My name is Clara Burke, I am 25 years of age. I am currently teaching Physical Education and SPHE. My journey in becoming a teacher began in Tralee where I completed my undergraduate degree in Health and Leisure. I continued my studies in the University of Limerick where I completed a Professional Masters of Education in Physical Education, it was an amazing journey and I love being a teacher. Set dancing is a big passion of mine. I have been grateful to represent my county, province and Ireland on numerous occasions. Dancing has led me to many international competitions and performances across the world such as Portugal, Chicago, England etc. Other hobbies of mine are GAA sports analysis which I carry out for a men’s senior football team, travelling, fitness and walks with my boxer ‘Pogba’. I am actively involved in my community in various charity events, in particular a family run Tractor Run in Knock which has been successful for the past 10 years, aiding many different organisations. I am so proud to be representing the Banner County this year in the Rose of Tralee and am very excited to meet all the roses, Rose Escorts and the amazing Rose Buds.