The 10 best Twitter reactions to Waterford's Rose of Tralee win
Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher was announced as the winner of the 2018 Rose of Tralee on Tuesday, August 21.
After 57 roses descended on Tralee for the Rose Tour, the judges narrowed it down to 32 for the television element, and on Tuesday night, it was narrowed down to one - our very own Waterford Rose.
Kirsten Mate Maher was stunned as her name was read aloud by host Dáithí Ó Sé and her fellow roses gathered to congratulate her. Twitter sprung into action with people expressing their delight at Kirsten's famous win.
@kirstenmaherx i am so proud of our deise rose who won this years #RoseOfTralee .. not since the early 80's have we had a waterford winner. Beautiful, intelligent with a great message and a great voice. Congratulaions kirsten you did yourself, your family and the deise proud— aaron cowming (@acowming) August 22, 2018
I knew when we met Kirsten at the selection convention back in April, she was amazing!— Zara King (@ZaraKing) August 21, 2018
This is moment we realised she won!!
Massive congratulations to Kirsten Mate Maher! @newschambers also delighted. #RoseOfTralee #WaterfordRose pic.twitter.com/yCqtKp9Irp
When you put on the #RoseOfTralee as a laugh to show your Spanish missus then end up watching the whole two days and being really glad the Waterford Rose one cuz she was your favourite pic.twitter.com/jie3ItDsk9— James Corscadden (@jamescorscadden) August 21, 2018
Waterford winning the Rose of Tralee ... Limericks celebrations this week will be nothing on this. When’s the homecoming? Will John Mullane be on the horse. So many questions. #RoseOfTralee2018— Sue Ní Chróinín (@SChroinin) August 21, 2018