Reaction of winning Rose of Tralee’s brother becomes internet hit

The reaction of the brother of Maria Walsh as she was announced the winner of the 2014 Rose of Tralee has gone viral.

2014 Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh
With thanks to Domnick Walsh
A short video clip shows Kevin Walsh, who is in Los Angeles, leaping from his seat in shock, as his sister is crowned the 56th Rose of Tralee. 27 year old Maria was born in Boston, moved to Co. Mayo when she was seven, and returned to the United States when she finished college. She was chosen from the 32 finalists who appeared in the televised shows from the Dome on Monday and Tuesday night. This morning on Kerry Today, Jerry O’Sullivan played her the video clip of her brother Kevin’s reaction: [audio_player src=””]