Dublin footballer Eric Lowndes has called on fans of Gaelic games to lend the support to this Sunday's Seán Cox senior football challenge fundraiser in Páirc Tailteann, Navan (1.30) .. the clash of the reigning All-Ireland champions Dublin and hosts Meath.
Seán Cox is a St Peter's of Dunboyne clubman who was left with brain injuries following an attack outside Anfield when he was assaulted by a Roma fan less than an hour before kick-off at the Champions League tie in April 2017.
Eric has strong connections to the Dunboyne club, this year two of his brothers helped them to glory in the Meath SFC.
“Everyone throughout the country knows the story and whether you are from Dunboyne or not everyone is hoping for the same result for Seán and we want to raise as much money as possible to get him started down his road to recovery, however long that may be,” says Eric.
“I remember hearing about the attack at the time and, knowing a lot of people from Dunboyne even though I didn't know Seán personally, I was absolutely shocked, that was the same reaction everybody had all over the country I suppose.
"We were all in shock that a guy can go to a football game and get seriously hurt, it makes you really question some things. It is great to be involved in this fundraiser," adds Eric.
Please see below the full details for the Benefit Fundraising match to be played between Dublin and Meath, in aid of Sean Cox.
Sean Cox Benefit Fundraiser Sunday 16th December - Pairc Tailteann, Navan
Meath v Dublin Throw In: 1.30pm
Ticket Information Adults: €20, Juveniles: €5
Tickets for this game are available online at http://dublingaa.tickets.ie/ and Centra and Supervalu stores.