NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONS
After a number of second place finishes in both solo and team events over the years, Goggin-Carroll celebrated its first North American champion in July of 2014 in Montréal, Québec.
Joely Bernier stood atop the podium for the Girls Under 13B section, improving upon her third place finish at the 2012 event in Chicago, Illinois (Joely did not compete in 2013).
A two-time regional Oireachtas champion by that point, Joely went on to win another Oireachtas title later that same year, after also making history for the School by becoming Goggin-Carroll's first female dancer to crack the top ten at a World Championship (finishing 9th) in London, UK.
Marking another first for the School, Goggin-Carroll took home two more North American titles the following year, this time for teams, at the 2015 event in Providence, Rhode Island.
Top honours went to the Mixed Ceili Under 13 team which included: Rachel Hennessy, Morgan Fontaine, Emily Hambly, Gavin Willoughby-McCarthy, Emma Carrasco, Jack Kukolic, Claire McKay and Connor O'Brien (pictured below on the left with teacher Barb Goggin), and also to the Mixed Ceili Under 16 team which included: Morgan Fontaine, Tim Gatto, Zach Bernier, Connor O'Brien, Briege Flood, Janet Dotson, Ellen Chernowsky and Joely Bernier.
Goggin-Carroll took home gold once again with the Mixed Ceili Under 13 team at the 2016 event in Orlando, Florida. The team members included: Amy Zenker, Erica Muscat, Abby Hennessy, Jack Kukolic, Jameson Kukolic, Gavin Willoughby-McCarthy, Josh Vilim and Florence Rodrigue, pictured below with their teachers from left to right, David Branton, Barb Goggin, Lauren Stewart and Ryan Carroll.
In 2019, Catherine Hoare won her first Major, taking gold in the Girls Under 16B section at the North American Irish Dance Championships in Vancouver, Canada, improving upon her third place finish at the 2016 event in Orlando, Florida.
After two years without an event (due to Covid-19), Catherine did it again by winning the 2022 Ladies Under 19B section in Montréal, Canada.
And to complete the three-peat, Catherine was crowned champion of the Ladies Under 20 section at the 2023 North American Irish Dance Championships in Nashville, Tennessee.