28 August 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard


THREE sisters of a talented Mid-Monaghan family have chalked up a phenomenal achievement by dancing on the global stage and claiming world titles—for the FOURTH successive year!

The Courtney sisters from Corravoo, near Castleblayney,   danced their way to the dizzy heights of world stardom when they traveled to Blackpool last weekend to compete against dancers from countries across the world.

The outstanding record achieved by Sinead Courtney, aged 16, and her sisters Emma, aged 15, and Karina, aged 11, daughters of Peter and Bridgie Courtney, which was akin to an Olympic Games feat, has attracted huge praise for the girls, their parents, schools, dance tutors, and the wider family circle.

Sinead, who is a fifth year student at Our Lady’s Secondary School, Castleblayney, swept the boards, taking first place in all her dances, declaring her a triple world champion.

Emma, who is a fourth year student at Castleblayney College, took second place overall, after claiming a prestigious first place in her lyrical performance.

Karina, a sixth class pupil at Aughnafarcon National School, also beat off very stiff competition and really wowed all nine international judges on Friday and Saturday to reach the finals on Sunday during which she eclipsed a second place overall, by claiming a first in a delightful but symmetrical funky stage presentation.

The world event focused on outstanding performances by the sisters over the …


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