GAA offer stadium for Liam Miller memorial game
Last Updated: 28/07/18 3:25pm
The GAA have confirmed that the Liam Miller tribute match will take place in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork.
The former Celtic, Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder passed away in February aged 36, and the match was announced in order to raise funds for charity as well as for the benefit for his family.
A host of former Manchester United, Celtic and Ireland players will take part in the game, including Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs and Jaap Staam.
The game was originally set for Turner's Cross, home of Cork City FC. However, after the 7,000 available tickets sold out in minutes, pressure grew for it to be moved to a bigger venue.
The GAA rules initially blocked a soccer game from taking place at a GAA ground, but on Saturday the Association announced that they would be making the 45,000-capacity Páirc Uí Chaoimh available for the event.
"The GAA and the Organising Committee of the Liam Miller Tribute Match can confirm that following meetings of the GAA's Management Committee and Central Council, the event will take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Tuesday September 25th," read a GAA statement.
"In agreement with the Committee the day will also include a GAA event in advance of the Tribute Match. The details will be finalised in the coming weeks.
"Further information relating to arrangements and ticketing for the game - including those purchased already for Turner's Cross - will be finalised at a meeting of the Committee and Cork GAA on Monday and made public shortly afterwards."