• Seán will undergo treatment at a specialist neurological facility in northern England
  • The Dunboyne man will return to Anfield next month to cheer on his beloved Liverpool FC
  • Comedian John Bishop to host a fundraising gig for Seán in Dublin’s 3Arena

Seán Cox, the Irishman who suffered severe injuries in an unprovoked attack in Liverpool in April 2018, begins the next stage in his rehabilitation journey this week.


After almost eighteen months of treatment in Ireland, Seán is being transported to a specialist neurological facility in the north of England for an initial twelve week rehabilitation programme focussed on developing Seán’s speech and movement.


Providing an update on Seán’s condition, his wife Martina Cox said:


“Seán has made progress over the past eighteen months but it is extremely slow. He finds it very difficult to express himself verbally and, while it seems he can hear and understand more, his speech remains very challenged. It is unlikely that he ever will walk again which is difficult to accept for someone as active as Seán used to be.”


“On the positive side, he remains an avid sports fan and is always in a great mood when watching Dublin GAA or Liverpool on the television. We are about to start a renovation of our house in Dunboyne which will hopefully be finished by Christmas, making it wheelchair accessible and installing specialist equipment which will mean Seán can spend time in the family home rather than continually being in a hospital environment.”


“Being able to bring Seán to England for rehabilitation and, in time, having him spend more time in our adapted home is all privately funded and has been made possible by the generosity of so many people and organisations who took Seán into their hearts. The Cox family remain hugely grateful on Seán’s behalf for the ongoing show of support.”


This October, while in the UK, Seán and his family will make an emotional return to Anfield to watch his beloved Reds play, attending the game as a guest of Liverpool FC’s CEO Peter Moore.


The Support Seán campaign is also delighted to announce that comedian John Bishop, a lifelong Liverpool fan, will host a show in January 2020 in the Three Arena, Dublin in order to raise much-needed funds for Seán’s future care. Further details will be released in due course.


-5th of September 2019

Seán Cox is a 53-year old husband and father of three from Dunboyne in Ireland.  A lifelong Liverpool FC fan, on April 24th 2018 Seán travelled with his brother Martin to the Champions League semi-final between Liverpool and AS Roma at Anfield.  Just before kick-off, on his way to the stadium, Seán was the victim of a vicious and unprovoked attack which left him with life-changing injuries.

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Night Run April 28th 2019

Dublin City Night Run launch took place today and will see Support Sean become the Official Charity Partner for this years run through the streets of the Capital. 5 euro from every entry will go to the Support Sean Campaign. To register for the race go to or click the link below to register

Support Seán News

Pictures and news from events around the country

Sixes for Seán Dec 29th 30th

Superb event which took place on Dec 29th and 30th. Eventual winners were Sonas Bathrooms(Aidan Conway Cup) Scotty United (Michael Flood Cup) and Curragha Cubs(Roddy O Neill Shield) . See below for some gret pics form the event 

Meath V Dublin Fundraiser Dec 16th  2018

Fantastic Day in Pairc Tailtean today. Great turnout , great atmosphere and great win for the Royals !!

Thanks to everyone who played a part in any way in making the day such a huge success .

Precision Cables Coffee Morning

***Update Jan 2019 **

A huge thanks to all in Precision Cables and everyone country wide who supported their coffee morning in Dec. In total 138,000 euro was raised. Well done to all involved this was a tremendous event . 

December 7th sees Precision Cables run a Nationwide coffee morning for Support Seán . 

Meath v Dublin Press Launch

15th of November

Press launch in Dunboyne Castle with selection of Dubin and Meath players

Copyright: Support Seán Cox Campaign 2018

The Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust is in place to collect and administer funds raised for Sean’s plight.  The Trust will be responsible for distributing monies to meet the costs of Sean’s ongoing and future care and rehabilitation, and costs borne by his family related to his rehabilitation.  In the event of Sean’s death the proceeds of the Trust will be transferred to his Estate. 

The Trustees are Stephen Felle, David Gantly, Kevin McKeon and Paul Noonan. 

Queries relating to the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust can be sent to with a subject line of “FAO: Trustees”. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD OUR GOVERENCE STATEMENT HERE