Doors opened at 7.30 to the usual crowd of friends, family and supporters alike. The evening kicked off with an opening act from doubles champions Terri Walsh & Lisette Krol, leading straight into the 1st half of finalists, the amateurs, Over 40s & doubles section.

Each performed a 5 minute routine choreographed by them demonstrating the sheer skill, strength and technical ability required to compete in and earn a final place in competitive pole dancing today.

After some half time performances from Tribe acrobalance troop the competition returned to the Solos section, male & female, which seen Arlene Caffery win the female solo category and Michael O’donahue win males solo category.

“The competition is a great opportunity to celebrate some of the talent that has been created over the past few years in Ireland and not only change the public’s opinions of pole dancing, but also get more people involved so they know that fitness can be fun as well as good for their health. Competition within the ‘Pole Dance’ world is really heating up and standards are extremely high now, with a lot of girls coming through with different backgrounds in dance and gymnastics. Competitions not only seek out the best ‘poler’ but are a great way to promote pole to spectators at the events and hopefully inspire many more people to take the plunge and find out what the fascination is.”

Organisers of The All Ireland Pole Dance Championships are El Fegan from Hilltown, founder of Polercise Ltd, who works continuously to promote pole as a form of exercise and strip it of its sleazy image.

The All Ireland Pole Dance Championships is also a doorway qualifying competition for the first place winner in the professional category to win the prize to represent Ireland at the European Pole Dance Champion competition. This year’s winner to represent Ireland was Arlene Caffery.

Organisers of The All Ireland Pole Dance Championships 2014, would like to say a very big thank you to sponsors Pole2Pole Magazine for supporting the competition and for giving the prize for our professional category winner to enter the European Pole Dance Champion competition.

Anyone wanting to enter The All Ireland Pole Dance Championships 2015, competition and the chance to win a place at the European Pole Dance Champion 2015 competition, please contact El Fegan at

The European Pole Dance Champion competition is also the doorway qualifying competition to represent your country at the largest pole dancing competition in the world pole dance industry, the Intercontinental Pole Dance Champion. This competition each year finds the best two pole dancers on the planet and rewards them with a £2,000 first place prize.


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