Listowel dancing star to feature on TG4 this Sunday


Pictured: TJ Cosgrave from Listowel

Series 5 of the ultimate Irish dance competition presented by Síomha Ní Ruairc on TG4 & – Easter Sunday 31st March 8.30pm

A new series of An Ríl Deal is back on our screens as TG4 and Adare Productions are looking for the next big thing in the World of Irish Dancing. 
Fantastic performers of all styles of traditional dance will entertain viewers over 8 episodes on the show; from Step dancers, Sean-Nós dancers to Set dancers, even a fusion of all styles will be seen. There are no age restrictions on the dancers- young and old and everything in between will be showing us their moves! Solo dancers, Duos and Groups. 

Keeping a close eye on all the talented hopefuls are our 3 judges, all experts in the field of Irish dance; replacing Labhras Sonaí Choilm Learraí for the next two episodes is dance artist, performer and teacher Sibéal Davitt (Dublin) as she joins Úna Ní Fhlatharta (Maynooth, Kildare) and Ronan O’Connell (Galway-Cairde Dance Company). 
Presented by Síomha Ní Ruairc, the series will feature dancers and groups from many counties across the country, including Westmeath, Kildare, Galway, Limerick, Dublin, Clare, Kerry, Wicklow, Mayo, Cork, Leitrim, Laois, Meath, Donegal, Derry, Antrim and Down. 
Each week will feature different dancers as they battle it out with showstopping numbers in the hopes of reaching the finale to be crowned winners of An Ríl Deal. 

The fourth episode (31/3/24) features exciting entertainers from Kerry – Caoimhe O’Halloran (Kilcummin), Rinceoirí na Sléibhte (Kilcummin – teacher Adrian Moriarty) and TJ Cosgrove (Listowel). 

The episode also features JigJazz (Newry, Co. Down), Scoil Rince Ennis agus Clarke Goodman (Ennis and Clarke Goodman Irish Dance Academy, Finglas, Dublin), Lauren Adderley O’Brien (Delgany, Co. Wicklow) and Alexandra and Toni O’Looney (Leitrim – teacher Edwina Guckian). This is the ultimate free-for-all Irish dance competition and a celebration of all the Irish dancing traditions.
Let the battle of the dance commence!

An Ríl Deal will air over eight weeks, starting on Sunday 10th March at 8.30pm on TG4 and on the TG4 Player –