The next contestant hoping to follow in the footsteps of the current Rose of Tralee, Jennifer Byrne, is Sophie Flanagan
Sophie is 20 years old Sophie Flanagan and is from Ballycumber. Sophie is presently studying a Bachelor of Arts in Social Care Practice, year three.
In her profile Sophie says, "My passions include equestrian sports such as showjumping and I also have an interest in music. Throughout my secondary school career I was part of the Moate Community School Choir which won the All Island Choir competition in the Titanic museum in Belfast and this opportunity resulted in me receiving a scroll of recognition from Westmeath County Council. From a young age I have always tuned in to watch the breathtaking Rose of Tralee Festival where I admired each inspirational woman on stage. I am honoured to be taking part in the Offaly Rose Selection which will be a very memorable journey and I am looking forward to what experiences lie ahead."
Sophie is sponsored by Flynns of Grogan.
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