17 May 2022

BREAKING: New Laois Rose 2018 announced!

BREAKING: New Laois Rose 2018 announced!

The Laois Rose 2018 selection night took place tonight and the lady selected to represent the county for the international festival in Tralee is Grainne Hogan!

Congratulations to Grainne, a proud Camross woman who milked a cow on stage! 

Grainne studied in Gurteen agricultural college with 100 boys and three girls! She is proud to work for a Ballacolla dairy farm with 110 cows, where she milks cows, spreads slurry and fertiliser!

She is a glamorous farmer and drives huge tractors, she grew up on a farm and keeps a couple of sheep on the side. Grainne has supporters from the Macra here tonight with a huge banner.

Every Thursday she goes to the livestock sale in Mountrath with her neighbours. Ollie did a great impression of a livestock sale which impressed the crowd during her interview! Her nephew Frankie is very special to her, he has spina bifida and got a new wheelchair last week, he is three years old and a huge inspiration to Grainne.

Grainne's primary school teacher was supporting her in the crowd with a big banner and she challenged Ollie to milk a cow on stage!

There was great craic with the crowd from Camross Macra who also won best banner on the night! 

See all of the updates from the night here.

See a gallery of PICTURES from the night by Alf Harvey here.

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