Kilkenny Rose Sarah Kearns has jumped to the head of the betting after a flurry of bets. Initially installed at 12/1, the 25 year-old school teacher is now the new 4/1 favourite according to Boyle Sports.
The South Kilkenny woman enjoyed a special send off from Mayor Patrick O'Neill last week in city Hall.
“ I had a fantastic evening at the civic reception which was very kindly hosted by Mayor Patrick O'Neill before I left for Tralee.
“I would just like to say a massive thanks to all my family and friends who attended