Fundraiser attracts 1,000 in Liverpool for Sean Cox

by Padraig Conlon
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A fundraiser for Sean Cox organised by Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher raised much needed funds for the Clondalkin man’s ongoing medical care.

Up to a thousand supporters came out on Saturday (9th) night to the event in Liverpool organised by Carragher’s 23 Foundation to support the 53-year old father of three.

Sean, who is originally from Clondalkin but now living in Meath, suffered a serious brain injury when he was assaulted by a group of Roma fans in an unprovoked attack outside Anfield before a Champions League semi-final last April.

Many of Sean’s friends and family, which included 20 members of St Peter’s GAA club in Dunboyne, made the trip across the Irish Sea to show their appreciation for all the efforts made by everyone in Liverpool.

Prior to receiving his life changing injuries, Sean was the chairman of St Peter’s and the members presented Carragher with a club jersey.

Sean continues to receive treatment at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire and will require lifelong care.

All the funds raised on Saturday night will go towards his medical bills.

Then on Monday (11th) came details of another important fundraiser, as it was announced that former Ireland and Liverpool players will take part in a match at the Aviva on April 12th in aid of the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust.

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy will manage a team of Ireland legends with Kenny Dalglish managing the Liverpool legends.

Robbie Keane, John Aldridge, Jason McAteer and Phil Babb, will appear for both sides in the game having proudly played for both during their illustrious careers.

Other players to feature will be Kevin Kilbane, Kenny Cunningham, Lee Carsley, Ian Harte, Stephen Hunt, and Kevin Doyle for Ireland with Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, Jerzy Dudek, Vladimir Smicer and Djibril Cisse set to feature for Liverpool.

Other players will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Next month’s game will kick off at 7.45pm on Friday, April 12 with ticket prices starting at €20 for adults, €10 for U-16’s and family tickets (two adults and two children) €70.

Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster today (February 14) at 10am.

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