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Limerick teenager Paul crowned disco kid world champion

first_imgLinkedin WhatsApp by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up World Disco Kid Champion Paul RocheLIMERICK teenager Paul Roche proved he has all the best moves after being crowned Disco Kid World Champion at the home of BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.Paul, from Ballinacurra Weston, shook it up at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool last weekend to fend off sure-footed talent from 20 countries across the globe. The fourth year St Clement’s College student, triumphed after a gruelling three-day competition in the under-16 category.Paul, a member of the West End Youth Centre in Ballinacurra Weston, came through four heats that demanded incredible focus and composure under pressure. During the final dance-off he had just 60 seconds to impress the judges with a one-off routine. Limerick’s answer to ‘Billy Elliot’ has been walking on air since his big victory.“I still can’t believe I’ve won. This is my third time at these championships and the competition has always been so tough,” said Paul.“When I arrived home to Weston on Monday, I was exhausted but there was a huge party organised by my family. Aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, everyone was there. Everyone wanted to see the trophy and hold it up. I barely got to see it myself,” he revealed.Paul’s dance teacher Eilish McCarthy proudly hailed the 15-year-old as “one of the top dancers in the country”.“I had a feeling going over to England that this would be Paul’s year. He has been so close in the past that it was only a matter of time before he got his breakthrough. Hopefully this win will put Paul on the map as there is so little awareness out there around the quality of young Irish dancers,” Eilish commented. Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSDisco Kid World ChampionlimerickPaul RocheSt Clement’s CollegeStrictly Come DancingWest End Youth Centre RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleHam Sandwich: no filler, all killerNext articleSinead O’Connor is welcomed to the party by Limerick member Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Facebook Advertisement Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsLimerick teenager Paul crowned disco kid world championBy Alan Jacques – December 11, 2014 1018 Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more


first_imgA mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 16 at St. Aedan’s Church for Elisa Spina, 91, of Jersey City. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Dec. 11. Born in Italy, Elisa came to the United States soon after and has been a proud and lifelong resident of Jersey City since. She was a retired bookkeeper and a faithful communicant of St. Aedan’s Church. Elisa is survived by her brothers, Leonard, Daniel and Vincent Spina as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings, Clara, Richard and Anthony Spina. Services arranged by the McLaughlin Funeral Home, Jersey City.last_img read more