Liam Miller tribute match tickets have sold out

There will be a full house of 45,000 people in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on September 25.

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Cork Lord Mayor looking for schools to close for half day during Liam Miller tribute game

The sale of 31,000 tickets for the Liam Miller benefit match in a single day is testament to the enormous esteem in which the former Republic of Ireland, Manchester United, Celtic and Cork City player was held, according to organiser of the event Michael O'Flynn.

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Schools may get a half-day for Miller as mayor makes request to minister

The Lord Mayor of Cork has asked Education Minister Richard Bruton to grant a once-off half-day for city schools on the day of the Liam Miller tribute game.

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Latest: Organisers 'absolutely thrilled' after 38,000 tickets sold for Liam Miller match

Organisers of the Liam Miller Tribute Match have reported strong ticket sales with approximately 31,000 tickets sold today.

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Keane urges all sports fans to back Miller tribute

Roy Keane has urged sports fans of all codes to move on from the controversy over the venue for the Liam Miller tribute game in Cork next month and focus on making it a sold-out event for the ages.

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Neville honoured to play in Miller testimonial

Roy Keane hardly had the words out of his mouth when Gary Neville said yes.

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‘I could have gone easier on Scholes and Giggsy. They weren’t bad…’

He wasn’t slow to tell them what was what when Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United were in their pomp and boasted a midfield four of Beckham, Scholes, Keane and Giggs.

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'We might have to make it 15-a-side': Keane says players in for a shock at the size of Pairc Uí Chaoimh pitch

Roy Keane revealed today he hadn’t yet told his ex-Manchester United colleagues that the Liam Miller tribute match next month has been moved to Pairc Ui Chaoimh – keeping it as a surprise and hoping they’ll be alarmed by the size of the pitch.

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The full line-up for the Liam Miller tribute match has been announced

"I’m delighted to be part of this tribute game for Liam, someone I played alongside for club and country, and also managed for a period of time," said the Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane.

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Readers Blog: Wrong to portray GAA as the villain

I must congratulate Tom Cooper on his fine letter condemning the disgraceful, unwarranted media, political, and FAI bullying campaign against the GAA, which has been raging for some weeks now, and exposes the rampant hypocrisy, deception, and selective “equality” which is a distinct feature of this new modern Ireland about which everyone is raving.

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Miller family ‘humbled’ by match support

The family of the late Liam Miller have been “humbled” by the outpouring of support for a tribute match to the late football star, according to the event’s organisers — who have called on the public to follow through on this support by going to the relocated occasion.

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Tickets for Miller match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh to go on sale August 13

Tickets for the Liam Miller tribute match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh are due to go on sale on August 13, it has been announced.

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Liam Miller tribute match committee to meet with County Board today

The organising committee behind the tribute match for the late Liam Miller will today meet with the Cork County Board to discuss the logistics of the event, following the GAA’s decision to allow the occasion to go ahead at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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Questions linger but Páirc saga resolved for now

The onus is on policymakers to establish clarity on the terms of public funding of stadium for future access, writes Joe Leogue.

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TV interest in Liam Miller tribute match as organisers welcome move to Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Organiser of the Liam Miller tribute match and family friend Michael O’Flynn has said that there is interest in having the game televised, following the move by the GAA to open Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the game.

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'Common sense has prevailed' as GAA allow Liam Miller match to go ahead at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

The GAA has confirmed they will allow the Liam Miller benefit game to be played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on September 25.

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Decision on Liam Miller match expected at noon today

Latest:The GAA is expected to announce at noon today their decision whether or not to allow the Liam Miller benefit game to be played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on September 25.

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Readers' Blog: Let wisdom prevail in the Liam Miller Páirc saga

Re Liam Miller testimonial, it is with a certain amount of sadness and, also some anger, that our great sporting organisation has been seen to be intransigent.

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GAA decision due tomorrow on hosting of Liam Miller tribute

A decision from the GAA’s Central Council is expected tomorrow on whether or not to host the tribute match to the late Liam Miller at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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GAA to meet this weekend to vote on Liam Miller tribute match - reports

The GAA are due to meet this weekend to consider whether to allow the Liam Miller tribute match to be played in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, according to reports.

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Brendan Cummins on Miller match saga: ‘Sometimes, you have to stumble before you learn lessons’

Hurling icon Brendan Cummins has advised the GAA to get in front of future media storms and to take control of them immediately.

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Shane Ross presses GAA for ‘early solution’ to Miller 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 take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, and that he told the GAA president he wanted “an early solution” to the impasse.

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GAA can no longer cling blindly to the rules

The controversy that flowed from the GAA’s initial decision not to allow the Liam Miller testimonial be played at Páirc Uí Chaoímh is a legacy of history.

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Shane Ross tells GAA President he wants 'early solution' to Liam Miller match 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.

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Politicians up the pressure over Liam Miller tribute match

The GAA is under renewed political pressure to host the Liam Miller tribute match at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, after the Taoiseach and ministers again said public funding for the stadium came with expectations about access to the facility.

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Public-funded facilities must be open to others, says Shane Ross

Lost amid the 106 pages of the National Sports Policy launched yesterday and the subsequent soundbites was the segment explaining how the country’s stadiums and other facilities will be audited for the first time.

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Politicians up the pressure over Liam Miller tribute match

State funding of €30m for Páirc Uí Chaoimh revamp came with expectations about access, say ministers

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It’s time to throw open gates once and for all

The same day Roy Keane adorned the front page of this paper by flying back into his hometown to launch the Liam Miller tribute match also happened to be the 25th anniversary of him joining Manchester United for a then record British transfer fee.

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GAA to 'further consider' Páirc Uí Chaoimh hosting Liam Miller tribute match

The GAA have said they will further consider the proposal to host a Liam Miller tribute match at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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Pressure on GAA to host Miller memorial match continues to rise

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.

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Páirc a ‘no-brainer’ for Miller game, says Jackie Tyrrell

Hurling icon Jackie Tyrrell has claimed it should have been a ‘no-brainer’ to make Páirc Uí Chaoimh available straight away for the Liam Miller tribute game.

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County mayor offers to act as honest broker in talks

The Mayor of County Cork has offered to act as an honest broker to ensure the GAA holds the Liam Miller memorial fundraiser in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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Pressure on GAA to host Miller memorial match continues to rise

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.

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Top GAA officials and Liam Miller tribute match organisers to meet tomorrow

The meeting will include the GAA's director general Tom Ryan and president John Horan.

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GAA to meet Liam Miller match organisers

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.

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GAA rejects pressure to open Páirc Uí Chaoimh for Liam Miller benefit match

The GAA has refused to bow to public pressure and last night insisted it would not back down on its decision to block the hosting of a charity match in aid of the family of the late Liam Miller at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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Refusal to host match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh casts a dark shadow over Liam Miller tribute match

The celebration of a Cork sporting hero’s life is now a PR disaster for the GAA, writes Joe Leogue.

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