Meet the Offaly Rose of Tralee hopefuls - Aoibhe Whelehan

Aoibhe has won county titles, Leinster titles and an All Ireland title in camogie

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Aoibhe Whelehan

Aoibhe Whelehan

The next contestant hoping to follow in the footsteps of the current Rose of Tralee, Jennifer Byrne, is Aoibhe Whelehan.

Aoibhe is 18 years old and from Birr. She is a student in Mary Immaculate College, where she is studying Early Childhood Care and Education. Aoibhe has a passion for camogie. She has won county titles, Leinster titles and an All Ireland title while in secondary school. 

In her profile Aoibhe says, "I completed my Leaving Certificate in St. Brendan's Community school where I've won Leinsters and an All-Ireland title with the camogie team. I participated in the school show, I was a Meithel leader for younger students and participated in painting the local nursing home for Christmas. School was a fantastic journey where I created friendships and memories that will last forever. My hobbies are traveling, exercise, drawing and watching movies. My passion is camogie where I have played at all levels from Club to County Senior. Sport to me isn't just a game but it's a family working together to achieve the ultimate goal."

Aoibhe is sponsored by Whelehans Bar in Birr where she works as a part-time barmaid.

If you would like to have the chance to represent Offaly at this year's Rose of Tralee, it's not too late to put yourself forward. The closing date for applications is April 30. Click here to apply