Talks between the GAA, the Cork County Board and the organising committee for September's tribute match to Liam Miller remain at somewhat of an impasse. The game was initially slated for the 7,000-capacity Turner's Cross, as initial hopes of staging the game at the 45,000-capacity Páirc Ui Chaoimh were dashed owing to GAA rules.
In spite of a subsequent GAA statement confirming that the Association is tied by red tape in this instance, the intensity of the public outcry against the Association since has led to GAA president John Horan, Director-General Tom Ryan along with the Chairperson and Secretary of the Cork County Committee meeting with the tribute game's organising committee today to, in the GAA's words, discuss some of the "issues" pertaining to the game.
A joint statement from both parties confirmed that these talks were "open and constructive" and that the GAA will now consider the proposals raised at the meeting.
A meeting took place today between the GAA and members of the Organising Committee of the Liam Miller Tribute Match.
This meeting involved the GAA’s Director General and Uachtarán and the Chairperson and Secretary of the Cork County Committee.
The Organising Committee was represented by its Chairman Michael O’Flynn, Graham Barrett and Ciarán Medlar.
Both parties agreed that the meeting was open and constructive and the GAA will now further consider the proposal discussed at the meeting.
There will be no further comment from any of the parties involved in these discussions at this time.