Texas Rose Haley crowned Rose of Tralee

2013 Rose of Tralee Haley O’Sullivan

25-year old Texas Rose Haley O’Sullivan was crowned the 2013 Rose of Tralee on Tuesday night. A native of Dallas, Haley plays gaelic football with Dallas GAA and is also a young leader in the American Ireland Fund. On hearing the good news, Haley said: “Everyone was so fabulous, I can’t believe this is happening.” The marketing co-ordinator for an industrial chemical company impressed the judges by explaining the Harlem Shake to Daithí as well as assuring the host there would be no repeat of the previous night’s live proposal, saying: “We had a conversation about that.”

New Orleans Rose Molloy Gambel was taken aback when boyfriend Kyle got down on one knee in front of Tralee’s Festival Dome as well as the live television audience. The video clip of Molloy’s surprise has gone viral with over 200,000 people already watching it on YouTube.

See here just how Haley impressed the judges…


And here is that memorable moment..


The UK was represented proudly by London Rose Grace Kenny, Liverpool Rose Lisa O’Halloran and Manchester Rose Marie McDermott. Well done, girls.





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