Maturity isn’t a good fit for every rapper (see: Kanye’s bedraggled coming-to-Jesus phase). But through 2018 it was working a treat for former bad boy — and Ariana Grande’s ex — Mac Miller. But then his story turned to tragedy as that September, the 26 year-old died of an accidental drug overdose.
One of the other big deaths this week was Clive James, and while we haven’t been able to find any Leeside branches in his family tree, some might remember his visit to the Everyman in 2006 as part of a tour around his memoir, North Face of Soho.
Superstar Rod Stewart paid a warm tribute to the late footballer Liam Miller, at his concert in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork last night, posting a picture of the former Republic of Ireland, Manchester United and Celtic player on the big screen of his stage.
Leinster have brought the curtain down on the Heineken Champions Cup pool stages with the easiest of victories away to Wasps on Sunday afternoon that confirms for them an all-Irish home quarter-final against Ulster at the end of March.
In less than three weeks, Tom Ryan will deliver his first annual report as GAA director general. Just over nine months in the position, it’s an ideal opportunity to address what was at times a turbulent 2018, while also setting out his agenda.
Little wonder John Hartson and Stiliyan Petrov initially cut sombre figures during the pre-match formalities at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. It must have crossed their minds that a game like this might have taken place in Glasgow or Birmingham or London, with one of their names on the tickets.
‘Down the park’ was for the hoi polloi, but City Hall was more bourgeois — the second leg of the Liam Miller Tribute event was an evening of glamour for the better known businessmen and professionals of Cork, where black tie was the order of the night.
The Minister for Transport, Tourism, and Sport, Shane Ross, has said he would love to see the tribute match for the late Liam Miller take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, and that he told the GAA president he wanted “an early solution” to the impasse.
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross has said he would ‘love’ to see the tribute match for the late Liam Miller to take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, and that he told the President of the GAA that he wants “an early solution” to the current impasse.
Public pressure continued to mount on the GAA yesterday with more public figures from the world of sport, politics, and beyond calling on the organisation to allow a tribute match to the late Liam Miller take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
The GAA has agreed to meet the organisers of a tribute match for the late Liam Miller about hosting the event in Páirc Uí Chaoimh after the Government warned that the association’s previous refusal to grant access to the stadium could breach State aid rules.
The Government is to seek an explanation from the Cork County Board, amid concerns that the decision not to allow the Liam Miller tribute match take place at Pairc Ui Chaoimh may have broken the conditions of a grant paid towards the stadium’s redevelopment.