The GAA issues statement following meeting with Liam Miller organising committee 2 years ago

The GAA issues statement following meeting with Liam Miller organising committee

The match is currently scheduled to take place at Turners Cross on 25 September.

A meeting, which had been arranged between the organisers of the Liam Miller Tribute Match and GAA executives in an attempt to come up with a solution with regards to an organised match in honour of the late Liam Miller, was held on Tuesday afternoon which saw both parties discuss options for the upcoming charity game.

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Controversy has shrouded the upcoming tribute match as organisers were denied permission to play the game in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork's GAA stadium.

The GAA released a statement which confirms that the meeting was held, and states that the GAA will be discussing the issue further to consider all options.

"This meeting involved the GAA’s Director General and Uachtarán and the Chairperson and Secretary of the Cork County Committee," the statement read.

"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."

It was suggested over the weekend that a decision had been made by the GAA which would see the game being held at Cork's Páirc Uí Chaoimh Stadium, only for it to be dismissed by an organiser for the game some two days later.

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According to the organisation, the organised charity soccer match cannot go ahead in the stadium with thanks to GAA Rule 42, which prohibits the playing of non-GAA games in GAA stadiums.