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Cork City's Liam Miller. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Cork City's Liam Miller. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

GAA say they will consider Liam Miller Páirc Uí Chaoimh proposal

The GAA say they will have to further consider the proposal to allow the Liam Miller Benefit game to be played in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

A meeting took place today between the GAA and members of the Organising Committee of the Liam Miller Tribute Match.

This meeting involved the GAA’s Director General and Uachtarán and the Chairperson and Secretary of the Cork County Committee.

The Organising Committee was represented by its Chairman Michael O’Flynn, Graham Barrett and Ciarán Medlar.

Both parties agreed that the meeting was open and constructive and the GAA will now further consider the proposal discussed at the meeting.

There will be no further comment from any of the parties involved in these discussions at this time.

An aerial picture of Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium. Picture: Dennis Horgan
An aerial picture of Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium. Picture: Dennis Horgan
The move comes after weeks of controversy surrounding the GAA amid calls from politicians and sports stars alike, to allow the game to be played in Cork’s revamped stadium.

A host of stars from his time at Man United, Celtic and the Republic of Ireland will take part in a benefit game in his honour on Tuesday, September 25.

Pairc Ui Chaoimh has a capacity of 45,000 compared to just 7,000 in Turners Cross.

Miller passed away earlier this year at the age of 36 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The funds raised on the day will go to his young family and Marymount Hospice.