2024 All Ireland Championship, Killarney, Ireland

Murray Academy – All Ireland 2024

Earlier this month, 14 of our dancers traveled to Killarney, Co. Kerry for the 2024 All Ireland Championship. Aside from the World Championships, the All Ireland Championship is regarded as the most prestigious and elite competitions in all of Irish dancing.[a] Of our 14 dancers, Team Murray returned with 5 dancers in the top 20 and 7 World Qualifiers! Our dancers represented Team Murray exceptionally well, with great dancing and attitudes–we are so very proud! (Click the title to read more)

A special thanks and congratulations as always to Joanne Kavanagh, who we are beyond lucky to work with. We truly appreciate the choreographic and overall expertise she provides to our dancers and school. Congratulations to our beautiful dancers Brooke Lema (13-14), Abigail Ward (16-17), Hannah Saunders (16-17), and Grace Krueger (17-18), as well as the following podium placer and medalists:

2nd, WQ – Brielle Maguire, Girls 12 – 13 (Podium placer and winner of both medal rounds)
10th, WQ – Fiona Marino, Girls 17 – 18 (13th in heavy medal round, 33rd in light)
15th, WQ – Ava Krueger, Girls 15 – 16 (9th in round 1 and 2)
15th, WQ – Aoife Murphy, Ladies 21 – 23 (27th and 33rd in solo recall rounds)
20th, WQ – Kelsey Lema, Girls 11 – 12 (21st and 24th in solo recalls)
23rd – Shea Wong, Girls 9 – 10 (27th in light round recall)
29th, WQ – Rowan Wong, Girls 10 – 11 (18th and 14th in solo recalls)
32nd, WQ – Maeve Marino, Girls 13 – 14 (22nd in round 1, 30th in round 2)

Honorable Mentions:

Riley Helling (31st in round 1 recall, 49th in round 2)–54th, top half
Kassidy Hall (17-18)–59th, nearly top half