Sunday 22 September 2019

'Everyone in the club wanted to get involved' - Runners out in force at Dublin Marathon to support Sean Cox fund

28/10/2018 Marathon runners running for Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox (L to R) John o Malley, Sarah Meegan & Mark Mcdonald all from Dunboyne during the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon in Dublin's City Centre.
Photo Gareth Chaney Collins
28/10/2018 Marathon runners running for Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox (L to R) John o Malley, Sarah Meegan & Mark Mcdonald all from Dunboyne during the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon in Dublin's City Centre. Photo Gareth Chaney Collins
Laura Lynott

Laura Lynott

Seriously injured Liverpool fan Sean Cox's running team were out in force at the Dublin Marathon wearing 'Support Sean.' T-shirts, encouraging the public to donate.

The 53-year-old father-of-three suffered life-altering injuries in an attack outside Anfield in April and he's currently undergoing treatment at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire.

50 members of Dunboyne Athletic Club ran in the event, wearing the T-Shirts to publicise the 'Support Sean' GoFundMe page - which has so far raised just under €150,000.

"Sean had registered to run in the marathon and it was really important for the club to support Sean and his family today," Dunboyne Athletic Club chair Teresa Smith said.

"Sean and his wife, Martina, enjoyed running together with the club and when the campaign started to raise funds for Sean's care, everyone in the club and the community, wanted to get involved, to help."

Such is the dedication of the marathon runners, some are set to take part in a community fun run tomorrow (Monday) to help raise funds for Sean in Dunboyne, Co Meath.  The run will get started at 11am at the athletic club.

"This is a community event and we've had 13,000 people register but the marathon runners are determined to take part too, despite having run today, so that's amazing," Teresa said.

"Everyone in the community is behind Sean and his family.  We are all determined to do what we can."

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp donated €5,000 to the fund on Saturday.

If you would like to donate to the fund, click here.

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