Liam Miller tribute match will be broadcast live on TV 2 years ago

Liam Miller tribute match will be broadcast live on TV

The charity game takes place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh later this month.

Virgin Media Sport will televise the Liam Miller tribute match between Manchester United Legends and Republic of Ireland and Celtic Legends this month.

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The match, which was a subject of much debate when it initially appeared that it wouldn't be granted permission to be played in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, takes place on Tuesday 25 September.

Proceeds from the broadcast, including all advertising and sponsorship revenues, will go to the Liam Miller Fund, which will be used to help Liam's wife Clare and their three children as well as Marymount Hospice and other charities.

45,000 people are expected to witness Roy Keane and Martin O'Neill's respective sides - which include the likes of Denis Irwin, Paul Scholes, Robbie Keane, Damien Duff and Kevin Kilbane - face off.

Virgin Media Sport will kick off their TV coverage at 2pm on the day before the live broadcast, with highlights shown later on Virgin Media One.

"The match is a fitting tribute to Liam’s memory and for his family and friends - we’re looking forward to bringing this big event to a national audience," said Kieran Holden, Head of Sport for Virgin Media Television.

Chair of the organising committee Michael O’Flynn added:

"The match will feature some of the game's greatest ever players and it is a fitting tribute to Liam that sporting fans throughout the country will be able to enjoy this one-of-a-kind match."

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