2017 Tipperary Rose of Tralee

Sheila Ryan, Toomevara, native chosen as the 2017 Tipperary Rose of Tralee, in front of a packed crowd at the Anner hotel Thurles Friday night- Next Stop the dome in Tralee

In a full room the Anner hotel last Friday night as a crowd of over 200 witnessed Sheila Ryan, – 23- Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nurse chosen as the 2017 Tipperary Rose of Tralee.

Sheila the daughter of John and Margaret Ryan from Toomevara north Tipperary, Sheila who studied BCs in Psychiatric Nursing at Waterford Institute of Technology is now working in the South Tipperary Mental Health Services, Clonmel. Her Hobbies include reading, horse racing, travelling, fashion and has a particular interest in camogie previously winning a Minor A All Ireland camogie final with Tipperary in 2011 and who has also Played Senior Camogie for Tipperary”

Sheila was selected from 23 elegant ladies from all over county Tipperary and now will travel “via the Rose tour” to the international festival in Tralee in August and will take part in all the parades, Rose Ball, public engagements and a private qualifying event at the festival from which 32 Roses will be chosen to appear in the live selection broadcasts.

The night was a great success, hosted by Ollie Turner , who had the crowd well entertained for the night along with a performance  from the call of 2016 escorts and rose to shown case a charity single they have released , also the title of the best banner in the banner competition went to Fiona Casey friends.                   

The Event coordinator Mr. Ciarán O’Connell said: “we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Sheila, she was very popular with all the with all the roses and emanates the qualities of what a rose should be and we want to wish her the very best of luck, she will have a great year ahead. The night couldn’t have been such a success without our sponsors we want to make special thanks to the team at The Anner Hotel , All roses Hair by Mary Duffy hair Thurles , All roses make up by Roisin Kennedy MUA (085) 8138130, and my team who helped out on the day.”

 Finally, a thank you to Fiona o Sullivan the 2016 Tipperary rose for all her work, passion and dedication she gave to her time as the Tipperary rose, she did not only herself but her parents and the local community so proud”

The RAFFEL ON THE NIGHT Raised just over €770 for a great local causes the Cashel & Emly Lourdes Youth Group

For more information, Ciaran can be contacted on 0863871635,


This year`s Tipperary Roses of Tralee were:


Name                                    Representing                                              Age        Location

  1. Shauna Murphy                A Way to Heal                                     19           Nenagh
  2. Mary-Anne Lambert        J. Lambert & Sons (Ardfinnan)          25           Clonmel,
  3. Becca Laste                        Kerton’ s Garage Clonmel                24           Clonmel,
  4. Caroline Hofman              Big Picture Communications            23           Roscrea,
  5. Hazel Heffernan               Pride of Tipperary                              21           Bansha,
  6. Sinead o meara                 Glanbia                                                24           The Ragg
  7. Edel Lillis                              The Green Bar, Borrisokane           24           Borrisokane
  8. Lisa Meade                         ThurlesDentist.ie                               23          Templemore
  9. Lisa Manning                      Lily’s Bar, Nenagh                             23           Nenagh,
  10. Caoimhe Hickey                O’ Gorman Construction Ltd        20           Cahir,
  11. Amy Grant                          Holmes O’Malley Sexton Solicitors           24          Fethard,
  12. Fiona Casey                        Thurles Fresh Milk                             24           Golden
  13. kate Heffernan –                Daverns of Cashel                               22           Cashel 
  14. Nicole Kerrigan                 The Anner Hotel                                22           Thurles,
  15. Sheila Ryan                         The Zip Yard Nenagh                       23           Toomevara,
  16. Simone Flanagan              Butlers’s Bar B&B / Receptions Bridal Wear         23           Clonmel,
  17. Jennifer Rafferty              Templemore College of Further Education           24          Knockshegowna,
  18. Katie McCormack             Callanan Coaches                             25           Thurles,
  19. Mairead O Donovan        Morrison MINI, Cahir                       27           Thurles,
  20. Anita hayden                     Anna Danielle’s Hairdressers        26           Gornahoe,
  21. Holly-Jean Williamson     JW Productions                                26           Clonmel
  22. Treasa McGrath                Break A Leg Theatre Group           23           Newcastle,
  23. Ciara Dennehy                   Danone Nutricia                               27          Clonmel,

 For MORE info email Tipperaryrose@gmail.com or find us on our face book page “tipperary.rosecentre”

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