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Demand for Liam Miller tribute match causes ticketing website to crash

The game will take place in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on September 25.

Former Republic of Ireland international Liam Miller.
Former Republic of Ireland international Liam Miller.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Updated Aug 13th 2018, 6:52 PM

UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND FOR tickets to the Liam Miller tribute match in Cork caused the website selling them to crash temporarily this morning.

Organisers have reported that approximately 38,000 tickets have already been sold today with tickets for the terraces the only ones still available.

The game will see an Ireland/Celtic XI take on a Manchester United legends XI at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

A surge in traffic to Tickets.ie this morning caused the website to crash for a period, with operators fixing the issue a short time later.

In a statement this afternoon, the game’s organisers apologised to anyone who had difficulty logging on to the website this morning but said the problem has now been fully resolved.

The game will take place on 25 September, and is being held to raise funds for charity and the family of former Republic of Ireland international Miller, who passed away earlier this year from pancreatic cancer aged just 36.

The fixture was originally due to take place at the 7,000-seater Turner’s Cross, but following ongoing controversy, the GAA allowed its 45,000-seater stadium be used for the match.

Those who have purchased tickets for the event before today will be issued with a replacement ticket for the new venue.

The Celtic / Republic of Ireland selection will be led by internationals such as Robbie Keane, Damien Duff and Richard Dunne, with Celtic legends Stylian Petrov, John Hartson and Paul Lambert notable inclusions from the Hoops.

The Manchester United side will see Corkmen Roy Keane and Denis Irwin joined by Louis Saha, Andy Cole, Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, and Paul Scholes.

With reporting from Adam Daly 

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