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Meath V Dublin - In Support Of Sean Cox

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Meath v Dublin - In support of Sean Cox

An excellent idea and I hope it's a big success, well done to the organizers and wouldn't it be class to see a large crowd in attendance.

It'll be taking part just before Christmas (Sunday 16th December) and as such a very poignant time to show the Cox family plenty of support.

It's always meaningful going to support Dublin versus Meath but for such a worthy cause I'll be especially looking forward to having a good laugh with hopefully plenty of Meath fans on the day. Which very sadly is in stark contrast to the horrendous situation that Sean so unfairly found himself involved in.

A day to celebrate a game of football in support of a man that was denied that simple pleasure.

Hope to see yiz all there.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18660 - 06/11/2018 11:59:45    2149830

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Meath v Dublin - In support of Sean Cox

An excellent idea and I hope it's a big success, well done to the organizers and wouldn't it be class to see a large crowd in attendance.

It'll be taking part just before Christmas (Sunday 16th December) and as such a very poignant time to show the Cox family plenty of support.

It's always meaningful going to support Dublin versus Meath but for such a worthy cause I'll be especially looking forward to having a good laugh with hopefully plenty of Meath fans on the day. Which very sadly is in stark contrast to the horrendous situation that Sean so unfairly found himself involved in.

A day to celebrate a game of football in support of a man that was denied that simple pleasure.

Hope to see yiz all there."
As a Liverpool fan, Ive followed the story of Sean and his fight closely. I recently, like so many others including some on here I suspect, donated to his GoFundMe and the money that Liverpool football club, Spirit of Shankly, etc have raised along with current and former footballers including Everton defender Seamus Coleman has been sensational. Below is a link to Seans GoFundMe page if youd like to get involved


www.GoFundMe.com/SupportSeanCox

Good of the organisers to set it for a 1.30 throw in, Means that most of us going with any interest in Seans club Liverpool and indeed Manchester United will get home in time for the big game, Im pretty sure that fixture was in the organisers mind when picking a throw in time.

On the game itself, Don't care if its a fundraiser, I want the Dubs to dismantle Meath as always :)

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 12977 - 06/11/2018 12:10:25    2149837

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Good idea hope it's well attended and much needed funds raised for a good cause , may just make the journey myself as will be having serious withdrawal symptoms by Dec

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 5138 - 06/11/2018 13:46:00    2149868

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Great idea hope it's a huge success, what a tragedy that befell that poor man.

GeniusGerry (Kerry) - Posts: 858 - 06/11/2018 14:54:44    2149885

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Fantastic idea and great to see both counties supporting Sean and his family, certainly hope to be there and I would expect a good crowd

Richieq (Meath) - Posts: 3269 - 06/11/2018 20:49:26    2149968

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Good cause and nice to see once again how, when it comes to supporting someone in need that rivalries can be slightly put aside.
Also, have to say I think here again we glimpse the other side of human nature and the negative part of media sites when you have cowards who down thumb posts even on a good will topic. What losers!

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1804 - 07/11/2018 08:30:53    2149997

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Replying To Dubh_linn:  "Good cause and nice to see once again how, when it comes to supporting someone in need that rivalries can be slightly put aside.
Also, have to say I think here again we glimpse the other side of human nature and the negative part of media sites when you have cowards who down thumb posts even on a good will topic. What losers!"
In fairness, I don't think there are many people who don't support the plight of Sean Cox and his family.
My only gripe with the whole thing is I feel Liverpool should be doing more to help here. Everybody else is playing their part.
I do wonder would it have been better if Dublin v Meath was a Mick Lyons, Vinne Murphy, Keith Barr, etc generation game.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 152 - 07/11/2018 12:32:48    2150042

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Replying To Dubh_linn:  "Good cause and nice to see once again how, when it comes to supporting someone in need that rivalries can be slightly put aside.
Also, have to say I think here again we glimpse the other side of human nature and the negative part of media sites when you have cowards who down thumb posts even on a good will topic. What losers!"
Well said

That's the level which some are operating at alright but sure [email protected]@k them :)

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18660 - 07/11/2018 12:40:29    2150044

