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Dublin footballer Jonny Cooper thanks supporters after being stabbed in Dublin

The 24-year-old said he was ‘humbled’ by the support he had received after the assault.

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Updated 8.16am

DUBLIN FOOTBALLER JONNY Cooper has said he is “humbled” by the support he has received after he was stabbed in Dublin in the early hours of Saturday morning.

“Absolutely humbled by the msgs & calls over the last few hours! Thank you all! I have an amazing group of friends and family,” he wrote on Twitter.

The 24-year-old GAA star was released from the Mater hospital yesterday evening after sustaining knife wounds to the neck and face.

Gardaí are investigating the incident.

The attack happened on Lower Dorset Street at about 5.30am on Saturday. It is understood Cooper was walking home from a night out and had stopped at a fast-food takeaway. The attack occurred outside the premises.

His club, Na Fianna, tweeted on Saturday:

Messages of support have also started to appear on social media sites from other GAA clubs wishing him well.

Na Fianna were knocked out of the Dublin Senior Football Championship on Friday night, defeated by Templeogue Synge Street by one point.

It was the second stabbing in Dublin on Saturday morning.  The second, in Blanchardstown, saw a man in his early 20s taken to hospital just after 5am. He is being treated for knife wounds.

Additional reporting by Christine Bohan

Read: Two men stabbed in Dublin early this morning

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