2006-01-06 / Community

Irish Dancers ‘Rock’Philly

The Irish dancers from The O’Malley Irish Dance Academy, located in Breezy Point and Marine Park, took Philadelphia by storm over the Thanksgiving weekend, returning home with three wins. In the adult division, the four-hand adult mixed ceili, the team of Lily Corcoran-Pineiro (from Belle Harbor), Eileen Herr, Terrance Caulfield and Arlene Butler placed first in the Mid-Atlantic States, becoming the 2005 Champions. Pictured (from back left): Corcoran-Pineiro; teacher, Maureen O’Malley Byrnes; Caulfield; Herr; and Butler. In the primary division (children under nine), the all Breezy Point team of four children placed third, beating some of the top schools in Irish dancing. Pictured are coach Lily Corcoran-Pineiro; teacher, Maureen O’Malley Byrnes; and teammates Molly Tyburzy, Bridget Regan, Kevin Crockett, and Britney Scheriff. Lisa Murphy of Brooklyn was the school’s first solo placement winter in the girls under 16 division, dancing against 154 girls, and came home with a first place medal in the championship division. She is pictured with coach Lily Corcoran-Pineiro, and teacher Maureen O’Malley Byrnes.

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