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 Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa runs with the ball during the pre-season friendly match between RB Leipzig and Aston Villa. Photograph:  Matthias Kern/Getty Images

By Sunday afternoon Mick McCarthy should have a slightly stronger sense of how his players with Premier League clubs are going to fare over the course(...)

Terry Phelan and Maurice Setters at Windsor Park. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Northern Ireland TOMMY WRIGHT Had a stint at Manchester City before finishing his playing career at Bolton in 2001. Moved into coaching at Norwich, (...)

 Roy Keane of Manchester United missed a penalty during the Liam Miller tribute match. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Man Utd Legends XI 2 Glasgow Celtic/Republic of Ireland XI 2 (Man Utd win 3-2 on penalties) As sporting spectacles, the Man Utd Legends XIvs Glasgow (...)

A tribute screen displaying photographs of Liam Miller above the stands during the tribute match at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It may not have set hearts racing but the Liam Miller Benefit Match did exactly what it set out to do. Nearly 43,000 fans turned out to pay a warm tr(...)

Keen soccer fan: President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

President Michael D Higgins has accepted an invitation to attend the tribute match in honour of former Manchester United footballer Liam Miller in Cor(...)

 The Republic of Ireland’s Liam Miller in action  during a friendly against Colombia  in 2008. File photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

The sold-out Liam Miller tribute match at Páirc Uí Chaoimh between a Manchester United Legends XI and a Glasgow Celtic/Republic of Ireland selection w(...)

Former colleagues of Liam Miller, pictured here scoring for the Republic of Ireland against Sweden in 2006, have welcome the GAA’s decision to allow his tribute match go ahead in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Alan Betson

Holding the Liam Miller tribute match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh will show his children how well regarded he was as a sportsman, according to a close friend (...)

The benefit match for former Ireland soccer international LIam Miller will now take place at the 45,000-capacity  Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA’s decision to allow the Liam Miller benefit match to take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh brings a brief but high-profile public relations nightmare(...)

Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Holding the Liam Miller tribute match at the 45,000-capacity stadium would allow thousands more fans to attend

Senior GAA officials plan to recommend that a tribute soccer match for the late Liam Miller be played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. But as part of a compromis(...)

Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Holding the Liam Miller tribute match   at the 45,000-capacity stadium would allow thousands more fans to attend

The Central Council of the GAA is to hold a specially-convened meeting on Saturday morning to discuss the issue of holding a tribute match for the fam(...)

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