Amidst the drama of the Super 8’s, the main news that followed the GAA this week was in relation to the Liam Miller testimonial match.
Miller, a former Irish international footballer, died aged 36, to pancreatic cancer in February of this year .
In Miller’s memory, a testimonial football game was to be held, but uproar was caused this week when the GAA ruled out Páirc Uí Chaoimh as a possible venue, in an out-of-touch statement issued to Twitter.
The statement, which touched on Rule 5.1 prohibiting the Pairc hosting the charitable event, angered people from all corners of the country, and Monageer GAA’s club’s Chairman, Peter Mernagh, took to Facebook to vent his frustration with an awesome statement of his own.
Mernagh’s post to date has gone viral across Facebook in Ireland, accumulating a massive 5.9k likes, 790 comments, and 2.7k shares at the time of reading.