Donegal man sweeps the boards at GB National Irish Dancing Championships

Matt Britton


Matt Britton


Donegal man sweeps the boards

Gerard Byrne.

A young Donegal man has swept the boards in the dancing world, not once but twice, in the space of one week.
Gerard Byrne of Donegal this afternoon clinched the GB National Irish Dancing Championship while earlier in the week took the national in the All Scotland Championships.
A pupil of the McNelis Cunningham School of Dance, Gerard is no stranger to taking home the silverware, having won the Irish championship on numerous occasions and the world championships twice.
In between his two championship wins this week Gerard and his sister Áine returned home to dance in Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal Town,  where they perform every Wednesday at their dinner cabaret.