The decision to move Liam Miller’s tribute match to Páirc Uí Chaoimh has been vindicated to the fullest as organisers have confirmed this afternoon that the match is fully sold-out.
The game, as you will probably know by now, was originally due to take place in the 7,000 capacity Turner’s Cross, home to Cork City FC.
However, pressure from a variety of sources led to the GAA allowing the game to take place at the 45,000 capacity Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
Tickets for the game went on sale yesterday morning and such was the demand to witness the game on September 25, there were reports that the tickets.ie crashed due to so many people logging on.
“We are absolutely thrilled that so many people are supporting this wonderful event in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. We would like to thank everyone again for their fabulous support,” said Michael O’Flynn, Chairman of the Organising Committee.
“It’s a ringing endorsement of the GAA’s decision to donate the use of their stadium and we thank them wholeheartedly. This will be a unique sporting occasion in Cork, not only because of the calibre of the soccer stars who will be taking part, but also because it will feature both soccer and GAA sports at the same time.
“It will be a fantastic tribute to Liam Miller who was one of Cork’s sporting heroes and a great celebration of sport in Cork.”