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Central Council To Meet On Saturday As Liam Miller Saga Set To Reach Climax

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The Central Council of the GAA will meet this Saturday to discuss the potential use of Pairc Ui Chaoimh for the Liam Miller tribute match, according to The Irish Times.

The match is currently scheduled to take place in Turners Cross in Cork City but due to ongoing public and political pressure, the GAA are at least open to discussing the availability of its latest redeveloped ground.

The GAA met with the organisers of the match earlier this week in a meeting which was deemed “open and constructive” but it seems that the next step towards the game being held at Pairc Ui Choimh will take place on Saturday when a special meeting of Central Council convenes.

Central Council is the governing body for issues between Annual Congresses but according to the GAA’s own rulebook, opening up the Cork stadium to a football match would require the issue to be raised at Annual Congress, so it remains to be seen whether Central Council will have the power to grant permission for the game to be played.

Central Council has representatives from all county boards in Ireland, including reps from overseas sectors, schools and players.

The match is set to be a star-studded affair with the likes of Denis Irwin, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand and Roy Keane all lining out to pay their respects to Miller and his family.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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