Occupation: Pharmacist
Age: 26

"My name is Laura Durkan, and I am from Clonmel. I am the eldest of three fanatical Tipperary supporters. Although, as our dad is an exile from the wild west of Mayo, we always keep a fond eye out for the folks in green and red during the summer!

"I attended University College Cork, where I graduated with a degree in pharmacy and then completed my Master's in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland in Dublin. I currently work for Pfizer in Kildare, making medicines for patients all over the world. 

"When I get some free time I head for the hills, or the coast, or anywhere outside in nature. I love playing tennis and proudly represent my local club in leagues and competition events throughout the summer. I love baking and get very competitive at our Bake Off competitions at work. 

"I am honoured to be able to represent Tipperary at this year's Rose Festival. I hope to do the Premier County and all my family and friends around the country proud."