Top ranking for Nenagh dance school

The World Irish Dancing Championships 2023 took place this Easter in Montreal Canada.

It was an unforgettable week for Nenagh's Flynn O’Kane Academy! The school swept the boards, coming home with four Solo World Championships titles, a team World Title, 10 Top Five placings, 11 prestigious World Globes and 16 Solo World Medals!

Their Worlds squad of dancers ranged in age from 10 to 23. They achieved both male and female World Champions in the U13 age category.

Keelan Chute, Borrisoleigh, won the U13 Boys title and Lucie Pardy, Birr, won the U13 Girls title. They shared a very rare moment in the U17 girls category where they took first and second place.

Aoibhe Twomey, Carrick on Suir, was crowned World Champion and Abbie Walshe, Birr, took second place. Rachel Cummins, Claremorris, was crowned World Champion, 21-23 Ladies. The U13 four hand also became World Champions too.

It was an exceptionally successful week and this is testament to the talent with the Academy making it the top ranking school in the world.

Aoibhe Twomey of the Flynn O’Kane Acadmey of Irish Dance, World Champion, 16-17 Girls, at the World Irish Dance Championships held in Montreal, Canada, recently.
Keelan Chute, World Champion, 12-13 Boys.
Lucie Pardy, World Champion, 12-13 Girls.
Rachel Cummins, World Champion, 21-23 Ladies.
David Nealon, Runner-Up, 16-17 Boys; Aoibe Twomey, World Champion, 16-17 Girls; Abbie Mai Walshe, Runner-Up, 16-17 Girls.
Ewan Kennedy, Runner-Up, 10-11 Boys; Kate Hogan, 15th place, 10-11 Girls; Keelan Chute, World Champion.
Ewan Kennedy and Keelan Chute
Lucie Pardy, World Champion, 12-13 Girls and Scott Ryan, Runner-up, 14-15 Boys.
Jade Ryan, fourth, 18-19 Ladies.
Dance teachers Damien O’Kane and Bernadette Flynn with Leah Carter, 12th in the 21-23 Ladies; Rachel Cummins, World Champion, 21-23 Ladies, and Cathal Doughan, fourth, 20-21 Men.
Four-Hand 11-13 World Champions: Ewan Kennedy, Lucie Pardy, Kate Phelan and Keelan Chute with teachers Damien O’Kane and Bernadette Flynn.