Young Clogheen dancer wins at national UK championship

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Clogheen residents are very proud of the fine achievement of Evin Hyland who was successful in the British National Irish Dancing Championships in Manchester last week.

Clogheen residents are very proud of the fine achievement of Evin Hyland who was successful in the British National Irish Dancing Championships in Manchester last week.

Evin won the 8 to 9-year-old category in the championship which was open to dancers from all over the UK. Evin competed against boys from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales and came out on top, capturing his first ever title.

But this is not the only silverware he has won this year as he placed second in the Irish Nationals in May, a wonderful achievement for his first ever national championship. In the short time Evin has been dancing it is very evident that he is destined to be at the top. Evin is very hard working and trains almost every day, attending classes two to four times a week. He enjoys dancing greatly and is very much the performer on stage. He will compete in the forthcoming All-Ireland Championships in Belfast in October and Munster Championships in Killarney in November. Evin also loves GAA and finds the time to juggle both matches and his training regime for dancing.

Evin is the son of Dave and Martina Hyland, Carrigmore, Clogheen. His dancing teachers are Michael Ryan TCRG, Deirdra Kiely TCRG, and Denise Moloney.