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Hugely looking forward to this game. I'm not a Big soccer fan these days (although I've supported Chelsea since 1976, and went to there games when I lived in London in late 80s early 90s. But this is a very worthy cause. And huge thanks must go to Andy McEntee and Jim Gavin and both respective county boards. Well done, the irony I suppose of this game will be that both sets of fans will stand side by side or sit beside each other, regardless of the rivalry and history of both counties, it will be a enjoyable day , unfortunately Seán did not get the same respect. I am hoping for a sell out in navan. So come on both county supporters it's a damn good cause. Let's have a huge crowd (and less said about the thumbs down egits the better).

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13879 - 07/11/2018 14:26:40    2150058

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "In fairness, I don't think there are many people who don't support the plight of Sean Cox and his family.
My only gripe with the whole thing is I feel Liverpool should be doing more to help here. Everybody else is playing their part.
I do wonder would it have been better if Dublin v Meath was a Mick Lyons, Vinne Murphy, Keith Barr, etc generation game."
I'm confused. Liverpool FC have been directly involved in fund raising for Sean.

- They dedicated their recent game with Cardiff towards the fundraising
- The stadium had advertising on the hoarding and tannoy announcements in relation to this
- The players carried a banner dedicated to Sean around the pitch
- Liverpool FC Foundation, the club's official charity, donated funds from its own fundraising efforts
- LFC agreed to match all funds raised in this effort
- Spirit of Shankly were also involved in the fundraising
- Prominent former and current LFC members (Carragher, Klopp etc.) got involved in the fundraising and made donations
- A special auction with unique LFC memorable experiences was held with all proceeds donated to the appeal

That's all I've heard of, though I'm sure I've missed lots.

Your comment smacks of exactly the kind of thing Seamus Coleman was worried about - he thought whatever he contributed, people would say "he could have given more" etc.

What more exactly do you think Liverpool should do / be doing?

Kurt_Angle (Dublin) - Posts: 427 - 08/11/2018 12:05:28    2150188

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Replying To Kurt_Angle:  "I'm confused. Liverpool FC have been directly involved in fund raising for Sean.

- They dedicated their recent game with Cardiff towards the fundraising
- The stadium had advertising on the hoarding and tannoy announcements in relation to this
- The players carried a banner dedicated to Sean around the pitch
- Liverpool FC Foundation, the club's official charity, donated funds from its own fundraising efforts
- LFC agreed to match all funds raised in this effort
- Spirit of Shankly were also involved in the fundraising
- Prominent former and current LFC members (Carragher, Klopp etc.) got involved in the fundraising and made donations
- A special auction with unique LFC memorable experiences was held with all proceeds donated to the appeal

That's all I've heard of, though I'm sure I've missed lots.

Your comment smacks of exactly the kind of thing Seamus Coleman was worried about - he thought whatever he contributed, people would say "he could have given more" etc.

What more exactly do you think Liverpool should do / be doing?"
I never say "he should have given more" to anybody donating anything to charity, anywhere. If I give 20 quid to charity, sure I could give more.
I didn't realise they had done so much, so fair enough. I was wrong.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 152 - 08/11/2018 14:19:32    2150208

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Hugely looking forward to this game. I'm not a Big soccer fan these days (although I've supported Chelsea since 1976, and went to there games when I lived in London in late 80s early 90s. But this is a very worthy cause. And huge thanks must go to Andy McEntee and Jim Gavin and both respective county boards. Well done, the irony I suppose of this game will be that both sets of fans will stand side by side or sit beside each other, regardless of the rivalry and history of both counties, it will be a enjoyable day , unfortunately Seán did not get the same respect. I am hoping for a sell out in navan. So come on both county supporters it's a damn good cause. Let's have a huge crowd (and less said about the thumbs down egits the better)."
Good man RD. Hopefully a lot of money raised.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12086 - 08/11/2018 15:47:48    2150226

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Well done to all involved for making this happen, it's a brilliant gesture towards Sean's family and hopefully it will give them a much needed boost.

Htaem (Meath) - Posts: 7947 - 08/11/2018 16:54:45    2150248

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