Dublin and Meath will renew their historic rivalry in the coming weeks in order to raise funds for Sean Cox, the Liverpool supporter and St Peters Dunboyne GAA man who suffered serious injuries when attending Liverpool’s Champions League fixture with Roma last April.
According to The Irish Independent, Dublin will travel to Navan to take on their neighbours at Pairc Tailteann on a provisional date of December 16th at 1.30 pm.
Cox remains in hospital with severe head injuries after the 53-year-old father of three was attacked outside Anfield before kick-off of that Champions League semi-final.
It is understood that Dubs boss Jim Gavin has been in regular contact with his Meath counterpart, Andy McEntee, in terms of organising a match between the two teams.
A curtain-raiser involving the respective ladies teams of both counties is expected to take place at 11.30 am before throw-in of the men’s game at 1.30 pm.
Sean Cox’s fundraising team, in conjunction with the county committees of Dublin and Meath, are organising the match.
On The Late Late Show recently, Sean Cox’s wife, Martina, described her husband’s condition.
“He has a limited amount of words, very small amount, he can’t sit up. He can’t walk, so it’s pretty horrendous really still, but he is making progress and it is small steps, so we take every step as a positive because that is what we do when we are in this situation.”