Set dancing group favourites to win talent show

Traditional Irish set dancing group Cosa Beoga, representing the West, are the 11/4 favourites with Paddy Power to win this year’s 'All Ireland Talent Show'.

Traditional Irish set dancing group Cosa Beoga, representing the West, are the 11/4 favourites with Paddy Power to win this year’s 'All Ireland Talent Show'.

The group from Abbeyknockmoy, Co. Galway, stole the show in week five despite receiving criticism from fellow judge Amanda Brunker.

If Cosa Beoga are successful in being crowned this year’s winners it will be the second year judge Daithi has mentored a winning act.

Kerry man and 'Daily Show' host Daithi mentored the Mulkerrin Brothers to victory in Series 1 in 2009.

Sharon McHugh, spokesperson for Paddy Power said: "Amanda might be bored of traditional Irish acts but the public it seems are not. There’s been plenty of support for Cosa Beoga in the betting proving that old Irish dancing is alive and well."

Other acts hoping to make it to this year’s final include Donegal crooner Brian Sheerin at 7/2, young soprano Daniel Furlong at 6/1 and Daithi’s Sean Nos ar an tSionnan at 7/1.

Winning Region

5/4 West (Daithi O'Se)

5/2 North (Dana)

3/1 South (John Creedon)

8/1 East (Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh)

8/1 Dublin (Amanda Brunker)

All Ireland Talent Show - Outright Winner

11/4 Cosa Beaga (West)

7/2 Brian Sheerin (North)

6/1 Daniel Furlong (East)

7/1 Sean Nos ar an tSionnan (West)

8/1 Shauna Buckingham (Dublin)

9/1 Don Stiffe (West)

9/1 Fitzy Chicks (South)

10/1 2 Day Nation (South)

10/1 Politically Correct (West)

14/1 Mad 4 Road (South)

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