My name is Aisling O’Donovan, and I am honoured and delighted to be representing the Premier County as the Tipperary Rose. I am 27 years old, and I live just outside the beautiful walled town of Fethard in South Tipperary. I possess a Bachelor of Education degree from Mary Immaculate College and was thrilled last year when I was appointed as an Assistant Principal in my school. I am passionate about wellbeing in education and am delighted that my Masters in Applied Positive and Coaching Psychology has enabled me to further support both students and school staff. I am fervent about volunteer work and enjoy supporting local and national charities. I lead an active lifestyle and during the pandemic I began running. I was delighted to complete my first half-marathon in aid of Barnardos this year. I grew up playing football and basketball and was lucky to be on All-Ireland winning teams for both. I have danced all my life and was privileged to be part of Mary I’s first ever dance troupe for which I won an AIMS award. In recent years I explored the musical theatre scene and thoroughly enjoyed being part of Naas Musical society whilst living in Dublin. My family have always been my biggest cheerleaders and I am thrilled to have them supporting me as I take part in the 2022 Rose of Tralee Festival.