Liam Miller benefit match moved to Pairc Ui Chaoimh

July 28, 2018

The late Liam Miller playing for Cork City in 2015.
©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

The Liam Miller tribute match saga has finally come to an end with confirmation that it will now take place in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

A specially-convened Central Council meeting in Croke Park this morning rubber-stamped yesterday's decision of the GAA's Management Committee to allow the game to go-ahead at the 45,000-capacity stadium on September 25 along with a hurling match that will help raise funds for seriously injured GAA players.

The GAA had come under fire after initially refusing to host the benefit match as it would have been in breach of Rule 5.1. However, the addition of the hurling game means that the games will be reclassified as a community event which does not break GAA rules.

This morning's decision paves the way for the Liam Miller tribute match - which will see a Manchester United XI taking on an Ireland/Celtic XI - to be moved from the 7,500-capacity Turner's Cross to the much bigger Pairc Ui Chaoimh. 

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