'Proud dad' Irish rugby star Shane Byrne's daughter named Wicklow rose

Move over dad! Kerry Byrne is about to take centre stage at an event every bit as high profile as her dad's sporting career.

Shane Byrne might just be the proudest dad in Ireland right now after his daughter was named as a county finalist for The Rose of Tralee.

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Kerry has no doubt cheered her dad on over the years on the pitch and now it's his turn to give a shout-out to one of the leading ladies in his life.

'proud dad' irish rugby star shane byrne's daughter named wicklow rose

Shane Byrne's daughter Kerry has been named the Wicklow Rose at the Rose of Tralee. Pic: Shane Byrne Instagram

The former Leinster and Lions star is dad to Kerry and her twin sister Alex whom he shares with his wife Caroline. He was among the first to congratulate Kerry when she was announced as the Wicklow Rose on Saturday at the Arklow Bay Hotel.

'We're going to the Rose of Tralee!!!' So proud of Kerry for becoming the Wicklow Rose! Amazing news,' he told his followers. He signed off his message with the hashtag: 'Proud Dad.'

'proud dad' irish rugby star shane byrne's daughter named wicklow rose

Shane Byrne's daughter Kerry has been named the Wicklow Rose at the Rose of Tralee. Pic: Shane Byrne Instagram

Congratulations for Kerry were pouring in from all sides with Brian McFadden saying: 'Brilliant stuff! Congrats Kerry.'

'Ah, you must be bursting with pride Shane. Absolutely fantastic achievement for young Kerry. It's all about having fun whatever happens from here on in,' added someone else.

'proud dad' irish rugby star shane byrne's daughter named wicklow rose

Shane Byrne's daughter Kerry has been named the Wicklow Rose at the Rose of Tralee. Pic: Shane Byrne Instagram

Commenting on her win, Kerry said: 'What an amazing win on Saturday, a night I won't forget about. There are so many people I would like to say thank you to. To all the 17 girls who were on stage, I know I've made best friends with every single one of you guys, you were all the nicest people I've ever met.

'Thank you guys for everything and I enjoyed getting to know everyone on the trips and days out we all went on. And thank you to @wicklowrosecentre for letting me be the Wicklow Rose and representing Wicklow in the Rose of Tralee.'

The 2024 Rose of Tralee takes place from 16 -20 August 2024 - good luck Kerry!

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