Creeslough’s Miss Ireland hopeful is a cut above

Creeslough University student and part-time butcher, Roisin McConway was hoping she wouldn’t get the chop when she signed to take part in an online beauty pageant.

Creeslough University student and part-time butcher, Roisin McConway was hoping she wouldn’t get the chop when she signed to take part in an online beauty pageant.

Now 19-year-old has claimed the crown of ‘Miss SEAT Ireland 2011’ and will now take part in this year Miss Ireland competition in just over a weeks time.

Roisin, who is known to her friends and family best as Rosie, claimed the title in an online battle for votes.

Roisin, who is currently studying to become a secondary school teacher while also working as a part time butcher and shop assistant in Lafferty’s Supermarket on Creeslough’s main street, was crowned the winner after she beat off stiff competition through a public vote on SEAT Ireland’s Facebook page.

She will now go on to represent them at this year’s Miss Ireland, with the hope of going all the way to the Miss World event, which takes place in London in November.

As part of the prize she also gets to be an ambassador for SEAT and the use of a brand new Leon TSI for six months, once she passes her driving test that is!

She is the daughter of Gerard Branch and his wife Bernadette McConway and is the eldest of five.

Gerard says he is “delighted” with her success and they are looking forward to the event.

No doubt her boyfriend and four siblings including Bo Gerard, Joe, Harry and Aoibheann will be cheering her at Miss Ireland finals on August 13.

Roisin will be one of 30 finalists, including Miss Donegal Jodie Stewart, who will battle it out to take over the coveted title from reigning Miss Ireland, Emma Waldron.