A  CO. MONAGHAN FAMILY PHENOMENON AS GIRLS ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS FOR FIVE YEARS IN A ROW!

26 August 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

A COUNTY Monaghan family has achieved a unique phenomenal   record by claiming the World Line Dance Championship for— FIVE YEARS IN A ROW !

  The Courtney sisters,  from Corravoo, near Castleblayney, are the toast of Ireland   for their unprecedented achievement last week at the Blackpool Winter Gardens in England, where they competed successfully against the world’s top dancers.
Sinead (17), Emma (16), and Karina Courtney (12), daughters of  justifiably proud parents, Peter and Bridgie Courtney,  have created a new world record for the Co. Monaghan family,  by winning the hugely coveted world laurels for the FIFTH successive year!

It was a truly amazing feat for the young dancers in an event which sees the symmetrical  performances of the world’s top competitors getting better each year.

It was also an achievement by the Courtney sisters, never seen before in the international arena.

The three girls were accompanied by their mother to the prestigious world  event.  

Sinead and Emma danced together in the ‘Partner and Duo’  division,  and they were declared outright worthy winners of both divisions—uniquely claiming the world title for the fifth year in a row!.

Karina also  competed in the ‘Partner’ division with another competitor, Seannain Murphy,  for their first time,  and reached the finals to claim 6th place The girls also danced together in the ‘Standard Team’ division with their club, ‘Struttin Stars’  and  took second place.

It was noted that 17-years-old Sinead, who is a 6th year student at Our Lady’s Secondary School, Castleblayney, competed for her first time in the ‘Advanced Young Adult’ division, dancing in heats on Friday and Saturday and taking 2nd  place in the  final on Sunday. This was no easy achievement…
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