Winners alright as Kilcummin excels

Victorious: The girls’ under 11 set dancers with their coach Adrian Moriarty

DANCERS and musicians representing Kilcummin Comhaltas registered a string of impressive victories at the keenly contested Ceol an Gheimhridh competitions at the weekend with music in IT Tralee North Campus, Tralee on Saturday and dancing held on Sunday in the Fossa Community Centre.

Winners: The girls’ under 14 set dancers

The under 11 music quartet consisting of Eoin Ó Foghlu (accordion), Joe Ó Conchubhair (accordion), Neabhain Ní Suilleabháin (fiddle) and Séan Pléimonn (tin whistle) achieved first place in a very competitive age group and Eoin also finished in third place in the under 11 reed.

In Fossa on Sunday the under 11 ladies’ set dancers triumphed and the successful dancers were Rebecca O’Leary, Abbie McGuire, Emma O’Donoghue, Ciara Foley, Andrea Counihan, Caoimhe O’Callaghan, Roísín O’Sullivan and Alison Pigott.

The under 11 music quartet Eoin Foley, Joe Ó Connor, Neveen O’Sullivan and Séan Fleming with tutor Conor Moriarty

In second place were Sadbh O’Halloran, Emily Brosnan, Caragh O’Donoghue, Aoife Doolan, Marissa O’Connor, Shona O’Brien, Aine McSweeney and Sofia Browne.

The under 11 girls with their coach Adrian Moriarty

Also victorious was the under 11 mixed set with Jack Teahan, Abbie McGuire, Ronan O’Connor, Andrea Counihan, Dylan Counihan, Rebecca O’Leary, Joe O’Connor and Emma O’Donoghue.

Finishing second were Michael O’Connor, Ciara Foley, Diarmúid Moynihan, Roisin O’Sullivan, Eoin Foley, Alison Pigott, Darragh Keane and Caoimhe O’Callaghan.

In the under 11 to under 14 ladies’ set Kilcummin also had a double success courtesy of Chloe O’Donoghue, Saoirse O’Brien, Clara McCarthy, Cliodhan Sweeney, Maeve O’Connor, Kerrie Lenihan, Sarah Pigott and Ellie Finnegan as well as Gavin Cronin, Cliona Doolan, Michael Healy, Clíodhna Sweeney, Aaron Buckley, Maeve O’Connor, Ronan McCarthy and Kerrie Lenihan.

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