CORK’S LORD MAYOR FORMALLY LAUNCHES LIAM MILLER TRIBUTE EVENTS

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At the launch of the Liam Miller Benefit Match, which took place at City Hall were, from left: John Caulfield, Cork City FC manager; Cllr. Mick Finn, Lord Mayor of Cork; Michael O’Flynn, chairman of the organising committee and Roy Keane, asst manager, Republic of Ireland soccer team.
Pic: Brian Lougheed

Wednesday, 18th July 2018: The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Mick Finn, formally launched the Liam Miller Benefit Match in his Chambers at City Hall this morning. The match will take place at 3pm on Tuesday, 25th September 2018 at Turners Cross, and will be followed by a black-tie gala dinner in City Hall at 7.15pm.

Former team-mates of Liam Miller’s from his time with Manchester United, Glasgow Celtic and the Republic of Ireland will line out for what promises to be a very special tribute occasion.

The Lord Mayor praised the goodwill that has been shown by Liam’s former colleagues in the game. The Lord Mayor said, “The Miller family suffered a devastating loss with Liam’s tragic passing earlier this year, and it is fantastic to see how the football community has responded so magnificently to this tribute match. I am sure that the people of Cork, and indeed the country, will come out in force to support this great initiative. It promises to be a unique sporting event with so many greats of football set to take part.”

At the launch of the Liam Miller Benefit Match, which took place at City Hall were, from left: Cllr. Mick Finn, Lord Mayor of Cork; Michael O’Flynn, chairman of the organising committee; Roy Keane, asst. manager, Republic of Ireland soccer team; Kate O’Flynn and Ted Foley, organising committee and John Caulfield, Cork City FC manager. Pic: Brian Lougheed

A number of people who knew and worked with Liam are behind the idea of this tribute match – including Sir Alex Ferguson, Roy Keane, and Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward, as well as family neighbour and friend, Michael O’Flynn. A black-tie gala dinner will take place at Cork’s City Hall on the evening of September 25th 7.15pm, following the game in Turners Cross. Tables for the gala dinner are now almost sold out.

Tickets for the game will be on sale through Ticketmaster on Friday, 20th July, 2018, at 10am. Tickets are €50 each and, due to the anticipated level of demand, a limit of four tickets per person will apply.

For further information, refer to the website on www.liammillertribute.com