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17th Aug 2015

Fancy A Flutter? Here’s the Betting for Tonight’s Rose of Tralee

Of course... they ALL have lovely bottoms.

Rebecca McKnight

Set your couch position to ass-groove and your kettle to “always on” – it’s that time of year again. 

Tonight, the eyes of Irish TV viewers will turn to Tralee, where the 2015 Roses will compete on stage at the Dome to be named the fairest of them all.

With 32 Roses in contention and Kerry native Dáithí Ó Sé set to present once more, bookies are offering odds on the lady who will claim the tiara from the reigning Rose, Maria Walsh.


The New York, Meath, Dublin and Kentucky Roses are heading up the betting so far, according to Boylesports.

Rose Of Tralee Odds

New York Rose – Sophie Colgan 3/1

Meath Rose – Elysha Brennan 9/2

Dublin Rose – Aisling Finnegan 11/2

Kentucky Rose – Emily Hughes 11/2

Dubai Rose – Maire Ryan 7/1

Cork Rose – Aoife Murphy 8/1

Abu Dhabi Rose – Deirde Ward 8/1

Louth Rose – Jenny Hanlon 9/1

Darwin Rose – Caitriona Brennan 10/1

German Rose – Roisin Ni Mhathuna 10/1

Kerry Rose – Julette Culotty 12/1

London Rose – Aisling Hillary 12/1

Wicklow Rose – Megan Swart 12/1

Southern California Rose – Lauren Waller 14/1

Perth Rose – Denise Lynch 14/1

Longford Rose – Daphne Howard 16/1

Galway Rose – Olga Lee 16/1

Scotland Rose – Brid Madigan 16/1

Texas Rose – Siobhan Thompson 16/1

Toronto Rose – Erika Healy 16/1

Queensland Rose – Niamh Healy 20/1

Chicago Rose – Maeve McSweeney 25/1

Melbourne Rose – Joy Kerrigan 25/1

Philadelphia Rose – Mairead Comaskey 33/1

Monaghan Rose – Michelle Caulfield 33/1

Derry Rose – Eimear Anderson 33/1

Boston & New England Rose – Sarah Hogan 33/1

Sydney Rose – Ciara Rafferty 33/1

New Zealand Rose – Maggie Fea 50/1

Western Canada Rose – Cassandra Sampson 50/1

South Carolina Rose – Shannon Kelahan Pierson 50/1

South Australia Rose – Chelsea Thursby-Milovanovic 66/1

Of course if you fancy a bit of fun with your flutter, you’ll find a variety of options. Dáithí, who has been known to lend a helping hand to the Roses throughout their performances,  is 7/4 to wear an item of woman’s clothing.

The poems, songs and jigs might be more of a hindrance than a help to potential winners, as bookies are offering 11/4 for the winner to have no act at all. A Rose with a song is 7/2, a dance is priced at 9/2 and a poem is officially a long shot at 8/1.

A bit of Bucks Fizz style “whipping off the skirt” for a dance is one thing, but the chances of a  wardrobe malfunction are listed 8/1, with the sadistic bookmakers also offering 12/1 on any Rose to fall on the stage.

Whatever happens, lets just hope we get another moment like this one…