Dunboyne GAA stalwart Sean Cox, who suffered a serious brain injury in an attack before a Liverpool match last April, has been moved to the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire for treatment.
A GoFundMe page – named Support Sean – has been set up to raise funds for his ongoing recovery.
St. Peter’s, Dunboyne GAA wrote on Facebook: “As you are aware, our club colleague and friend Sean Cox sustained serious and life altering injuries earlier this year while attending a football game in Liverpool.
“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. Sean, through his involvement in our club and beyond, has worked tirelessly to contribute to and enhance our community.
“We are determined to support Sean in every way we can so we are pleased to confirm the launch of a fundraising campaign in support of Sean’s recovery – ‘Support Sean’. Over the coming months, a number of events will be organised as part of this campaign both locally and nationally.