My name is Molly Coogan, I am 20 years old and I’m from Firoda just outside Castlecomer. I’m a student going into my third year of Business and Law in UCD. My mam is a proud Mayo woman from Derryharriff, Castlebar and my dad is from Castlecomer. I’m currently working as an Activity Instructor in Castlecomer Discover Park, guiding customers on kayaking, archery, high ropes courses and Ireland’s longest zipline. I am a huge musical theatre fan, so I joined UCD Musical Society last September and have loved the experience of working both on and off stage, as well as meeting such lovely people. I enjoy singing and playing the piano and I take part in the Deenside Players’ Pantomime in Castlecomer every year. I also play Gaelic Football with our local club Erin’s Own, and basketball with Castlecomer Basketball Club. I’ve been a fan of the Rose of Tralee from a very young age and feel so privileged and grateful to have the opportunity to represent Kilkenny in this year’s festival. Up the Cats!