The GAA have today announced that president of the Association John Horan and Director-General Tom Ryan are to seek a meeting with the organisers of the Liam Miller tribute match later this year.
In a very brief update, the GAA tweeted that "The GAA President and Ard Stiúrthóir, along with representatives of the Cork Committee, are to seek a meeting with the organising committee of the Liam Miller Tribute Match to discuss issues around the game".
The GAA President and Ard Stiúrthóir, along with representatives of the Cork Committee, are to seek a meeting with the organising committee of the Liam Miller Tribute Match to discuss issues around the game.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) July 21, 2018
We're not entirely sure what the "issues" are - the organisers asked whether Páirc Ui Chaoimh was available to stage the game and were told that it wasn't owing to the Association's rules. As pressure grew on the GAA to make an exception to their own rule over the last couple of days, the GAA released a statement yesterday confirming that the game couldn't be held at the newly-developed Páirc owing to rules that cannot be changed until the Annual Congress of 2020. The Association added that they had sought legal advice to confirm that the non-hosting of the game "is compliant with the terms and conditions laid down in September 2016".
The GAA also reaffirmed their "offer to provide hospitality facilities at the venue" without any cost.
Minister of State for Sport, Transport and Tourism Brendan Griffin welcomed the development.
I very much welcome this development. https://t.co/doKxY1Af30
— Brendan Griffin (@BGriffinTD) July 21, 2018