The Liam Miller Tribute Match will be played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh
Absolutely brilliant news!
The GAA and the organising committee of the Liam Miller Tribute match have released a joint statement confirming the game will take place at Cork GAA headquarters Páirc Uí Chaoimh on September 25.
The match, which will be played in honour of the late Manchester United, Cork City and Ireland midfielder, was originally booked for Turner's Cross but organisers had hoped that the GAA ground would be made available.
That was not to be, initially, as the GAA cited 'Rule 42', which states foreign sports would not be allowed to be held at gaelic grounds unless cleared by Congress.
There had been much controversy over that call but today has seen a resolution and a happy ending. the joint statement reads:
'The GAA and the Organising Committee of the Liam Miller Tribute Match can confirm that following meetings of the GAA’s Management Committee and Central Council, the event will take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Tuesday September 25th.
'In agreement with the Committee the day will also include a GAA event in advance of the Tribute Match. The details will be finalised in the coming weeks.
'Further information relating to arrangements and ticketing for the game - including those purchased already for Turner’s Cross - will be finalised at a meeting of the Committee and Cork GAA on Monday and made public shortly afterwards.
'The GAA would like to wish the family of Liam Miller and the organisers every success in their efforts.
'The Committee of the Liam Miller Tribute Match would like to thank the GAA for their support with this event.'
Football stars such as Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand are all set to feature in a game that will raise funds for the family of Miller, who passed away at the age of 36 after a battle with cancer in February of this year.