My name is Sinéad Flanagan and I am 27. I grew up in Mungret and now live in Adare, Co Limerick. I am both honoured and delighted to represent the Treaty County.

After qualifying as a physiotherapist at University of Limerick, I studied Medicine in University College Cork and graduated in 2018. I thoroughly enjoyed college life but after eight years it was definitely time to enter the workforce! I am currently working as a junior doctor in Cork.

As an avid supporter of Limerick hurling, it has been a fantastic year of celebrations for the 2018 All-Ireland hurling champions. Our house is also a stronghold of support for Roscommon football as my Dad is a proud Roscommon man.

Keeping fit is a priority for me and I try to regularly attend spinning or pilates classes. I love to travel and the summer breaks during college have allowed me to explore many countries. I am hoping to visit South America this year.

In 2017, I spent a month volunteering in rural Ghana, at The Methodist Faith Healing Hospital in Ankaase. It was an incredible experience, during which I had the privilege of meeting some amazing people. I hope to do something similar in the future.