Edwenia O’Malley from Louisburgh, the Mayo Rose, is taking part in the 2013 Rose of Tralee Regional Festival this weekend in Portlaoise.
Judges at the regional festival will choose a number of Roses from each region who will then join Roses from Cork, Dublin, and Kerry at the International Festival in August.
The Rose of Tralee Regional Festival is hosted by Dáithí Ó Sé who interviews each Rose on stage at the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel over three nights.
Edwenia, who is 25, is a qualified physiotherapist and is currently working on her PhD thesis at UCD in the area of sports injury incidence and prevention in Gaelic football and hurling.
The Louisburgh GAA player is wished well this weekend.