Liam Miller Tribute Game Could Be On TV

Liam Miller Tribute Game Could Be On TV
By PJ Browne
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Michael O'Flynn, chairman of the Liam Miller tribute match organising committee, has said that the game may yet be broadcast on TV.

Over the weekend, it was confirmed that the game has been moved from its original venue of Turner's Cross to the more capacious Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The match will be between an XI of Manchester United legends and a Celtic and Ireland XI.

Miller, who died of pancreatic cancer earlier this year just days shy of his 37th birthday, played for all teams represented.

Speaking to Trevor Welsh on The Score on Cork's 96FM, Flynn said:

I'm trying to clarify the position with Manchester United.

They have got their MUTV channel and I'm trying to establish if they intend covering the game or does that restrict our situation but there is interest and if MUTV has no issue with it I think it will be covered.

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According to Flynn, the Miller family is happy to see the game being played at the home of Cork GAA. It takes place on Tuesday, September 25th.

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It's fantastic that the decision came out positively yesterday. It's hard to find anyone who doesn't win in this situation. I welcome it. It's great news all around.

The Miller family are really overwhelmed by the public support and now they are absolutely delighted that the event can be staged in Pairc Uí Chaoimh.

Like everyone else, they were under pressure from people who didn't get tickets and couldn't get tickets and there was a whole momentum building up that it was putting pressure on them and being in the public domain to the extent they were.

They appreciate everything but at the same time, they just weren't totally comfortable that this was so much in the public eye.

7,000 tickets have already been sold for the game when it was scheduled to be played at Turner's Cross. O'Flynn said their next hurdle it to work out how those who purchased tickets already will be accommodated at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

You can listen to O'Flynn speaking to Cork's 96FM below.

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