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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Irish Chelsea fan Oran has dreams realised as he's guest of honour at Blues training camp

Published 29/07/2014 | 23:15

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Oran Tully with his brothers meeting John Terry
Oran with Didier Drogba
Oran with John Terry and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

Dublin teenager and Chelsea super fan Oran Tully (14) had his dreams realised today when he was the Blues' guest of honour at their pre-season training camp in the Netherlands.

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Oran, from Skerries, north Dublin, who suffers from a rare bowel condition, was given a special treat last November when he was invited to Stamford Bridge by Chelsea skipper John Terry to watch the Champions League game against Schalke.

The youngster had travelled to Chelsea's home as part of a special series filmed by Sky Sports at Christmas. In a world first he also managed to get billionaire Russian owner Roman Abramovich to speak on camera.

The teenager also got to spend time with Terry, who invited him to the Blues' training camp in the Netherlands.

The youngster made his trip this week to the Chelsea camp in the Netherlands and got photos with all of his Chelsea heroes today.

Oran posted a series of his photos on his Instragram account today, thanking the Chelsea stars for their time.

The youngster wrote of new signing Diego Costa: "Thanks for the photo and 2 signatures. Even though u didn't know what I am saying."

Oran and his two brothers, Conall and Daire, and their parents, watched from the sidelines this morning as Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho put his side through their paces.

The Skerries youngsters then had their replica Chelsea shirts signed by the players at the end of the session, before posing for photographs with the likes of Terry, Didier Drogba and Diego Costa.

Oran said: "It’s been amazing being able to watch the players train up close because not many people get the opportunity to do that. I didn’t expect to be this close and it’s brilliant, I’ve had a fantastic morning.

‘It’s great to see Didier Drogba back, he scored in the first match I saw at Stamford Bridge, a 2-0 win over Arsenal, so it’s brilliant to see him here.

‘Hopefully we’ll win a few trophies this season, I’d love to see us win the Premier League and maybe another one as well.’

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