GAA chiefs have reportedly made the right decision on Liam Miller match 3 years ago

GAA chiefs have reportedly made the right decision on Liam Miller match

Official confirmation may come before the weekend is out.

The Liam Miller Tribute Match may yet take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, On September, if a GAA meeting planned for Saturday can reach a way ahead.


Last week, news hit that organisers of the event - planned to raise money for the family or the late Manchester United and Ireland player had approached the Cork county board with a view to playing the game at the newly renovated Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

That county board plan was vetoed by the powers that be in Croke Park, citing the infamous rule 42 which prevents foreign games being played on GAA grounds.

The game was previously booked in for Turner's Cross in Cork. Organisers then reverted back to the original venue plan, with all tickets for the 7,000 capacity ground, selling out.

Still, there was hope from the organisers that a solution could be found, especially when the association appeared to soften its initial, hard stance.

The GAA's 15-person management committee met this evening ahead of a Saturday sitting of the central council.

A compromise appears to have been reached. According to The Irish Times, the soccer match will be approved but it will 'take place alongside a fundraiser for seriously injured GAA players'.


A gaelic football challenge game is set to be the curtain-raiser to the soccer game that is set to feature the likes of Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand and a host of other stars that once played with Miller.

The central council can still vote against the will of the management committee but the tide appears to be turning, and in the right direction.

Such a compromise, that honours the late Miller, who passed away at the age of 36, and is inclusive of the GAA is the best solution to a needless saga. Let's hope official confirmation comes through soon.