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It's good to see a Rose reaching for the stars

THERE was a time when the average contestant for the Rose of Tralee wanted nothing more than to cure world hunger, find a husband, then get cracking on having eight kids.

But newly crowned Dublin Rose Siobheal Nic Eochaidh, who's a dead ringer for Caroline Morahan, and a fluent Irish speaker who's training in media studies, wants nothing more than to follow in the footsteps of the Seoige sisters.

Ambitious, starstruck and media savvy... who said the Rose of Tralee wasn't relevant today?


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