The former footballing stars of Ireland and Liverpool are set to be rolled out for a fundraiser game for Sean Cox on April 12th. The money raised will go to the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust.
Ireland will be managed by Mick McCarthy, while Liverpool will be managed by club legend Kenny Dagleish in a game that will raise funds for the Meath man who still continue he rehabilitation following a horrific attack ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League match between Liverpool and As Roma. Mr Cox from Dunboyne in Meath suffered head injuries following the incident he has been in the National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun Laoghaire recovering since.
The Republic of Ireland team is set to contain former stars Kevin Kilbane, Kenny Cunningham, Lee Carsley, Ian Harte,Kevin Doyle and Stephen Hunt. The Liverpool legends side will see Robbie Fowler, Jerzy Dudek, Ian Rush, Vlaidimir Smicer and Djibril Cisse have all been confirmed to play for them. It has been confirmed that Robbie Keane, Jason McAteer, Phil Babb, John Aldridge will play for both teams.
Jason McAteer was speaking to RTE Sport today and he said “I’ve watched Ireland play in the stadium numerous times and was dissapointed never to get the chance to play here (Aviva Stadium). He said when the opportunity came about to play in the game he couldn’t turn it down. He said “We will playing to raise money for the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust and that he is honoured to play in such a game.
The tickets for the game cost 20 euro for adults. Children U16 will be 10 euro and a family ticket comprising of 2 adults and 2 children will be 70 euros. The tickets will go on sale on ticketnaster on February 14th at 10am. The game kicks off at 7.45pm.
I would urge everyone to buy a ticket and go on to support I know I certainly will be going .