My name is Rachel Cusack, I am 26 years old and I am thrilled and honoured to be this year's Cavan Rose. I am from Killinkere, Co. Cavan. My Mother is from Co. Kerry (she is very excited to be getting back to her home county!), my father is from Co. Cavan and I have two younger brothers.
I qualified as a general nurse from Dundalk Institute of Technology in 2014 and worked in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda, Co. Louth before heading off to Australia for a year. I worked in a Cancer Centre in Melbourne and travelled around the beautiful country. Returning home I moved to Co. Galway and am currently working in the Galway Clinic specialising in Oncology and Palliative care. My job is my passion and I will be furthering my career in Oncology in the next year or two.
I have played Gaelic football from the age of ten, and played with Killinkere Ladies until just before leaving for Oz. I received player of the year in 2011 and hope to go back playing soon. The support from everyone already has been amazing and cannot wait to make amazing memories in Tralee. I hope to do my county proud.