Ireland and Liverpool legends unite for Sean Cox fundraiser
Mick McCarthy and Kenny Dalglish will manage the teams in April 12th encounter
Republic of Ireland and Liverpool legends will play a friendly match at the Aviva Stadium on April 12th. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
The Meath native was the victim of an unprovoked attack outside Anfield last year ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League tie against AS Roma. The match organisers aim to raise vital money for his rehabilitation
Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy will take charge of some familiar names in green, while Kenny Dalglish will manage the Liverpool legends.
Speaking at Monday’s launch, McAteer said he was looking forward to playing in the Aviva Stadium for the first time, especially for such a fantastic cause.
“I’ve watched Ireland play in the stadium numerous times, and was disappointed never get the chance to play here. When the opportunity came about to play in this game, I couldn’t turn it down.
“We will be playing to raise as much money as we can for the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust. I’m honoured to have been asked to play in this game.”
Sean’s wife Martina Cox, Sean’s son Jack and Stephen Felle, a trustee of the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust, were all present at Monday’s launch at the Aviva.
Next month’s match 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 February 14th at 10am with pre-sales for FAI season ticket holders going on sale on February 12th at 10am.