Ministers welcome GAA decision to host Liam Miller tribute match

The decision by the GAA’s Central Council to facilitate the Liam Miller Charity match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in September, has been welcomed by both the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD and the Minister with responsibility for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD.

“I am delighted that a practical solution has been found. The Government was delighted to contribute to the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh and always viewed it as an asset for all of the people of Cork. With this charity event now taking place in September, thousands of additional  sports supporters will have an opportunity to experience the magnificent venue for themselves  ” Stated Minister Ross.

Minister Griffin also expressed his thanks to both sides.

“I am glad that a positive outcome has been agreed. I would like to thank everybody involved for their efforts to reach this agreement and I have no doubt that the event itself will be a wonderful success. I would also like to wish the organisers every success with the additional ticket sales which are now possible. Everybody involved in this process is acutely aware that there is a grieving family at the heart of everything and their well-being is the most important factor of all. I particularly wish to acknowledge the work of the Uachtarán, John Horan, Director General, Tom Ryan, and other officials and to say that it is greatly appreciated.”

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Initial Publication Date: 
28/07/2018