Plans in place to televise the Liam Miller memorial match
Michael O'Flynn, Chairman of the Liam Miller memorial match organising committee, has revealed that there are plans in place to televise the game.
The GAA confirmed last week that the memorial match between teams comprised of Celtic and Manchester United legends, which will see proceeds divided between the Liam Miller fund, Marymount Hospice in Cork and a fund for GAA charities in the Cork area, will now take place in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork, in September after the association initially denied organisers use of the stadium.
The decision received heavy backing from the public and now O'Flynn and company are looking at the possibility of televising the game should no issues arise with Manchester United's television station MUTV.
"I'm trying to clarify the position with Manchester United," O'Flynn told Trevor Welch on The Score on Cork’s 96FM on Sunday.
"They have got their MUTV channel and I'm trying to establish if they intend covering the game or does that restrict our situation but there is interest and if MUTV has no issue with it I think it will be covered."
Arrangements for tickets, including those already bought for Turner's Cross, will be finalised by the organising committee in the coming days and weeks.
However, after being granted use of Páirc Uí Chaoimh, O'Flynn implored the people of Cork to attend the match.
"I think this is the next situation," added O'Flynn.
"Now that we have got to this position I think it's incumbent to support it to the extent that we do have a full house and I really would appeal for people to come out and support it because a full Páirc Uí Chaoimh, for an event like this, I think would be phenomenal."