There's a petition to get Liam Miller's tribute match played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh 4 years ago

There's a petition to get Liam Miller's tribute match played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

A very popular one.

After the GAA sought legal advice regarding the venue for Liam Miller's tribute match, there's one thing that's definite -  Páirc Uí Chaoimh will not be used as the venue for the charity fundraiser.


As previously stated, all proceeds for the match were going to Miller's family and after the GAA made their decision, a large majority of people were heavily critical of their decision to keep the game in Turner's Cross.

The decision marks a tough couple of weeks for the GAA in terms of their PR - the Newbridge or Nowhere campaign and Donegal's issues with Dublin using Croke Park have been well documented - but their adherence to Rule 42 has irked plenty of people.

Of course, the rule states that there can be no playing of non-GAA sports in GAA stadiums - excluding Croke Park – for other codes, unless it's agreed by congress.

As soon as it started to look likely that that Miller's memorial game probably wouldn't be played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, a petition was created to get it played at the HQs of Cork GAA.


The petition reads: "This man played for his country and his city ..We all want to help his family..We the people deserve the right to make this decision. Not the GAA!!"

The organisers are looking to get 7,500 signatures and at present, they've got 6,131.

The comments underneath include the following: "Taxpayers funding should be for the people also. Morality & humanity from GAA would be welcome," "Stop living in the stone ages GAA and do the right thing. It's okay for concerts to be played in these stadiums so allow this match to be played," and "It’s the right thing to do. The GAA are a disgrace, hiding behind small minded rules. Shame on them!"

You can sign the petition here.