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Irish dancer Molly is now world champ.

CRACKLEY Hall School pupil Molly McGrory won the U11 age group Irish Dancing World Championships in Dublin over the Easter holidays.

Molly joined some 5,000 elite competitors from across the world for the contest. She stomped the floorboards and leapt into the air through a series of heats and regional finals to get through to the final 50 and be acclaimed as the best in her age group.

This was the first time Molly had entered the competition and she was competing against dancers from as far afield as New Zealand and Australia.

Molly's mum Caroline McGrory said: "It was an absolutely fabulous week and we are so incredibly proud of Molly."

Molly trains at the Turley Duggan Academy of Irish Dancing and has been dancing since she was three years old. She practices four days a week.

Molly says: "The best bit was when they announced 'and the World Champion is' and my heart leapt as I heard my name. I was so pleased to win and it was really special because my mum was U11 World Champion, too."

Rob Duigan, head at Crackley Hall School in Kenilworth, added: "We applaud Molly on her amazing triumph.

"It takes talent and dedication to become a world champion.

"We encourage our pupils to discover and nurture their talents and we will be celebrating Molly's inspirational achievement in assembly."


Molly McGrory with her trophy

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:May 8, 2017
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