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Hero’s welcome for local World champion Irish dancer

April 16, 2018

St Oliver’s primary school pupil Caitlin Murray was given a hero’s welcome in school this week after being crowned under 11 World Champion in the recent CLRG World Irish Dancing Championships in Glasgow.

Headmaster Brendan Tierney organised banners and a photo shoot at the school last week to celebrate their world class pupil who, Mr Tierney said, had written herself into the history books “with an unbelievable display of her undoubted talent.” 

Caitlin beat off stiff competition from top class Irish dancers from around the globe to clinch the coveted world title at the CLRG World Championships which took place on Saturday 31st March. 

Speaking to The Examiner about the P7 pupil’s success, proud Principal, Mr Tierney said,

“As a school we extend our heartiest congratulations to Caitlin and her family on what is a very proud moment for them and all her friends, teachers and staff from St Oliver’s. We all know how much effort Caitlin has put in to her dancing and we are immensely proud that all that work has paid off and she is truly an inspiration to all.”     

Caitlin is one of a troupe of talented Irish dancing siblings who stormed the World Championships last weekend – with all five sweeping the boards, earning a podium place in their categories. 

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