Paul brings some Limerick boogie moves to Blackpool

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleShocking statistics at Limerick ’16 Days of Action’ launchNext articleA new dawn for Mid-West employment Alan Jacques Linkedin TAGSlimerickPaul RocheSt Clement’s CollegeWest End Youth CentreWorld Disco Kid Championships Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsPaul brings some Limerick boogie moves to BlackpoolBy Alan Jacques – December 4, 2014 1204 by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Paul Roche with West End Youth Centre manager William PriestlyMOVE over John Travolta! There’s a new kid in town!Fifteen-year-old Paul Roche from Ballinacurra Weston will be blaming it on the boogie this weekend when he brings some contagious night fever to Blackpool. Paul, a fourth year student at St Clement’s College, is getting his groove on in preparation for the World Disco Kid Championships from December 5 to 7.The twinkle-toed Limerick teenager has been making a name for himself as a champion freestyle dancer since primary school. However, this year he hotfooted it onto the international stage when he became the U16 Boy Elite Champion 2014 in Wales.Paul has achieved numerous other titles in Ireland this year and was chosen as the ‘Overall Champion Boy Winner’ at the National Championships in May.The budding Limerick star has been a member of the West End Youth Centre in Ballinacurra Weston, which has a tradition of supporting outstanding achievement by young people in the local area, for a number of years. William Priestly, manager of the West End Youth Centre said it has been a great honour to see Paul develop into one of Ireland’s top dancers.“Unfortunately, Ballinacurra Weston has been in the news for all the wrong reasons over the past number of years. It is great to finally see some of its outstanding young people get the recognition they deserve. We are currently trying to support Paul in as many ways as possible,” said Mr Priestly.The World Disco Kid Championships will take place in the very same venue as the BBC hit show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Paul’s dance teacher Eilish McCarthy of the Eilish McCarthy School of Dance now has high hopes for him this weekend at the prestigious Tower Ballroom.“Paul has been one of the most dedicated and professional dancers I have ever come across. Week in, week out, year in, year out, Paul has been willing to make the countless sacrifices needed to make it to the top. His record in Ireland is second to none and we are quietly confident he’ll make a big impression at the World Championships in Blackpool,” Eilish predicts.Paul sees this weekend as “something special”, but for now is putting all his focus on the dancing.“When I first started dancing, it was just for fun. Bit by bit I started to do competitions. There’s always a great buzz at the competitions and I love being out on the dance floor,” Paul reveals.“A lot of people have given me a lot of support, which has made things a lot easier for me, especially my mum Alice and my teacher Eilish. There are flights, hotels and costumes to worry about but thanks to them, I can just concentrate on dancing,” he concluded. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Purple stays popular for wedding cakes

first_imgA Derbyshire bakery has revealed purple to be on trend for wedding cakes this year.Luke Evans Bakery, founded more than 200 years ago, has also found elegant and vintage styles, with intricate designs, are becoming increasingly popular among 2012 brides, following on from the royal wedding last year.Sharon Dance, who has created wedding cakes at Luke Evans Bakery for 18 years, said: “Last year purple became popular as a colour, and that’s continuing in 2012. Round is the most popular shape of cake, and many couples are opting for brighter, bold designs.“Trends in wedding cakes tend to go round in circles. It’s like fashion. When they come back round, the younger generation haven’t seen them before so they appear to be fresh and new. Having said that, there are always new designs, ideas and influences, so each wedding cake is individual and unique to a couple.”The American style of tiers of cake without the use of pillars or stands continues to be in demand, with round being the most popular shape of cake. In addition, modern alternatives to a traditional cake, such as cupcake wedding towers, allow newly-weds to have a range of different flavours of cake and endless choices when it comes to design.Dance added: “The wedding cake is traditionally the centrepiece of the wedding reception. The possibilities for style, design and decoration are virtually endless, and then of course there’s the type and flavour of cake. Many brides and grooms opt for a three-tier cake, with one tier of fruit cake, another tier of Madeira cake and a third tier of chocolate cake. This means they have something to suit everyone.”last_img read more