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Liam Miller's tribute match could be shown on television

The chairman of the organising committee says there’s a possibility that the game will be broadcast live on 25 September.

Miller in action for Ireland in 2009.
Miller in action for Ireland in 2009.
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

THE CHAIRMAN OF the Liam Miller organising committee is hopeful of getting the tribute match broadcast live on television on 25 September.

It was announced over the weekend that Páirc Uí Chaoimh will host the game — between a Manchester United legends side and a team made up of ex-Ireland and Celtic players — in aid of the 36-year-old, who tragically passed away back in February.

Speaking to Cork’s 96FM, Michael O’Flynn says there have been enquiries made about the possibility of broadcasting the event, but he needs to first establish if Man United intend on covering it on their club channel, MUTV.

“There has been interest in it, but, to be frank, I’m trying to clarify the position with Manchester United,” O’Flynn told Trevor Welch.

“They have been unbelievably helpful all around the logistics and the support in terms of the kit and all that’s needed to run a game like this. Some amazing auction prizes have come from Manchester United.

But they have their MUTV channel and I’m trying to establish if they intend to cover the game, or if that restricts our situation.

“There is interest and if MUTV and Manchester United have no issue with it, I think it will be covered.”

Listen to the full interview below:

Source: Corks 96FM/SoundCloud

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