The Tipperary selection process of the ‘Rose of Tralee’ took place in the Anner Hotel Thurles on Friday night last.
A total of 17 girls took to the stage for ‘the interview’ and whilst all were wonderfully brave to be there and talk about themselves for 6 minutes – there could only be one winner. Congrats to the Tipperary Rose Noirin Ryan from Clonoulty who will represent Tipperary at the Portlaoise selection process.
Two local girls Sarah Doherty Templetuohy and Nicole Joyce Clonmore were among the 17 girls interviewed on the night, and needless to say were accompanied by family members and a huge number of friends.
Sarah is employed in Holy Family NS Templetuohy as a Special Needs Assistant and was sponsored by Ni A’s Hair Salon Templemore, who along with work colleagues and family supported her all the way. At weekends Sarah can be seen at Shortts Drapery Templemore where she works part-time. At present she is continuing her studies as she intends one day to open her own Montessori pre-School. Sarah has a beautiful voice and loves to play the guitar. She says that as a little girl she loved to watch the Rose of Tralee on TV. She had a brilliant time over the past week and was delighted her sisters persuaded her to take part in the Tipperary Rose of Tralee.
Nicole celebrated her 21st birthday on Friday and was absolutely thrilled to be taking part in the Tipperary Rose of Tralee on the same night. It’s something that she had dreamt about since she was a child, and the whole event was everything she thought it would be and much more. She works as a manager in the Orchard Childcare Facility and her boss Rosaleen Fairbrother, who was also her sponsor, gave her great help and encouragement as did all her colleagues. In her spare time she loves singing and Irish dancing and is involved in Scór. Indeed it was taking part in Scór that gave her the confidence to enter the Rose of Tralee.
Well done to Sarah and Nicole who both performed brilliantly on the night.