Brid wins Miss Macra crown
SHE'S the darling of Kanturk mart, the doyenne of her local Banteer club and now she's the most elegible Miss in Macra.
Last weekend 24-year old Brid Cooney was selected as the 43rd Miss Macra at a gala dinner held at Dundrum House in Cashel, Co Tipperary.
Brid, who works at Kanturk Mart and graduated last year from UCC with an honours degree in Public Health and Health Promotion, came out tops of 30 competitors in the Miss Macra International competition, which included a Canadian and two Scottish contestants.
Temporarily taking over the PRO duties for Banteer Macra (Brid is the club PRO as well as Avondhu region PRO) Shauni Fitzgerald said "The club and region are all hugely proud of Brid". "She received a fantastic homecoming to Banteer in The White Country Inn on Monday night and the celebrations will continue on August 15" - though the details are still being worked out.
Brid's first duty as International Miss Macra 2014 will be taking part in the opening of Tullamore Show next Sunday.
"Many thanks to everybody who made posters, travelled to Dundrum to support Brid and cheered her on over the weekend," added Shauni.
Reports are that a huge Avondhu Macra crowd were present in support of Brid and celebrations went on well into the early hours of Monday morning at Dundrum House. And on Tuesday Brid was the recipient of a presentation from all her colleagues and clients at Kanturk Mart.