Sean Cox will leave hospital for the first time since suffering a serious brain injury almost a year ago to attend a charity soccer match to raise money for his recovery at the Aviva Stadium on Friday, April 12.

The former St Peter's Dunboyne GAA chairman and Liverpool supporter was the victim of an attack outside Anfield before Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Roma last April.

Cox spent five weeks in a specialist neurological unit in Liverpool before being transferred by air ambulance to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

He is currently in the care of the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire.

A friend of Cox confirmed that the father-of-three will be attending the charity match between the Liverpool and Ireland Legends.