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Donegal Town man claims 5th Globe at the World Dancing Championships

Matt Britton

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Donegal Town man claims 5th Globe at the World Dancing Championships

Another Globe for Donegal Town's Gerard Byrne pictured with his family in the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow. 

Last night in the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow a young Donegal Town man, Gerard Byrne, claimed an unprecedented 5th. Globe at the World Dancing Championships.

Gerard's success caps a fine week in Glasgow for Donegal dancers at the competition. Earlier in the week Ailbhe and Seoda Wang realised their dreams and captured the much sought after World Globes.

This was not the only success for the McNelis Cunningham School of Dance as Ellie Campbell also from Donegal Town and Emily Coolangelo from Dungloe also took two globes at this international event.

Isobel Cunningham, who originally danced with Riverdance with the McNelis sisters, told the Democrat this morning, “This is an amazing success story - there are 10,000 dancers from absolutely every corner of the world - Japan, Hong Kong, the US, UK - everywhere you can imagine and we have captured an amazing five world globes.”

Paula McNelis Monaghan added, “We are just so proud of not only our globe winners but all our dancers who have performed so well and have done their county proud.

“They are great ambassadors for their country and county - it really is a phenomenal success.”