The GAA have finally seen sense on the Liam Miller fundraiser debacle.
The controversy over the location for the tribute soccer match to the late Liam Miller caught fire over the week, as the GAA brass refused to buckle over pressure placed on them regarding the game’s venue.
Although Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Cork has a much higher capacity at 45,000, the organisation refused to allow the Miller game to take place there, citing the need for a Congress ruling, instead forcing it to be played at the much smaller Turner’s Cross (7,000 capacity) in September.
Lobbying from the fundraiser organisers, fans, and politicians intensified by the day, placing the GAA under intense scrutiny.
A meeting was scheduled between the two parties for next week after a breakthrough in negotiations, but progress has hastened.
Now per the Evening Echo’s John McHale, the game will indeed take place at the Pairc Ui Chaoimh GAA ground.
The Liam Miller fundraiser will now take place in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Well done to all for making it happen.
— John McHale (@echosportsed) July 21, 2018
Can we move swiftly on from the why’s and wherefores and concentrate on what will be a special, emotional and worthy event in a superb venue now? Well done all for letting common sense prevail.
— Kevin Fingleton (@kfingleton) July 21, 2018
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