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Ireland are playing Celtic in Scott Brown's testimonial with part of the proceeds going to Liam Miller's family

The game at Parkhead has been confirmed for Sunday, 20 May.

Liam Miller and Jackie McNamara the last time Ireland and Celtic played in 2005.
Liam Miller and Jackie McNamara the last time Ireland and Celtic played in 2005.
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Updated at 16.20

A REPUBLIC OF IRELAND XI is set to meet Celtic for an end-of-season friendly match in Glasgow.

As first reported by The Irish Sun, the Hoops will host Martin O’Neill’s side at Parkhead in a testimonial game for current club captain Scott Brown.

It has been scheduled for Sunday, 20 May, and the FAI confirmed the news this afternoon. Kick-off is 2pm and ticket information will be announced in due course.

Liverpool had been initially lined up as possible opponents for the fixture, which the Scottish midfielder is using to raise funds for charities of his choice.

And Celtic have revealed that part of the proceeds will go to the family of ex-Celtic and Ireland midfielder Liam Miller, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 36 last month.

926701560 Celtic captain Scott Brown. Source: Mark Runnacles

Ireland face France at the Stade de France on 28 May before the US come to Dublin for a friendly on 2 June.

They last met the Scottish giants back in 2005, when Celtic Park hosted Jackie McNamara’s testimonial. O’Neill managed Celtic for the final time that day, while his current assistant, Roy Keane, lined out for Ireland.

McNamara said his farewells along with Paul Lambert, Aiden McGeady featured for both sides and Robbie Keane got on the end of a Gary Doherty cross to hit an injury-time goal in a 1-0 win for the visitors.

The late Miller also played against his former club.

Source: Henrik 7/YouTube

- Originally published at 13.27

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