The Melbourne Rose’s Parents Had A Cheeky Shift In The Audience Last Night

Summer lovin' in the Festival Dome.


The Chicago Rose Maggie McEldowney reigned supreme over 64 other contestants to be crowned Rose Of Tralee last night, but she wasn’t the only Rose who won the audience over.

Monday night gave us the Sydney Rose Brianna Perkins and her perfect nod to the #RepealThe8th campaign live on air. As for last night, many viewers had their money on Melbourne Rose Meghan Griffin to win.

Why? Firstly, she remained cool as ever despite Daithí openly slating her choice of Event Management as a college course.

“Event management? More like four years of Rag Week…”

Plus, her name was Meg Griffin, which led to lots of tweets like this:

And finally, her parents looked like gas craic altogether. After Meghan revealed that her mum was celebrating a birthday yesterday, a member of the production crew arrived at her seat bearing a cake.

Cue tears from Mammy, and THIS on-air shifting sesh: