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Rose dream comes true for Colleen

IT'S every little girl's dream but it came true for Colleen Whelan (14) who got to be a Rose for a day, thanks to the Share a Dream Foundation.

Colleen from Graiguenamanagh in Co Kilkenny has Ulcerated Colitis and had to have her large intestine removed.

But it hasn't held her back.

"I am going to be the Kilkenny Rose and win purely because of my charm and hurling skills," said Colleen (pictured with daithi O Se, above) who was belle of the Rose Ball where she was introduced as the 33rd Rose.