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Ian Rush and Jason McAteer on hand to launch Sean Cox Rehabilitation Fund friendly between Liverpool and Ireland legends

Mon, Feb 11 2019

McAteer on punditry duty for Liverpool TV at the Aviva Stadium in 2018. Credit: Michael P Ryan (ETPhotos)

Ian Rush and Jason McAteer were at the Aviva Stadium this morning to officially launch a fundraising match in aid of the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Fund.

A selection of Liverpool legends will take on a Republic of Ireland XI at the national stadium, with the likes of McAteer, Robbie Keane and John Aldridge set to line out for both sides.

Meathman Cox was the victim of an attack outside Anfield last April ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League fixture against AS Roma.

He has been undergoing rehabilitation since the attack and his family need to raise €2 million to fund his treatment over the next five years and have raised half that amount to date.

The match will be held at the Aviva Stadium on April 12th with all of the money raised going towards the vital rehabilitation fund that has been set up for the Meath native.

Rush and McAteer will be joined on the day by legends such as Robbie Fowler, Jerzy Dudek, Kevin Kilbane and Keane, and several other well-known ex-Liverpool and Ireland players.

Current Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy will take charge of the Ireland XI with Kenny Dalglish on the touchline for the Liverpool side.

McAteer said he was absolutely delighted to have been asked to come on board and is looking forward to raising as much money as possible for such an important fund.

“As soon as I took the phone call about getting involved I said yes straight away and had to come on board especially for such a fantastic cause,” McAteer said at the launch.

“No person or family should have to go through this and we will be playing to raise as much money as we can for the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust.”

The game at Aviva Stadium will kick off at 7.45pm and ticket prices will start at €20 for adults, Under-16s will be €10 and a family ticket (two adults and two children) will be priced at €70. 

Tickets for the game go on general sale via Ticketmaster on 14 February at 10am with pre-sales for FAI Season Ticket holders going on sale on 12 February at 10am.

 For more information on Sean’s story or to donate to the campaign visit supportsean.com