Meath Rose wows viewers as she lifts 100kg on stage
The 23-year-old stunned the audience.
While the Rose of Tralee festivities kicked off over the weekend, last night saw half of the contestants take to the stage.
One of the most impressive was the Meath Rose, Meghan Byrne, a 23-year-old primary school teacher.
When it came to the talent part of her segment, she whipped off her heels and deadlifted 100kg in her big red ballgown.
Her talent was met with cheers and woos from the audience, and viewers online were equally as impressed:
The Meath Rose deadlifting 100kg in a ball gown is my newest girl power icon #RoseOfTralee
— Aoife Woulfe (@aoifewoulfe10) August 26, 2019
— Karen Mac (@GKazaMac) August 26, 2019
— Radio Kerry (@radiokerry) August 26, 2019
A new for #RoseofTralee as Meath #rose does some weightlifting on stage with Daithi - lifts a 100kg no bother ! That’s the stuff! Mick Lyons or Liam Harnan could hardly lift that ! @MeathGAA @rte pic.twitter.com/nmtjfudfc6
— Seán Kelly MEP (@SeanKellyMEP) August 26, 2019
Meghan explained that it was her boyfriend that got her into weightlifting as he owns a gym in Navan. "He got me into weightlifting. I started a few years ago," she said.
She went onto explain that she playfully calls her boyfriend an "old fart" as he is 11 and a half years older than her. She even told one of the other Roses that he's 54 and couldn't believe it when she got away with the fib.
The second installment of the show will air tonight (Tuesday 27 August) at 8pm on RTÉ One, and again after the news at 9.35pm.