My name is Sarah Bergin, I am 22-years-old and I am honoured to be representing Laois this year.

I was born and raised in Laois but moved to Galway for college four years ago. I've lived my life in a small village just outside of Portlaoise called Clonad. My mother is originally from Portlaoise and my father lived on the border of Laois and Kilkenny growing up.

I am currently in my final year of General Nursing in NUI Galway and will be finished in September. I am currently working full-time in University Hospital Galway as an internship nurse. I always wanted to follow in my grandmother's footsteps in becoming a nurse. Once I am qualified, I hope to go back to college to advance my knowledge.

From a young age I've played golf in the Heath Golf Club Portlaoise and have recently returned to it. My entire family plays golf, including my two brothers, so it can get very competitive between us all! I've also returned to basketball this year and play for Moycullen Senior Ladies in Galway, even though I'm neither tall nor fast enough for it!

I am very excited to bring my family down to Tralee and I am very excited for the experiences to come.