

26 Saoirse Deboy Teelin Southern Region, USA

28 Ava McLaughlin Paschal Lyons Cuige Uladh, Eire

29 Olivia Sewell Ni Chearra-O'Baolain Cuige Uladh, Eire

30 Ellena Nsajja McGahan Lees Southern Region, England

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31  Caroline Leeber Pender-Keady New England Region, USA

32  Kate Lyons Ryan Cuige Mumhan, Eire

33  Mikaela Wallace McNelis Cunningham Boyle Cuige Uladh, Eire

34  Abbie Turner Higgins Cuige Mumhan, Eire

35  Georgia McCann Elaine Kavanagh Cuige Laighean, Eire

36  Marina Flatley Griffin Mullane Healy Godley Mid America Region, USA

37  Lauren Clarke Realta Cuige Uladh, Eire

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38  Ella McCabe Maguire-O'Shea Southern Region, England

39  Amanda Hansen An Rince Mor Mid Atlantic Region, USA

40 Natalie Vestergom Doherty Petri Cuige Uladh, Eire & Mid-Atlantic Region, USA

41  Julia Sullivan Doyle Eastern Region, Canada

42  Shannon Flanagan Lally North West Region, England

43  Anna-Rose King Maguire-O'Shea Southern Region, England

43 Laura Best Doherty Petri Cuige Uladh, Eire & Mid-Atlantic Region, USA

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45  Aoife Galvin Fingal Cuige Laighean, Eire

46 Skylar Jenks Young Mid Atlantic Region, USA47 276 Ciara - Mae Crone Scoil Rince Ni Ceide-Upton Western Australia

48  Juliana Wolfe O'Shea-Chaplin New England Region, USA

49 Livvi Place Kelly Hendry North East Region, England

50  Roisin Naughton Coleman Cuige Chonnacht, Eire

***This article was amended on April17 to correct that Julia O'Rourke won Under 15 and not Under 13 as previously stated***