Duffer has had his say…
Republic of Ireland legend, Damien Duff, has blasted the GAA authorities over their refusal to allow the staging of a charity event to support the family of his former international team-mate Liam Miller.
With the former winger insisting that officials responsible should hang their head in shame for the added grief, they have caused Liam’s family.
Although it looks like it may be held in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, due to added public pressure (opinion, not fact), Duffer is quoted in saying that ”they’ve (GAA) come out of it looking horrific,” (credit; independent.ie).
He went on to say that the GAA will look like dinosaurs no matter what result they eventually reach, as they have missed the whole point here, which is the fact a young man has bee taken way too early and this is to help a young bereft family.
The GAA have since taken the stance that only a motion to the next Congress will override its current position.
It seems the former Chelsea man has a good point, let’s just wait and see if the GAA are listening…
About Liam Miller
Miller was an Irish professional footballer who began his career with Celtic and was later loaned to Aarhus in 2001. He returned to Celtic Park and broke into the first-team squad during the 2003–04 season. Rejecting the offer of a new contract from Celtic, he joined Manchester United in 2004 on a free transfer Miller made 22 first-team appearances for Manchester United. He too made 21 appearances for the Republic of Ireland over five years, scoring one goal.