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06th Oct 2018

A fundraiser has been set up for Liverpool fan Sean Cox as he begins his road to recovery

Dave Hanratty

This is a great cause

Liverpool fan Sean Cox is on the road to recovery, having regained consciousness in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin back in July.

That news arrived some three months after the Meath electrician was left in a critical condition following an incident before Liverpool’s Champions League semi final against AS Roma on 24 April.

One of the men involved in the attack on Mr. Cox was charged last month.

At the time, his condition was reported to still be “very dire” and now his local football club, St. Peter’s GAA Club in Dunboyne, are doing their best to aid the 53-year-old father of three in his bid for recovery.

To that end, they’ve set up a ‘Support Sean’ fundraiser with an official GoFundMe page in the hopes of reaching the target of €500,000 in order to provide long term care and support.

“As you are aware, our colleague and friend Sean Cox sustained serious and life altering injuries earlier this year while attending a football game in Liverpool,” said St. Peter’s in a statement on their Facebook page.

“The level of solidarity from so many from our community and beyond for Sean, Martina, Jack, Shauna and Emma since this tragic incident has been overwhelming and is deeply appreciated by Sean’s family.

“Over the past number of months Sean has been taking small but important steps on a road to recovery. His journey will be a long and difficult one and the focus will continue on ensuring the best possible care to maximise the potential in Sean’s recovery.

“Sean has recently commenced a program of rehabilitation in Dun Laoghaire and following this will continue to require ongoing and intensive long term care and support.

“The reality is that the provision of this long term care and support for Sean will necessitate significant funding over many years.”

St. Peter’s go on to note that Sean is a valued member of his community and beyond, having “worked tirelessly” to contribute to and enhance his surroundings.

“We are determined to support Sean in every way we can,” they conclude.

If you would like to help out with the fundraiser, you can visit the GoFundMe page and make a donation here.