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Liam Miller fundraiser to take place at GAA's Páirc Uí Chaoimh

The GAA and the organisers of a fundraiser for the family of the late Liam Miller have agreed that the charity event can take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

The event is expected feature a hurling game ahead of the clash between a Manchester United XI take on an Ireland/Celtic XI with the likes of Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs expected to feature.

The joint venture will see monies raised divided between the Miller fundraiser and a fund for seriously injured GAA players.

The GAA’s Management Committee discussed the matter last night and the compromise was rubber-stamped by a specially-convened Central Council meeting in Croke Park this morning.

The decision brings the controversy, that saw the GAA come under fire over the interpretation of the rule on the use of grounds.

An initial application had been turned down on the basis that, under the rules as they currently stand, only Croke Park could be made available for non-GAA sporting activities.

However, with the addition of a hurling game, the Páirc Uí Chaoimh fundraisers will be re-classified as a community event which does not break GAA rules.

The match which had been scheduled for Turner's Cross, with a capacity of 7,000, on September 25 will now take place the 45,000 seater home of Cork GAA.

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