The Killarney Scorchers put Ireland on the world cheerleading map at the recent Summit Cheerleading Championships held in Orlando, Florida. Up against the might of the United States, the very cradle of cheerleading, Scorchers held their own and won second place in the first round.

It was only last year that the Scorchers earned a paid bid to compete in the American competition, the first Irish team to do so. Since then, it was been a demanding round of training and fundraising to get the team of 21 out there to wave the flag for Ireland on the May 3 & 4.

The jubilant team returned home last week exhilarated and, two days later, were back in training in Killarney for their next competitive outing to in Liverpool at the end of June.

The Scorchers have extended their sincere gratitude to parents, sponsors and supporters in the knowledge they did them all and, indeed