Roscommon Town personal trainer, David Hoare, will be ‘on duty’ as the county’s Escort at the 2019 Rose of Tralee. The 25-year-old took part in the annual Boot Camp, which took place along the Wild Atlantic Way in County Kerry, after which 32 men were shortlisted to accompany the Roses at this year’s festival in Tralee.
David had already come through a thorough interview process in April of this year and had to pass a number of endurance tests and team-building exercises before he graduated as a fully-fledged Rose Escort. David follows in the footsteps of Fourmilehouse native, Paul Clabby.
The 26-year-old Rural Development Officer with Roscommon Leader Partnership claimed the ‘Escort of the Year’ award at last year’s festival and he will be returning this year to lend his support to the Escorts and to pass the mantle to this year’s most popular Escort.
The Rose of Tralee International Festival, which celebrates 60 years in existence this year, runs from the 23rd to the 27th of August this year.