Mayo For Rose? Bookies tip Mayo for Rose of Tralee

Kerry Rose 2nd Favourite in the Betting for a Home win

by Rose Barrett
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Kerry Rose 2nd Favourite in the Betting for a Home win

Mayo’s Kate Heneghan has been made the early favourite to win the Rose of Tralee with BoyleSports making her a 5/1 shot to be crowned the winner at this month’s festival.

The county’s long wait for the Sam Maguire may be ongoing, but early support from punters suggests the winner’s sash could be making its way west for just the second time in the event’s history and the first since Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin claimed victory in 2005.

Dublin Rose Bethany Cushing pictured arriving at the Ashdown Park Hotel with the 2022 Dublin Rose Claire Connolly. Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD

27-year-old Kate from Castlebar boasts a Masters in Music composition on her impressive CV and the keen harpist has already toured the world as a musician and teaches Irish traditional and classical music.

There could also be cause for local celebrations in Tralee as Kerry representative Kelsey Lang McCarthy, another keen musician with aspirations to be an ambulance paramedic, is 9/1 second favourite to keep the crown in the Kingdom.

A first win in the competition for County Longford isn’t out of the question with nurse Grace Kemple chalked up as third favourite at 10/1, with Carlow, Clare, Cork, Down and Toronto roses also prominent in the early betting.

27-year-old Bethany Cushing originally hails from County Cork but has settled in the capital via the Falkland Islands and London. The Radiation Therapist who has worked in cancer research will be hoping to put the seal on an All-Ireland/Rose of Tralee double for Dublin by beating odds of 16/1.

Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “Mayo wasn’t for Sam this year, but they could be toasting the Rose of Tralee in the west as musician Kate Heneghan is hitting all the right notes with punters so far.”

Rose of Tralee 2023

5/1         Mayo – Kate Heneghan               

9/1         Kerry – Kelsey Lang McCarthy 

10/1       Longford – Grace Kemple                  

12/1       Carlow – Caoimhe Deering            

12/1       Clare – Aisling O’Connor             

12/1       Cork – Kate Shaughnessy           

12/1       Down – Nadine Downey               

12/1       Toronto – Erica Daly                         

14/1       London – Amy Gillen                       

14/1       New York – Roisin Wiley                     

14/1       Ottowa – Aoife McDonald              

14/1       Queensland – Imogen Weston-Kelly     

14/1       Texas – Eden Kasprak                  

14/1       Western Canada – London Prusko               

16/1       Dublin – Bethany Cushing             

16/1       Laois – Sinead Dowd                  

16/1       Offaly – Allie Leahy                       

16/1       Sydney – Aoife Butler                     

16/1       Washington – Siobhan Spiak                  

20/1       Boston & New England – Fiona Weir                       

20/1       Limerick – Molli-Ann O’Halloran     

20/1       Meath – Lane Galvin                      

20/1       Wexford – Bronagh Hogan               

22/1       Melbourne – Katie Casey                     

22/1       South Australia – Charlotte Burton             

25/1       Arizona – Ashley Jackson                

25/1       Philadelphia – Marissa Berry 

25/1       New Zealand – Kelsi Wallace                  

28/1       Antrim – Mollie O’Brien 

28/1       Chicago – Kelley Leyden   

28/1       San Francisco – Katie McFadden  

40/1       Germany – Megan Wolf        

PHOTOS – Domnick Walsh Photography Eye Focus LTD


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