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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 (...)

Liam Miller, who died from cancer at the age of 36, played for Manchester United, Glasgow Celtic and the Republic of Ireland.

The organisers of the Liam Miller Benefit Match have confirmed the GAA is to make Páirc Uí Chaoimh available for the charity fund-raiser free of charg(...)

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

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(...)

Liam  Miller was capped 21 times by the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA have agreed to consider further a proposal that the Liam Miller Tribute Match be played at the €80 million newly developed Pairc Ui Chaoimh. (...)

Liam Miller: won 22 caps for the Republic of Ireland during  a career which included spells at Celtic, Manchester United and Leeds.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The eulogy has become such a part of our culture it’s often hard to distinguish truth from fable. It doesn’t matter a great deal I suppose; it’s impor(...)

Martin O’Neill looks like remaining at the helm as Republic of Ireland manager. Photograph: Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, his assistant Roy Keane and other members of his backroom staff will attend this evening’s Soccer Writers’(...)

Harry Arter has emerged as a doubt for Ireland’s final two World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Wales. Photo: Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter’s chances of featuring for Ireland in the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Wales took a knock on Friday as (...)

He was torn between his delight at playing on such a superb team with the more basic fact of missing the uncomplicatedness of life at joyously unfashionable Blackburn.

Will Ireland produce a player like Damien Duff again? And if so when? And if so how? Not for the first time, Duff popped up out of the blue to put a (...)

Former Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff with the new national jersey. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile.

It is still early days but Damien Duff admits that he already struggling to cope with retirement. The five-a-sides with mates aren’t quite providing t(...)

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