Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Sport, Kevin O’Keeffe TD has welcomed the decision of the GAA to allow the Liam Miller Tribute match take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on September 25th.

“Common sense has finally prevailed, and I want to thank the members of the GAA Management Committee and Central Council for considering this proposal. I want to pay tribute to the Cork County GAA Board for their positive approach to finding a solution from day one.

“Getting to this point shouldn’t have taken so long or have been so contentious, but we must respect the GAA rulebook. Ultimately the right decision was made for the right reasons, and that needs to be welcomed.

“I think the decision to include a GAA element to the event is correct, as Liam was, as we all know, a fine Gaelic footballer. Making the event as inclusive as possible is the correct way of remembering Liam.

“The focus now for all concerned must about making the event the best it can be, and to enable all of us to remember the exploits of one of Cork’s and Ireland’s greatest sportsperson.

“With all the publicity this tribute match has secured, I really hope that we can fill Páirc Uí Chaoimh to the rafters, and I would urge the people of Cork and wider afield to attend and give Liam the tribute he so richly deserves,” concluded O’Keeffe.