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Breaking: Hope For Páirc Uí Chaoimh Liam Miller Match As GAA Set To Meet With Organisers

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The GAA have confirmed in a statement this afternoon that they will meet with organisers of the Liam Miller tribute match in order to discuss “issues around the game.” 

The GAA have been under serious scrutiny over the last few days when it was revealed that they refused the availability of Pairc Ui Chaoimh for hosting Miller’s testimonial match which is due to take place at Turners Cross in September.

The home of Cork City FC can only hold 7,000 people while Cork GAA’s flagship venue can host 45,000. The increased attendance would lead to a significant increase in proceeds to go towards Miller’s family.

The statement from the GAA reads:

“The GAA President and Ard Stiúrthóir, along with representatives of the Cork Committee, are to seek a meeting with the organising committee of the Liam Miller Tribute Match to discuss issues around the game.”

Whether this is just the GAA reaffirming their stance on the issue or they are opening the dialogue for the potential use of Pairc Ui Chaoimh remains to be seen.

Nevertheless, it seems to be a positive move and hopefully, we will see the testimonial game take place at home of Cork GAA.

More to follow…

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email or on Twitter