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Young Laois woman selected to battle it out for the title of Miss Ireland next month

Sarah Corbet Miss Ireland Miss Laois (1)

The Miss Ireland competition will take place next month and a young Laois woman is among those vying for glory.

Sarah Corbet from Clonaslee was unveiled as Miss Laois at an official launch party on Tuesday night.

A past pupil of Clonaslee College, Sarah is 19-years-old and is a second year law and human rights student in NUI Galway.

She works in Clonaslee Pharmacy and is very sporty – playing football and basketball with Clonaslee – receiving an international cap for Ireland in the process.

Sport runs in her family as her younger sister Emily plays soccer for Athlone Town and has also been capped internationally while her brother Niall played soccer at League of Ireland level and football with Laois.

The 37 finalists vying for the coveted Miss Ireland 2022 title were revealed at a sparkling white party for the 75th Diamond Jubilee of the competition.

The finalists, including Sarah, took a private tour of the city and then arrived on an open top bus to celebrate in style and begin their Miss Ireland 2022 journey.

The finalists of Miss Ireland this year will be put through their paces in a challenging competitive process testing their skills in a range of different fields.

These include debating, public speaking, talent, sports, modelling, social media and each finalist will be tasked with raising much-needed awareness and funds for their chosen charities.

Challenges will also include beach clean ups, ethical upcycling, education pieces and a new Miss Eco Ireland sash will be awarded.

Miss Ireland 2022 will follow in the footsteps of reigning Miss Ireland, Pamela Uba who captured the hearts of the nation with her incredible story and featured prominently in the Irish media and internationally on TV Shows in LA, London, Johannesburg and featured in the New York Times.

Established in 1947, Miss Ireland has been the launch pad for many eminent, successful, and inspiring women in Ireland.

In recent years the Miss Ireland Franchise has raised over €300,000 for various charities including Laura Lynn, Temple Street, Alzheimer’s Ireland, Pieta House, The Cari Foundation and this year are proud to partner, once again, with Variety Ireland, an Irish charity helping sick, disadvantaged and children with special needs since 1951.

The winner of Miss Ireland 2022 will receive a lucrative agency contract and a host of prizes including jewellery, gowns, professional photo shoots, beauty and hair products and then jet off to represent her country at the Miss World Festival which is televised in over 100 countries around the world.

The grand final will take place with 1,500 people in attendance on August 20 at the Royal Theatre Castlebar.

Best of luck Sarah!

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