THE COMMUNITY in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan has rallied to support the family of a man left in a critical condition after being attacked on a night out.
Seamus ‘Seamie’ Bell, 36, was found with serious head injuries on Main Street in Carrickmacross on Saturday, January 20.
He had been attacked while out celebrating the christening of his four-month-old twin daughters Cara and Ava.
He was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda and subsequently moved to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, where he remains in a critical non-responsive condition.
Now the Carrickmacross Lions Club has started a fund to support the family of the popular fitness and health instructor, who has links to several sports clubs in Monaghan.
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“He was a happy-go-lucky character,” read the Lions’ appeal.
“He lived his life on a day-to-day basis, never having the luxury of being able to put money aside for a rainy day.
“Unfortunately, the rainy day has arrived much too soon and his many friends from his fitness classes in Aughnamullen, Definitions Castleblayney, Phoenix Centre Carrickmacross and the many GAA clubs he was associated with as a player and physio, have all expressed a wish to set up a fund to support his partner Edel and their twin baby girls Cara and Ava, together with his six-year-old son Raphael.
“Seamie had also hundreds of friends in soccer and rugby circles in Monaghan town and further afield and also in pool, snooker and darts circles and we have no doubt that they will all respond positively to this funding appeal.”
A 34-year-old man, Vytautas Racys, has been charged in relation to the assault on Mr Bell.