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kerryhudnall:

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Kathleen Maguire-O’Shea, Kavanagh School London. Senior Ladies World Champion 1971, 1972, 1973.

Yoooo let me tell you a lil something about KATHLEEN O’SHEA
Won the first CLRG World Championships ever held, so that’s pretty cool. Oh but did I mention she won while doing Planxty DAVIS speed 76??? Because that set is forever long and actually impossible
Also she co-owns the legendary Maguire-O’Shea Academy in London with her husband. Their school has produced dozens of world champs an countless world medal holders, including Simona Mauriello of Loretta’s Dresses and JIG fame.
Also ALSO, all six of her own kids placed top 10 in the world, 5 of them went on to dance with Riverdance, 3 of them went on to get their own teaching certifications (shout out to Daz and our beloved Maguire Academy of Texas/Arizona), and one has gone on to a moderately successful acting career (what up Meet the Spartans)
Also also ALSO, in 2006 she and her youngest daughter Ellie (who is such a lovely person) became the first mother-daughter duo to both win the world championships.
This woman is an absolute monster and I mean that in the most respectful way possible. She’s an Irish dance legend in every sense of the word and also Darren’s mom so we love her the end

The first Worlds was held in 1970 so Kathleen wasn’t quite the first person to win it. She was the first person to win senior ladies three times in a row though, and one of only a very few people to win multiple titles in seniors. This was in the days when senior was o17 as well - not o21, not o20 - over 17.
Ellie won her first World in 1999 which is when they became the first mother/daughter to win. She also won in 04, and her third title in 2006 made her and Kathleen not only the first mother-daughter to win the worlds (and still the only pair to achieve this) but the first and only mother-daughter to win three titles each.

vintage-id-pictures:

kerryhudnall:

vintage-id-pictures:

Kathleen Maguire-O’Shea, Kavanagh School London. Senior Ladies World Champion 1971, 1972, 1973.

Yoooo let me tell you a lil something about KATHLEEN O’SHEA

Won the first CLRG World Championships ever held, so that’s pretty cool. Oh but did I mention she won while doing Planxty DAVIS speed 76??? Because that set is forever long and actually impossible

Also she co-owns the legendary Maguire-O’Shea Academy in London with her husband. Their school has produced dozens of world champs an countless world medal holders, including Simona Mauriello of Loretta’s Dresses and JIG fame.

Also ALSO, all six of her own kids placed top 10 in the world, 5 of them went on to dance with Riverdance, 3 of them went on to get their own teaching certifications (shout out to Daz and our beloved Maguire Academy of Texas/Arizona), and one has gone on to a moderately successful acting career (what up Meet the Spartans)

Also also ALSO, in 2006 she and her youngest daughter Ellie (who is such a lovely person) became the first mother-daughter duo to both win the world championships.

This woman is an absolute monster and I mean that in the most respectful way possible. She’s an Irish dance legend in every sense of the word and also Darren’s mom so we love her the end

The first Worlds was held in 1970 so Kathleen wasn’t quite the first person to win it. She was the first person to win senior ladies three times in a row though, and one of only a very few people to win multiple titles in seniors. This was in the days when senior was o17 as well - not o21, not o20 - over 17.

Ellie won her first World in 1999 which is when they became the first mother/daughter to win. She also won in 04, and her third title in 2006 made her and Kathleen not only the first mother-daughter to win the worlds (and still the only pair to achieve this) but the first and only mother-daughter to win three titles each.

hornpipefeet

Anonymous asked:

What's your dance story?

joliepreece11 answered:

I started dancing at Bremer when i was 4, it started off slowly moving into opens when i was 9. I always wanted to qualify one day but knew I wasnt good enough. My Oireachtas results were close but i couldnt qualify. In 2010 i got 9th one away from qualifying, then 14th 2011, then 18th 2012. At that point I almost quit i was giving up on myself and just wasnt loving dancing. I knew i would be lost with out dance buy didnt want to keep being at the bottom of the pack. I then transferred to Murray and my first major back would be the nationals in 2013. Before Murray i got 24th twice and didnt recall one year. I worked my butt off during my ban and went to the Nationals feeling awesome, i ended up 16th and FINALLY WORLD QUALIFYING! The O was next and i wanted to be top 5, i killed myself before it because i knew i could finally do it! I got 4th and i was thrilled!! It was my best Oireachtas yet and i couldnt wait for the worlds. I went into the worlds confident but knew since it was my first worlds no expectations. I recalled and got 47th… Never in a million years did i think that was possible!! My goal for the nationals this year was top ten. I worked very hard and ended up 11th! So close to top ten and would have been in the top 7 if a judge didnt give me 79th. I dont care that i didnt reach my goal because it was one place and i worked hard and danced my best! I cant wait for the O this year! Thank you for the question

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blueeyedrascal76:

Jolie you’re going to kill oireachtas this year I can’t wait to see how you do!

Go Jo!!!