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Miller's widow overwhelmed by switch of venue.

Byline: ROBERT HYNES

LIAM Miller's widow Clare said yesterday she was "humbled" by the decision for the match in the footballer's memory to be played at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

The move was officially confirmed in a joint statement by the GAA and organisers of the tribute game yesterday after more than a week of speculation. It means 45,000 tickets can be sold for the game in memory of the former Ireland international on September 25.

Turners Cross was initially meant to hold the game after the association refused to allow it to go ahead at the newly-revamped home of Cork GAA. But after coming under increased pressure, the association finally gave the match the green light.

As part of the agreement there will also be a GAA event on the day.

Chair of the organising committee Michael O'Flynn commended the GAA for allowing the game to go ahead in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

He told Saturday Sport on RTE Radio One: "People have been very critical of them [the GAA] but at the end of the day they have made a very good decision and I compliment them for making that.

"Today I spoke with Bridie, Liam's mother, Clare, his widow, and they're delighted there is a conclusion and are very humbled by the support. They're pleased the GAA have found a way to deal with it."

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Date:Jul 29, 2018
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