Stephanie Snyder | November 11, 2016
Nine students on the Notre Dame/Saint Mary’s Irish Dance Team brought back the team’s sixth Ceili Club Championship Cup from the All-Ireland Championship in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Saturday.
The team’s student coach, Notre Dame senior Robert Black, said the team consisted of eight dancers selected from among the 70 students total who are involved with the Notre Dame/Saint Mary’s Irish Dance Team. As team coach, Black traveled with the team to Northern Ireland.
“The ‘ceili’ team is a group of eight students that are selected from the team at large based on dancing ability, endurance and aptitude for team dancing,” he said. “The team met outside club practice time to learn a traditional set choreography, the ‘Cross Reel,’ in order to compete at the All-Ireland Championships in Belfast this fall.”