Who’s almost certainly to win at this 12 months's Rose of Tralee Pageant

By Katy Thornton

Who do you assume will win?

The Rose of Tralee is again for its 62nd 12 months, and its second 12 months following the pandemic.

Westmeath’s Rachel Duffy turned the very first consultant of the Lake County to be topped the Rose of Tralee in 2022, and betting websites are already giving their thought-about tackle who will win the crown following this 12 months’s pageant.

These are the present odds, as collated by Playing.com.

In line with BoyleSports, Aoife Butler, the Sydney Rose, is at present the favorite to win at 11/4. A Askamore native, Butler represents the Australian metropolis after transferring there 4 years in the past. To this point, there has by no means been a Sydney winner of the pageant.

Behind Butler comes Carlow’s Caoimhe Deering and Mayo’s Kate Heneghan of Mayo, each listed at 10/3. Deering is a Geography and English trainer in a secondary college, and is closely concerned along with her native GAA membership Rathvilly. Heneghan is a Masters in Music Composition graduate from Ulster College and performs the harp, the violin and the piano.

As at all times, the Kerry rose is one to look out for. This 12 months’s rep, Kelsey Lang McCarthy, is at present listed at 5/1 alongside London’s Amy Gillen. A local of Cahersiveen, McCarthy is within the ultimate 12 months of finding out podiatry medication on the Nationwide College of Galway. Initially from Donegal however residing in London for numerous years, Gillen is one other musically gifted contestant as she is a graduate from each the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) and the Royal School of Music London.

Sinéad O’Dowd hopes to grow to be the primary Laois lady to win the Rose of Tralee and is rated at 7/1 with betting apps. A little bit additional down the checklist comes Meath’s Lane Galvin and Ottawa’s Aoife McDonald, which BoyleSports regards as 10/1 hopefuls.

Whereas these are the present odds, the crown continues to be up for anybody to seize at this level.

Will you be watching?

The Rose of Tralee runs from August 18 to August twenty second; you possibly can watch it on RTÉ.