Caleb lines out with soccer legend Houghton

ELEVEN year old Caleb Meade from Askeaton had a special dream come through recently, when he spent a day with Irish soccer legend Ray Houghton.

ELEVEN year old Caleb Meade from Askeaton had a special dream come through recently, when he spent a day with Irish soccer legend Ray Houghton.

Caleb, who has cystic fibrosis, had a great time with Houghton, still a hero for many Irish soccer fans after his famous goal against England in the European Championships in 1988.

Ray jetted in from the UK and after a bite of lunch hosted the Jeffrey Power Soccer Tournament held in the grounds of Summerville Rovers, at Ballinacurra in Limerick.

Caleb met all the players and was with Ray as he signed autographrs, presented medals and trophies.

“It was a dream come true for my son Caleb, he is still speaking about it, so a big thank you to everybody,” said mum Susan.

The ‘Share a Dream’ Foundation organised the meeting between Caleb and Houghton.

“We would like to thank everyone involved in making Caleb’s dream come true, especially Ray Houghton, the FAI and the Jeff Power committee,” said a spokesman for the foundation.