As predicted by the bookies, the Limerick Rose was crowned winner of the Rose of Tralee last night.
Junior Doctor Sinead Flanagan emerged as the favourite yesterday, and true enough, she beat off competition from all corners of Ireland (and further afield) to have the winner's sash draped across her.
Here's what people had to say about it - and the evening's entertainment in general - on Twitter:
— Colm Griffin (@GriffinColm) August 27, 2019
— Ruth NicGinneá (NicGinn-awh) (@ruthnicginnea) August 27, 2019
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) August 27, 2019
First they win the All Ireland, then Love Island and now the Rose of Tralee... #Limerick
— Lauren Guilfoyle (@LaurenGuilfoyle) August 27, 2019
— Jimmy Dillane (@JimmyDillane) August 27, 2019
— Roastoftralee (@RoastofTralee) August 27, 2019
Tonight marks the ceremonial crowning of the #RoseOfTralee, followed by the equally ceremonial sacrifice of one of the less popular escorts by a robed Daithí on the roof of the Aquadome to guarantee a good harvest of tourists for the coming year ☘️
— Ciara | Ciaraíoch 🎨 (@Ciaraioch) August 27, 2019
I think I just won the #RoseofTralee but I’m very drunk so maybe this is a Supermac’s and I’m just being forcibly removed from the premises.
— Shirley Temple Bar (@shirleybar) August 27, 2019
— Justine Stafford (@JustineStafford) August 27, 2019
— Eamonn Hickson (@EamonnHickson) August 27, 2019
Rose: I spent two years as a volunteer nurse in Syria. The conditions were terrible. One night the hospital came under rocket fire. We saved as many as we could. It haunts me to this very day
Daithi: So I understand you have a dance that you always do at weddings#RoseOfTralee
— Gerry McBride (@GerryMcBride) August 27, 2019
— Emma Mullan (@EmmaLeahMullan) August 27, 2019